Mark Deutschmann is a community builder who has worked with neighbors, city leaders and nonprofits for 30-plus years while helping shape development in Nashville and revitalizing the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
Deutschmann founded VILLAGE in 1996, which now employs more than 350 agents and staff. In 2003, he started Core Development Services, a company actively developing Nashville’s urban center with adaptive reuse and mixed-use infill development. The VILLAGE Fund, the nonprofit and charitable arm of VILLAGE, has provided $2 million in grants to organizations helping to enrich and strengthen Nashville.
Ever engaged in the community, Deutschmann is chair of the Urban Land Institute Nashville and the past president of Greenways for Nashville. He received the Community Service Award from the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors in 2013 and the Sustainable Tennessee Award from the Tennessee Environmental Council in 2014.
In his book One-Mile Radius – Building Community from the Core, Deutschmann shares what he has learned about activating Nashville’s neighborhoods, connecting them and helping them become sustainable, and using business as a tool for positive social change.
He holds undergraduate degrees in zoology and Spanish and a MBA in international management. Mark is married to Sherry Stewart Deutschmann who supports his entrepreneurial spirit. Mark enjoys juggling, kayaking, and loves walking in urban neighborhoods and on Nashville’s Greenway system.
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