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1. Kyocera Inks ProLogis Park Lease Renewal -

ProLogis has landed a major renewal at one of its industrial parks.

Kyocera Document Solutions America Inc., which manufactures and markets network-ready digital copiers and printers, laser printers, color copiers and printers, digital laser facsimiles and multifunctional, wide-format imaging products, has renewed its lease for 300,000 square feet at 5510 Getwell Road in Memphis.

2. Volvo Group’s Byhalia Facility to Employ 250 -

The Volvo Group will build a massive new distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., that should employ around 250 people.

The 1 million-square-foot distribution center will support the company’s Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta. 

3. Eastgate Set for Possible Makeover -

A venerable shopping center in East Memphis could be getting a significant makeover, according to a recent retail market report from CB Richard Ellis Memphis.

Eastgate Center LLC, the owner of Eastgate Shopping Center at Park Avenue and White Station Road in East Memphis, could make significant aesthetic improvements to the retail center beginning this year.

4. Dallas Company Buys Macon Road Center -

6100 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Sale Amount: $1.2 million

Sale Date: March 26, 2014
Buyer: PNL Cumberland LLC
Seller: Flagstar Bank FSB
Loan Amount: $862,500
Loan Date: April 1, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Pinnacle Bank
Details: An affiliate of Dallas-based The PNL Cos. has paid $1.2 million for the 30,000-square-foot shopping center at 6100 Macon Road in Northeast Memphis.

5. Industrial Portfolio Sells for $43 Million -

4550 Swinnea Road6005 Freeport Ave., 3399 E. Raines Road
Memphis, TN
Sale Amounts: $10.1 million; $14.8 million; $18 million

6. Galvanizing Company Files Permit for Facility -

3328 Fite Road
Millington, TN 38053
Permit Cost: $1.9 million

Project Cost: N/A
Permit Date: Applied March 2014
Completion: N/A
Owner: 3328 Fite LLC
Tenant: 3328 Fite LLC
Architect: N/A
Contractor: N/A
Details: An affiliate of Columbus, Ohio-based “hot dip galvanizing” company Voigt & Schweitzer LLC plans to construct a 63,120-square-foot facility near Millington.

7. New Life -

When Rob Clark and his wife moved into their home in the historic Evergreen neighborhood in 1993, catalog and distribution operations were still active at the Sears Crosstown building.

That soon changed, and for roughly two decades the hulking property stood as a towering, painful reminder of the area’s faded glory.

8. New Life -

When Rob Clark and his wife moved into their home in the historic Evergreen neighborhood in 1993, catalog and distribution operations were still active at the Sears Crosstown building.

That soon changed, and for roughly two decades the hulking property stood as a towering, painful reminder of the area’s faded glory.

9. Cordova Creek Apartments Sell for $12.5 Million -

1175 N. Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $12.5 million

10. Olymbec Acquires 13-Building Bellbrook -

Olymbec USA LLC has snatched up two more key Memphis properties, including the 1.8 million-square-foot Bellbrook industrial park.

11. Bass Pro Shops Files $40 Million Permit -

1 A.W. Willis Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Cost: $40 million

Project Cost: $150 million

Permit Date: Applied September 2013

Completion: 2014

Owner: City of Memphis

12. Business Leaders Say Tax Incentive Process is Tough -

It still takes too long to make a deal to move a business to Memphis with tax incentives, but without them, Memphis can’t compete with tax rates in other cities in the Southeast U.S., according to two local business leaders.

13. Raleigh Sam’s Club Sells for $11.4 Million -

2150 Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $11.4 million

Sale Date: June 25, 2013
Buyer: Realty Income Properties 25 LLC
Seller: Dune SC Sub II LLC
Details: The Sam’s Club at 2150 Covington Pike in Raleigh has sold for $11.4 million to a California investor.

14. LeSaint Logistics Leases Space Near Airport -

LeSaint Logistics LLC is entering the Memphis market, having recently leased 57,285 square feet at 3300 Jet Cove.

15. Freeport, Raines Warehouses Sell for $19.4 Million -

Industrial properties at 6005 Freeport Avenue and 3399 E. Raines Road have sold for a combined $19.4 million in lieu of foreclosure.

