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VOL. 129 | NO. 69 | Wednesday, April 9, 2014


Stephens Joins Maintenance Team at Commercial Advisors

By Kate Simone

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Timothy Stephens has joined Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors as a maintenance mechanic at One Commerce Square. In his new role, Stephens will performing plumbing, painting and general maintenance services.


Hometown: Memphis

Experience: Indmar Marine Engines & Quality Control Consultants

Family: I have a 2-year-old son named Jaiden and a 6-month-old daughter named Allison.

Favorite quote: “You can’t cry over spilled milk.” My grandmother used to tell me this all the time.

Favorite movie: “Forrest Gump”

The sports team(s) you root for: Memphis Tigers – I bleed blue.

What’s playing on your stereo right now? Kevin Gates – he’s an up and coming artist out of New Orleans.

What talent do you wish you had? I’ve always wished I could do a slam dunk in basketball. Unfortunately, I am vertically challenged.

Who has had the greatest influence on you and why? I would have to say my brother. Since his passing, I have realized that he guided me and coached me my entire life. I am seven years younger and have realized as I aged that he was always looking out for my best interest and challenging me to learn from his experience.

What attracted you to Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors? I’ve always liked working with my hands, so as a maintenance mechanic, I am able to learn new skills and put them to use immediately, helping to keep the building running. I appreciate the company values and family-oriented mind set at CW/CA. They provide an environment that supports growth and success.

What are your goals in your new role? I want to learn as much as possible about all aspects and responsibilities involved with keeping a commercial building functioning. I eventually would love to have more responsibility within CW/CA.

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? I consider my beautiful and healthy children to be my greatest accomplishment.

What do you most enjoy about your work? I enjoy that every day is different and I get to work with such a great team of people.

If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? That’s easy. Stay focused and stay in school. It’s too easy to overlook the value of education when you’re young.

Lawson Kilpatrick, Heather Pemberton and Jenna Lea Presley of Dixon Hughes Goodman have passed their certified public accountant exams, and Pemberton has been promoted to senior associate in the tax department. In addition, Christine Phillips has joined the client accounting services department.

Stephen H. Biller of The Biller Law Firm and Timothy R. Johnson of The Johnson Law Group have affiliated their law practices. Each will serve as of counsel role for the other firm, and they will continue to practice in their respective areas of labor and employment law, and civil and commercial litigation, among others.


Doug Dickens has re-established his own development company, DJ&D Enterprises LLC, after leading Boyle Investment Co.’s special residential projects for 10 years. Dickens’ first project will be Hallsworth, an infill community in Collierville.

The Memphis Development Foundation, the nonprofit that operates The Orpheum Theatre, has added three board members: Rick Fogelman, president and CEO, Fogelman Properties; Darold Londo, senior vice president and regional general manager, Caesars Mid-South; and Bill Stegbauer, community volunteer.


Larry J. Tolbert, managing partner of Radian Partners LLC, has joined the board of advisors for Atlanta-based FSC Securities Corp., a broker-dealer network serving independent financial advisers.

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