Editorial Results (free)
1. Memphis Bar Judicial Poll Released
- Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The Memphis Bar Association poll of attorneys on the judicial races on the Aug. 7 ballot shows 16 percent to as high as 38 percent of the attorneys participating have no opinion in many of the judicial races.
2. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline
- Thursday, April 03, 2014
Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.
3. Wright Signs Lease for East Memphis Headquarters
- Friday, January 03, 2014
After months of planning, Wright Medical Group Inc. has signed the lease for its new headquarters and is in the process of moving to the wooded office campus at Park Avenue and Cherry Road in East Memphis.
4. Industrial Revolution
- Saturday, August 17, 2013
It’s a striking figure for some commercial real estate experts.
No speculative industrial space – meaning constructed without a tenant in hand – has been built in the city of Memphis over the last four years, while 4 million square feet of speculative industrial space has been built, or is under construction, in DeSoto County.
- Saturday, June 15, 2013
The Rebel on Beale summer country music concert series will kick off with Emerson Drive Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. in W.C. Handy Park at Beale and South Third streets. Cost is free. Visit rebel953.com.
- Friday, June 14, 2013
The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel, RedRover Sales & Marketing and Angela Copeland will hold Memphis to Moore, a fundraiser for rebuilding efforts in Moore, Okla., Friday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Westin, 170 Lt. George W. Lee Ave. Funds will go to the Moore Public Schools Tornado Relief Fund. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Visit memphistomoore.org.
7. Optimism Returns to Industrial Market
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
Following the bloody recession and its brutal aftermath, one word has begun to creep back into the local industrial real estate lexicon: optimism.
“I wouldn’t say we’re out of the woods yet but there’s a bunch of positive momentum out there,” said Jim Mercer, executive vice president of brokerage services at CB Richard Ellis Memphis. “People are cautiously optimistic.
8. TJX Leases Up Chickasaw Building D
- Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The TJX Cos. Inc. has inked a substantial deal in Southeast Memphis, representing the largest industrial lease so far in 2013.
9. J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville
- Friday, February 22, 2013
A local pumping equipment manufacturer is increasing its presence in the Collierville market.
J-Line Pump Co., doing business as American-Marsh Pumps, bought the 81,260-square-foot warehouse on 12.4 acres at 550 E. South St. for $1.4 million. This will be in addition to the adjoining 110,000-square-foot warehouse at 185 Progress Road the company has occupied since 1999.
10. DeWitt to Steer Council With Passion for Real Estate
- Friday, September 28, 2012
Greg deWitt’s history degree doesn’t necessarily come into play during his day-to-day leasing of office space, but it speaks to his early-on fascination with the built environment and the movers and shakers who helped to create it.
11. Snyder’s-Lance Signs Deal In Southaven
- Friday, September 21, 2012
A well-known snack food company has boosted its distribution presence in the Memphis area.
Snyder’s-Lance Inc. signed a 26,757-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center Building F, 8425 Airways Blvd., in Southaven.
12. Millstone Medical Expands Local Operations
- Friday, August 31, 2012
Fall River, Mass.-based Millstone Medical Outsourcing LLC is relocating its Memphis operations to a larger Olive Branch facility to broaden services and capacity.
13. Invacare Inks Lease in SE Memphis
- Friday, August 17, 2012
Invacare Continuing Care Inc. has inked a 3,500-square-foot lease at 4187 Senator St. in Southeast Memphis.
14. StyleCraft Signs Lease At Airways Building E
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Home decor company StyleCraft Home Collection Inc. has signed a 167,600-square-foot lease at Industrial Developments International’s Airways Distribution Center Building E.
15. IDI Set to Begin Construction On Three Olive Branch Bldgs.
- Friday, April 20, 2012
Industrial Developments International Inc. soon will begin construction on three buildings in Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch, marking the first substantial Memphis-area speculative development since 2008.
16. IDI to Begin Construction on 1.75M Square Feet in Olive Branch
- Thursday, April 19, 2012
Industrial Developments International Inc. will soon begin construction on three buildings in Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch, marking the first substantial Memphis-area speculative development since 2008.
