72. Alliance Helps Businesses Implement Green Practices
- Thursday, July 12, 2012
A public-private partnership called Team Green Zone, spearheaded by the Bartlett Area Chamber, is helping Mid-South businesses implement long-term sustainable practices to protect the environment while helping businesses boost their bottom lines.
73. Hoover Joins Agape As Director of Development
- Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Brian Hoover has joined Agape Child & Family Services as director of development. In his new role, Hoover will be responsible for leading Agape’s development efforts, such as fundraising and special events. He will also oversee the organization’s marketing, public relations and volunteer initiatives.
74. Essex Signs Two Leases For Discount Store Locales
- Friday, May 11, 2012
A Nashville-based discount retailer has entered the Memphis market in full force, inking two leases totaling 77,301 square feet.
Essex Bargain Hunt has leased 35,767 square feet at 590 N. Germantown Parkway and 41,534 square feet at 5124 Summer Ave. Kemp Conrad and Neely Mallory IV of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC represented the tenant in both transactions.
75. Global Connections
- Monday, May 7, 2012
Although the Memphis in May International Festival is widely known for its Beale Street Music Festival and World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the festival’s focus on developing international economic trade and fostering Memphis companies’ global business relationships remains central to its mission.
76. Appraisal Institute Installs Officers
- Thursday, December 22, 2011
The Memphis chapter of the Appraisal Institute held its annual officer installation Dec. 8, during its holiday celebration at the historic Daisy Theatre Downtown. The organization’s 2010 National President Leslie Sellers conducted the ceremony.
77. NAR to Revise Home Sales Data
- Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Businesses nationwide are examining their books for the end of the year, and the nation’s largest trade association has its fair share of adjustments as well.
The National Association of Realtors on Wednesday, Dec. 21, will release the revisions to its existing home sales numbers from the last five years. The new figures have some concerned that the nation’s housing crisis could be far worse than previously gauged.
78. CMOM Names Roberts Marketing, Fundraising Coord.
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Carrie Callaway Roberts has been named marketing and fundraising coordinator at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.
79. CRE Sales Increase 20 Percent In June
- Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Local commercial real estate sales improved in all categories last month, strongly aided by two big-ticket multifamily sales.
Shelby County saw 53 CRE sales in June, a 20 percent increase from 44 sales in June 2010, and a 4 percent boost from 51 in May, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
80. Rental Sites Fill Investment Property Need
- Tuesday, July 12, 2011
There are any number of online resources available for homebuyers, but services for renters are harder to find.
And what about services for landlords of rental properties, particularly homeowners who have turned into rental property investors?
81. Lynnfield Place Apartments Sell for $22.4 Million
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
1400 Lynnfield Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $22.4 million
Sale Date: June 14, 2011
Buyer: Lynnfield Holdings LLC
Seller: Lynnfield Place Tennessee LLC
Details: Lynnfield Place Apartments, on the east side of Lynnfield Road about halfway between Park Avenue to the north and Quince Road to the south, has sold for $22.4 million.
82. Lynnfield Place Apartments Sells for $22.4 Million
- Monday, June 20, 2011
Lynnfield Place Apartments, on the east side of Lynnfield Road about halfway between Park Avenue to the north and Quince Road to the south, has sold for $22.4 million.
Lynnfield Holdings LLC, which shares a Philadelphia address with Resource Real Estate Inc., bought the complex from Los Angeles-based Lynnfield Place Tennessee LLC. The deal closed June 14. No mortgage document was filed at the time of purchase.
83. Companies Embracing Twitter To Spread News
- Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Social media experts have often described Twitter as a cocktail party – join in the many ongoing conversations as you hit up different groups in the room.
The reverse is also true. If one stands in the corner and doesn’t embrace the dialogue, no networking is accomplished, and the attendee loses relevance.
84. Callan Joins Methodist as Perioperative Director
- Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Thomas E. Callan has joined Methodist University Hospital as administrative director of perioperative services.
Hometown: New York City
Education: I earned a master of arts in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. I also received my bachelor of science degree with majors in nursing, biology and psychology from The George Washington University.
Work Experience: More than 39 years of progressive responsible experience in hospital, health system management and managed care from both a provider and a third-party reimbursement perspective. For the past 31 years, I have served as a program director, senior consultant, senior health system administrator and patient care administrator.
Favorite quote: “One is not defined by their abilities, but rather by their choices.”
Last book read: “Stranger in a Strange Land” by Robert A. Heinlein
Favorite music: Blues and jazz
Favorite movie: “The Lion in Winter”
Sports team: New York Yankees
Activities you enjoy outside of work: I enjoy traveling and playing amateur softball.
Who has had the greatest influence on you? The person who has had the greatest influence on me is a former supervisor who taught me that it is all about taking risks in order to succeed.
Why did you pursue a career in health care administration? I chose a career in health care administration because I felt it was the most logical step to provide the maximum effect in health care.
What drew you to Methodist University Hospital? What attracted me to Methodist is the organization’s approach to patient- and family-centered care.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? I consider some of my greatest accomplishments to include managing major managed care contracts that exceeded revenues of $250 million; designing and implementing a specialty care transplant contract inclusive of pre-operative, operative and post-operative care; and performing as the corporate clinical resource for contract negotiations for other specialty care areas including HIV and thoracic surgery.
What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy having the opportunity to mentor other people.
85. CREW Unites Women in Real Estate Deals
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011
In a tough economic climate, it’s imperative for women in the commercial real estate industry to join forces and work to cross deals through the finish line.
That’s the message Carol Slone, a founding member of the Memphis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women, stresses to members and those considering joining the professional networking group.
