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VOL. 129 | NO. 42 | Monday, March 3, 2014
EMPHASIS Commercial Real Estate

Seeking Collaboration

Memphis leaders look to increase public-private investments

The debate over which development projects should be public or public-private efforts could intensify in the coming months as the city of Memphis explores multiple redevelopment plans.

Buzz Around Spec Office Space Starts to Swirl

International Paper Co.’s new office tower in East Memphis is under construction now, but it’s been four years since the last speculative office building opened its doors in Memphis.

‘Never a Dull Moment’ in CRE for Hackmeyer

After beginning the pursuit of a career as a pilot after graduating from the University of Alabama, Tanis Hackmeyer switched gears and delved into the world of commercial real estate.

Judge Approves Transfer of Ashlar Hall

Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter, reversing a previous decision, upheld a 2013 transfer of Ashlar Hall from Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges to an acquaintance who wants to turn the stately but decaying property into a home for military veterans.

Local Weather
Today
Memphis, TN
79°F
Cloudy
Wind: 12 mph
Humidity: 83%

EVENTS

Germantown Community Library will hold an e-book and e-audiobook demonstration Monday, March 3, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. Cost is free. Call 757-7323 or visit germantown-library.org.

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Women Progress, But Still Seek Change

Amy Howell understands the assumptions. Co-author a book with the title “Women in High Gear” and it is easy, she says, to imagine a book that is “anti-male.”

Fed: Memphis Banks Improved in 2013

Memphis banks ended 2013 in somewhat better shape collectively than they stood at the end of 2012, based on new numbers from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Medicaid Expansion Terms Possible

Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen says federal health officials are probably willing to talk terms on an expansion of Medicaid in Tennessee with the state’s current governor, Bill Haslam.

May Primary Ballot Almost Complete

The ballot for the May Shelby County primary elections isn’t quite set, although the Shelby County Election Commission has certified 81 candidates.

I Choose Memphis: Surayyah T. Hasan

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Exlines’ Best Pizza Marks 40 Years

It was about 40 years ago that Walt and Violet Exline were looking for a home in Raleigh and stopped with their Realtor to eat lunch at a pizza parlor at the corner of Austin Peay Highway and Stage Road.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Next Step: Innovate Open Young Minds

Our last Let’s Grow column focused on an outgrowth of our efforts with some sharp peers, the Memphis Innovation Bootcamp.

STATEWIDE

No Sign of Expansion at Plant Where UAW Dealt Loss

NASHVILLE (AP) – Friday marks the end of the two-week period within which U.S. Sen. Bob Corker promised Volkswagen would announce another line at its factory in Tennessee if workers there rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.

Former Democratic Senator Pleads Guilty to Theft

WINCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) – Former Democratic state Sen. Eric Stewart has pleaded guilty to a theft charge.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Hopes Up for Sunnier US Economy Once Winter Fades

WASHINGTON (AP) – When the weather warms up, so, too, will the U.S. economy.

Estimated Q4 Economic Growth Rate Cut to 2.4 Percent

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a 2.4 percent annual rate last quarter, sharply less than first thought, in part because consumers didn't spend as much as initially estimated.

GAO Report: Too Few Pilots or Too Little Pay?

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's regional airlines are having trouble hiring enough pilots, the government says, suggesting one reason may be that they simply don't pay enough.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Primaries Offer First Major Test of Voter ID Laws

WASHINGTON (AP) – In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots – the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple CEO Tim Cook Teases, Reassures Shareholders

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) – Apple CEO Tim Cook is still trying to convince shareholders that the iPhone maker remains a step ahead in the race to innovate, even though recent performance of the company's stock lags behind other technology trendsetters.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 43 12,074
MORTGAGES 0 78 15,834
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 3,130
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 28,832
BANKRUPTCIES 3 100 11,771
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 18 4,292
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 190 17,922
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 43 3,711

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