Who We Are

Evergreen Real Estate is a private real estate company focused on providing value to investors, clients and communities by acquiring and redeveloping residential properties and acquiring land for the development of new mixed-use and residential communities. Based in Nashville, Evergreen Real Estate owns over 2,500 units in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Louisville and Auburn, Alabama. Evergreen principals have experience in a range of multi-family, mixed use and single-family developments, having developed and renovated in excess of 4,500 units with a total value over one billion dollars. Evergreen Real Estate trusts Elmington Property Management to manage its rental communities.

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Aaron White: Principal
Aaron White is a Principal and co-founder of Evergreen Real Estate. Aaron utilizes his background in development and finance to deliver value and reliability to project stakeholders. Previously, Aaron was a Senior Vice President at CB Richard Ellis working with the apartment brokerage division. Aaron is a board member of Village Real Estate, Core Development, and a former board member and the Treasurer of the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity. He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Aaron and his wife Rachel have two children.

Hunter Connelly: Principal
Hunter Connelly is a Principal and co-founder of Evergreen Real Estate. Prior to Evergreen, Hunter co-founded Core Development which focused on the development and renovation of in-fill neighborhoods. He serves as a board member of Christ Presbyterian Academy. He graduated cum laude from Sewanee: The University of the South with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Hunter and his wife Katty have four children.

Cory Short: President, Highland Building Group
Evergreen Real Estate partners with Highland Building Group to deliver quality and efficiency on every development project. Cory Short has 20 years of construction experience, totaling over $200 million in his residential portfolio and over $60 million in commercial construction and rehabilitation.

Jeremy Batson: Associate Asset Manager and Marketing Director
Jeremy Batson ensures Evergreen Real Estate’s rental communities operate smoothly and are marketed successfully. He also assists with new development operations. Jeremy graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Education, while minoring in Business Administration and Philosophy, and earned Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees, through UT’s dual-degree program. Jeremy and his wife Laura have one child.

Jonathan Gish: Controller
Jonathan Gish serves as the Controller for Evergreen Real Estate. Jonathan brings 10 years of experience working in the financial field, much of that with Evergreen Real Estate. He enjoys the community and challenges that come with working for a development company in a growing city and state. He graduated cum laude from Trinity Christian College in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Nashville in 2011. Jonathan is married to Lauren Gish and they have two children.