53 questions to ask before hiring a commercial real estate practicioner

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If you’ve never hired an agent to market your commercial real estate property the process can be daunting and many folks don’t know where to start.

There are tons of commercial practitioners, most are great and some….not so much.

How do you find the right person to help you sell your property?

After spending over 11 years in the commercial real estate business, I’ve had a chance to hire and refer business to over 37 brokers outside of the Knoxville, TN market for clients.

I’ve compiled the following checklist and interview questions to help you find the right agent for your project with minimal fuss.

Step one – private investigator

  • Ask your friends that have recently sold property if they have any recommendations.
    • Friends that are in these fields are great resources: accountants, appraisers, architects, real estate attorneys, commercial bankers, general contractors*, developers*, real estate investors* and economic development officials.
      • *these folks could be potential buyers but I would highly recommend hiring a broker and putting your property on the market so you can get the highest dollar.
  • Search LoopNet for similar properties to find brokers that are active in your market
    • Search criteria
      • Sale or Lease
      • Geography: By county (or larger geography depending on property type)
      • Building size: +/- 30% range of your property
  • Things to consider:
    • What brokers are listing the most property by similar property type and size range?
    • How many properties do they have listed?
    • Do their listings have good photos and complete information?
      • Does it look like they are still taking photos with a flip phone? – awful photos are completely unacceptable.
    • Do you think the properties are being marketed professionally?
  • Trust but verify – take your top picks and do a little sleuthing:
    • Google the agent’s name
    • This should bring up these websites:
    • Things to consider:
      • Is the agents profile complete?
      • Are they a Realtor?
      • Are they licensed?
      • Are they active members of a professional organization(s)? – CCIM, SIOR, ICSC, etc.
      • Do they communicate well online? – a lot of communicating happens via email and text.
      • Are you friends with any of their friends? – call your friends and ask what they think about the agent.
      • Does it appear that they are doing this part time or full time?

Step two – communication challenge

  • Test how they respond to inquiries:
    • Call or send a request for information on one of their listings via LoopNet or local commercial multiple listing service and see how quickly they respond. The agent should get back to you by the close of business or within 24 hours, max.
  • Setting up the interview:
    • Assuming all agents responded promptly, ask the agent to set the appointment.
      • This is another opportunity to see how well and timely the agent communicates.
    • Things to consider:
      • Did the agent send a pre-listing package?
      • Did they do a good job learning more about your project? (aka pre-qualifying)
      • Was the scheduling process clear and easy?
      • Did the agent show up on time?
      • Do they appear professional?
        • Notice their car, shoes and dress.
      • Did they come prepared?

Step three – the interview

  • Getting to know the agent:
    • How did you get started?
    • How many years have you been in the real estate business?
    • What were you doing before going in to commercial real estate?
    • What do you do for fun?
    • How are you involved in our community? (Church, volunteer, sports, etc.)
    • How do you network with: other brokers, developers, investors, chamber staff, economic developers, elected officials, planning commission, etc.
    • What professional organizations do you belong to?
    • Do you have a product and/or geographic specialty?
    • What percentage of your deals are commercial?
    • What is the average number of projects you have listed?
    • What is the average number of buyer rep projects you typically work at any given time?
    • What trade magazines or emails do you subscribe to?
    • Do you attend any national trade shows?
    • What continuing education classes have you recently completed?
    • How would your colleagues describe you?
    • How would you clients describe you?
    • Who were your two worst customers/projects? Why?
    • What did you like the most about your last transaction? Least?
    • When you think of salesperson, what words come to mind?
  • Marketing:
    • Could I see marketing material for a similar project?
    • Do you pay for upgraded listings?
    • What websites would you use to advertise my property?
    • Would you have professional photos taken of my property? Aerials? Video?
    • How would you market this property?
    • Do you share fees with other brokers?
    • What databases do you use to find and keep track of leasing and sales transactions?
    • What databases do you use to find occupiers and buyers?
    • Are you a paying member of Costar?
  • Communication:
    • How would you keep me up to date?
    • How often?
    • Who would be my primary point of contact?
    • What do you do when we haven’t had much interest in this project?
  • Process:
    • Describe the process for selling my property?
    • How do you organize the process of taking this project through to closing?
    • How do you manage your projects on a daily basis?
    • How many projects are you currently working on?
    • How long would the exclusive agreement be?
    • How do you get paid?
    • What would the commission be for my property?
      • How is this calculated?
    • When do you get paid?
  • My property:
    • Why are you interested in this project?
    • Why are you qualified to help me with this project?
    • Have you worked on a project like this before?
    • What’s good about my property? Challenges?
    • If you were the buyer, what would you want changed about my property?
    • What do you think this projects needs to be successful?
    • How does my property stack up against the competition?
    • How should we price the property?
      • What price range do you believe my property would sell for?
    • What is the percentage difference between asking price and a done deal in the market?
    • How long will it take to sell my property?
    • What do I need to do to get my property to sell for the highest amount in the least amount of time?
    • What vendors would you recommend to fix/enhance: __________?
  • Wrapping up the meeting:
    • After all these questions are you still interested in working with us?
    • What’s the next step?

