Aria Properties is a full-service residential property management and real estate company dedicated to serving clients and customers in and around Nashville, Tennessee. We specialize in managing upscale, luxury single-family homes, town homes, and condos in highly sought-after communities throughout the area. We take pride in building strong relationships with our owners and residents, providing prompt, personalized service at every turn. We understand both the financial and sentimental value that homes and properties hold, and are committed to caring for these assets to the best of our ability. We believe that if we cannot succeed in upholding the integrity and value of a property, we don’t deserve your business.
Family-owned and operated since 1972, we currently manage over 130 properties for our clients. We only accept properties that we would be proud to lease to residents, and treat every property as we would our own.
- Christopher Jennings, Owner/Principal Broker
Christopher was born in Hamburg, Germany but grew up in Nashville. Upon graduation from David Lipscomb HS he headed to West Texas, earning a BBA in Economics from Abilene Christian University before studying Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington. He then went to work for Dallas builder Huntington Homes, building communities in both Allen and Richardson before moving back to Nashville. He then joined Zaring (now Drees) Homes, building in the Franklin communities of Sullivan Farms and Founder’s Point before opening Aberdeen Woods in Crieve Hall. He then ran his own construction services company for 2 years and had a stint in sales for duPont before accepting an offer from Brentwood-based Turnberry Homes. With Turnberry he built over 100 homes in the Franklin communities of Ashton Park, Cornerstone, and Avalon. In 2006 Christopher was approached by Southern Land Co. to oversee land development for the proposed McEwen Town Center. Before overseeing the interior build-out of Southern Land’s new corporate headquarters, he managed the construction of W. McEwen Dr. from Mallory Ln. to Cool Springs Blvd. as well as all of the mass grading and underground utilities installation for what would have been one of the largest mixed-use developments in Middle Tennessee, but for the financial collapse of 2008, which led to the termination of the project.Christopher joined Jerry at Westgate Property Management in 2009 and purchased the company from him in 2017, renaming it Aria Properties, LLC in his honor.
Christopher has 4 sons and his favorite trip to date was to Belize; but if money were no object, he would travel to Japan, Hong Kong, and Thailand.
- Bobby Bruton – CFO
Bobby was born in Arizona but grew up in Nashville. He obtained a BS in Psychology from MTSU before completing a Masters in Accounting from the Keller Graduate School of Management. After graduating he went straight into real estate sales and home renovation in both San Diego and Arizona. After 7 years he moved back to Nashville and started working with area accountants setting up client systems and training staff. In the early days of what was then Westgate Property Management, he met Jerry Jennings who needed someone to take over Westgate’s books, and his relationship with us was born.He and his lovely wife Kate have two children (16 and 12)… and a Beagle! His favorite trip so far was to Hawaii, but if money were no object, he would sail around the world.
“Working with Jerry and Christopher with Westgate and now Aria Properties has been the best experience of my professional career. You will not find another Property Management company that cares and goes out of their way to give their owners and tenants the absolute best service.”
- Cindy Swartz – Operations
Cindy made her way to Nashville from birth and early life in Maine through high school in Pennsylvania to Greenville College in IL where she studied Marketing. The ink on her diploma was barely dry by the time she arrived in Music City where she worked in the music “biz” for a year before transitioning to the financial services industry. She spent 12 years as a licensed life and health insurance agent and securities broker managing the operations and customer service for 2 prominent financial planning companies. It was during this time that she met and married her husband, Lee. Upon the birth of their son in 2011, Cindy became a full-time Mom, but it was Westgate/Aria’s good fortune to coax/persuade/cajole her into an operations role in 2012.“My work with Aria Properties allows me to utilize my experience in taking care of customers and their valuable financial assets while still having time to raise my family.”
Her favorite trip to date has been to Hawaii (I’m sensing a pattern here…), but if money were no object, she would take a European cruise!
- Angelina Panozzo – Bookkeeper
Angelina was born in Lebanon, TN and grew up in Nashville. After graduation from Cheatham County HS and working in retail, childcare, and office management, she enrolled at Vol State and earned an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. It was during this period that she also worked part-time for a real estate agent, which piqued her interest in the field, and she joined Westgate/Aria in 2013. Her favorite trip so far has been to Vancouver, BC, but if money were no object, she would tour Europe and North Africa with long stays in Italy, Croatia, and Morocco.
- Jerry Jennings, Founder/Broker Emeritus
Jerry was born in Carbondale, IL but grew up in Paducah, KY, the son of a railroad locomotive engineer. After graduating from Tilghman HS, he enrolled at George Peabody College in Nashville, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music. He then joined the US Army chorus and, upon completion of his service, embarked on a highly successful professional singing career. Returning to Nashville, this time with his wife, Nancy, and their 2 children, he split time between singing engagements all over North America and teaching students a David Lipscomb College. He obtained his real estate license in 1972, transitioned to real estate full time by 1974, and would go on to establish and direct the Relocation Services division of what was then the largest brokerage in Nashville. He established Westgate Property Management, LLC in 2006 and in 2017 sold the company to his son, Christopher, who renamed it Aria Properties in Jerry’s honor.Jerry and Nancy have 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. His favorite trip so far has been a stay at a castle along the Rhine in Germany, where they were guests of the Commander of British Forces for Northern Europe and his wife, who were (and are) personal friends. If money were no object, they would enjoy extended trips visiting friends in England and Europe.
We serve Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Spring Hill, Nolensville, Donelson, Hermitage, and other nearby areas.
- NARPM (the National Association of Residential Property Managers)
- National Association of Realtors
- Tennessee Association of Realtors
- Greater Nashville Board of Realtors
Call or email us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your leasing, property management, and real estate goals.