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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

Multi-tasking is so 1990’s.

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I remember back to my earlier interviews and all employers wanted someone who was good at “multitasking.” I haven’t interviewed for a normal job in a while but I’m hoping that question has been thrown out the door. We’re constantly bombarded with distractions these days so it’s really important to shut stuff off and focus so you can get things done. This article from Success magazine, “How to Get More Done in Less Time” by  Michael Maven has some great tips. For the past year I’ve been using the “One Page Productivity Planner” from Brendon Burchard and it really helps me move the needle on what is most important.
 
BT’s Summer Mix is Out!
People are always asking what new albums to buy. If you haven’t gotten on the Spotify bandwagon you should check it out. I’ve been a premium subscriber for a while now and it is fantastic. If you buy music on a regular basis, this will save you a ton of money and let you discover a massive amount of music. Since my first dual deck boom box, I’ve been making playlists. Every season I’ll add all of the songs that I like to a seasonal playlist. Here are the 88 songs that I loved listening to this summer. The Fall – 2015 playlist is in the works and will be published the first day of winter. Enjoy!
 
Ever wonder what Mr. Jefferson’s Public Land Survey System looks like 230 years later?
Follow @the.jefferson.grid on Instagram to see what they find next.
 
Commercial Real Estate Rents in Knoxville are Affordable
10 U.S. Tech Markets with Fastest Growing Rents – Elaine Misonzhnik, National Real Estate Investor
According to the NAI Knoxville Q2-2015 Market Report office rents in the Knoxville are are averaging $14.72 per square foot. The closest comparable city in this list is Raleigh, NC and their average office rents are $23.31 per square foot. Ouch.
 
Funny Clip of the Week
I guess this is what Neyland will be like since AT&T upgraded the cell service. Hilarious. Folks opposed to the new cell tower in Fountain City might be on to something…

Commercial Real Estate News and Other Interesting Reading

James Beard Award-winner Joseph Lenn to open downtown Knoxville restaurant – Mary Constantine, Knoxville News Sentinel

The causes and consequences of China’s market crash – The Economist

Job Numbers: ‘Solid Foundation’ for Rate Hike – Paul Bubny, GlobeSt

‘Why I can’t get a mortgage’ – Stephen Moore, Washington Times

Where apartment construction is hottest – Diana Olick, CNBC

Estoppels – Why? What? How A Red Light Becomes A Green Light – Ira Meislik, Retail Real Estate Law Ruminations

Chinese company opening U.S. headquarters in Knoxville – Ed Marcum, Knoxville News Sentinel

March Review

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March Comps of the Week
Cumberland Ave – Sunspot
Kingston Pike – Denton’s
Washington Pike – Shopping Center

News Update
Schulz Brau Brewing Company Coming to Downtown
Schulz Brau Brewing Company is another very cool business coming to that section of downtown bounded by Central, Old Gray Cemetery and Broadway.    Read More

Cumberland Avenue braces for construction
In just 10 days, a flurry of construction will hit one of the most congested roads in Knoxville, and merchants, contractors and city officials alike are bracing for the impact.
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Frussie’s Deli announces move to Gay Street
According to a post on Frussie’s Deli and Sandwich Shoppe’s Facebook page, the South Knoxville business, located at 133 Moody Ave., will be moving to a Gay Street storefront in June.   Read More

The Rise of the ‘Expat-preneur’
On a weeknight in Singapore, I found myself in a speakeasy bar sipping cocktails with some of the city’s top startups and investors. As local and expat entrepreneurs mingled, I was struck by how comfortable the expats were in this foreign startup environment and how many had successfully built companies there.    Read More

Chefs Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi Reimagine Fast Food
Two prominent California chefs have founded Loco’l, a new approach to fast food that provides nutritious and delicious fare in some of the country’s poorest neighborhoods.
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7 Proven Ways To Write Emails That Get Replies
Effective email writing boils down to one thing: Mind Reading. Really.
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Millennials nix their parents’ treasures
A seismic shift of stuff is underway in homes all over America. Members of the generation that once embraced sex, drugs and rock-and-roll are trying to offload their place settings for 12, family photo albums and leather sectionals.    Read More

February Review

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February Comps of the Week
Shopping Center Sale Comp
Downtown Sale Comp – Keener Lighting Building
Kingston Pike Sale Comp – Bella Boutique
Kingston Pike Retail Sale Comp – Aldi

News Update
Knoxville colder, snowier than normal last month
Colder-than-normal conditions hit Knoxville last month, and the city received much more snow than average, according to the National Weather Service.

Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin opens Monday, March 2
NOW OPEN: Flapjack’s Pancake Cabin will open its first Knoxville restaurant at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 2.

Knoxville’s first Whole Foods to open in March
It’s been four years in the making, but Knoxville’s first Whole Foods location is opening next month, according to its website.

Former Blackberry Farm staff bring their influence to Knoxville’s culinary scene
While Matt Gallaher busies himself prepping for evening service at Knox Mason, Drew McDonald is nearing the end of his day at the Plaid Apron. Maggie Davidson will hit the sack early in preparation for tomorrow’s pre-dawn sifting and measuring at Flour Head Bakery while Jeff Carter switches gears from lunch to dinner service at Bistro by the Tracks. All the while Dustin Busby is busy feeding and watering his livestock at Century Harvest Farm.

Target Attempts to Shrink the Box
Target is trying out its smallest format yet. Target Express, a pharmacy-size, 20,000-square-foot store, opened last July near the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

LongHorn Steakhouse opens second Knoxville location
The 6,212-square-foot restaurant will seat more than 240 guests and will create approximately 80-100 new jobs, according to the company.

Two Condos Fused to Solve a Space Crunch
Combining two condos to make one large unit adds coveted square footage. But the combo-condo boosts property values as well.

Job Market Perks Up for Recent College Graduates
The job market for fresh college graduates is improving—as is the method for measuring the success of graduates.

Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million
Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

What It’s Like to Work at the Waffle House for 24 Hours Straight
I remember my first time. I was 17 and a little tipsy.

How Power Centers Have Been Redefined
No longer dominated by traditional big-box retailers, today’s power centers offer the needs-based stores and services to which consumers are drawn,Donahue Schriber Realty Group’s chairman and CEO Pat Donahue tells GlobeSt.com.

In New Omnichannel Era, Investors Wonder Whether Retail or Industrial is Better Play
Will Brick-and-Mortar Stores Still Dominate Sales Channel in Omnichannel Mix, or Does Industrial Property Stand to Reap Most Benefit from Trend?

NAI Knoxville has been Certified as both a Minority and a Woman-Owned Company

NAI Knoxville has been Certified as both a Minority and a Woman-Owned Company. We will now be able to offer clients the best in commercial real estate services while being part of their supplier/vendor diversity program!

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