16. Swinnea Warehouse Sold in Lieu of Foreclosure -

4550 Swinnea Road, Memphis, TN 38118

Sale Amount: $4.2 million
Sale Date: March 7, 2013
Buyer: JPMCC 2007-LDP10 – 4550 SWINNEA RD LLC
Seller: Industrial Memphis International Owner LLC
Details: The Memphis International Distribution Center at 4550 Swinnea Road in Oakhaven has sold for $4.2 million in lieu of foreclosure.

17. Swinnea Warehouse Sold in Lieu of Foreclosure -

The Memphis International Distribution Center at 4550 Swinnea Road in Oakhaven has sold for $4.2 million in lieu of foreclosure.

18. Fayette, Marshall Prep for Ambitious Industrial -

With Norfolk Southern Corp.’s Memphis Regional Intermodal Terminal now operational in Rossville and a pair of large-scale industrial manufacturing buildings under way in the area, stakeholders say the future is bright for the region.

19. Hickory Hill Warehouse Sells for $15.7 Million -

6380 Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38141

Sale Amount: $15.7 million

Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2012

20. Slow and Steady -

The local office market saw little change in the third quarter, and brokers say the fourth quarter will likely yield similar results.

Memphis’ vacancy rate ended the quarter in the mid-14 percent range, the same levels as 2008, according to Colliers International Memphis’ Q3 office report. Vacancy during that period in 2007 was below 12 percent.

21. I-Bank Grows in Namesake East Memphis Office Tower -

Independent Bank has expanded its headquarters at I-Bank Tower to primarily accommodate its Mortgage Lending Division.

22. Bioventus Inks Deal for 40,000 Square Feet -

A Durham, N.C.-based biologics company is relocating its Memphis presence, signifying a boon to the Northeast office submarket.

Bioventus LLC has inked 38,880 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Goodlett Farms Business Campus, 1900 Charles Bryan Road, in Cordova.

23. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay -

A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.

Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.

24. Corporate Avenue Building Sells for $1.2 Million -

1721 Corporate Ave. Memphis, TN 38132

Sale Amount: $1.2 million

Sale Date: Oct. 26, 2012

25. Lender Buys MIAC for $14.3 Million -

Memphis International Airport Center sold back to the lender for $14.3 million Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the Shelby County Courthouse steps following a foreclosure.

CSMC 2007-C1 Air Center LLC bought the nine-building, 1.1 million-square-foot industrial portfolio from substitute trustee Harris P. Quinn, shareholder with Prochaska Thompson Quinn & Ferraro P.C. The lender was the only bidder at the sale.

26. Lender Buys MIAC for $14.3M -

Memphis International Airport Center sold back to the lender for $14.3 million Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the Shelby County Courthouse steps following a foreclosure.

CSMC 2007-C1 Air Center LLC bought the nine-building, 1.1 million-square-foot industrial portfolio from substitute trustee Harris P. Quinn, shareholder with Prochaska Thompson Quinn & Ferraro P.C. The lender was the only bidder at the sale.

27. Lender Buys MIAC for $14.3M -

Memphis International Airport Center sold back to the lender for $14.3 million Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the Shelby County Courthouse steps following a foreclosure.

CSMC 2007-C1 Air Center LLC bought the nine-building, 1.1 million-square-foot industrial portfolio from substitute trustee Harris P. Quinn, shareholder with Prochaska Thompson Quinn & Ferraro P.C. The lender was the only bidder at the sale.

28. Case Management Buys Airport-Area Office Building -

3171 Directors Row Memphis, TN 38116

Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: Sept. 28, 2012

29. Commercial Advisors Capital Markets to Zero In on ‘Untapped Segment’ -

Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors Asset Services LLC has launched a Capital Markets Group, a new service line to complement the firm’s tenant representation and third-party leasing and management businesses.

30. Lease Brings New Breed Footprint to 3 Million Feet -

New Breed Inc. is enhancing its Memphis operations with a new distribution warehouse lease in the Southeast industrial submarket.

31. Merchandiser Five Below Signs Lease in Olive Branch -

A growing Philadelphia-based value retailer has inked a substantial industrial lease deal in Olive Branch.

Five Below Inc. has leased 605,427 square feet in Hacks Cross Logistics Center Building 1, 9105 Hacks Cross Road.