All of my checklists are a work in progress. I would appreciate any feedback in the comments below.

If you’d like to learn more about interviewing here are some great resources:

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.

2,000+ Great Things Happening in Knoxville

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Sunrise in Knoxville Tennessee and skyline

Concrete is Surprisingly Awesome

Gimlet Media, who produced the fantastic podcast, Startup has another hit in the making, Surprisingly Awesome. The latest episode, Concrete, is pretty awesome and should be relevant to the Knoxville area since we’ve got a bunch of limestone quarries which is the primary ingredient in cement.

What I’m Reading

I recently bought “The Power of Habit: Why We Do What Do in Life and  Business” by Charles Duhigg and so far it is a great read. If you are trying to transform anything (personal life, business, family, etc.) look at your habits first to get the ball rolling.

Quick Count of New Job Announcements

Over the past month or so, we have had a deluge of job announcements. I’ve rounded up what I could find and I came up with 1,941 new jobs. This number doesn’t include all of the restaurant openings and other announcements that didn’t have an actual count so I rounded up to 2,000+.

Pretty sure that the kayak manufacturer is the opening act… Kayak manufacturer to be at jobs announcement – Gerald Witt – Knoxville News Sentinel

General Graphene is going to do GREAT things! – Oak Ridge startup General Graphene nets $8.7M financing round – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel

605 New Jobs in Blount County – AMI development to be two phases – The Daily Times

400 Jobs in Loudon County – Truck manufacturer adding at least 400 jobs in Loudon County – WBIR Staff – WBIR

500 Jobs in Blount County – DENSO receiving land, tax abatement for expansion – The Daily Times

100 Jobs in Knox County – Travel Channel moving HQ to Knoxville – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel

228 Jobs in Blount County – Kroger Marketplace is “an experience” – The Daily Times

70 Jobs in Knoxville – Gov. Haslam Announces Regal Move to South Knox – Clay Duda – Knox Mercury

Super Weigel’s at Kingston Pike and Welsley Road is Open – Weigel’s opens new Knoxville store as convenience chain continues its growth – G. Chambers Williams III – Knoxville News Sentinel

Memphis’ Third Best Contribution to Tennessee (only behind the music and FedEx) – Gus’s Fried Chicken aims for Knoxville opening in early 2016 – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel

Anchor Tenant, Big Brothers, Big Sisters has moved in to Regas Building – Regas Building renovated to house nonprofits, cafe – Ed Marcum – Knoxville News Sentinel

Nice work John Haney at NAI Knoxville! – Upscale Rosarito’s Mexican Cantina opens on Lovell Road – G. Chambers Williams III – Knoxville News Sentinel

There you go Chad Ridner, now quit stalking me! (inside joke) – Knox company wins Intuit honor as the national “Firm of the Future” – Ali James – Knoxville News Sentinel

Couple of good quotes from yours truly – Knoxville commercial real estate strong, could soon feel pinch – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel

Looking forward to checking this out on our next date night! Oliver Royale opens with ‘New American’ menu, art deco vibe – Mary Constantine – Knoxville News Sentinel

38 Jobs in Cocke County – Log home manufacturer adding 38 jobs in Cocke County expansion – Shelley Kimel – Knoxville News Sentinel

Thanks to Boyd’s, the Old City is about to go through the roof – Chef Tim Love to bring Love Shack and Lonesome Dove Western Bistro to Knoxville – Mary Constantine – Knoxville News Sentinel

