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New center lands Hobby Lobby, Academy Sports

Work has begun on a $21 million shopping center called Crawford Farms in Madison. Hobby Lobby and Academy Sports will be in the first phase of the 38-acre development at the intersection of Highway 463 and Welch Farms Road, east of Interstate 55. Those two stores will make up 120,000 square feet. “Preleasing for the second phase is underway and ...

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Pickering Firm, Inc. has added Metro to its Biloxi office.

Jared Metro recently joined the Pickering Firm as a Construction Inspector in the Biloxi office. Metro has an Associate in Construction Engineering degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and 10 years of experience. Pickering is headquartered in Memphis with offices in Hernando, Flowood, Jackson, Pearl, and Biloxi, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Mississippi Realtors invest in First-Time Homebuyers Savings Account program

By ALEX JACKS For the first-time homebuyer, the real estate market can be a bit overwhelming. There are numerous financial considerations new buyers must contemplate, which in the past have prevented many from buying a first home. In an effort to encourage Mississippians to take the plunge, Gov. Phil Bryant signed the First-time Homebuyer Savings Accounts, a new tax-advantaged savings ...

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Fewer homes for sale favor sellers

By BECKY GILLETTE Nationwide, existing home sales dropped 2.3 percent in April, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). That was pegged to lower availability rather than lack of demand. NAR said the total number of homes for sale has dropped 9 percent in the past year. “Nationally, low inventory is a hot topic,” said David M. Griffith, 2017 ...

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BIG CAT IS ON THE PROWL — Caterpillar rental expansion into Columbus follows up an opening in Tupelo

By NASH NUNNERY Levi Johnson has found nirvana. A small-scale general contractor in rural Lowndes County, Johnson used to turn down more jobs than he could count simply because he lacked the right equipment in his tiny workshop. No more. Last month’s grand opening of The Cat Rental Store at Thompson Machinery in Columbus has instantly transformed the 47-year old ...

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Technology changing Mississippi construction industry at a dizzying pace

By BECKY GILLETTE Technology innovations such as drones, driverless vehicles and 3D printers are radically changing how buildings are constructed these days, and will do so even more in the future. That is both good and bad, depending on your perspective. While technology is making construction safer and, in some cases, better, it is also eliminating jobs. Associated General Contractors ...

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Bradley Partner W. Rodney Clement named to Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2017

W. Rodney Clement, a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office, has been named by Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2017 as among the world’s leading real estate attorneys. Clement concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and secured transactions. Who’s Who nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice ...

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Crye-Leike executive appointed to board of the Realty Alliance

Steve Brown, president of residential sales at Crye-Leike, Inc., has been named to the board of directors of The Realty Alliance, a network of North America’s elite real estate firms serving all major and mid size markets. Crye-Leike is the nation’s fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm, and the largest residential real estate firm in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the ...

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Crye-Leike CEO listed among top 200 leaders in residential real estate

Harold E. Crye, co-founder and CEO of Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, has been named to the 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 list, which lists the 200 most powerful leaders in the residential real estate industry. He was the only Tennessee-based real estate broker in the top 20. The company has offices in Mississippi. Crye-Leike, a full service real estate company, is ...

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Crye-Leike Inc. celebrated top-five national ranking

Crye-Leike, Inc. is now ranked as the fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm in the nation, according to the 2017 REAL Trends 500 ranking based on Crye-Leike’s 2016 sales results. Established in 1977 in Memphis, Crye-Leike began expanding in 1992, and now operates in nine states, including Mississippi, where it has a regional office in Jackson. Crye-Leike’s more than 3,100 ...

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