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1. Last Word: Fairgrounds Surprises, Aquarium Reprise and Six Open Commission Seats
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017
There are lots of renderings and blueprints floating around this city of ours these days. Land opening up, locations changing, possibilities revealed, new uses for old places and old places giving way to new. So it’s not surprising to see some smaller changes that are nevertheless highly visible. Thus comes word with the new week that Spin City, the corner tenant at Poplar and Highland in Poplar Plaza, will close with the new year and Spaghetti Warehouse, on Huling Downtown, will close later this month in the week before Thanksgiving.
2. City Council Eyes Hotel-Motel Tax to Fund Pre-K
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Memphis City Council members will discuss a still-forming proposal Tuesday, Nov. 7, to fund universal prekindergarten in Memphis public schools by hiking the hotel-motel, or bed tax rate.
The 2:15 p.m. executive session discussion is around a proposal by council member Kemp Conrad that would increase the hotel-motel tax from 3.5 percent to 5 percent, which is the state’s cap on the tourism tax. The estimated $3.5 million that would generate would go toward a $7.9 million loss of funding for pre-K in 2019 when a federal pre-K grant runs out.
3. 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.
4. Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse
- Thursday, July 27, 2017
198 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Memphis, TN 38103
Tenant: Memphis Music Initiative
5. Atlanta Retail Investor Makes $29M Purchase
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
In this week’s Real Estate Recap, an 18-acre shopping center in the heart of Bartlett sells for $28.8 million, Ulta Beauty prepares to build out its space in Poplar Commons, and Dave & Buster’s continues work on its first Memphis location...
6. Memphis Music Initiative to Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse
- Thursday, July 20, 2017
The old firehouse at the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has gone through many incarnations since the 1800s, including stints as a recording studio, nightclub and pop-up beer garden.
7. Memphis Music Initiative to Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The old firehouse at the corner of Linden Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has gone through many incarnations since the 1800s, including stints as a recording studio, nightclub and pop-up beer garden.
8. Workplace Law Firm Signs Downtown Memphis Lease
- Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, an Atlanta-based workplace law firm, has signed a 3,000-square-foot lease in the Peabody Place Office Tower in Downtown Memphis.
9. Whitehaven Unveils New Development Direction
- Friday, June 16, 2017
It’s been 10 months since Rev. Earle Fisher was among the individuals turned away from Graceland’s annual candlelight vigil by Memphis police in a reaction to possible protests at the event.
10. Whitehaven Leaders Unveil New Economic Development Group
- Thursday, June 15, 2017
It’s been 10 months since Rev. Earle Fisher was among those turned away from Graceland’s annual candlelight vigil by Memphis Police in a reaction to possible protests at the vigil commemorating the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.
11. Seay Leading Raleigh UPP In Parental Coaching Efforts
- Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The ACE Awareness Foundation’s fourth Universal Parenting Place recently opened at Christ Community Health Services in Raleigh, with Tara Seay serving as site director/parenting coach. Seay is a licensed professional counselor–mental health service provider.
In her new role at the Raleigh UPP, she’ll provide parents and caregivers with individual therapy and give clinical insight in group therapy programs. In addition, she will develop new programs over time to cater to the needs of the population that we serve in the Raleigh area.
12. Last Word: Gas Tax Conflict, Redbirds Changes and Hidden Office Space
- Tuesday, February 28, 2017
The CEO of Memphis-based AutoZone, Bill Rhodes, among the corporate leaders meeting with President Donald Trump recently to urge him to abandon plans for a border tax. This is the tax on goods imported to the U.S. from other countries that U.S. Rep. David Kustoff says also has some opposition among Republicans in D.C.
13. Increasing Firms Eligible for Contracts Could Propel More Minority Businesses
- Tuesday, October 25, 2016
City Hall’s effort to improve the level of business Memphis does with minority-owned firms has to meet up with the broader local effort to improve the growth of minority businesses in private, business-to-business contracts, says one of the leaders of the 2-year-old renewed push on both fronts.
14. Study Leads to Broader Call for Business Ties
- Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Rodney Strong, CEO of the Atlanta law and public policy firm Griffin and Strong that authored city government’s latest disparity study on minority contracting, didn’t come to talk about the study last week when he spoke to a room of 40 African-American civic and business leaders.
