Top Four Sites to Search for Commercial and Industrial Real Estate in Knoxville, TN

Top four sites to search for commercial and industrial real estate for sale or lease:

KAARCIE is the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors Commercial multiple listing service. If you are looking for the best information that is updated regularly on office, commercial-retail, shopping centers, industrial, multi-family, hospitality, special purpose and vacant land this is a great place to start.

LoopNet, with over 5,000,000 monthly visitors, is the most heavily trafficked commercial real estate website. LoopNet will have most of the properties found on KAARCIE but will also pick up some non-Realtor landlords as well as mom and pops trying to for sell/lease on their own. You can search the same property types as on KAARCIE but will also pick up more investment opportunities.

TVA Sites is focused on bringing jobs (and electrical customers) to our community. Most regional economic development areas and chambers of commerce add their existing office, industrial and vacant land here. Typically the area industrial boards that own public land for economic development don’t post on KAARCIE or LoopNet so if you aren’t using a Realtor and are looking to expand this is another place you need to look.

Mmm, fresh asphalt

Couple of interesting reads from this week.

I’m surprised that the USPS is still in business…
Is Amazon Plotting an Air War on FedEx? – Don Reisinger – Fortune

What’s the future of the 30-second TV commercial?
Why Ruby Tuesday is putting all its chips on social marketing – Yuyu Chen

Sorry if I don’t pick up the phone some times!
The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now – Tim Ferriss

Yeah but AMC+Carmike still won’t be as awesome as Knoxville based Regal.
U.S. Movie Theater Chains Consolidating Almost as Fast as CRE Brokerage Firms – Tim Trainor – Costar

Get ready for big changes in student housing at UTK.
Student Housing | As off-campus housing changes communities, asset-rich investors vie for the best properties – Sara Patterson – CIRE

Photo: Knoxville friends, the driveway is finally fixed!

Friday’s Miscellaneous Debris (Late Edition)

Eggs: Do you eat eggs? For breakfast, I’ll typically have a whole egg with then two egg whites with spinach, beans and salsa. It’s pretty healthy but occasionally I need a cheat day. Big Ass Fried EggIf you’re going to cheat you might as well fix cheese eggs. The best cheese eggs in the world are from the one and only Waffle House. Here’s their secret recipe for cheese eggs. Here are six other ways to cooks eggs if you aren’t in to american cheese.

Chip and Pin: Swipe to pay is on the way out and “chip and pin” is in. I used my Apple Pay for the first time and it’s super simple. This is going to be a big shift for retailers and customers this October. Square Trying To Help Small Businesses Meet October Deadline For New Chip and Pin Credit Cards (Consumerist).

Books: If you haven’t gotten the memo, you should read at least ten books a year. I’m always looking for ideas and would appreciate suggestions! Here’s a good looking list: 10 Success Books That People In Their Thirties Should Read (Lifehacker). Please leave suggestions in the comments section below.

Showers: One of my favorite things about vacation is the chance to shower outside. One of my complaints about our place at Seacrest Beach, FL was that we didn’t have a proper outdoor shower like our house in Folly Beach, SC. Here’s a list of 29 outdoor showers that look pretty cool.

Focus:  How in the world do you get things done without having a proper to do list or checklist? One of my favorite books is “The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right” by Atul Gawande. I put a lot of effort in thinking through a proper checklist for my projects and how I plan my day. This one page day planner by Brendon Bruchard is really great and helps me get things done and moving forward. This article brings up some good points about freeing up time to focus on the important stuff, How To Stop To-Do Lists From Ruining Your Life (The Guardian).