PRINCIPAL & PRESIDENT
Glenn McGehee's experience in commercial real estate development as an owner and developer dates back to 1994, with projects ranging from residential property development to a 23-acre recreation and golf-focused learning facility in Nashville. As SouthStar’s Principal and President, he oversees the company’s day-to-day operations, leads our market analysis process, heads up site selection and planning, and lends his expertise to entitlement efforts.
In 2001, McGehee joined the Shopping Center Group, LLC, where he served as a tenant real estate representative for major national brands including Ross Dress for Less, Borders Books, AT&T, Sally Beauty Supply and others; he also handled land acquisition for Kohl’s and other national anchor stores. He later served on the company’s board of directors and was named President of Operations for its Tennessee division. In 2004, McGehee was recruited by the Nashville Division of Centex Homes to consult and oversee all land acquisition, land planning and entitlement. In that role, he conceived and executed five major property residential developments consisting of over 1500 lots with a combined area of 859 acres and land purchases of more than $30 million. In 2008, he acquired half interest in SouthStar and entered into a successful partnership with the company’s original founder, Glenn Wilson.
TEAM IS SUCH A GREAT ENCOURAGEMENT TO ONE ANOTHER, AND WE CARRY THAT SAME SPIRIT INTO EACH AND EVERY PROJECT. I BELIEVE IT'S OUR COMMITMENT TO TEAMWORK - WITHIN OUR OFFICE AND WITH OUR CLIENTS - THAT HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN THIS COMPANY'S SUCCESS."
McGehee holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Lipscomb University. He gained valuable healthcare industry experience early in his career through a two-year Executive Training Program with Fortune 100 Company Humana, Inc., and additionally with his own medical devices distributorship in the orthopedic and neurological medical fields.
Currently, McGehee serves on the board of Mt. Dora Children’s Academy and Children’s Home in Mt Dora, Florida; board member of Outback America in Nashville; and serves as Chairman of the board of TMA Group and chairman of the TMA Cool Springs Strategy Task Force in Franklin, Tennessee. He is a member of the Lipscomb Academy Leadership Council and Chairman of the Lipscomb Development Committee, and a former board member for Habitat for Humanity-Nashville.
McGehee is married with three children.