Vanderbilt acquires historic Sony Music Entertainment Building

The Sony Music Entertainment Building on 18th Avenue South. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

Vanderbilt University has acquired the historic Sony Music Entertainment Building, located at 1400 18th Ave. S. The building will provide much-needed academic space close to campus and allow the university to consolidate administrative staff from currently leased office space surrounding campus.

The 77,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1916 and renovated in 1999. It sits on 2.7 acres directly across 18th Avenue South from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. The property also includes a parking structure with 222 parking spaces. Vanderbilt currently occupies 27,000 square feet of the building and Sony and its affiliates occupy the rest.

Sony will lease space in the building from Vanderbilt for a flexible period of time after closing.