Editorial Results (free)
1. The Metrics Mayor
- Saturday, February 10, 2018
At times in the last two years, political supporters of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland have been worried. They agree with what got him elected, his “brilliant at the basics” philosophy that makes basic services and fundamental play-it-safe financial strategies the priority at City Hall.
2. Piece by Piece: Construction Projects Flourishing Throughout Mid-South
- Saturday, December 9, 2017
With $11 billion spread out among more than 300 active projects in the Memphis area, according to data from brokerage firm Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors, it’s safe to say business in the region is good.
3. Connecting The Pieces
- Saturday, October 7, 2017
The Pinch District – a Downtown mini-neighborhood of only a few blocks sandwiched between the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Uptown, The Pyramid and the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – has been a neglected donut hole of development for years, as investments have poured into other areas of Downtown around it.
4. Crosstown Crossroads
- Saturday, September 30, 2017
For the past 90 years, Crosstown has seen its share of ups and downs. In the beginning, it was a shining beacon for the city’s eastward expansion; at its height, it anchored several vibrant and diverse neighborhoods; and at its lowest, Crosstown became the poster child for once-great inner-city areas of Memphis that had deteriorated.
5. EDGE Approves Trio of Tax Incentives
- Friday, May 19, 2017
The Economic Development Growth Engine board has granted tax incentives for a pair of Presidents Island manufacturing operations and a South Memphis health care company that together will result in the creation of 126 jobs and capital investments topping $140 million.
6. Malco Moving Forward With Downtown Theater
- Thursday, April 6, 2017
45 E. G.E. Patterson Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $5 million
Project Cost: $55 million
Application Date: March 2017
7. $12 Million Permit Filed For Hickman Building
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
240 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $12 million
Project Cost: $16 million
Application Date: February 2016
8. State Of The Suburbs
- Saturday, February 11, 2017
With its central location, unparalleled access to major roads, rails, runways and rivers and low cost-of-living, it’s no surprise that Memphis and the surrounding area is a popular destination for corporate headquarters, national retail brands and major industrial centers.
9. $92M Graceland Hotel Expected to Be a Catalyst for Whitehaven
- Friday, October 28, 2016
The Heartbreak Hotel on Elvis Presley Boulevard was full Wednesday, Oct. 26 – its final night as a hotel.
By the time the $92 million, 450-room Guest House at Graceland resort opened across the boulevard Thursday morning, many of the doors at the Heartbreak Hotel were missing their room numbers – taken as souvenirs by guests who filled the circa-1980s hotel in its final days.
10. Medical District Stakeholders: Neighborhood Full of Potential
- Friday, April 8, 2016
Some 2,500 new employees start jobs each year at employers in the Memphis Medical District, and about 1,300 new students each year start hitting the books at educational institutions there, too.
That’s according to Medical District Collaborative president Tommy Pacello, who says the 2.5-square-mile area between Midtown and Downtown that’s home to eight anchor institutions is full of untapped potential. So much so that his organization, which launched earlier this year, is leading a revitalization of the district that leans heavily on anchors like Regional One Health and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare to help in a buy local, live local and hire local push for the neighborhood.
11. Fertile Ground
- Saturday, April 2, 2016
Residents of the Memphis Medical District have begun filing in to the Premier Palace ballroom on Madison Avenue, along with area stakeholders, planners and other attendees who have business interests in the area.
12. Versant Inks Office Lease at Germantown Park
- Friday, December 4, 2015
Memphis-based Versant Supply Chain is going corporate with a newly signed anchor tenant lease in the Germantown Park office development near Germantown Parkway and Walnut Grove.
The seven-year commitment is a big move for Versant, which has been operating out of built-in office space at its 4105 Mendenhall Road warehouse.
13. Crosstown Crossroads
- Saturday, February 14, 2015
Richard Spore and his colleague at the Memphis office of the Bass Berry & Sims law firm have worked on several ambitious, game-changing projects like the transformation of Overton Square and Bass Pro Shops’ redevelopment of The Pyramid.
14. Editorial: Government Cheese(cake)
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
We are too easy. Say the words “Cheesecake Factory” and we act like we’ve won the lottery.
All of our problems are solved. The historically high poverty rate that has plagued us for generations is about to become a thing of the past.
15. Executive Inn Demolition Long Time Coming
- Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The old Executive Inn hotel on Airways Boulevard where Brooks Road dead ends is the latest problem vacant property to be demolished and touted by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. as another step in his administration’s anti-blight effort.
16. Gestalt Schools Signs Lease in Hickory Hill
- Friday, June 20, 2014
A charter school operator has inked a lease for space on Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.
Gestalt Community Schools has leased 57,000 square feet of space at 5360 Winchester Road inside the Mendenhall Square shopping center.
17. Forest Hill Technology Center Sells for $5.2 Million
- Tuesday, April 29, 2014
3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road
Germantown, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $5.2 million
Sale Date: March 31, 2014
Buyer: 3860 Forest Hills Irene LLC
Seller: BACM 2007-1 Irene Road LLC
Loan Amount: $5.6 million
Loan Date: April 17, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
18. Forest Hill Technology Center Sells for $5.2 Million
- Thursday, April 24, 2014
An affiliate of Nashville-based real estate investment company Anchor Investments LLC has paid $5.2 million for the Forest Hill Technology Center at 3860 Forest Hill-Irene Road in Germantown.
19. Downtown Focus
- Monday, February 11, 2013
With its own tax incentives, a narrowly focused group of development boards, a variety of neighborhood demographics and development clusters that run the gamut from commercial to residential, Downtown Memphis is a veritable petri dish of economic development.
20. Levenger Leases Up EastPark IV
- Friday, December 14, 2012
A Delray Beach, Fla.-based specialty retail company is relocating its Memphis distribution warehouse within the Southeast submarket.