17. IDI Bringing 3 Buildings to DeSoto County
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Industrial Developments International Inc. is in the midst of adding one build-to-suit and two speculative buildings in its Crossroads Distribution Center in Olive Branch – marking the area’s first spec construction since 2008.
18. Kimberly-Clark Signs Southaven Lease
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
Kimberly-Clark Corp., a global manufacturer of hygiene and personal health products, has entered the local industrial market in full force.
19. Kimberly-Clark Signs Southaven Lease
- Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Kimberly-Clark Corp., a global manufacturer of hygiene and personal health products, has entered the local industrial market in full force.
20. CRE Activity Stays Strong During 2011
- Friday, December 30, 2011
Despite hard times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past 12 months.
Memphis’ industrial leasing activity kicked off in January when Buena Park, Calif.-based Pacific Logistics Corp. signed a 60,000-square-foot lease in ProLogis Park DeSoto for its first Memphis-area location.
21. Colliers Signs Baker to First Site in Tenn.
- Friday, December 09, 2011
Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates, Preston Thomas and Mike Driscoll has inked 63 transactions this year. Here’s a rundown on a flurry of recent deals the trio has brokered.
22. Willow Lake Apartments Fetch $7.8M
- Thursday, November 24, 2011
A North Hickory Hill apartment complex has traded hands for the second time in 18 months.
Bloomington, Minn.-based New Life Core Willow Lake LLC has bought Willow Lake Apartments at 2774 Mendenhall Road from NW-Willow Lake LLC for $7.8 million. The purchase was financed with a $7 million loan through KeyBank NA.
23. ITT Goulds Signs Lease In Southaven
- Friday, September 23, 2011
A Seneca Falls, N.Y.-based industrial pumping system manufacturer has inked a deal for a distribution center across the parking lot from its current space in Southaven.
ITT Goulds signed a 68,508-square-foot lease in Industrial Development International Inc.’s Stateline Business Park Building C, at 8890 Commerce Drive.
24. Cable Service Provider Signs New Lease
- Friday, June 03, 2011
A Madison, Tenn.-based cable service provider is taking advantage of lower rates in a competitive leasing environment.
FTS USA has signed a 4,002-square-foot lease in East Pointe Business Center, 3915 S. Mendenhall Road.
25. Northeast Submarket Bolstered By Trio of Deals
- Friday, April 15, 2011
A handful of industrial deals in recent weeks hit Northeast Memphis in full force, significantly tightening the already solid submarket.
Mattress Firm has signed a 23,500-square-foot lease in Century Center, 1590 Century Circle, for a new retail and distribution space.
26. Myers Tire Finds ‘Ideal’ Spot in Miss.
- Friday, April 01, 2011
Airways Distribution Center at 8474 Marketplace Drive in Southaven is nearly at capacity with a new lease.
27. WPG Americas Signs Lease in Southaven
- Friday, March 18, 2011
A San Jose, Calif.-based worldwide electronics distributor is entering the Memphis area with full force.
WPG Americas Inc. has signed a 54,000-square-foot lease at Airways Distribution Center, 481 Industrial Drive, in Southaven. The project – a relocation of the WPG America’s New York facility – represents a $1.5 million investment by the company and will create 60 jobs over the next three years.
28. Financial Bailout Chief Announces Resignation
- Thursday, September 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Herb Allison, the head of the government’s $700 billion financial bailout program, announced on Wednesday that he would resign. He is the latest in a series of departures from President Barack Obama’s economic team.
29. West Memphis Moves Up With FTZ Designation
- Wednesday, May 14, 2008
West Memphis enhanced its logistics and distribution profile last month when 340 acres of industrial real estate was granted a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) designation, which provides economic benefits in the form of reduced tariffs for importers and exporters.
30. Changing Landscape: Scripps adapts to shifting media market
- Monday, November 05, 2007
Speaking to an audience of journalists in August at an evening session of the two-day "Journalism That Matters" seminar held at George Washington University, Commercial Appeal editor Chris Peck issued a warning to his colleagues.
31. Memphis Might be 'Losing Its Edge' in Attracting Industry
- Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Ernie Mrozek, president and CFO of ServiceMaster, sat at the head of a table lined with members of Memphis' Industrial Development Board Sept. 28 during a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) evaluation meeting.