32. Broadway Pizza Buys Building for East Memphis Expansion -

627 S. Mendenhall Road Memphis, TN 38117

Sale Amount: $365,000

Sale Date: Sept. 13, 2012

33. Lease Takes Appling Farms to Capacity -

A distributorship of Pella Corp. has inked 11,300 square feet in Appling Farms Corporate Park, 6972 Appling Farms Parkway.

34. LeMoyne-Owen to Begin Work on $13.5 Million Residence Hall -

869 Saxon Ave.
Memphis, TN 38126

Permit Cost: $9 million

Permit Date: Applied September 2012

35. Invacare Inks Lease in SE Memphis -

Invacare Continuing Care Inc. has inked a 3,500-square-foot lease at 4187 Senator St. in Southeast Memphis.

36. Dot-Com Moves Distribution To Memphis -

Wilsonville, Ore.-based LinenTablecloth.com has entered the Memphis industrial market, leasing 82,500 square feet at 3046 Datsun Drive for its new distribution center.

37. Colliers Trio Nearly Triples Retail Portfolio -

In the past 12 months, Colliers International Memphis’ retail team of Andrew Phillips, Ed Thomas and Laura Frazier has grown its retail portfolio from about 300,000 square feet to nearly 850,000 square feet.

38. Hillwood Buys Pilot Drive Warehouse -

Hillwood Investment Properties has purchased the 605,000-square-foot warehouse at 4221 Pilot Drive in Southeast Memphis for $7.5 million from Addison, Texas-based MM Industrial Memphis LLC.

39. Canadian Company Adds To Memphis Portfolio -

A Canadian real estate investment group has purchased a 157,000-square-foot industrial warehouse in South Memphis for $1.5 million, marking the firm’s second Memphis acquisition in 18 months.

Montreal-based Olymbec USA LLC bought the Class C facility at 3615 Lamar Ave. from FUCMS 2001-C2 Lamar Industrial LLC, an entity affiliated with Miami-based loan servicer LNR Partners LLC.

40. Canadian Firm Acquires South Memphis Warehouse for $1.5M -

A Canadian real estate investment group has purchased a 157,000-square-foot industrial warehouse in South Memphis for $1.5 million, marking the firm’s second Memphis acquisition in 18 months.

41. Aren Buys SE Memphis Warehouse For $1.3M -

Trane U.S. Inc. has sold its parts distribution center in Southeast Memphis for $1.3 million.

Aren Investments LLC of Memphis acquired the 99,375-square-foot distribution warehouse at 4250 Concord Road. The company, which used a 1450 Massey Road address on the Shelby County Register of Deeds, financed the purchase with an $800,000 loan through BancorpSouth Bank. Igal Elfezouaty signed the trust deed as managing member of Aren.

42. Colliers Duo Has Stellar Start to ’12 -

Colliers International’s industrial team of Andy Cates and Preston Thomas has closed on 34 transactions (sales and leases) to date in 2012. Here’s a rundown of some of the team’s most recent industrial transactions:

43. Office Opportunities -

Memphis’ office real estate landscape is changing, and for three firms, those changes are creating opportunities.

Orlando, Fla.-based Parkway Properties Inc. in March completed the sale of its interest in Renaissance Center – a 190,000-square-foot office building at 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive in the Poplar Avenue corridor – to partner Parkway Properties Office Fund LP.

44. Growing Power -

The outlook is as bright as ever for the local solar industry. Two large solar arrays are opening this week in Memphis and Haywood County, while industry leaders are gathering here this week to tout solar power and its growth in Tennessee in recent years.

45. Mitsubishi Chem Subsidiary Files Permit App for HQ -

2665 Fite Road
Memphis, TN 38127

Permit Cost: $8.2 million

Permit Date: Applied March 2012

46. Former Cleo Site Sells For $2.6M -

A Memphis-based buyer has bought more than 1 million square feet formerly occupied by Cleo Inc. gift-wrapping company in Airport Industrial Park Section A for less than two-thirds of the listing price.

47. Client Satisfaction Key To Linkous’ Success -

Since its grand opening on May 2, 2010, Highland Church of Christ on Houston Levee Road in Cordova has been a special source of inspiration and promise for congregation member Rusty Linkous, owner and director of business development for Linkous Construction Co. Inc.

