Zeitlin’s new building, located inside the Gateway Village off Lynwood Way and Franklin Road in Franklin, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.//Brooke Wanser


At a public event held Tuesday morning at the luxurious 505 apartment building in downtown Nashville, Zeitlin & Co. Realtors announced their partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty.

The company will take on the name Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty; the website has already transitioned to include the addition.

Company leaders say the merger will give the family-owned and founded company a wider audience.

“This partnership is an outstanding opportunity for our clients and our agents, bringing together our team of local experts with the most esteemed real estate brand in the world,” said Jessica Averbuch, Zeitlin’s CEO.

“Nashville and the Greater Middle Tennessee area has transformed to an epicenter with its own unique culture that has attracted an international audience,” said Philip White, president and CEO of Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC.

“The Zeitlin name is well-known in the community, having served it for nearly 40 years, and we are proud to welcome Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty to our global network.”

The partnership will help address the metropolitan region’s growing demand for housing, with attention to detail for those who wish to relocate.

Zeitlin was founded by Shirley Zeitlin in 1979, and has become known as one of Nashville’s premier real estate firms, with over 100 agents selling high-end homes in Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood.

Sotheby’s, a luxury real estate company which has continued to grow despite the sluggish market development, was affiliated with Nashville’s The Lipman Group for the past 11 years.

In December of 2017, Larry Lipman walked away from Sotheby’s to join forces with RE/MAX, the Denver-based real estate giant.

Zeitlin’s headquarters are currently in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville, with a Cool Springs office off Meridian Boulevard.

But a new Zeitlin building has recently been built across from the Gateway Village in Franklin, near the intersection of Moores Lane, which turns into Lynnwood Way once it crosses Franklin Road.

A ribbon cutting for that new building will take place in May, and more than 50 agents currently working in the Cool Springs office will move into the space.

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