Urban Story Ventures, LLC is a pure play on the growth story of the Chattanooga real estate market, taking an entrepreneurial and innovative approach to all of its developments. The market is seeing unprecedented economic and job growth as the city hits its stride. Urban Story Ventures, LLC has over $150 million in assets, including office buildings, hotels, retail, industrial, and residential. Assets range from income producing properties to speculative holds. The background of the principals focuses on a deep value strategy and purchases providing significant value-add opportunities related to acquisitions, repositioning and redevelopment, and real estate undertakings in the Chattanooga marketplace. Urban Story Ventures, LLC is an umbrella entity that houses the many entities we own and operate and are associated with each appropriate property. Urban Story Ventures, LLC is the public facing name of our enterprise, while DEW, LLC is still legally and financially functioning as our management company.
James Building (DEW James, LLC)
The James Building, located in the heart of Chattanooga’s business district, was constructed in 1906 by renowned architect Reuben Harrison Hunt and Signal Mountain developer C.E. James. The 12 story, 128,000 square foot high rise was the city’s first skyscraper. The original steel and concrete building was expanded to the north in 1917 to add another 48 rooms.
1208 King Street (Rivermont King Street, LLC)
King Street Station is a multi-story, mixed-use redevelopment in the heart of Chattanooga’s vibrant downtown corridor. The 2-acre site and 77,000 square foot storage building was acquired at an attractive price and has appreciated significantly due to downtown’s evolving residential, restaurant, and retail scene. The development anticipates a boutique hotel, offices, condos and retail use.
Edney Innovation Center (DEW Edney, LLC)
Originally built in 1953 for TVA, the 85,000 square foot Edney Building currently anchors Chattanooga’s Innovation District. Now boasting ten floors of office and retail, plus a crowning rooftop event space, The Edney Innovation Center serves as a connecting point, support base, and catalyst for the area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Dome Building (Dome Building Realty Partners, LLC)
Built in 1892, the Dome Building serves as a major architectural feature of Chattanooga’s downtown skyline. Poised on the corner of Georgia Avenue and East Eighth Street, the 65,000 square foot historic building was originally known as the Ochs Building, but most often referred to as the Times Building. Adolph Ochs, the edifice namesake and owner of The Chattanooga Times, became one of Chattanooga’s greatest boosters.
Midtown (OBC Properties, LLC)
Midtown has been synonymous with value in Chattanooga for over 33 years. Since its inception, this leader in professional office environments has grown with the city and now encompasses a 56-acre campus with more than 475,000 square feet of office space. For the small business, Midtown Office Park offers affordable space with first class amenities.
Aerisyn (Talon Aerisyn, LLC)
Logistical infrastructure was the driver behind Urban Story Ventures acquisition of Aerisyn. The incredible access and Chattanooga growth make this a highly desired location. The 264,000 square foot industrial building sits on 16.7 acres and is host to a global leader in the science tribology, HEF USA.
West End (West End Property, LLC)
Located along the Tennessee River in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, the +/- 95 acre industrial and office campus is the site of the next major development in the City. The former GE / Alstom nuclear boiler manufacturing plant was acquired in May of 2018 under a new partnership, West End Property, LLC.