48. Grinding it Out -

After most recessions, real estate bounces back.

But the Great Recession has been notably different – long, deep and very prolonged.

That’s the message Dr. John Gnuschke, director of the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research and co-director of the Center for Real Estate at the University of Memphis, delivered in December at the Urban Land Institute’s Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.

49. Ewing Signs New Lease In SE Memphis -

Ewing Moving Service Inc. & Storage is relocating its operations in Southeast Memphis for better efficiencies and more office space.

50. Commitment, Teamwork Help Whitaker Realty Thrive -

Though the last four years of the recession-afflicted economy have been a dark cloud of pessimism in the real estate world, Whitaker Realty LLC owner Mark Whitaker has weathered the storm and found success by carefully choosing his clients and providing careful oversight on expenditures.

51. Willow Lake Apartments Fetch $7.8M -

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.

52. Arlington Pet Hospital Files $1.2M Permit For Expansion -

Construction plans for a new stand-alone space for a growing Arlington veterinary clinic are under way near its current shopping center space.

Samuel Garrett Davis, founder of Arlington Pet Hospital PLLC, has filed a $1.2 million building permit application with the city-county Department of Construction Code Enforcement for a 5,200-square-foot facility, complete with hospital boarding and grooming capabilities.

53. Franklin Sports Extends Lease in ProLogis Park -

Franklin Sports Inc. has signed a four-year lease extension for its 300,000-square-foot industrial distribution warehouse in ProLogis Park Stateline, 5510 Getwell Road.

54. Investing in Memphis -

You’d have to have been hiding under a rock for the last several years not to know that real estate values have dropped across the board. Whether it’s residential or any type of commercial real estate, you’ll hear it said over and over that it is a buyer’s market. That may be a reasonably accurate generalization, but when it comes to commercial real estate, “location, location, location” alone hasn’t been sufficient investment criteria for today’s buyers.

55. JLS Enterprises Buys SE Market Warehouse -

A 51,000-square-foot industrial building in the Southeast submarket has traded hands. JLS Enterprises LLC purchased 4021 Delp St. in Airport Industrial Park for $850,000. The warehouse currently houses Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. and is 100 percent occupied.

56. LensRentals.com Moves Into Trinity Ridge -

A local camera- and lens-rental company is expanding into a significant amount of space in the already tight Northeast submarket.

LensRentals.com has signed a 16,800-square-foot lease in Cordova’s Trinity Ridge Business Center, 7730 A Trinity Road, suite 110.

57. MC Ionic Solutions US Begins Work on Fite Rd. Site -

2665 Fite Road
Memphis, TN 38127
Permit Amount: $1.3 million

Permit Date: Applied July 2011

58. Cable Service Provider Signs New Lease -

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.

59. Beutelschies Guides IDB Through Wide Range of Issues -

The rules of economic development are as specific as the terms of any business agreement. That’s because the incentives used to bring new businesses to Memphis and expand existing businesses here are contractual agreements.

60. Ambulance Co. Signs New Lease, Ups Space -

A Nashville-based health care company is expanding its Memphis presence. First Call Ambulance Services LLC has signed a three-year, 13,500-square-foot lease at 5155 Wilfong Road, more than doubling its existing space on Federal Avenue.

61. Memphis Pride Signs Lease At Trinity Ridge -

An up-and-coming Mid-South cheer and tumbling company has signed a new lease to expand its business, a move that will benefit the facility’s students and parents alike.

Memphis Pride is relocating from a 5,000-square-foot space in Cordova Industrial Park to 16,080-square-foot lease at 7740 B Trinity Road, suite 126.

62. Northeast Submarket Bolstered By Trio of Deals -

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.

63. Flintco Wins ABC Safety Award -

Flintco LLC has been honored for having the one of the top building contractor safety programs in the country.

At last week’s Associated Builders and Contractors’ Excellence In Construction Awards Gala, Flintco was awarded the North American Industrial Classification System 236, 2 million-plus man-hour category. This the first year the leading national builder has received the honor.

64. Independent Bank Eyes Space in One Commerce -

A bank logo may soon be returning to One Commerce Square.