- Thursday, February 10, 2011
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Participants will review best practices of fundraising and critical issues that must be addressed to be successful in a challenging economic environment. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.
87. Dickson Takes Reins of MAAR
- Thursday, January 20, 2011
Leon Dickson prefers to concentrate on the future of the real estate market rather than dwell on the past.
But one cannot fully understand Dickson’s current tenure as president of the Memphis Area Association of Realtors without tapping into his history.
88. Apartment Optimism
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
Apartment owners and operators in the Memphis market forecast a bright 2011, boosted by a continued weak homebuying landscape and a lack of new multifamily product coming online within the market.
“2010 was certainly an improvement for the multifamily sector – both in operations and in sales – over 2009, and we expect to see more of the same next year,” said Blake Pera, senior vice president of CB Richard Ellis Memphis’ multifamily division. “Most operators experienced comfortable revenue growth throughout the year, and there is some positive momentum in continued stable occupancy and concession burn-off next year with the lack of new supply hitting the market.”
89. 'A New Day'
- Monday, September 20, 2010
Marvell Mitchell has had it with numbers.
“I’ve read the numbers and I hear people talking about the recession but frankly, there’s an opportunity here,” said Mitchell, who owns Mitchell Technology Group LLC with his wife, Ledelle.
90. Arbors Of River Oaks Sells for $16.3 Million
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
An out-of-town company has pulled the trigger on the largest multifamily deal of 2010 with the $16.3 million purchase of the Arbors of River Oaks.
Trade Street Capital LLC of Miami bought the 191-unit Class B complex at 6369 Humphreys Blvd. in River Oaks from The Shoptaw Group of Atlanta.
91. Browder Bets on Market Recovery
- Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Reading the recovery of the commercial real estate market in the last year has been like picking a horse at the races with largely unknown odds, but Mack Browder is putting his money on an old favorite to pull through in the end.
92. Payne-Johnson Joins Arlington’s Baptist Memorial Medical
- Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Dr. Ann Payne-Johnson, a family medicine physician at Baptist Memorial Medical Group, recently began practicing medicine at Baptist Memorial Medical Group Arlington Family Medicine.
Hometown: New Orleans, La.
Education: Residency, University of Tennessee Department of Family Medicine, Jackson, Tenn.; Spartan Health Sciences University School of Medicine; master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Southern Mississippi
Work Experience: Family medicine physician at BMMG, clinician at Saint Francis Hospital, aerobics instructor/fitness instructor (stopped when I was 5 months pregnant with my son)
Family: Married. Five-year-old son, Donovan, in kindergarten at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School; daughter, Ashley, 2.
Last book read: “Llama Llama Mad at Mama”
Music: Disco. Favorite song: “I Will Survive.”
Favorite movie: “Scarface” (“Avatar” is a close second)
Sports team: New Orleans Saints (Who Dat!!!)
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Farmville on Facebook, gadgets, spending time with the kids
Who has had the greatest influence on you? My father, who was a musician and scientist.
Why did you pursue a career in medicine? I have always wanted to practice medicine.
What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Becoming board certified.
What do you most enjoy about your work? The people I work with every day are phenomenal. Baptist is growing to continue to meet the community’s needs for primary care.
93. Philly Company Works to Stabilize Apartment Community
- Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Eight months after Philadelphia-based Resource Real Estate bought the Wyndridge Apartments in Hickory Hill, the company’s property management arm, Resource Residential, has made significant progress on a $3.6 million overhaul of the complex.
94. Despite Slight Uptick, March Numbers Show Struggling Market
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market is doing what it can to hold steady amid a crumbled economy.
March saw 53 CRE sales, a 4 percent increase from 51 sales in March 2009 and 61 percent increase from 33 in February, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
95. Tricky Market
- Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Because loan defaults are a common occurrence in this difficult financial climate, last week’s news that the 306-unit Preserve at Southwind Apartments had been foreclosed could easily be chalked up to a case of “another one bites the dust.”
96. Philadelphia-Based Investor Buys Waterstone Landing Apartments
- Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Memphis multifamily market remains attractive to Resource Real Estate Inc., which has bought its second apartment complex here.
97. Project Greenway
- Monday, March 22, 2010
There’s no doubt 2010 will go down as a watershed year for the Wolf River Greenway, the $28 million, 22-mile nature corridor that traces the Wolf River from Memphis’ eastern border to Downtown.
The team responsible for giving life to the Greenway – the city parks department, the Wolf River Conservancy and the Hyde Family Foundations – has achieved a pair of key milestones, both of which are being celebrated as the jumpstart this project sorely needed.
98. Colvett Named Greenscape President
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Frank Colvett Jr. has been promoted to president of GreenScape Inc.
Colvett previously was executive vice president and corporate treasurer. He has been at GreenScape since 1992 and has served in various capacities including project manager, estimator and vice president of marketing.
99. Sale Could Bring Improvements To Bella Vista
- Friday, January 15, 2010
Like many projects companies launched before the recession hit, the plan for rejuvenating the 432-unit Bella Vista Apartment Homes in Hickory Hill began with such promise.
In March 2007, a newly formed company, Maple Creek Advisors LLC of Dallas, made its first multifamily acquisition with plans to invest $4 million of renovations in the property.
100. Rhea Receives WKNO’s Distinguished Service Award
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Stephen H. Rhea has received the Julian Bondurant Distinguished Service Award from WKNO Public Broadcasting.
Rhea is the WKNO Capital Campaign chair and led the campaign for the digital transition that brought in $16.9 million. The campaign enabled the station to build the Digital Media Center.