32. ITT Corp. Moves to Southaven
- Wednesday, October 25, 2006
ITT Corp., manufacturer of wastewater treatment products and defense electronics, will consolidate its Memphis facilities into a 96,588-square-foot space in Southaven, according to a Commercial Appeal story.
33. Business Filings Down in Q3
- Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Former University of Memphis basketball player Tim Duncan held a grand opening ceremony Thursday for his new business, the PR Store, a marketing superstore. The store officially opened a few months ago at 6139 Poplar Ave.
34. Prestidge Chosen to Head Kroger Delta Division
- Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Mark Prestidge has been promoted to president of The Kroger Co.'s Delta Division. The Delta Division is based in Memphis and includes 111 Kroger stores in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. Prestidge succeeds Richard Tillman, who recently announced his retirement after a 42-year career with Kroger. Prestidge previously served as vice president of operations for Kroger's Southwest Division.
35. Is New Bankruptcy Law Counterproductive?
- Thursday, March 02, 2006
For the past few months, Betty Jones-King has faced a daunting task.
Her small credit counseling office in Midtown, 2nd Chance Budget & Debt Family Counseling Services, was the only Memphis agency approved by the U.S. Trustee's Office to offer debtor counseling.
36. Roofing CompanyOpens New Office
- Tuesday, November 22, 2005
John J. Campbell Co. Inc., a Memphis-based commercial and industrial roofing contractor, announced that it has opened a divisional office in Birmingham, Ala. In addition, the company has made several executive changes, including the promotion of Carl
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
38. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Shelby County Alumni Honored
MAHBA Announces New Board Members
The Memphis Area Home Builders Association announced the following new members of its board of directors: Tommy Byrnes, Phil Chamberlain III, Ginger Coggins, Michael Matthews and G...
39. Archived Article: Lenny's (lead)
- Monday, October 27, 2003
By Stephanie Myers
Lennys Growth Focused on Quality
Local chain goes from one location to 45 in five years
The Daily News
When Len and Sheila Moore opened the first Lennys Sub Shop in Bartlett in 1998, they had no idea...
40. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 07, 2002
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor, with day-to-day responsibility for managing the Valent U
Amanda Dame joined archer>malmo as an account supervisor. She will manage the Valent U.S.A. team and leading new business dev...
41. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, February 13, 2002
The ColdFusion Users Group will meet at 6:30 p Breakfast Forum 2002, presented by the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, is 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Guest speaker is John W. Moore, MACC chairman a...
42. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, February 06, 2002
The ColdFusion Users Group will meet at 6:30 p Forms and instructions for filing personal property schedules now are available online from the Shelby County Assessors Web site, www.assessor.shelby.tn.us. Customers can access schedules by clicking on...
43. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, April 03, 2001
General Motors expands General Motors expands local real estate operations Neilson Group LLC, GMAC Real Estate has expanded its operations and opened a Collierville office. The Neilson Group joined forces with General Motors real estate division in ...
44. Archived Article: Marketplace (indust)
- Monday, July 17, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Industrial development shows no sign of weakening By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News It doesnt appear Memphis will be relinquishing its title of "Americas Distribution Center" any time soon. Industrial development conti...
45. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 16, 1999
Maj Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president of GreenScape Inc. He previously was vice president of marketing. Scott Perry has been named vice president of GreenScapes irrigation division. He formerly was manager of the irriga...
46. Archived Article: R'birds (bott)
- Wednesday, November 18, 1998
Approval was given by the Center City Revenue Finance Corp $75 million bond issue will spark park construction By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News The issuance of $75 million in bonds to finance construction of AutoZone Park has been approved by the Cen...
47. Archived Article: Dulin (lead) Lj
- Tuesday, May 19, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Expansion planned for sports academy By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News When Memphis native Tim Dulin opened Dulins Sports Academy in 1991, he wanted to offer young people something he and his friends didnt have while they were growi...
48. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 25, 1997
Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has been elected to serve as president of the Tennessee Young Democrats Joseph Kyles, an assistant professor of education at Shelby State Community College, has bee...