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H.G. Hill


About H.G. Hill Realty Company

In 1896, as Mr. H.G. Hill, Sr. began to experience success in his grocery operations, he decided that, as his financial situation would allow, he would purchase the properties upon which his stores stood. Due to Mr. Hill’s tireless efforts, the grocery business prospered, and his real estate holdings increased. While he was on the Board of Directors of the old Nashville Bank & Trust Company, he had the opportunity to inspect, and in many cases purchase properties which were in foreclosure or distress. Mr. Hill was not only interested in additional locations for H.G. Hill Food Stores then, but also in locations for future stores, as well as in investment property for his family’s future security.

Since 1993 the H.G. Hill Realty Company has seen many changes take place, including the sale of the store operations to independent owner/operators. Our employees manage a large privately held real estate portfolio with over 2.5 million square feet.

The H.G Hill Company is established as being a corporate citizen known for philanthropy ranging from gifting land and monetary support to active involvement in various charities. The company’s current management team has brought the company into a new era with the development of a lifestyle center in Green Hills that has won several awards. The Hill Center Green Hills has been honored to join more than 150 other projects from 34 states, as well as Canada, Iceland and Spain, as part of an international pilot project program to evaluate the new SITES rating system for sustainable landscapes.

In 1926, Mr. H.G. Hill, Sr. incorporated the H.G. Hill Realty Company. After the Realty Company’s organization, Mr. Hill placed most of the property he had acquired over the years into the Realty Company.
When Mr. H.G. Hill, Jr. took the helm of the Hill Companies in 1942, he continued the tradition of acquiring and developing property during his 51 years as President. It was during Mr. Hill, Jr.’s tenure that the idea of neighborhood shopping centers became popular, and the H.G. Hill Realty Company began to develop a number of strip centers in the Nashville suburbs, each of which was anchored by an H.G. Hill Food Store.

Community Relations

As a family owned and operated company in Nashville for six generations, we are invested in supporting and furthering our communities, Nashville and Middle Tennessee.


  • 2003

    Supermarket Retailer of the Year - Harris Teeter

  • 2005

    South Central Construction's Best of 2005

  • 2008

    South Central Construction's Best of 2008

    2008 George H. Cate Award

    Distinguished Deals and Development 2008 Winner - Retail Development

  • 2009

    Hill Center Wins Architecture Award for Urban Design

    ULI Honors Local Development Projects

  • 2010

    Innovative Design and Development of a New Project Award

  • 2013

    Chamber East Beautification Award 6th & Shelby Family Dollar

  • 2016

    12 South Flats - ULI Excellence in Development - Large Project

    Hill Center Acklen - ULI Excellence in Development Nominee

  • 2017

    Boyle Hill Realty lead NAIOP winners

  • 2018

    Hill Center Sylvan Heights and Station 40 - ULI Excellence in Development - Large Project

    Hill Center Brentwood - ULI Excellence in Development - Large Project

    Hill Center Brentwood - ULI People's Choice Award