VOL. TMN-6 | NO. 24 | Saturday, June 8, 2013
State’s, FBI’s need for space bolstering commercial real estate
These days, it seems like office real estate brokers are fighting tooth and nail to find office space for government tenants.
For the last three years or so the game at City Hall has been to move money around from one pocket to another to try to make projects happen in the toughest economic downturn since the Great Depression.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS ALMANAC
1973: On the front page of The Daily News, the Shelby Farms Development Board voted to back the sale of the 2,000-acre site of the old Shelby County Penal Farm to Rouse Co. of Columbia, Md., and Boyle Investment Co. of Memphis for development of the land as a residential community. The action went to the Shelby County Quarterly Court. The land is now Shelby Farms Park.
First Tennessee Bank has bought a failed bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Now that the old Cozymel’s restaurant has been razed, public documents shed light on what is in store for the Poplar Avenue property.
Children’s Museum debuts fun summer educational opportunities
What do you follow a splash park with at the Children’s Museum of Memphis?
The Daily News has teamed up with one of the largest CPA firms based in the Southeast to launch a new feature that will complement the data-focused snapshots of business activity the newspaper publishes each quarter.
The group that wanted to convert the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village has purchased the home and construction is expected to begin in the next few weeks.
The idea of a city sales tax hike to fund an expansion of pre-kindergarten classrooms in Memphis schools may have been buried this week.
A leading provider of real estate news has opened a new online storefront. Chandler Reports, which is owned by The Daily News Publishing Co., launched the store, store.chandlerreports.com, because of the high demand for detailed reports on local foreclosures, lending, and residential and commercial sales.
U of M Special Collections lauded for helping MLK documentary
Tom Jennings, the director of “MLK: The Assassination Tapes,” and his colleagues heaped praises on the Special Collections staff at the University of Memphis, whose efforts helped the documentary about the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. win the prestigious Peabody Award.
Site selection experts from six nationally known firms got a “red carpet tour” from the Greater Memphis Chamber Wednesday, June 5, in a recruitment effort that included a look at the industrial infrastructure of the Memphis area.
The Memphis City Hall budget drama turned from a budget reset into a political thicket Tuesday, June 4, as Memphis City Council members debated getting involved in the details of changing employee and retiree benefits.
Memphis is losing its status as a passenger hub for Delta Air Lines. Delta executives announced Tuesday, June 4, the Atlanta-based airline will cut service to Memphis International Airport to approximately 60 daily flights starting in September, down from 92.
A new report on manufacturing jobs in the Memphis area shows rapid growth through 2016.
Chisca redevelopment to properly connect Downtown sectors
While enjoying a meal near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Terry Lynch reminisced on the wilting but salvageable Chisca Hotel in Downtown Memphis.
On his first day as the new president and CEO of EmergeMemphis, Carlton Crothers talked about a grand vision of “creating an innovation ecosystem” in Memphis.
The city of Memphis has a contract with the state of Tennessee and the Environmental Protection Agency to perform auto emissions testing through the next fiscal year, according to Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
It wasn’t about line items when the Shelby County Commission approved a county operating budget Monday, June 3, for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Memphis company finds niche in tech startup field
Memphis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem has picked up a steady stream of buzz and success in recent years, attracting new participants, mentors, startups and accelerators.
The state-run Achievement School District has identified nine charter school operators that will run failing Memphis schools in the 2014-2015 school year including, for the first time, two high schools.
Guardian Relocation Inc. is seeking to make a name for itself in the Mid-South by planting its flag in Memphis.
The city of Memphis debt issues that prompted a critical report from the Tennessee comptroller’s office stem from the city’s 2010 decision to refinance the city’s debt and push it further out instead of dealing with it then, says city finance director Brian Collins.
In his earliest days as a surgeon specialized in treating breast cancer, Dr. Stephen Edge was fascinated by disparities in cancer care.
The biggest name at this weekend’s FedEx St. Jude Classic signed autographs as he came off the ninth green at TPC Southwind after his pro-am round and then stopped to chat with reporters.
In a week with too many worthy column topics and too many valid questions deserving answers, let’s spend a few moments with each one.
Catherine “Kitty” Keller is one of the newest members of the team at RedRover Sales & Marketing, and her addition comes at a time of a steady swelling of the ranks, a recent batch of awards and consistent business growth for the firm.
MEMPHIS LAW TALK
Jason Strain, a shareholder with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, grew up with the idea of the legal profession being a “good and interesting job.”
Luke Jensen has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors’ Capital Markets Group. In his new role with the commercial real estate firm, Jensen focuses on investment sales, debt and equity, development, and principal deal sourcing and structuring.
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Part three of three-part series on transformational giving. Do major gifts to nonprofits fall from the sky, or are they more typically the result of deep commitment, relationships and the ability to use the tools and data available to nonprofits? We asked Barbara Pierce, founder of Transformative Giving, about how donor research supports transformational giving.
The posting sent to the members of the cruciverbal community read, “We’re looking for seasoned ... puzzle creators to help us build puzzles for our game, (which) uses a unique crossword-influenced style of word puzzle where the answers are hidden in ... famous quotations. We’re (a small outfit) and ... can’t create puzzles fast enough for the players.”
While the gender divide among men and women continues to narrow in regard to workforce equality, recent research from Nielsen NeuroFocus, reported by TechVibes, uncovers significant differences in the way men and women think and make purchase decisions. In fact, the mere manner in which the two genders process information is fundamentally different.
The creative process of birthing breakthrough innovations can provide a substantial top-line boon but too often suffers a fatal flaw felt in failed product launch after failed product launch.
When is safe unsafe? Ever since the Federal Reserve began its zero interest rate policies, investors have searched for higher yielding assets. This makes sense. If you need income to run your household or make your pension distributions, you must locate investments that provide yield. If Treasury bonds will not, what will?