Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mock Development Pitches Presented to Investors

by Erinn Figg, The Daily News At first glance, the four sharks seemed pretty intimidating. They sat in a row and watched the men in front of them with interest, weighing their options, considering their plans of action. Then one of them cracked a joke and took a long pull out of a bottle of Bud Light and the mood lightened considerably. Although it may sound like the premise for a surreal addition to the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week – “Sharks in a Row Drinking Beer” – this Shark Tank … Read More

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‘Sharks’ take a bite at two proposed Memphis-area developments

by Thomas Bailey, Jr., The Commercial Appeal A Memphis “Shark Tank” of money men bared their good manners instead of their teeth when pitchmen proposed two developments — one glitzy and the other workaday — this week at an event staged by Urban Land Institute Memphis. The most violence occurred when one of the sharks, John Pontius of Worthington Hyde Partners, accidentally dropped his bottled beverage. Yet he and fellow predators — Paul Boyle, president of Boyle Investment Co., Barry G. Smith, senior vice president of commercial lending for Southern … Read More

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