Food & Farm
Chef Tyler Brown, named one of Esquire Magazine’s “Four New Chefs to Watch,” comes to Southall from the Capitol Grille, which not only earned the coveted Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond designations, but also was voted one of America’s best restaurants by Gourmet magazine, Food Network and the James Beard House. Seeking even greater heights, Brown spearheaded Double H and Glen Leven Farms — making the Capitol Grille the only restaurant in Nashville to own and operate an agriculture and livestock operation for the sole purpose of having the most responsibly sourced, freshest and highest-quality ingredients. From 2010-2012, Brown was among the James Beard Award semifinalists for Best Chef, Southeast. Brown serves as Vice-Chair of the Nashville Farmer’s Market and is a longstanding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
Ray Minias, who brings more than 25 years of ultra-luxury hotel, resort and restaurant management and consulting experience to Southall, will lead the planning, design, programming and operations for the resort. He previously served for 12 years as Hotel General Manager of Nashville’s Hermitage Hotel and Union Station Hotel, and has held executive-level positions at luxury hotels and resorts including The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara and The Palace of The Lost City in South Africa. Minias has opened and overseen operations at dozens of fine-dining restaurants with renowned chefs such as John Besh, Sean Brock and Southall’s own Tyler Brown. He also has traveled the world advising some of the finest hotels as a hospitality consultant. Minias holds a degree in hotel, restaurant and tourism administration from Louisiana State University of New Orleans, where he started his career at the famous Windsor Court Hotel.
Leasing & Development
Craige Hoover, the project manager for Southall, has spent his career breathing life into cities, towns and communities throughout North America by conceiving and implementing place-making initiatives steeped in arts, culture and creative entrepreneurship. An independent real-estate developer and consultant, Hoover led the U.S. office of Live, Work, Learn, Play, an international mixed-use development and advisory firm, where he worked on both public and private projects as large as $500 million. In 2012, he served as a leader on the “Nashville Next” process, which laid the framework for the next quarter-century of development policy in the metro area. Hoover is a frequent speaker on the subjects of urban vitality, cultural vibrancy and the return of the village. He has been featured on the TEDx stage, presenting on arts and gentrification. Hoover will also lead the leasing and activation efforts in the Southall Village.
Construction & Development
Founder and Managing Partner of Old Hillsboro Building Company Eddie Miles will oversee all construction activity and community relations for Southall. With over 25 years of experience developing and building luxury custom homes and subdivisions, Miles has built a reputation in Middle Tennessee as the go-to builder for the influx of celebrities relocating to the beautiful land that surrounds Southall. With tens of millions of dollars in luxury-construction projects under his belt, and a unique combination of charm and construction acumen, Miles is the perfect ambassador for this unprecedented resort project. A native of Ocoee, Tennessee, he has spent the last 25 years in Franklin, where he is a beloved figure known for integrity, honesty and quality.