15. Memphis Lags on State Minority Contracts
- Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The state of Tennessee did $400 million in business with minority- and women-owned businesses in 2015. It’s a share local minority business and civic leaders judge as a good number, considering the state spends $2.5 billion in contracts a year.
16. Fenced Out
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
There’s a major problem in Memphis when it comes to minorities: African-Americans make up 63 percent of the population but garner less than 1 percent of total business receipts within Memphis, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.
17. Black-Owned Business Revenue Drops in Memphis
- Friday, January 29, 2016
Bad has turned to worse, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners.
Memphis’ population is majority African-American, but black-owned establishments earn only 0.83 percent of business revenue citywide.
18. Four Beale Street Proposals Feature Different Backgrounds
- Monday, January 18, 2016
Jeff Sanford fielded inquiries from 17 or 18 companies, local and out of town, expressing some level of interest in the contract to manage the Beale Street entertainment district.
19. GE Pares Off Financial Unit and Returns to Industrial Roots
- Monday, April 13, 2015
General Electric is leaving the lending business, a major source of both profit and risk, as it continues to whittle its focus down to an industrial core.
The company said Friday that it will sell most of its GE Capital assets over the next two years, shedding businesses in a sector where it has had a tough time generating acceptable returns. GE also plans to repurchase as much as $50 billion of its own stock.
20. Tanger Outlets Confirms Southaven Involvement
- Friday, January 9, 2015
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. has confirmed what The Daily News first reported in December: It will play a key role in the development of a massive outlet mall in Southaven.
21. Push for Broader Minority Business Participation Grows
- Wednesday, September 3, 2014
A larger share of business for minority- and women-owned local businesses should begin with an inventory that matches existing businesses with existing opportunities.
And three leaders of the recently revived effort to build that share of business say from there the local Memphis economy overall can grow.
22. Tubbs Joins Humane Society as Development and Marketing Director
- Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Nikki Tubbs has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as director of development and marketing, responsible for developing and executing the humane society’s fundraising plan, overseeing special events and securing sponsorships, and supervising supplemental development programs and the development team.
23. City Mulls Plan to Buy Former State Building
- Tuesday, August 5, 2014
It would be cheaper and more efficient for the city of Memphis to lease and then buy the vacant Donnelley J. Hill state office building across Main Street from Memphis City Hall than to continue leasing multiple properties spread across town, consultants and city officials told City Council members Tuesday.
24. Real Estate Veteran Jan Phillips Rejoins Crye-Leike
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jan O’Kelly Phillips has joined Crye-Leike Realtors’ Germantown-Poplar branch office, marking her return to real estate sales.
25. 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.
26. Shankman-Cohn to Lead Interior Design Coalition
- Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Leslie Shankman-Cohn has been elected the 2014 president of the Tennessee Interior Design Coalition, a statewide coalition committed, through legislative and regulatory endeavors, to enhance and protect the right to practice interior design. Shankman-Cohn is a partner in Jill Hertz Interior Design, a division of Eclectic Interiors. She specializes in custom-designed furniture, space planning, furnishings and finishes specifications, universal design, Aging in Style and sustainable design issues.
27. Rock’n Dough Pizza Opening in Jackson
- Friday, September 20, 2013
The little Memphis pizzeria that could will soon be opening a new location in Jackson, Tenn.
The Rock’n Dough Pizza Co., owned by Jeremy and Amanda Denno, is slated to open a new restaurant and microbrewery at the Jackson Walk development in Jackson in October. The Dennos will team up with veteran local brewer Ben Pugh to create signature suds at the 4,100-square-foot restaurant.
28. Daniels Takes on New Role at Greater Memphis Chamber
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
The Greater Memphis Chamber has promoted Amy Daniels to the newly created position of senior vice president, membership and communications. Daniels, who has worked at the chamber for 17 years, will now oversee the membership department while continuing in her prior role, leading the communications and programming department.
29. Masson Named Senior Director at Caissa
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Rick Masson has joined Caissa Public Strategy as senior director. Masson, former chief administrative office for the city of Memphis, was also recently named special master to oversee the city-county schools merger. (For details, see the Monday, March 11, edition of The Daily News.) In his new role at Caissa, Masson will provide consultation and leadership on business development and project management.
