Editorial Results (free)
1. The Pinch District ‘Vision’ Plan Meets Reality
- Thursday, November 24, 2016
A final public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, on the still tentative redevelopment plan for the Pinch District came with a call by some property owners and a Shelby County commissioner for the city to end a moratorium on approving parcel-by-parcel redevelopment plans in the nine-block area.
2. Pinch "Vision" Plan Moves to Funding Reality
- Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A final public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, on the still tentative redevelopment plan for the Pinch came with a call by some property owners and a Shelby County Commissioner for the city to end a moratorium on approving parcel-by-parcel redevelopment plans in the nine-block area. It also included some general ideas about and renderings of Overton Avenue becoming a walkable well-lit and more heavily developed east-west corridor between the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid.
3. Greensward Controversy Shows Complex Mix of Groups
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016
No one from the Memphis Zoo or City Hall showed up for the Greensward box luncheon Saturday, April 9, despite the invitations sent out by Citizens to Preserve Overton Park.
CPOP leaders nevertheless gathered on the other side of the metal parking barrier in place on the Greensward for the second weekend. They dutifully stacked the box lunches and set a vase of flowers on another table near plastic cups and a glass pitcher of water.
4. Teachers Wary of Haslam’s Push For Increased Pay
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
Pushing a budget with more than $100 million for K-12 teacher pay raises, Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee is taking education to new levels by raising standards, linking teacher evaluations to student performance and expanding education options.
5. Pinnacle Awards Honor Commercial Real Estate Standouts
- Monday, April 13, 2015
The local commercial real estate community gathered at the Memphis Botanic Garden Thursday, April 9, for the 14th annual Pinnacle Awards. Every year, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honors its members based on their transactional volume, merit and community activity.
6. New Nonprofit Charts Role in Blight Fight
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The bulldozer went straight for the leasing office of the former Spanish Oaks apartments on Cazassa Road near Memphis International Airport.
Meanwhile another bulldozer across the two-lane road was deep into demolishing a set of buildings in the old Winchester Park apartments.
7. Pahlow Wins Broker of the Year
- Monday, April 07, 2014
After enduring early struggles in his commercial real estate career, Scott Pahlow has reached the top of his industry.
Pahlow, an executive vice president with Newmark Grubb Memphis, was named Commercial Broker of the Year Thursday night at the Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council’s 13th annual Pinnacle Awards gala.
8. Exeter Property Group Acquires Industrial Portfolio
- Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Exeter Property Group has acquired a 4.4 million-square-foot industrial portfolio – including four properties in Memphis – for $132 million.
Exeter recently acquired the properties located in Memphis, Nashville and Columbus, Ohio, from LNR Property LLC, a special servicer appointed to the portfolio upon its transfer from London-based Strategic Realty Advisors Ltd. in June 2013.
9. State Architect Named to Head General Services
- Friday, August 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has named Robert E. Oglesby to become the new commissioner of the state Department of General Services.
Oglesby, who currently serves as state architect, will replace Steve Cates, who is leaving the Cabinet on Aug. 20 to return to private business.
10. Best Honored for Exchange Club Family Center Work
- Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Dr. Jara Best has received Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for Adult Volunteer of the Year for her work with The Exchange Club Family Center. Best, a pediatrician, is a member of the center’s board and has served as a volunteer with the facility’s domestic violence programs for children and women, as well as the First STEPS (Skills to Ensure Parenting Success) program.
11. Cates Named Commercial Broker of Year
- Monday, April 29, 2013
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honored its most productive members of 2012 at the 12th annual Pinnacle Awards gala, held Thursday, April 25, at the Memphis Country Club.
12. School Board Restructure Next for Federal Court
- Wednesday, April 03, 2013
All sides in the federal lawsuit over the schools merger will be getting together soon to talk about the Shelby County Commission’s plan to restructure the countywide school board.
A trio of court filings before and after the Easter weekend set the stage for a decision to come by Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on the commission’s plan to appoint six new school board members to take office Sept. 1.
13. 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.
14. Senior Care Management Solutions Promotes Williams
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Darla Williams has been promoted to health care administrator at Senior Care Management Solutions. In her new role, Williams will play a critical role in overseeing and customizing clients’ daily care plans to fit their specific needs.
15. Election Reform Advisory Board Approved
- Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A new Election Reform Advisory Board approved Monday, Sept. 24, by the Shelby County Commission is to report its recommendations by the end of March to the Shelby County Election Commission.
