David Koellein



An urban planner and Nashville/Williamson County native, David Koellein (pronounced “Kay-line”) is an award-winning Realtor at Zeitlin with years of management experience working with Giarratana Development, the Metro Development and Housing Agency, and as an urban design professor and department chair at O’More College.

David approaches real estate with unique local insights, including a thorough understanding of public regulatory processes. Raised on a Williamson County farm and now a resident of Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood, David is a freelance writer about urban architecture and development. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University and Harvard University’s world-renowned Graduate School of Design. He is an Accredited Buyer Representative, and his clients especially appreciate how strategically he approaches the process of buying and selling homes.

David has served on the Board of the Nashville Civic Design Center and The District, Inc. He is currently a member of the Downtown Code Design Review Committee and of the O’More College Board of Trustees.


David worked proactively with the other parties involved, going above and beyond to make things as easy on me as possible. I could not be happier with my experience. David was honest, efficient, knowledgeable, and friendly. What more could you ask for?

        – Colten K. (Seller & Buyer)

David was always available to talk and think through any questions that I had. More than that, he was looking ahead to the next things I should be thinking about, so the only surprise was how quickly everything worked as we planned!

        – Brian C. (Seller)

David was terrific! From the moment we met, we were very impressed with his warm and friendly, knowledgeable and professional manner. He was totally available and responded immediately to our phone, texts, and email questions. He navigated us throughout the process with excellent service and support. David always had our best interest in mind.

        – Susan W. (Seller)

He managed working with my sister and me (both control freaks) with professionalism, humor, and sound advice. He knows Nashville, knows the dynamics of the real estate market and was simply a great partner to have during this process. I wholeheartedly would recommend David to anyone.

        – Kim H. (Buyer)