Sometimes you need a swift…

Earlier this week, the Greater Knoxville Business Journal published the sixth annual commercial real estate awards issue.

I was fortunate to win the “Deal of the Year” award but didn’t realize that the Business Journal would be posting a link to my blog,, in the article.

Looking back I realized that my last post, 53 questions to ask before hiring a commercial real estate practitioner, was published in March of 2016!

I’m sure that I’m not the first (or the last) person that will start a blog, get busy with other stuff and forget to post.

It’s been six months since I joined the team at Avison Young and it’s awesome. I’ve got great clients, projects and a new team, so it’s time to work the blog back in to the schedule.

I’ll plan on posting about once a month to start and if it goes well, will increase the frequency. If there’s anything you’d like for me to talk about, please let me know.

I’m active on Twitter and LinkedIn so please follow me if you’re interested in what’s going on in Knoxville and commercial real estate.



Why aren’t you getting up early?

Interesting stuff from this week.

Dear Santa, I want a new DJI Phanton 4…Video preview

Apartment-Building Boom Looks Set to Ease – Chris Kirkham – WSJ

New-Arena Sticker Shock – Joe Sullivan – Knoxville Mercury

Happy, Smart, and Useful – Derek Sivers

If you didn’t know… The Knoxville-Knox County Minimum Subdivision Regulations is undergoing a major overhaul. Learn more here and here.

Critical Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Before 8 AM – Dr. Travis Bradberry

This Is How You Identify A-Players (In About 10 Minutes) During An Interview – Mitchell Harper

13 major differences between successful and unsuccessful people – Jacquelyn Smith and Shana Lebowitz

/now, How is your commute going to change?

/now – If you’re interested in what I’m focused on these days check out my new “now” page, I plan on updating every once and a while. NowNowNow is an initiative of Derek Sivers and is pretty cool, learn more about it here:

Transportation is going to be changing quick –  The Commute of the Future? Ford Is Working on It

Laundry detergent, who would have guessed? Amazon Helped Make This One of the Fastest-Growing E-Commerce Categories Last Year

This is hilarious – Peyton Manning Talks to Brother Eli’s Super Bowl Sad Face

Incredible zero gravity video – OK Go – Upside Down & Inside Out

Absolutely correct – Good Property Managers Can Prosper Whatever the Cycle

That’s me on a billboard on Kingston Pike near Harper Audi. That photo was taken a couple hours earlier after early voting. Who says digital billboards aren’t cool?

Three Tools to Help with Habits (and One Habit You Can Start Today)

What is one habit that would make you happier and more successful?
Here are four things that can help you get started:
Is the commercial real estate industry ready for how business is changing?

Bob Whetsel on Downtown, Cumberland Avenue and Retirement – Our own Josh Flory interviewed Bob on his recent retirement as the City of Knoxville’s Director of Redevelopment.