Editorial Results (free)
1. MAAR Elects New Board Members
- Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors recently elected several new members to the organization’s board of directors.
Felix Bishop of Crye-Leike Realtors Inc., Deborah Williams of 4 Success Realty LLC, Lauren Harkins-Wiuff of Crye-Leike, David Tester of Marx-Bensdorf Realtors, John Mercer of Highwoods Properties and Albert Lee of Century 21 Maselle & Associates were selected to be 2015-2016 board members.
2. Stepherson Named Chair-Elect of Grocers Association
- Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Randy Stepherson has been named 2014-2015 chairman-elect of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association board of directors. Stepherson is president of Stepherson Inc., the family- and employee-owned parent company of Superlo Foods, which has five Memphis-area locations, and Stepherson’s.
3. Less-Frenzied House Hunting in Williamson County
- Saturday, August 16, 2014
This past week, Realtor Stephanie Tipton Soper had two out-of-town families relocating to Nashville. Both were in search of homes in Williamson County.
Disclosure being the better part of valor, Stephanie is my real estate partner at Christianson, Patterson, Courtney and Associates. With my wife Beth and our twins vacationing in London, Stephanie was the only real estate agent from whom I can draw immediate, deadline-ready data and information, so here she is.
4. Commission to Complete Schools Budget
- Monday, June 17, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners should wrap up their action Monday, June 17, on the first budget for the consolidated school system with a final vote on the school system budget.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
5. Building Relationships Key to Barden’s Success
- Saturday, May 25, 2013
For Will Barden of Colliers International, cultivating his network of relationships is vital to his success over the past 16 years in the Memphis office real estate market.
6. Breaking the Mold
- Saturday, February 23, 2013
When Rosemarie Fair was named Broker of the Year in investment sales at last year’s Pinnacle Awards, she became the first woman ever to do so.
Before Fair founded One Source Commercial Inc. in 1993, she worked with Carlisle Corp. in the early 1980s on Beale Street Landing Downtown. She remembers often what her mentor Gene Carlisle taught her – “Somebody will take care of the big stuff, it’s the nickels and dimes that make the difference.”
7. BenchMark to Relocate, Restructure
- Friday, January 25, 2013
BenchMark at Southwind Realtors LLC will soon relocate its Southeast Memphis office, add agents, integrate technology into its business practices and go paperless in one fell swoop.
8. Shelby County Home Sales Up 19 Percent in 2012
- Monday, January 14, 2013
Shelby County had the most home sales recorded in 2012 since 2008 when the housing market started drastically declining.
There were 14,946 home sales last year, up 19 percent from 12,600 unit sales during 2011, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. And industry professionals say the outlook for 2013 is continued modest improvement.
9. Sekisui, Circa to Relocate Spaces
- Thursday, January 10, 2013
Two East Memphis restaurants soon will have new addresses.
Sekisui is moving from its original location in the Shops of Humphreys Center, 50 Humphreys Blvd., into Circa by John Bragg’s space in Regalia Shopping Center at 6150 Poplar Ave., suite 122. Circa plans to relocate west to Chickasaw Crossing, 2855 Poplar, in the space where Ronnie Grisanti’s restaurant operated for years.
10. Bioventus Inks Deal for 40,000 Square Feet
- Thursday, November 22, 2012
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.
11. LGSTX Services Expands Local Warehouse
- Friday, October 19, 2012
LGSTX Services Inc. is relocating and expanding its Memphis warehouse operations. The Wilmington, Ohio-based firm, which specializes in aviation support and facility services, has leased 184,680 square feet across two facilities in the Southwide Distribution area at 363 Burma Road and 410 Burma Road.
12. Midtown Utopia
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Of Memphis’ tales of humble beginnings, of which there are many, the fluctuating renaissance of the Cooper-Young neighborhood is certainly compelling throughout.
The area has cycled from its 19th century roots to 1970s crime and neglect to its present-day status as one of the largest historic districts in the Southeast, a magnet of all ages and walks of life. All thanks to individuals and organizations that wouldn’t settle for sub-par quality in their tiny town within the bustling Bluff City.
13. MAAR Elects Board Members
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Members of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors elected six individuals to the 2013-2014 board of directors at its annual meeting and election Sept. 6.