30. Creative Space
- Thursday, January 31, 2013
By the time Crosstown Arts occupies space in the 1.5 million-square-foot Sears Crosstown building, it will have completed a solid test run of promoting arts-based community and economic development in Midtown.
31. Atlantic Track Grows Local Operations
- Friday, January 11, 2013
Bloomfield, N.J.-based Atlantic Track & Turnout Co. is expanding its Memphis operations with a 12,900-square-foot pre-engineered metal building addition with a bridge crane at 363 E. Bodley Ave.
32. Rekindling Crosstown
- Monday, November 5, 2012
Video artist Chris Miner says one way to explain the redevelopment of the Sears Crosstown building is likening it to the process of creating art.
“You get into it with a general idea of what you want to do, but then you kind of let it take you wherever you are going to go or wherever the piece wants to go,” he said.
33. Universal Commercial to Host Networking Breakfast
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Universal Commercial Real Estate LLC will host its monthly Regional Minority Business Entrepreneur Power Breakfast Friday, Nov. 2, with the topic, “Launching Memphis Entrepreneurs.”
34. Crosstown Stakeholder Pleased With Development’s Direction
- Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Todd Richardson gave some schemes – albeit changing ones – of the redeveloped Sears Crosstown building in Midtown Friday, Oct. 5, at Universal Commercial Real Estate’s Regional Minority Business Entrepreneur Power Breakfast.
35. Three Local Real Estate Agents Disciplined by State
- Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Three Memphis real estate professionals have been disciplined by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission, according to the Department of Commerce & Insurance April 2012 Disciplinary Action Report.
36. Crye-Leike Inks Car Dealership, Industrial Deals
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Bill Caller with Crye-Leike Commercial has brokered a pair of sales in recent weeks that enable the new users to occupy second-generation space.
Nihal Khwaja with Best Deal Motors purchased the 2-acre former car lot at 5648 Summer Ave. for $150,000.
37. Leadership Academy Announces Graduates
- Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The Leadership Academy has announced its September 2011 Fellows Program graduates.
They are Mary Elizabeth Anthony of Smith & Nephew; Gene Baker of Smith & Nephew; TaKeisha Butler of Smith & Nephew; Brenda Caldwell of Dr. B Empowerment Services; Donnell Cobbins Jr. of Universal Commercial Real Estate LLC; Jonathan Cross II of Jonathan Cross Venture & Holdings Corp.; Reggie F. Davis of Street Ministries; Shenenka Davis of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis; Jeb Fields of Commercial Advisors; Jonathan Flynt of Bryce Corp.; Lori Guy of First Horizon National Corp.; Channa Halmon of Le Bonheur Center for Children and Parents; Ursala Holmes of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC; Shannon Izquierdo of FedEx Corp.; Jared Johnson of Pier 1 Imports; Ken Kimble III of Boy Scouts of America – Chickasaw Council; Joy Lockridge of Spherion Staffing Services; Nathan Martin of the University of Memphis; Shawn McCutcheon of Regions Bank; Katie Midgley of the Urban Child Institute; Tanner Mueller of First Tennessee Bank; Bettina Kurtz Pearson of First Tennessee Bank; Robin Poston of the University of Memphis; Kerra Saine of First Tennessee Bank; Joy Stephens of Joy Factor Consulting; Colby Stough of Youth Villages; Carrie Strehlau of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Marvin Todd of FedEx Corp.; Brittney Rogers of Duncan-Williams Inc.; Lindsey Waugh of Medtronic Inc.; Carsett Webber of Wright Medical Technology; Josh White of MAA (formerly Mid-America Apartment Communities); and McLean Wilson of Kemmons Wilson Cos.
38. Universal Commercial Built On Deep Family Legacy
- Tuesday, September 6, 2011
For some people, the prospect of working with one’s brother, wife and mother on a daily basis would be a less than enticing proposition.
But as far as Darrell Cobbins, the owner, president and CEO of Memphis-based Universal Commercial LLC, is concerned, there’s no other way he’d rather do business.
