Mark Deutschmann

Mark Deutschmann has been selling real estate since 1986, founded Village in 1996, Core Development in 2003, and The CityLiving Group in 2005. Village grew to employ over 350 agents and staff during Mark’s ownership. In 2019, Mark sold the majority of his interest in Village and now serves as Chair Emeritus.  Village was rebranded to Parks Real Estate in April 2023.  In partnership with Pilkerton Realtors, Parks and Pilkerton make up the largest residential real estate firm in Nashville with $7.4 billion in total sales volume and capturing 21% of Middle Tennessee’s luxury market share in 2022.

Mark and his CityLiving Group team still sell residential real estate at Parks. Mark’s sales focus and passion include all of Nashville’s inner loop neighborhoods. Mark has sold thousands of homes in Hillsboro Village, 12 South and other Nashville urban neighborhoods.  Mark’s team has sold over 50 condo/loft/cottage projects, including CityLights, Icon in the Gulch, The Enclave, Bristol West End, and Gale Park with over $380M in closed development project sales volume since 2018. Mark and his CityLiving group are consistently ranked a top producing sales group. 

Mark and his team at Core Development develop and promote the interface of walkable areas in emerging communities. Examples of Core’s completed development communities include Exchange Lofts, Kress Lofts, Werthan Lofts, the Chesterfield, Richland Station, the finery in Wedgewood Houston, and Alloy on Tech Hill. Several of these communities have been honored by the Urban Land Institute with the excellence in design award. Core continues to work on a number of developments in the emerging neighborhoods.  Mark has been honored numerous times as a Power 100 leader in commercial real estate by the Nashville Business Journal and In Charge development leader by the Nashville Post.

Using real estate to create a positive social change, Mark established the Village Fund over 25 years ago and the CoreFund in 2019, charitable arms of Parks and Core, the organizations combined have given over $4.5 million in donations back to our community.  Core is proud to be aiding in the funding of the RFP for the master planning of the Greer-Fort Negley land in Nashville, and believes conversion of the land to green space will have a significant long-term positive impact on Wedgewood-Houston and surrounding urban neighborhoods.

Actively engaged in the community, Mark served as president for both Urban Land Institute Nashville and Greenways for Nashville. Mark currently serves as co-chair of business outreach on the Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee with a focus to pledge to support the Nashville Carbon Challenge, and to match with their businesses the city’s goal to reduce carbon footprint by 50% in 2030 and 80% in 2050. 

Mark is the author of One-Mile Radius, Building Community from the Core, which was published by Advantage in 2017.

Mark has undergraduate degrees in zoology and Spanish and an MBA in International Management. Mark and his wife, Sherry, live in Hillsboro Village. Sherry Stewart Deutschmann is also an avid entrepreneur, she is the founder of Letterlogic and Braintrust. Mark and Sherry like to walk neighborhoods and Greenways, and enjoy traveling. Mark is an avid juggler, collects stamps, and enjoys river kayaking.