They are: 2013 director/2014 vice president Patty Rainey of Crye-Leike Inc. Realtors; 2013-2014 directors Cassandra Bell-Warren of 4 Success Realty LLC, Allen Green of John Green & Co. Realtors, Joe Steffner of Grubb & Ellis/Memphis, and Hank Hogue of Crye-Leike; and 2013-2014 associate director Jason Gaia of Prudential Collins-Maury Inc.
14. Hayes Survives, Thrives Even in Housing Slump
- Monday, March 19, 2012
As a child, Michelle Hayes dreamed of owning her own hotel. Instead of going toe to toe with Hilton and Marriott, however, the Whitehaven native and LeMoyne-Owen College graduate instead entered into the world of real estate in 1998.
15. Miconi Finds Success During First Year
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Start-up firm Miconi Project Management has completed several projects in the Memphis area in recent months, and has more in the pipeline.
Warren Miconi founded the firm on April 1. It provides real estate project management and consulting services to clients with operations in Mississippi and the Mid-South.
16. Commitment, Teamwork Help Whitaker Realty Thrive
- Monday, November 28, 2011
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.
17. Singer Named Director of Women’s Business Council
- Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Mary Singer, president of Commercial Realty Group, has been appointed regional director/Memphis for the Women’s Business Enterprise Council South and will serve on the board of directors for WBEC South.
18. John Green & Co. Finds Success In Community Involvement
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Scattered throughout various front yards in the Collierville area are small green signs that read “John Green & Co. Realtors, On the Historic Town Square.”
19. Open Houses Create Leads, Networking Opportunities
- Monday, July 04, 2011
The return on investment of open houses has long been a debated topic among residential real estate agents.
Some seasoned professionals with a large referral base and repeat clientele opt out, while others are avid believers.
20. Ridgeway Trace’s Success Fills ‘Huge Void’
- Monday, May 16, 2011
A dramatic change to the retail landscape in East Memphis began in February of 2005 with one phone call.
Danny Buring, managing partner of The Shopping Center Group, made that call to the owner of the Ridgeway Trace Apartments, located on the southeast corner of Poplar Avenue and Interstate 240.
21. Keller Williams Agent Receives Lifetime Honor
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Karen Stephens of Keller Williams Memphis Central has recently been named a cultural ambassador by Keller Williams Realty.
22. Changes On Tap For 2011 Pinnacle Awards
- Tuesday, March 15, 2011
After a decade of awarding excellence in the commercial real estate industry, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors’ Commercial Council Pinnacle Awards will celebrate its 10th anniversary by recognizing the industry’s top producers and offering a few surprises as well.
23. Crump Commercial Sets Sights on Continued Success
- Monday, March 07, 2011
To many Memphians, the name Crump is a familiar one.
The legacy of former Memphis mayor E.H. “Boss” Crump is felt across the political landscape and can be seen in everything from a boulevard to a football stadium
24. Business Park Slated for Auction Block
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
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.
25. CRE Market’s Transition Fitting Parable for City
- Monday, February 07, 2011
A city’s commercial real estate market tends to mirror the local economy.
CRE, as the market is often abbreviated, can serve as barometer of sorts for an area’s business climate and also play a critical role in enhancing its economic development efforts.
26. Interstate Brands Renews, Expands Lease
- Friday, January 14, 2011
Interstate Brands Corp. has renewed and expanded its lease in the Germantown Park - Kimbrough Building in Cordova, more than doubling its footprint.
27. Skyline Grows Local Footprint on Vantech Dr.
- Friday, December 10, 2010
Skyline Exhibits MidSouth is expanding its presence at East Pointe Business Center.
The St. Paul, Minn.-based tradeshow exhibits company renewed its 9,958-square-foot lease at 3895 Vantech Drive, Suite 9, and expanded into an additional 3,524 square feet. The additional space will enable Skyline to assemble and store exhibits for clients.
28. Shadows of Doubt
- Monday, November 29, 2010
As the housing market continues to improve, a significant backlog of foreclosed and distressed properties that have not been put on the market could bring the recovery to a screeching halt.
Many lenders across the nation – mostly banks – are struggling to keep up with the overwhelming number of borrowers who have stopped making their mortgage payments. And with the fledgling recovery in housing still weak, banks, institutional investors and even some homeowners who want to sell their homes are waiting until the market shows marked improvement.