Multiple sources confirmed Independent Bank is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to put a bank branch – and possibly additional office space – in the landmark Downtown tower, where for years the top of the building was adorned with the logo for National Bank of Commerce and later SunTrust Banks Inc.

65. Colliers Industrial Team Relies on Power of Three -

In today’s challenging commercial real estate market, one Memphis group is providing three brokers for the price of one.

The industrial team of Andy Cates, Preston Thomas and Mike Driscoll of Colliers International offers a level of service that’s often hard to match by working with a single agent.

66. Electrolux Officials Sign Downtown Office Lease -

Before it builds a new manufacturing plant at Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, Electrolux will set up shop in Memphis with a Downtown office.

The Swedish appliance maker has signed a 14,000-square-foot lease at One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main St., where it will occupy the building’s entire 24th floor.

67. Staples to Build First Memphis Location -

The world’s largest office products company will soon enter the Memphis market.

Framingham, Mass.-based Staples Inc. has signed a 17,945-square-foot lease at Ridgeway Trace, the shopping center at Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240 developed by Houston-based Weingarten Realty Investors.

68. Business Park Slated for Auction Block -

In the past five years, real estate foreclosures have run the gamut from hospitality to retail to multifamily to high-end residential to industrial.

As the commercial market in particular continues to be plagued with record-high vacancies and downward pressure on rental rates, investors are feeling the brunt of the crisis.

69. Family Dollar Signs 2 Leases for Stores -

Family Dollar has signed a 12,000-square-foot lease at 2754 Lamar Ave. Shawn Massey, partner with The Shopping Center Group LLC, represented the tenant. Harold Blockman with Keller Williams Realty Inc. represented the landlord, Chong K and Dul S. Pae.

70. Montreal Investor Pays $7.3M for Memphis Center -

A Canadian real estate investment group has bought a distressed South Memphis industrial park with plans to reabsorb the space and bring it back to life.

Richard Stern, principal with Montreal-based Olymbec purchased the 1.1 million-square-foot Space Center, 3051-3133 Tranquility Drive, for $7.3 million.

71. Canadian Group Buys Distressed South Memphis Industrial Park -

A Canadian real estate investment group has bought a distressed South Memphis industrial park with plans to re-absorb the space and bring it back to life.

Richard Stern, principal with Quebec, Canada-based Olymbec purchased the 1.1 million-square-foot Space Center, 3051-3133 Tranquility Drive, for $7.25 million.

72. Interstate Brands Renews, Expands Lease -

Interstate Brands Corp. has renewed and expanded its lease in the Germantown Park - Kimbrough Building in Cordova, more than doubling its footprint.

73. Pacific Logistics Picks Olive Branch for Hub -

Pacific Logistics Corp. has signed a lease for its first Memphis-area location, which will serve as a regional hub for the company’s growing shoe and retail business.

74. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases -

The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.

Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:

75. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size -

Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.

EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.

76. Business Sense -

Mark Luttrell has a little more than eight weeks under his belt as Shelby County mayor, and he’s spent much of that time on things that shouldn’t come as a surprise.

77. Colliers Sells Property to Union Forklift -

Colliers International recently sold an 18,750-square-foot building in the Perimeter Point Business Park, 2188 Spicer Cove.

78. Circa Slated for Regalia Space -

Circa by John Bragg restaurant plans to open its East Memphis location at Regalia shopping center, Boyle Investment Co. recently announced.

79. $5.3M Permit Application Filed for Soulsville Charter School -

1115 College St.
Memphis, TN 38106
Permit Amount: $5.3 million

Project Cost: $5.3 million for phase one
Permit Date: Applied September 2010
Completion: July 2011
Owner: Soulsville Foundation
Tenant: Soulsville Charter School
Contractor: Looney Ricks Kiss
Architect: Flintco Inc.

80. BWSC’s Goforth’s Prints Seen Throughout Firm’s Work -

Managing the Memphis office of the design firm of Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc., to hear him tell it, is Charles Goforth’s day job.

81. Lumber Company Adds Pair of New Locales -

Lumber Liquidators has signed two new leases with developer Curtis Wegener.

The buildings are flex/industrial warehouses along the interstate, which is what Lumber Liquidators was looking for.

