United Talent Agency (UTA) has inked a long-term lease for a new Nashville headquarters, to be located in a historic, three-story building at 225 Polk Ave. The Nashville team intends to move to the new location in the first quarter of 2020, following construction.
The new UTA space, located at the original site of the Carnegie Library, will feature a cafe lounge, a wellness room, outdoor terraces and views of Nashville’s state capitol, as well as a state-of-the-art performance space. Plans for the new space will incorporate some library memorabilia into the design, including an old book drop on the parking level of the property. Hastings Architecture are the architects on the project.
UTA’s Nashville office opened in 2012, and has grown to nearly 20 times its original size, and has promoted 10 employees in the past two years. The group represents touring headliners including Toby Keith, Clint Black, Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan and Clay Walker and has developed the careers of a diverse roster of clients including Blanco Brown, High Valley, Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell, King Calaway and Logan Mize.
“Nashville is a powerful creative hub, built on storytelling and compelling live entertainment,” said UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer. “We are excited for our new space to serve as a great resource for the creative community and are committed to building our presence in Music City.”
Over the past year, UTA has invested in sports agency Klutch Sports Group, acquired influencer firm Digital Brand Architects, launched Civic Center Media to provide artists with more creative control and greater financial ownership of content, and secured investments in private equity firms PSP Investments and Investcorp.
UTA’s global music group represents a diverse roster of acclaimed artists which include Post Malone, The Jonas Brothers, Guns N’ Roses, YG, Young Thug, Pitbull, Common, The Spice Girls, Bring Me The Horizon, Muse, G-Eazy, Bush, DJ Khaled, Paramore, 21 Savage, Kaskade, Ms. Lauryn Hill, X Ambassadors Craig David, UB40, and Christine and the Queens, among others. The team has also played an integral role in developing up-and-coming artists such as Tierra Whack, DaniLeigh, Dominic Fike, SCARYPOOLPARTY, Tyla Yaweh, Jade Novah, Social House, Polo & Pan, SAINt JHN, The Aces, DesRocs and Marc Rebillet.
UTA was represented in the deal by Mitchell Konsker, Ben Bass and Tom Hooper of Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
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