Commercial real estate looks for a way out of the woods


Published: October 2,2011

Richard Hickson, retired CEO of Trustmark Bank, joins Parkway Properties Senior VP John Barton and Heritage Properties President Wayne Pierce in assessing the future of commercial real estate at a forum organized by the Mississippi Chapter of CCIM.

Somebody had to be elected the optimist in a room full of commercial real estate professionals gathered Sept. 22 for a panel discussion organized by the Mississippi CCIM Chapter.

The job fell to Leland Speed, longtime real estate investor and interim chief of the Mississippi Development Authority.

The task was not made any easier by the news that the Dow fell another 100 points from the time he parked his car and walked into the Lakeland Drive headquarters of the Mississippi Association of Realtors to join…


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