29. Oseman Takes Good Care of Clients’ Insurance Needs
- Monday, October 25, 2010
As the Oseman Insurance Agency celebrates its 25th anniversary, its president Stephen Oseman has a lot to celebrate.
Started in 1985, the agency has evolved into one of the region’s premier agencies, with 16 employees and $40 million in premium value today. During that time, the agency has written almost a billion dollars worth of insurance (premium value).
30. Realizing Dreams
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
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.
31. Speak Creative Gives Realty Companies Online Edge
- Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Several years ago, when Speak Creative founder Jacob Savage was working on web design for the local office of a real estate firm, he realized how much industry practitioners rely on technology for success.
32. Homebuyers Rush to Take Advantage of Tax Credits
- Friday, April 30, 2010
Real estate agents are working seven days a week, builders are staying open late and homebuyers are scrambling to get their offers in as they rush to take advantage of tax credits that expire at midnight Friday.
33. Moore Ascends To MAAR Presidency
- Tuesday, January 05, 2010
When Glenn Moore was growing up in the Longview Heights community of South Memphis, he and his dad would spend Sunday afternoons driving around the city checking out new housing developments.
34. Aiken’s Love of Profession Radiates in Commercial Realty Work
- Friday, December 18, 2009
Wyatt Aiken launched his commercial real estate career in 1983, the same year he graduated from Tulane University with an MBA. As the New Orleans native first looked for jobs, he interviewed in a handful of Southeastern U.S. cities, but never considered Memphis.
35. Spring Hill GM Plant is Idled
- Wednesday, November 25, 2009
SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP) - At its peak, about 7,800 people clocked in daily for work at the Saturn plant.
"Now we're down to 630 people," said Darren Tonoli, a General Motors employee of nearly three decades.
36. Roberts Mixes Real Estate, Tigers Passions
- Friday, October 16, 2009
More than likely, Chuck Roberts’ name is familiar to anyone who has seen a “for sale” sign outside a DeSoto County commercial property. Without a doubt, his voice is familiar to anyone who has attended a Memphis Tigers basketball or football game.
37. Riviana Continues Work On Rice Processing/Distribution Plant
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
2371 Prospect St.
Memphis, TN 38106
Permit Amount: $3.5 Million
Project Cost: $67 million
Permit Date: Applied June 2009
Owner: Riviana Foods Inc.
Tenant: Riviana Foods Inc.
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
38. Service Employs Caretakers To Help Houses Sell
- Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Homes in Memphis are averaging 115.6 days on the market, a number that has risen during the past couple of years as residential real estate has suffered a continuing slump.
Knowing this, Jeff Ross has brought a concept to town he hopes will shrink that figure considerably and help home sellers navigate these difficult times.
39. Neuvo Salon Files Permit For New East Memphis Location
- Tuesday, May 12, 2009
5158 Wheelis Drive
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Amount: $712,367
Project Cost: $712,367
Permit Date: Applied May 2009
Completion: March 2010
Owner: Neuvo Salon
Tenant: Neuvo Salon
Contractor: Construction Solutions LLC
Architect: Thoda and Associates PLLC
40. Hubbard Brings Political Action to Real Estate
- Friday, April 24, 2009
Regina Hubbard never considered herself a political person, but a couple of instances changed her outlook on the effect politics can have on real estate, in which she has practiced for 13 years.
41. Fentress Joins Harris Shelton
- Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Susan Fentress has joined the Downtown offices of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh PLLC. Fentress concentrates her practice in the areas of intellectual property and biosciences.
42. MAAR Forms Group For Young Brokers
- Friday, October 03, 2008
Commercial real estate can be a tough profession at any age, but it’s especially difficult for a young agent breaking into the industry to find his or her footing alongside the established practitioners.
43. Burke’s Books Building Reopens As Auto Shop
- Thursday, September 25, 2008
A new chapter began this week in the home of the former Burkes’ Book Store at 1719 Poplar Ave. in Midtown. After months of extensive renovations and additions to the 84-year-old structure, it has reopened as Steve’s Tire & Auto Service Center.
44. LaPaloma Treatment Center To Start Building $4 Million Wing
- Tuesday, July 15, 2008
1248 Lapaloma St.
Memphis, TN 38114
Permit Amount: $4 Million
Project Cost: $4 million
Permit Date: Applied July 2008
Completion: End of year
Owner: LaPaloma Treatment Center
Tenant: LaPaloma Treatment Center
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss
Contractor: Grinder, Tabor & Grinder Inc.