39. Small Firms Find Footing In Competitive CRE Market
- Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Darrell Cobbins got started in commercial real estate in June 2001, three months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks wreaked havoc on the economy.
40. CRE Sales Up, Outlook Still Dour
- Tuesday, March 29, 2011
February’s mixed bag of commercial real estate sales serve as evidence of the sluggish speculative market, which doesn’t appear to be staging a comeback in the foreseeable future.
Shelby County saw 48 CRE sales last month, a 41 percent increase from 34 sales in February 2010, but also a 16 percent decrease from 57 in January, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
41. Electrolux Officials Sign Downtown Office Lease
- Friday, March 4, 2011
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.
42. ULI Conference to Tackle Emerging Trends
- Tuesday, December 7, 2010
As real estate professionals gather this week to take a look at the latest numbers and trends, they will also get a broader economic view of the recession’s effect on the industry.
They will get a glimpse into the current market Wednesday when the Urban Land Institute (ULI) District Council Memphis holds its annual Real Estate Outlook for the Mid-South.
43. Commercial Real Estate Sales Bleak in October
- Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Commercial real estate’s downward spiral continued in October, with sales falling by a third compared to the same month a year ago.
Just 64 commercial deals occurred in Shelby County last month, a 33.3 percent decline from 96 in October 2007, according to the latest data from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
44. New Binghampton Senior Facility Planned
- Friday, August 8, 2008
Two generations ago, Darrell Cobbins’ grandfather developed one of Memphis’ first black middle-income communities called Lakeview Gardens.
Over the next couple of years, Cobbins, a commercial real estate developer and broker, will bring a 133-unit senior housing facility to Binghampton, and he’ll pay homage to his real estate lineage by calling it Lakeview Estates.
45. June Commercial Sales Down 31 Percent
- Thursday, July 31, 2008
New month, same story for Shelby County’s commercial real estate market.
Following a recent trend, June’s sales total was salvaged by a high-profile, high-dollar multifamily transaction that kept the commercial numbers afloat while other property types foundered.
46. Cobbins TappedTo Fill Spot on MLGW Board
- Thursday, February 7, 2008
Darrell T. Cobbins, co-founder of the local political group New Path, is Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's choice to replace Dr. Phillip Bowden on the Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board. Bowden resigned abruptly f
47. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
48. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.
49. Commercial Real Estate Hangs Tight
- Friday, August 31, 2007
The nation's residential housing market may be sinking, but commercial real estate in Memphis has remained afloat.
The city's office sector received a positive checkup for the second quarter of the year as outlined in "2Q 2007 Memphis Office MarketView Report," released this month by the local office of CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).
50. Opening of Universal Commercial LLC Fulfills Professional Dream for Cobbins
- Friday, July 20, 2007
Two months ago, Darrell Cobbins opened the doors to Universal Commercial LLC, marking the realization of a longtime professional dream.
"It's always been my ultimate goal to have my own real-estate company," said Cobbins, 34.
51. Memphis Businessman TappedFor Study of Black Leaders
- Thursday, July 12, 2007
Memphis businessman Darrell Cobbins has been selected to participate in a national study of black leaders by a group of public policy experts from the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard University's
52. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, July 29, 2002
Calendar of events Jan
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Mississippi Museum of Art, 201 E. Pascagoula St. in Downtown Jackson, Miss., presents Passages photographs by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher along with African objects from ...
53. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, February 19, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Historically significant property remains up for grabs By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News The fate of a historic Downtown property closely aligned with local African-American culture remains uncertain as it heads into its third mon...
54. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001
Walpert adds shopping center Walpert adds shopping center to growing Memphis portfolio St. Louis-based Walpert Properties acquired the 50,445-square-foot French Village Square, its eighth property in Memphis and first acquisition of 2001. Walpert pu...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, March 11, 1998
Gary L Gary L. Osing has joined the Waring Cox law firm as chief operating officer. He formerly was director of administration for the law firm of Hand Arendall LLC in Mobile, Ala. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Springfield ...
56. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, January 27, 1998
Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced its top office sales associates and new sales associates for November and December Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee has announced its top office sales associates and new sales associates for November and Decemb...