It's my opinion that the economic history of Nashville dates to 1818 when the first steamboat, The General Jackson, docked on the Cumberland. For with that steamboat, modern transportation made it possible for Nashville to become the region’s shipping and distribution center. Nashville, with the Cumberland's connections to the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi rivers, soon ranked second only to New Orleans in importance among Southern cites." - Bob Mathews
The Mathews Related Companies
In a 3rd generation of family leadership, the family-owned and -operated enterprise continues with three distinct, innovative companies under the Mathews umbrella. Each has its own professionals, specialists, clients and service areas. Walker Mathews is president of R.C. Mathews Contractor, and Bert Mathews is president of The Mathews Company and a partner at Colliers International | Nashville.
The Construction Company
R. C. Mathews Contractor has literally changed Nashville’s skyline over the past several decades. The company has played critical roles in the construction and renovation of a wide range of facilities including office buildings, industrial facilities, restaurants, educational facilities, medical centers, and hotels. R. C. Mathews Contractor has achieved a reputation as a progressive builder and a renovator of historic landmarks.
R. C. Mathews Contractor has renovated and restored numerous historic landmarks, including the Ryman Auditorium in 1994 and 2015, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Union Station and Hermitage Hotel, and most recently the Belcourt Theater in Hillsboro Village. Their experience in reconstructing a historical structure makes them uniquely qualified to provide their clients valuable insight into the feasibility, cost and construction details of all types of renovation projects.
R. C. Mathews Contractor works from beginning to end, meaning that they are involved from the design phase through to the punch list. The company has significant experience in working with architects, engineers, subcontractors, municipal governments, owners, tenants, property managers and more. Their involvement early in the process provides the owner access to their extensive experience when selecting products, components, and alternatives for a job.
The Brokerage and Property Management Company
Colliers International | Nashville, with 38 commercial brokers and 10 property managers, continues to rank as one of the largest full service commercial real estate firms in the region. Its brokers provide a myriad of services to owners and tenants with a commitment to excellence that has won them the respect of local, national and international clients for many years. Clients range from Fortune 500 corporations, major banks and insurance companies to investors and small businesses.
Colliers also provides property and asset management services throughout Middle Tennessee, delivering quality service to tenants and creating value for building owners such as Vanderbilt University, Guardian Life, Invesco, and Alex Brown Realty. Colliers assists property owners in developing strategic plans to maximize the value of their real estate. Property managers and accountants, along with a skilled maintenance team, provide exceptional support tailored for each property owner. The depth of experience and knowledge, coupled with the dedication of its professionals, make Colliers the manager of choice for building owners in Nashville.
Colliers International is a leader in global real estate, offering comprehensive services to investors, property owners, tenants and developers around the world. A subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, Colliers professionals in 485 offices worldwide are united by our spirit of enterprise—we take initiative, think creatively, collaborate to achieve and use our expertise to innovate. Our 15,800 employees embrace a culture of service excellence. We strive to deliver the best service experience, in both the business results we achieve and through personal attention, to exceed our clients' expectations.