Former Knox Auto Parts/Moore’s Lumber on Clinton Highway Sells (Camo Painted Civic Not Included)


6226 Clinton Highway
Knoxville, TN 37912
Submarket: North/Broadway

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+/-  37,500 square foot building(s)
Land Area (SF): 269,636.40 SF
Land Area (AC): 6.19 AC

Frontage: 465′ on Clinton Highway
Traffic Count: 26,150 AADT
Use: Commercial/Industrial

Sale Price: $1,035,000
Sale Type: Owner/Occupier
Price/SF: $31.33/SF
Price/Land SF: $3.84/SF

Recorded Buyer: Withheld
Recorded Seller: JTT Land Holdings, LLC
Buyer Broker: N/A
Seller Broker: NAI Knoxville – Sam Tate & James Roberson
Occupancy at time of sale: 0%

Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT

Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed

Real Estate News Update

Chipotle Coming to Oak Ridge – News Sentinel Staff, Knoxville News Sentinel
A Chipotle Mexican Grill is locating in a new retail development on South Illinois Avenue that also includes an Aspen Dental office, Great Clips and a Pie Five pizzeria. Read More

The Marble City Kitchen and the Firefly Open at the Hilton – Knoxville Urban Guy
Have you noticed the fuss outside the Hilton? The courtyard which for years has been more or less unattended is suddenly much more attractive, with interesting heavy-duty latticework looming above the space. Stadium-style seating… Read More

Retailers Raise Number of Store Openings Planned for the Next Two Years – Elaine Misonzhnik, NREI
Worries about the fallout from Chinese economic troubles notwithstanding, U.S. chain retailers upped the number of stores they plan to open in the short term, according… Read More

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…

Big Chunk of Land Across from McGhee Tyson Airport Sells

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2844 Alcoa Highway
Alcoa, TN 37701

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Land Area (SF): 514,443.60 SF
Land Area (AC): 11.81 AC
Use: Multi-use Commercial

Frontage: 870′ on Alcoa Hwy
Traffic Count: 52,174 AADT on Alcoa Hwy

Sale Price: $925,000
Sale Type: Development
Price/Acre: $78,323.45/AC
Sale Date: May 27, 2015
Recorded Buyer: Hodge Family Ltd Partnership
Recorded Seller: Waggoner Development Co
Buyer Broker: Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace | Dick Bales
Seller Broker: Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace | Dick Bales

Zoning: General Business E; Planned Commercial Unit Development – E1 Regulations

Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT

Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed

Real Estate News Update

Blount County Eye Center opens $2.1M facility
Blount County Eye Center on Monday opened a new $2.1 million expanded facility to accommodate the growing father-and-son practice.   KNS

Jewelry TV wants tax deal with Knox County
Jewelry Television wants to make a permanent home in Knox County, and wants the county commission to help by approving a tax deal for a property purchase.   KNS

Peerless Restaurant re-brands to K-town Tavern and will feature 40 craft brews
Within the next seven weeks Knoxville will be saying goodbye to the landmark bull statue that welcomes guests to the Peerless Restaurant, 320 N. Peters Road, and hello to a new sign announcing the opening of K-town Tavern.   KNS

A Tour of and Conversation about the Kern’s Bakery Building
Recently Urban Woman and I were fortunate enough to be invited to join friends Karen, John, Robin and Chris for a tour, just over the Henley Bridge, of the Kern’s Bakery Building with David Dewhirst as our guide. Karen won the tour in the silent auction in June at the Community Design Center event. We all enjoyed the tour – which David graciously extended beyond two hours as he spun stories of development, redevelopment and the general craziness that goes on in a city.   Inside of Knoxville

Former WNOX building to be auctioned
The 16,106-square-foot building is located at 4400 Whittle Springs Road. According to Knox Heritage, WNOX moved its studios to the property in 1955, and it played host to music programs including The Midday Merry-go-Round.   Bricks and Mortar

Alliance Brewing Company Nears Opening Date
The latest business gearing up for a late August opening along this stretch of road is Alliance Brewing Company. The opening has been a long time coming. Head brewer Adam Ingle told me they hatched the plan for the brewery literally years ago and thought it would have long been open before now. Turns out it’s complicated to open any business and probably more so a brewery.   Inside of Knoxville


Another Site on Bearden Hill Sells

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6508 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Submarket: Bearden/Papermill/West Town