Details: LaPaloma Treatment Center is preparing to break ground on a new wing for its 10-acre campus on Lapaloma Street, south of Lamar Avenue near Foster Avenue in the Defense Depot area.
45. Sister-Owned Welch Builders Thrives Despite Tough Market
- Monday, July 07, 2008
Dawn Kinard and Danya Welch, sisters and co-owners of Germantown-based Welch Builders LLC, have managed to not just stay afloat, but do well in a tough real estate market by adapting to the needs of the market.
46. Rasberry CRE Retools Real Estate Vision
- Monday, January 28, 2008
Commercial real estate firm Lewis & Rasberry Realty has reconfigured and rebranded its business by morphing into a new entity called, simply, Rasberry CRE (Commercial Real Estate) for founding partner James Rasberry.
47. Southaven Destination
- Monday, December 24, 2007
Sam Mitchell probably would be the first person to say commercial success in DeSoto County isn't limited to Goodman Road. The business lineup at Town Square at Snowden Grove in Southaven proves it.
48. Elvis Managers Plan Big-Time Overhaul for Graceland
- Wednesday, August 01, 2007
MEMPHIS (AP) - The thousands of Elvis Presley fans descending on Memphis for the 30th anniversary of his death Aug. 16 won't see much sign of it, but plans are moving along for big-time changes at Graceland.
49. Atlanta Owner Has High Hopes For Hickory Hill Office Complex
- Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sometimes the most important factor in real estate isn't location, location, location. Sometimes it's ownership, ownership, ownership.
That could prove true for the EastPointe Business Center at 3915 S. Mendenhall Drive just south of Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.
50. Crye-Leike Co-Founder Discusses Latest National Honor
- Friday, January 26, 2007
Harold Crye's surname is familiar to anyone who knows what a "For Sale" sign looks like - red and white Crye-Leike signs have dotted the Memphis landscape for the past 30 years.
Crye, along with partner Dick Leike, founded Crye-Leike Realtors in 1977.
51. 'Catching the Wave'
- Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Like many Memphians, Kevin Warr is very familiar with all the residential development going on in Downtown Memphis. And also like many small-business owners, he decided in 2006 to open his business there to take advantage of all the growth.
52. Remember the Main
- Tuesday, January 02, 2007
In the midst of guiding the development partnership he helped assemble to create what could become the largest African-American-led project ever in Downtown Memphis, Darrell Cobbins heard from an old friend recently.
53. Pricey Merchandise
- Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Earlier this year, the Gary Myers Co. sold a 17,000-square-foot office warehouse at 3121 Bartlett Corporate Center Drive to an investment group for $1.5 million. The multi-tenant building, purchased by BCH Investments, is a short drive from Interstate 40 and counts big users like Brother International Corp. as neighbors.
54. Niche Marketing Works For Real Estate Operations Too
- Tuesday, June 06, 2006
In any business, it's often a good idea to find a particular niche in which you can excel. That's also true in real estate, with some local companies taking a focused approach in growing their businesses.
55. Madison Avenue Building Turns Inside Out
- Friday, March 03, 2006
The developers of the Goodwyn Condominiums at 127 Madison Ave. are looking to blend a historic building with high-tech amenities.
The 18-story, 68,000-square-foot building is being redeveloped by Henry Grosvenor and J. Hollingsworth of Capital Development LLC for $9 million.
56. Flying Saucer Set to Open in Cordova
- Tuesday, December 06, 2005
With an active group of civic and business leaders firmly in place, a swarm of new shops and businesses along its busiest street and now the arrival of a Downtown Memphis fixture, Cordova appears to be hitting its stride.
57. Lamar Project Aims to Jump-Start Change
- Wednesday, August 17, 2005
The stretch of Lamar Avenue that runs near American Way is very much a neighborhood in transition. With the closing of the Mall of Memphis in December 2003, the area lost a major shopping venue, and in recent years, it has been overrun by crime and blight.
58. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Home Sales Break Records in 2004
MARY K. LEVIE
The Daily News
It has been another record-breaking year for the Memphis home sales market, with sales through November up 14.8 percent from the same period last year, according to the...
