Paro started his real estate investment career in Nashville in the fall of 2005. He began investing in single-family homes in East Nashville and eventually made the transition to commercial investment in 2008. Having not leveraged himself too dramatically, Paro was able to acquire more commercial property during the Great Recession and purchased the first building of what would become Center 615 in December of 2010. Originally branded, “Paro South Creative Suites,” 625 Main Street was his initial foray into the world of coworking and shared office space. The concept took hold early in 2012 and a strong demand for space allowed him to acquire 615 Main Street later that year. Playing on the coincidental address, Paro rebranded the two-building facility “Center 615.” Two years later he acquired one more across the street, which now houses “The Loft at Center 615” and Family Wash, a long time East Nashville live music venue, on the ground floor.
At the same time the Loft was being built and in partnership with one of his long-term tenants – Make it Pop Creations, Paro purchased a 17,000 sq. ft. warehouse in north Inglewood and created Studio 615. Studio 615 has been open for 15 months and hosts myriad photo shoots, video shoots and special events.
Behind the Studio property, Paro eventually acquired 54 acres of undeveloped land with the help of a few key investors. He plans to build a community of obtainable housing with an emphasis on sustainability and public space.
Christian Paro graduated from New York University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. He worked for the New York City Parks Department for 6 years prior to his move to Nashville. It was there, that he found his appreciation for hosting events and the importance of public space.