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Contractor wins Firestone award

E. Cornell Malone Corp. has been named one of the winners of Firestone Building Products’ 2017 Gold Master Contractor award. The Jackson firm is in the top 2 percent of Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors. This is the 30th year for the program that honors Firestone Building Products licensed roofing firms in the U.S., Canada and Mexico ...

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IRR merger expands market expertise across Mid-South

Integra Realty Resources of Jackson and Gulfport, and Integra Realty Resources of Memphis have recently merged and made staffing changes. IRR offices in Jackson, Gulfport and Memphis are commercial real estate consultation services. The team now includes seven MAI-designated appraisal professionals, a mark of excellence in the field, and eight additional appraisal analysts on staff, along with experienced administrative support ...

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Dylan Whitt joins Crye-Leike in Tupelo

Dylan Whitt of Tupelo has become affiliated with Crye-­Leike’s Tupelo branch office. Whitt works with buyers and sellers in Lee, Itawamba and Prentiss counties. He specializes in residential real estate. Prior to joining Crye-Leike, Whitt served in the armed forces. He recently served in the Mississippi Army National Guard, including a deployment to Iraq in 2009 with the 155th Combat ...

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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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