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+/- 10,964  square foot building
Land Area (SF): 20,083 SF
Land Area (AC): 0.46 AC

Frontage: 120′ on Kingston Pike
Traffic Count:  AADT
Parking spots: approx. 10

Sale Price: $530,000
Sale Type: Investment
Price/SF: $48.34/SF
Price/Land SF: $26.39/SF

Recorded Buyer: Peoples Development Co. Inc.
Recorded Seller: Jean Barr
Buyer Broker: Tony Cappiello | Cappiello Real Estate
Seller Broker: Scott Smith | Volunteer Realty
Occupancy at time of sale: 0%

Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT

Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed

Real Estate News Update

Former Old City costume shop may be razed in favor of new development
The building that housed Big Don the Costumier, once an Old City mainstay and go-to for Halloween and masquerade apparel, may soon come down with a little incentive from the city.    Read More

Roundup of new restaurant offerings
More food options are coming to the 400 block of Gay Street, with Archer’s BBQ announcing it will complete the tenant mix in the J.C. Penney building.    Read More

Del Taco to open 10 restaurants in the area
The Del Taco Mexican quick-service restaurant brand announced today it plans to open 10 locations in the Knoxville area by 2021.    Read More

Blackhorse brewery seeks to expand
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery just marked its second anniversary at Western Plaza, but is already dealing with growing pains that have the owners mulling the possibility of a move.
Read More

Commercial Property Continues to Sell on Kingston Pike

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10800 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
Submarket: Campbell Station/Farragut

+/- 2,324 square foot building
Land Area (SF): 65,340 SF
Land Area (AC): 1.5 AC

Frontage: 230′ on Kingston Pike
Traffic Count: 33,010 AADT
Use: Garden Center

Sale Price: $1,250,000
Sale Type: Investment
Price/SF: $537.87/SF
Price/Land SF: $19.13/SF

Recorded Buyer: Mohinder Sud, trustee & Maharaj Trust
Recorded Seller: Shuler Investments LLC
Buyer Broker: None
Seller Broker: Roger M. Moore, Jr. | Sperry Van Ness/R.M. Moore, LLC
Closing Date: July 2, 2015
Occupancy at time of sale: 100%

Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT

Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed

Real Estate News Update

Urban Land Institute | Oakwood tour set for July 21
An ambitious redevelopment project in North Knoxville will be open for tours on Tuesday evening. The Urban Land Institute is hosting a project tour of Oakwood Senior Living, at 232 E. Churchwell Avenue, from 5 to 7 p.m.   Read More

As downtown grows, support organizations shift efforts
After their youngest daughter moved out of the house two years ago, Robin Thomas and her husband, Chris Crouch, decided they wanted to move from Memphis to a city with a vibrant downtown. Knoxville wasn’t on the list.   Read More

Jeffrey Nash plans office project on Sixth Ave.
A former industrial building near the Standard Knitting Mill has been purchased by developer Jeffrey Nash. The Courtland Group paid $285,000 for the property at 1132 N. Sixth Avenue, according to a deed filed with Knox County.   Read More

‘Serious’ interest shown in developing Andrew Johnson Building
By the time developers are done with the Andrew Johnson Building, Liberace, Betty Grable and Hank Williams Sr. wouldn’t even recognize it. From upscale apartments to a boutique hotel with more than 200 rooms and a spa, seven developers have shared their ideas of what they would do with the now 85-year-old, 18-story former luxury hotel.
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New grocer to locate its second store in Oak Ridge
A new grocery store is opening soon in east Oak Ridge, and it’s only the second one of its type in the nation. Hank’s Grocery is setting up shop in the former Food Lion space in Briarcliff Square off Emory Valley Road, and the grand opening is Aug. 25. Food Lion closed that location last year as part of a reorganization.   Read More

Hibachi Grill on Kingston Pike Sold

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9645 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922
Submarket: Pellissippi/Lovell

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+/-  8,220 square foot building
Land Area (SF): 100,188 SF
Land Area (AC): 2.30 AC

Frontage: 115′ on Kingston Pike
Traffic Count: 27,306 AADT
Parking spots: approx. 180
Use: Restaurant

Sale Price: $1,900,000
Sale Type: Investment
Price/SF: $231.14/SF
Price/Land SF: $18.96/SF

