Mark Deutschmann Receives NashVitality Pioneer Award

Mark Deutschmann Receives NashVitality Pioneer Award


Mark Deutschmann, founder and CEO of Village Real Estate Services received the NashVitality Pioneer Award, which recognizes significant lifetime contributions and service to Healthy Community Design as it relates to Neighborhood Design and Development.

Deutschmann is actively involved in selling Nashville’s urban neighborhoods.  Village has 225 agents and staff, and sells lofts, character homes, in-fill projects, and neighborhood commercial properties. The Village Fund, which controls 5% of Village, donates proceeds to non-profits supporting sustainability, family and youth enrichment, urban housing, the arts, and smart growth.

Core Development Services, which Deutschmann founded in 2002 to support a multi-family residential strategy, focuses on adaptive re-use of projects like The Lofts at Werthan Mills, Exchange Lofts, and Art Avenue Lofts.  Core has completed over thirty projects in the past decade, and is currently developing an urban in-fill sustainable cottage series, with projects like Gale Park, The Chesterfield, and Germantown Station.

Deutschmann is the President of Greenways for Nashville, serves on the Greenways Commission, and has recently assisted in major land acquisitions to enhance the greenways system.  He is the Chair of Sustainability for the Urban Land Institute/Nashville, and founded the Go Green Nashville campaign, which serves to help homeowners and business owners complete strategic energy retrofits for energy savings.  He also serves on the Energy Advisory Commission in the Mayor’s Office.  Deutschmann is committed to environmental stewardship, and was instrumental in the creation of the Environmental Committee at GNAR. 

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At Village, we recognize the importance of a healthy, vibrant community. We feel that supporting the community in which we live and work is not just an idea, but our responsibility to help it thrive. Giving to causes which strengthen our neighborhoods, the land and the local economy, elevates our great city. The greater our city can become, the more we will all benefit.

The Village Fund was born out of this passion. Village’s non-profit foundation is designed to benefit from our collective success and prosperity, giving to a wide array of local and national non-profits. Our greater Village family is instrumental in this endeavor of building a better Nashville. We count on the generosity and shared values of our agents, clients, business partners, vendors, staff, and friends.

These tax-deductible donations give life to organizations which enrich our neighborhoods and communities. The Village Fund focuses on four areas of giving; Housing, Community, the Arts and Environment and Smart Growth.

Since 1996, the Village Fund has given grants totaling more than $715,000 to more than 250 organizations, including:

- Magdalene House
- Nashville Downtown Partnership
- Greenways for Nashville
- Room in the Inn
- Exchange Family Center
- Salama Urban Ministries
- Belcourt Theatre
- Nashville's Children Theater

For more information about the Village Fund, visit the Village Fund at


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