82. Realizing Dreams -

William Adair’s quad-cab, four-wheel-drive pickup truck is splattered with mud. The office where he parks it out back, a converted country home at the corner of Tenn. 196 and U.S. 72, is littered with maps.

83. Six Permits Issued to Airport For Ground Transportation Center -

2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Amounts: $89.5 Million

Project Cost: $121 million
Permit Date: Issued March 2010
Completion: Spring 2012
Owner: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Tenant: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Contractor: The Flintco Cos. Inc.
Architect: Walker Parking Consultants

84. NuVasive Files Permit to Renovate Southeast Memphis Facility -

4670 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $1.6 Million

Project Cost: $1.6 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2010
Completion: TBA
Owner: NuVasive Inc.
Tenant: NuVasive Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.

85. 2010 -

Is it over yet? That may be the most frequently asked question in the New Year. “It” is the worst national economic recession since the Great Depression.

Accurately reading the indicators will not be easy. Some will predict the recession is about to end, just as new indicators point to continuing economic agony for thousands of Memphians.

86. Plough Blvd. Revamp Closer to Fruition -

With $1.6 million in public funding approved by the City Council two months ago, the beautification of Plough Boulevard – the road leading into Memphis International Airport – has reached another milestone.

87. Airport Authority Files Permit For Parking Garage, Rental Car Facility -

2491 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Amount: $135 Million

Project Cost: $150 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2009
Completion: TBA
Owner: Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority
Tenant: Memphis International Airport
Contractor: TBA
Architect: Walker Parking Consultants

88. FedEx Company Anticipates Recovery With Expansion -

At a time when many companies are putting the brakes on large-scale projects, FedEx Global Supply Chain Services Inc. is undertaking a $1 million expansion and renovation of its warehouse at 5025 Tuggle Road in Oakhaven/Parkway Village, a facility it will fully occupy once the work is complete.

89. Former FedEx HQ Recast as Aerotropolis -

The building that served as FedEx Corp.’s initial corporate headquarters is at the center of a rebranding campaign designed to tap into the city’s growing aerotropolis concept.

90. Chicago Firm Buys Another Memphis Warehouse -

4219 Air Trans Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $8.4 Million

Sale Date: Nov. 5, 2008
Buyer: Memphis Air Trans LP
Seller: TC Air-T Industrial LLC
Loan Amount: $6.7 million
Loan Date: Nov. 5, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Union Bank of California NA

91. Investors Group to Discuss Economic Development - How does the rest of the country view the Memphis real estate market? Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC, admits it can be a mixed bag, namely because the message Memphians send differs from the one they should be sending.

Jensen, a 30-year real estate veteran, will address that question – and provide a few different views – as guest speaker at the Memphis Investors Group’s monthly meeting Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road.

The biggest problem, Jensen noted, is the city’s leaders don’t spend enough time focused on job creation, the biggest economic impact for a metropolitan area. Without that, companies hesitate to invest here.

“We don’t have enough priority in our community thinking about jobs creation – not just attracting new businesses here but making it an attractive place for existing businesses to expand,” Jensen said. “Is our welcome mat out in the community?”

Moreover, he said the city isn’t as “business friendly” as it once was, a huge detriment to attracting new companies or helping existing companies expand.

“I’m not so sure right now that we are (business friendly) as a community,” he said. “I think that’s one of the biggest problems – our reputation in the country.”

Focus on the positives

But the city’s problems aren’t the messages he wants to convey to attendees at next week’s Memphis Investors Group (MIG) meeting. Instead, Jensen wants to focus on the ABCs of the Memphis economy. For Jensen, it’s important for Memphis business leaders, especially real estate professionals, to focus on the fundamentals of the city’s economy.

That starts with the “A” for aerotropolis, the idea of building an economy around Memphis International Airport, a $22 billion engine.

“It’s really putting a bow around what we really have,” Jensen said. “We’re sitting as one of the major, major, major nodes in the rail intermodal (industry) and with the airport. You put those two things together and there are a lot of communities around this country that would be mighty happy and mighty proud of having that in place.”

Beyond that, Jensen touted the city’s other assets. “B” is for biosciences industry, “C” is for its community assets like Shelby Farms Park and “D” is for its diversity. All those factors are keys to making Memphis more attractive to companies looking to expand their operations here, and the city – its governmental, business and cultural leaders – have to be on track with them for Memphis to thrive.