Levenger has inked 96,400 square feet in EastPark Distribution Center IV, 5265 Hickory Hill Road, bringing the 372,800-square-foot building to full occupancy. Levenger also has an operation at 3530 E. Raines Road.
21. Beyond Square One
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Memphis City Council’s approval for spending $16 million to improve Midtown’s Overton Square marked a milestone for neighborhood supporters, grassroots leaders and financial stakeholders – especially Loeb Properties Inc.
22. Small Banks Failing as Larger Firms Regain Health
- Tuesday, November 9, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. banks are failing at the fastest rate in two decades.
No, the financial crisis hasn't returned. Wall Street doesn't need another bailout.
But in communities around the country, 143 banks have collapsed so far this year - more than all of last year. This time, the failed banks are smaller, on average, than in 2008 and 2009. The damage to the industry has thus been milder this time. Still, the wave of closings points to the persistent struggles of many communities and states.
23. Lamar Crossing Slated for Auction Block
- Tuesday, August 3, 2010
More than three years after developers broke ground on Lamar Crossing, the end is finally in sight for the beleaguered apartment complex.
Arvest Bank of Oklahoma, the bank that reclaimed the property when it ran into financial problems, has commissioned Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services to hold an online auction for the 120-unit property.
24. Wright Medical Buys Arlington Bldg. For Distribution Needs
- Tuesday, November 10, 2009
11481 Gulf Stream Ave.
Arlington, TN 38002
Sale Amount: $1.6 Million
Sale Date: Oct. 29, 2009
Buyer: Wright Medical Technology Inc.
Seller: Covington Furniture Manufacturing Co.
Details: Wright Medical Group Inc. has bought a 56,340-square-foot building at 11481 Gulf Stream Ave. near its Arlington campus to increase distribution capacity. Operating in the transaction as Wright Medical Technology Inc., the company paid $1.6 million for the building, which was completed in 1973 and sits on 4.29 acres near the intersection of Tenn. 385 and U.S. 70.
25. Justin's Empire: Timberlake drives business interests where it all began
- Monday, August 10, 2009
Justin Timberlake might be best known for hit records, dance moves and sold-out concerts, but the 28-year-old entertainer extraordinaire is much more than a singer/dancer/performer. The award-winning, chart-topping Timberlake – or, simply, JT – has become an institution, a brand name that transcends his showbiz persona and carries as much cachet as any living celebrity.
26. Local Logistics Industry Embraces Norfolk Southern Expansion
- Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Although Norfolk Southern Corp.’s planned $129 million intermodal yard won’t be built within the city limits but instead in neighboring Rossville, Memphis’ logistics and distribution industries stand to benefit from the railroad’s decision to expand its local presence.
27. Store Murder Makes Small Businesses, Community Wary
- Tuesday, December 2, 2008
People who live and work in the community around LeMoyne-Owen College wonder if the person who killed Abdallah Assaedi last month is still in their midst.
The 42-year-old store clerk at Sam’s Food Market died after being shot during a Nov. 21 robbery. Business owners are taking extra precautions.
28. Local Managers Keep Stake In Longleaf Funds
- Monday, November 3, 2008
“When the seas are roughest, a conservative appraisal is our anchor against fear.”
That’s one line from a letter sent to shareholders last month by the Memphis-based managers of the Longleaf Partners family of mutual funds. Its reference to choppy financial waters is an apt metaphor for the group of funds, three of which have taken a beating during the year-to-date period and at times lag the performance of rival funds and the S&P 500 Index.
29. Official Sale Papers Filed For Ridgeway Trace Target
- Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Sale of land for Target
In Ridgeway Trace
Sale Amount: $14.2 million
Sale Date: Dec. 20, 2007 (signed January 2008)
30. Mo' Mansions
- Monday, September 18, 2006
It's true that a million dollars may not buy what it once did, but in Memphis it still will buy one heck of a home.
Some of that trend is the result of Memphis' and Shelby County's affordably priced housing, said Lew Alvarado, a research associate with the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis.
31. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, June 24, 2005
By Andy Meek
Consultants Respond to Pyramid Recommendations
The Daily News
The real estate consultants at Bartram & Cochran have taken on some tricky projects over the years. The national firm has saved historic hospital bu...
32. Archived Article: Lead
- Tuesday, December 7, 2004
By Andy Meek
Hernando Sees Commercial Growth Spurt
Retail, office development follow population upsurge
The Daily News
Hernando, Miss., is fast shedding its image as a quiet bedroom community.
Several new projects are in ...
33. Archived Article: Tic (lead)
- Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Cherry Road Property Receives New Investor
Cherry Road Property Nabs Final Investors
Success paves way for more tenant-in-common development
The Daily News
In what was termed a final transaction, TIC Properties closed on t...
34. Archived Article: Loeb (lead)
- Wednesday, April 4, 2001
Trinity Commons shopping center changes ownership Trinity Commons changes ownership By SUE PEASE The Daily News Attracted to the tenant mix of Trinity Commons shopping center in Cordova, Loeb Realty purchased the property in a deal worth $14.3 milli...
35. Archived Article: Real Focus (r-up)
- Tuesday, December 26, 2000
Real Estate Focus Year 2000 Roundup Overall, 2000 was a good year for Memphis real estate By MARY DANDO The Daily News What a long, strange year its been. It was a phenomenal year for home sales, according to the Memphis Area Association of Realtors...
36. Archived Article: Real Review Lj
- Tuesday, August 10, 1999
Real Review 8-02-99 By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Trammell Crow Co. broke ground Monday on the first phase of a new office development in southeast Shelby County at Forest Hill Heights. The first phase of the project includes a 75,000-square-foot...