Recorded Buyer: W. Landing LLC & Rosebud Inc.
Recorded Seller: A. and M. Enterprises Inc.
Buyer Broker: N/A
Seller Broker: N/A
Occupancy at time of sale: 100%

Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT

Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed

Real Estate News Update

Vine Avenue Rowhouses Downtown to Break Ground in October
It’s a point of continual discussion among downtown residents and would-be residents: There are not enough homes on the market in the downtown area.    Read More

Doc’s All American Grille under new ownership
After two years, Doc’s All American Grille is under new ownership and plans call for the West Knoxville restaurant and bar to reopen as a new concept.    Read More

‘Enough is enough’: Delays enrage stranded Jackson Square merchants
A dozen merchants stranded behind fences during a major upgrade of a historic square in Oak Ridge were at first patient and a bit upbeat last month when the work’s wrap-up seemed in sight.    Read More

UT adds $10 million to funds for student union
The University of Tennessee’s largest single construction project just became more expensive. The $167 million UT Student Union will now cost $177 million.    Read More

Homes on the lake offer peaceful living, and looks from TVA
You never have to worry about watering your lawn when your front yard already is a lake. No need for a lawn mower, hedge trimmers or any of that when you have a houseboat or a floating home. You can invite the neighbors over for a cookout and watch the fish go by.    Read More

Land Sells in Rocky Hill Area for New Residential Development


8601 S Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
Submarket: Bearden/Papermill/West Town

Land Area (SF): 687,374 SF
Land Area (AC): 15.78 AC

Frontage: 630′ on Northshore Drive
Traffic Count: 15,233 AADT
Use: Future Development

Sale Price: $1,200,000
Sale Type: Development
Price/Land SF: $1.75/SF
Price/Acre: $76,045.63/AC
Sale Date: May 8, 2015
Recorded Buyer: Mesana Investments LLC
Recorded Seller: Patricia Johnson, secretary-treasurer, and Woodrow Kirby trust
Buyer Broker: N/A
Seller Broker: N/A

Zoning: Planned Residential < 3.15 DU/AC

Sources: Knox County Register of Deeds Office, Costar, Courthouse Retrieval System, KGIS, TDOT

Information Deemed Reliable, But Not Guaranteed

Real Estate News Update

After call for proposals, UT still without resident for Williams mansion
After months of searching, the University of Tennessee has yet to find a resident who is a fit for the Eugenia Williams mansion and property.   Read More

Dura-Line manufacturer to expand Knoxville-based headquarters
Dura-Line, a global manufacturer and distributor of high-density polyethylene pipes and conduits for the energy and telecom sectors, has announced plans to expand its Knoxville headquarters.   Read More

Wild Wing Cafe to open in former J’s Mega Mart
The space that once occupied former longtime downtown retail shop J’s Mega Mart will soon be home to the Knoxville area’s second Wild Wing Café location.   Read More

Work continues on J.C. Penney building
When the owners of Jackson, Miss.-based Babalu Tacos & Tapas look to enter a new market, they set their sights on what they describe as fun and energetic areas that are making a comeback. Bill Latham, Babalu co-founder and president of its parent company Eat Here Brands, said they found what they were looking for in their fourth location in the former J.C. Penney building on Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.   Read More

Knoxville’s amenities drawing more visitors
Knoxville is undergoing a transformation. Just a few years ago, many visitors merely stopped in the area on a way to someplace else. If they stayed, it was likely for a business meeting, convention or football game.   Read More

City moves to make food truck permitting process permanent
Knoxville plans to make its food truck permitting program permanent. City staff are drafting an ordinance that would make it easier to enforce the roughly year-old pilot program aimed at regulating mobile food vendors.   Read More

105 new jobs coming to Calhoun, TN
One-hundred and five new jobs are coming to the Calhoun, TN area as Resolute Forest Products expands their current operations. The $270 million expansion will be at its pulp and paper mill located in Calhoun. Resolute Forest Products one of McMinn County’s largest employers.   Read More

Knoxville home to “hot” housing market
For first time buyers and for seasoned homeowners, realtors claim the market in Knoxville is a hot one. Houses in Knox County spend an average of 71 days on the market, said Knoxville Area Association of Realtors 2015 president Sally Sparks. Mix that with a consistently low interest rate for buyers and it makes a perfect storm for the market.
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