59. Archived Article: Lead
- Wednesday, November 03, 2004
Ann King, assett manager with Lurie & Associates
Germantown Retail Center Sees Changes
Following sale, Germantown Collection gets new management
The Daily News
A new third-party management group has taken over management...
60. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 14, 2004
MAAR Commercial Council
Commercial Real Estate Group Sees Quick Growth
The Daily News
It can be a competitive business, but for Memphis commercial real estate professionals, a little competition doesnt stand in the way of wor...
61. Archived Article: Multifam (lead)
- Thursday, June 03, 2004
The Living is Easy Downtown
In Downtown Memphis, the Living is Easy
Myriad housing options bring more residents Downtown
The Daily News
It wasnt all that long ago that when someone asked, Whats available in Downtown livin...
62. Archived Article: Sale (lead)
- Thursday, February 19, 2004
West Tennessee Properties changes ownership
Millington Realty Firm Changes Hands
New owner plans to expand West Tennessee Properties
The Daily News
A few years ago, someone walked into Lita Hiltons West Tennessee Propertie...
63. Archived Article: Houston Lev (lead)
- Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Collierville demographics attracts fitness club
Busy Corner Attracts Health Club, Retail
Nebraska-based fitness center picks Collierville for new club
The Daily News
Construction will start soon on a multi-level shopping c...
64. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 30, 2003
Expo Keeps Realtors on Cutting Edge
The Daily News
Whether theyre in the market to buy or sell a home, most people look to real estate agents for help. But, sometimes agents need a little guidance of their own to help cl...
65. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, May 14, 2001
Calendar of events: June 5 11 Calendar of events: May 14-May 20 May 14 The International Association for Administrative Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-Memphis East. Anne Jones of Dress for Success, Memphis C...
66. Archived Article: Real Focus (2ndmort)
- Tuesday, December 05, 2000
Second Mortgages Bridge the Gap to Home Ownership Second mortgages bridge gap to home ownership By MARY DANDO The Daily News Most people think of a second mortgage as a home equity loan taken out to pay for high priced items, such as a luxury car or...
67. Archived Article: Standout (beck)
- Friday, July 14, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Selling Downtown By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Many people who spend time Downtown may be familiar with the name Tucker Beck. Thats because his name, along with partner Sam Bond, is prominently displayed on Crye-Leike Commer...
68. Archived Article: Whitehaven (lead)
- Tuesday, May 30, 2000
By STACEY WIEDOWER Whitehaven viewed as new development mecca By STACEY WIEDOWER The Daily News As new homes are snapped up in Cordova, Olive Branch, Miss., and other boom areas, questions surface about where new development is going to lead the nex...
69. Archived Article: Bellsouth (bott)
- Wednesday, December 02, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON BellSouth donates building to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis has received an early Christmas gift with a pretty hefty price tag from BellSouth Telecommunica...
70. Archived Article: Standoutst
- Friday, July 24, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON A black belt in determination Martial arts master Patrick Wrenn uses the ancient skill to help himself and others achieve success By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The word quit is not in Patrick Wrenns vocabulary. Although many...
71. Archived Article: Ihop Chg
- Wednesday, December 10, 1997
Wolf Creek Parkway to get IHOP Wolf Creek Parkway to get IHOP Pancake restaurant company expands with three stores in Memphis in past two years By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Construction has started on the third International House of Pancakes...
72. Archived Article: Longleaf Chg
- Wednesday, July 02, 1997
By CAMILLE H Healthy investment market factor in closing funds By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The popularity of mutual funds over the past couple of years has caused some fund managers to pull back on the reigns and close the funds to new inves...
73. Archived Article: Marketplace Chg
- Monday, April 21, 1997
By CAMILLE H Longleaf leads Memphis-based Longleaf Partners funds report positive returns for first quarter By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News One of the top performing mutual funds in the country in 1996 is based right here in Memphis, and it is o...
74. Archived Article: Ihop Chg
- Thursday, August 22, 1996
IHOP builds first pancake IHOP builds first pancake house in Memphis since 80s By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News IHOP Corp. has purchased land at Perkins and Showcase Boulevard and has started construction on Memphis first International House of P...
75. Archived Article: Real Fcs Real Tech
- Tuesday, August 13, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Realtors reel in business on line Technology makes information available to clients, assists Realtor in providing service By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Cellular phones, personal computers, pagers and fax machines were considered hig...