And the Election Commission is under no obligation to act or even accept the recommendations, although election commissioners Steve Stamson and Norma Lester are also on the committee of 12.
16. Commission Approves Pera Group on Forum Lease
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, Sept. 24, a change in the lease for FedExForum to the new Grizzlies ownership group headed by Robert J. Pera.
But the 9-4 vote came after commissioners criticized Pera’s representatives for not providing basic financial statements about Pera or his ownership group.
17. Pera, Lightman, Rainer V Take Top Pinnacle Awards
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honored the top performers in commercial real estate for 2011 at the 11th annual Pinnacle Awards gala, held Tuesday, April 24, at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis.
18. Occupy Billed $1,045 for Security Before Arrests
- Wednesday, November 30, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – The state Department of General Services billed Occupy Nashville $1,045 to provide two troopers for security the night before they began arresting the protesters and clearing their encampment.
19. Pinnacle Awards Honor City’s Best Brokers
- Monday, April 11, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
20. Pinnacle Awards Honor City's Best Brokers
- Friday, April 08, 2011
As emcee Dan Conaway noted in his opening address Thursday night at the 10th annual Pinnacle Awards, “OK is the new great.”
21. Cabinet Members Disclose Potential Conflicts
- Tuesday, February 22, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two new cabinet officials have investments that could cause conflicts with their duties to the state.
A review of disclosure statements by The Tennessean found Department of General Services head Steve Cates holds stakes in utilities; an equipment leasing firm; and one of the world's largest makers of air conditioners, elevators and fire and security systems.
22. 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.
23. Menlo Deal Tops Noteworthy Leases
- Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Daily News in September launched a new weekly column called “Inked” to spotlight Memphis’ commercial leasing landscape.
Despite tough times, local commercial real estate firms were able to ink plenty of deals in the past four months. Here’s a rundown of some of the most noteworthy commercial leases since Inked’s debut:
24. MERI Names Roberts Human Resources Coordinator
- Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Nancy Roberts has joined the Medical Education & Research Institute (MERI) as human resources coordinator.
Roberts joins MERI after working as vice president of organization development for a large apartment real estate investment trust. In addition, Roberts has more than 15 years of HR experience, including serving in the human resources capacity for a large retail operation and a large marketing firm.
25. Pera to Serve on Advisory Board Of Miller-Becker Institute
- Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Lucian T. Pera, a partner at the Memphis office of Adams and Reese LLP, has been invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the Miller-Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.
The Institute provides programs and activities to enhance ethical awareness among those who practice, adjudicate, teach and study law.
26. Stapleton to Head Global Operations For Primacy Relocation
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Steve Stapleton has been named vice president of global operations for Primacy Relocation, a third-party employee relocation provider based in Memphis. Stapleton will be responsible for leading the company's U.S. Global Operations team and developing procedures for efficient delivery of services. In related news, Primacy Relocation has been recognized by Target Corp. as a 2006 Vendor of the Year. The award recognizes top vendors that demonstrate values embraced by the organization.
27. Commercial Advisors' Jensen Voted Commercial Broker of the Year
- Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Larry Jensen has received the 2005 Pinnacle Award for Commercial Broker of the Year from the Memphis Area Association of Realtors' Commercial Council. Jensen is president and CEO of Commercial Advisors LLC. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate.
28. MAAR Commercial Council Names Board Members
- Wednesday, September 14, 2005
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council elected the following individuals to its board of directors: Bayard Snowden, president-elect; Michael Greenberg, 2005 director/2006 vice president; Andy Cates, two-year director; Kelly Truitt, two-year director; and Jim Rainer, two-year director. Returning board members include Jon Albright, president; Steve Guinn, vice president; Joel Fulmer, immediate past president; Frank Dyer, Irvin Skopp and Russ Westlake, directors; Richard Groff, Memphis Metro CCIM chapter president; John Bartlett, IREM chapter 20 president; Philip Erstine, Realtors Land Institute Tennessee chapter president; and Joe Steffner, SIOR chapter president.
29. Archived Article: Events
- Wednesday, August 18, 2004
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors meets at 11:45 a
The Memphis Area Association of Realtors meets at 11:45 a.m. today at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Steve Masler, chief curator of Wonders exhibit Masters of Flo...
30. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Easley To Replace Georgiu As Brett Easley was appointed acting president of Alldata. Easley was formerly vice president of information and training for AutoZone. Keith Johnson was named senior vice president of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South....