Jensen said he doesn’t want to sound overly Pollyanna, but he noted that to attract more investment in the city, whether it’s in retail, industrial, office or residential real estate, the city’s good points have to be on display.

“If you’re comfortable with a place,” Jensen said, “then you’ll invest your money there.”

Different parameters

Kevin Peck, owner of the local investment firm Kevron Properties and MIG secretary, is comfortable investing his money in Memphis real estate and sees why the city, with its undervalued property values, has drawn interest from outside capital.

“We’re a little bit better off,” Peck said. “Prices have dropped here somewhat, just not cataclysmically as they have in other areas of the country.”

Peck is looking specifically at the residential side of investing, where everyday people from Memphis and from outside are looking to buy city houses on the cheap with hopes of flipping or renting. But with credit so tight these days, even the real estate investment gig is evolving.

“You can’t flip that house anymore because folks can’t get credit to buy (and sell), but if you’ve got credit to buy and hold, then you’re good to go,” said Peck, noting that a large segment of the population was “wiped away” from getting a mortgage because of the fallout. “On the flip side, that (situation) created renters, so if you’re buying and holding for rent, then some things are OK. We buy and hold and rent, and we’re finding that we’re doing OK. You can invest in real estate here and make it have good cash flow.”

Ultimately, Peck said, that’s why city homes will continue to be bought even during this economic and real estate slump.

“You can still buy a property for a good price, and if you’re smart about it, you can make it cash flow and make some money,” he said. “I think that’s why Memphis is attractive to folks.”

In addition to Jensen’s talk, the MIG monthly meeting begins with an “early bird” session at 6 p.m. This month’s topics include “Networking 101," "Getting Started Right in Real Estate" and "Investing in Your Self-Directed IRA.”

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92. Playhouse on the Square To Build New Theater -

60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $8.3 million

Project Cost: $12 million
Project Date: Aug. 12, 2008
Completion: Fall 2009
Owner: Playhouse on the Square
Tenant: Playhouse on the Square
Architect: Morris Architects Planners Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC

93. Memphis International Airport To Install Backup Generator -

3977 Airways Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38116
Permit Amount: $2 million

Project Cost: $2 million

Permit Date: April 2, 2008

94. Big-Picture Economics Topic Of Property Summit -

A host of experts will discuss the bigger picture of the U.S. and global economies as well as local real estate matters at this week's Commercial Property Forecast summit, hosted by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council.

95. Net Magan, Others Sued for Breach of Contract -

The parties involved in a $78 million real estate portfolio sale from 2005 now are going to court over what one group calls a breach of contract.

Distriplex Investors LLC has filed a $3.5 million breach of contract complaint in Shelby County Chancery Court against Net Magan Land GP One LLC, Net Magan Land Mezz LLC and Joseph Mizrachi, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.

96. Archived Article -

5015 Citation Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Sale Amount: $19.3 million

Sale Date: June 27, 2007

Buyer: Distribution I TL Owner LLC

97. Sitting Pretty -

For anyone who can't see how important FedEx is to Memphis' economy, Wyatt Aiken, senior vice president of Commercial Advisors LLC, paints the following picture:

"If Memphis wasn't a great distribution hub, FedEx wouldn't be here," he said, "and if FedEx wasn't here, we'd be Little Rock."

98. Archived Article -

18 buildings near
Memphis International Airport
Sale Amount: $42 million

Sale Date: April 9, 2007
Buyer: Inland American TN Distribution LLC
Sellers: ProLogis-North Carolina LP (14 properties); Dorothy Vea Polk, Lewie R. Polk III, Patricia Polk Boyd, Peggy Polk Kent and Janice Polk Thompson (four properties)

99. Airport-Area Industrial SitesPart of $56.6 Million Deal -      Eighteen distribution buildings near Memphis International Airport have sold for more than $42 million as part of a 20-site, $56.6 million portfolio buyout.
     Oak Brook, Ill.-based Inland

100. Archived Article -

26 buildings in
Nonconnah Corporate Park
Sale Amounts: $30.6 million; $8.3 million

Sale Date: Feb. 22, 2007