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Northpark Mall becomes a hall of echoes during pandemic

By JACK WEATHERLY You could play Frisbee golf in the biggest mall in Mississippi. There was virtually no business going on Saturday afternoon in the 958,000-square-foot mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Many of the mall’s 92 tenants were closed due to the corona virus pandemic. Others were open but had few customers. Dillard’s was open but ...

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Crye-Leike names Sissye Gory sales manager of Flowood Office

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services has announced that Sissye Gory has been named sales manager of Crye-Leike’s Flowood branch office. Gory will be responsible for the recruitment, training and management of the office’s sales associates. Gory has more than 25 years of managerial experience, previously overseeing a multi-million dollar business with over 100 employees. While serving as general manager for that ...

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MCA posthumously inducts Mangum into Hall of Fame

Mississippi Concrete Association was honored to have Stacy Mangum accept the Hall of Fame Award, posthumously awarded to her husband Stanley Mangum at its Winter Meeting in Ridgeland. Industry peers in the association voted Mangum, a longtime member of MCA with this prestigious award. Lloyd Stanley Mangum was born on July 8, 1955.  He grew up in Magee, where he ...

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Mississippi Concrete Association elects new president

The Mississippi Concrete Association elected Victor McMillan of B & B Concrete Co., Inc. as the 2020 MCA President on Feb. 11. He was installed as president of MCA during its recent Winter Meeting at Hyatt Place in Ridgeland. Victor is part of the leadership team of B & B Concrete Co., Inc. where he has worked for 5 years. ...

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Rippy joins BankPlus Commercial Real Estate Group

BankPlus recently announced the addition of Tracy Rippy to the Commercial Real Estate Group in Mobile as Senior Vice President & Regional Commercial Real Estate Officer. Tracy Rippy joins BankPlus with over 18 years of banking experience. Tracy’s most recent six years of experience has been as Senior Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager at Trustmark Bank. Prior ...

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BRIAN ESTES — Commercial Real Estate Year-In-Review for 2019

As the New Year (2020) is already underway, I recently had discussions with several commercial real estate professionals about the ups and downs of the commercial real estate market in 2019. Overall, the commercial real estate market did well in 2019; however, it was certainly based on property type and location.  There was a lot of continued interest in commercial ...

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Building concerns prompt street, sidewalk closures in Oxford

Structural concerns have led to some street and sidewalk closures in downtown Oxford, city officials said. Construction issues were discovered during a renovation project at a building on South Lamar Boulevard, creating concerns about safety, The Oxford Eagle reported. The matter has also led to discussion about the building’s future. Chef John Currence is in the midst of a renovation project to ...

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Suburban office space absorption headed for positive range; industrial in expansion mode

By TED CARTER Tenants of metro Jackson’s suburban office market are expected to begin filling up space at a pace that exceeds new vacancies, an outcome the market failed to achieve two of the past three years. Credit a 10-year slowdown in new office construction for increased prospects that net absorption will move into a positive range and stay there ...

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Metro retail real estate on a roll, survey finds

New construction accompanied by 2nd and 3rd chances for older properties   By TED CARTER Metro Jackson’s retail development market is in a recovery year created by vacant space filling up and lease rates staying in place. So concludes a close look at the metro retail market by Integra Realty Resources Inc. and detailed in its annual “Viewpoint” report for ...

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Home builder confidence high, but cost and availability of homes are issues

By BECKY GILLETTE The current mood of home builders in Mississippi and across the country is better now than it has been since the Great Recession, said David Saulters, immediate past president of the Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) and owner of Sigma Companies and RE-MAX Real Estate Partners in Hattiesburg. “It took a long time for the construction ...

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