31. Archived Article: Talweg Lj
- Monday, June 09, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Little Rock investors buy first Memphis property By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A Little Rock, Ark.,-based real estate investment group has purchased its first Memphis property, a fully-leased office and distribution facility at the ...
32. Archived Article: S'haven Pwr Cntr Lj
- Wednesday, April 16, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Work begins on DeSoto power center By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Groundwork has begun on the first building sites in a new power shopping center located at the intersection of Goodman Road and Interstate 55 in Southaven. South Lake ...
33. Archived Article: Real Fcs (maar Exp
- Tuesday, April 01, 1997
lj 10/5 cates MAAR: The next generation Local Realtor association prepares for the future with headquarters, computer system upgrade By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Shortly after the turn of the century, the Memphis Area Association of Realtors was...
34. Archived Article: Orchards Of C'ville Lj
- Tuesday, March 04, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Collierville apartments sold for $11 million By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A California corporation has purchased a Collierville apartment complex for $11 million its first property to acquire in the Memphis multifamily market. Lead...
35. Archived Article: Libraries Lj
- Wednesday, February 12, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Public library books a spot on the Internet By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In todays Internet-savvy society, finding practically everything you could ever want about almost anything is as easy as two clicks of a mouses tail any...
36. Archived Article: Libraries Lj.
- Wednesday, February 12, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Public library books a spot on the Internet Feb. 12, 1997 -- In todayís Internet-savvy society, finding practically everything you could ever want about almost anything is as easy as two clicks of a mouseís tail ó&...
37. Archived Article: Quail Hlw Office Lj
- Thursday, February 06, 1997
lj 10/5 cates Construction begins on office condos in Southeast Memphis By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction started Wednesday on a third building in the Quail Hollow Office Planned Development, an office condominium complex designed for sm...
38. Archived Article: Res. Update Lj
- Wednesday, December 04, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Downtown housing market strong, diverse By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Downtown residential development has been strong throughout 1996, with almost 1,000 apartment, condominium and single-family units approved for development or com...
39. Archived Article: Fieldstone Lj
- Friday, October 18, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Apartment complex to be first project in Fieldstone By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Construction is now underway on the first project to be built in the Fieldstone Planned Development, a 220-acre, multi-use subdivision on Hacks Cross ...
40. Archived Article: Fred Mac Lj
- Thursday, August 15, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Freddie Mac to offer 3 percent down payment loans By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (Freddie Mac) will begin offering a new mortgage program this fall to help low- to moderate-income home buyers over...
41. Archived Article: Desoto Resid Update Lj
- Monday, June 24, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Olive Branch continues to set housing records By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Residential development in DeSoto County is progressing at a record-breaking pace in 1996, with Olive Branch in the lead for number of residential permits i...
42. Archived Article: Candidates
- Tuesday, June 11, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Local congressional candidates discover Internet By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News During the election season, politicians traditionally can be found making speeches and shaking hands at myriad civic and social events. However, this ele...
43. Archived Article: Real Fcs (acm Inc
- Tuesday, April 23, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Local casework manufacturer expands, changes name By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In an effort to better reflect its commercial focus and increased manufacturing capacity, Allens Cabinets and Tops has changed its name to Architectural...
44. Archived Article: Pplr Plza (lzr Tg) Lj
- Wednesday, April 17, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Laser tag arena will give Poplar Plaza 90 percent occupancy By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Poplar Plazas newest tenant, which began construction two weeks ago, has pushed the shopping centers occupancy rate to 90 percent, up from 83 ...
45. Archived Article: Standout (charles) Lj
- Friday, April 12, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Designer, surgeon and teacher Memphis eye surgeon covers all the bases in his field By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Dr. Steve Charles must have his own personal genie. His three wishes - "to become a designer, surgeon and teacher...
46. Archived Article: Govt Fcs (vpp) Lj
- Friday, March 22, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Volunteer STAR recognizes excellence in safety, health programs By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Tennessee companies with successful health and safety programs will soon be able to rate a "gold star." The Volunteer STAR progr...
47. Archived Article: 75 Mph Lj
- Tuesday, January 02, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Insurance rates wont accelerate with 75 mph By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News If Tennessees General Assembly approved a 75-mile-an-hour speed limit for the states rural interstate highways, automobile insurance rates wouldnt necessarily...
48. Archived Article: Workers Comp Lj
- Friday, December 08, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Surveillance expert shows how to tag "Red Flags" By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News An expert in the field of video surveillance will explain the latest techniques that insurance companies can use to separate "the needy fr...