Cosmetic Market heads down 24

Linda Roberts' five-year-old Cosmetic Market venture is preparing to open its fourth location — and first outside the Nashville area — in a renovated Chattanooga warehouse.
Sep 14, 2009 6:43 AM

New MOB to break ground on Nolensville

Plenty of preleasing at site that seeks to straddle Davidson, Williamson border
Sep 11, 2009 2:01 PM

Beazer exec goes solo

David Hughes, Beazer's Nashville division president and a 27-year company veteran, will leave his role at the end of the month to launch his own home building venture.
Sep 11, 2009 1:26 PM

No, the foreclosure numbers were not better

CNBC's Diana Olick picks apart some media outlets' very simplistic interpretation of August foreclosure statistics that needed a good bit of nuancing.
I've said it over and over. You can't look at month to month price comparisons. You have to look year over year. When I see a year over year improvement, I'll change my tune.
Sep 11, 2009 6:38 AM

Permit Patrol: 11 September 2009

Another round of Midtown campus jobs, an Opry Mills addition, and more...
Sep 10, 2009 5:57 PM

West Tenn. megasite funding on hold

Republican members of the State Building Commission want more details about the Haywood County land slated for purchase.
Sep 10, 2009 2:11 PM

Moody's: No end yet to banks' credit troubles

The ratings agency this morning reiterated its negative rating on the banking sector, saying it does "not believe asset quality deterioration for the US banking industry has reached its peak." Commercial real estate in will be a particular thorn in the side going forward, Moody's analysts said.
Sep 10, 2009 1:01 PM

'There is no doubt that home prices will go down dramatically from here'

Noted bank analyst Meredith Whitney says unemployment, slow consumer spending and a continued lack of consumer and small-business credit spells more trouble for residential real estate.
"No bank underwrote a loan with 10 percent unemployment on the horizon," Whitney said. "I think there is no doubt that home prices will go down dramatically from here, it's just a question of when."
Sep 10, 2009 8:46 AM

Legislating green construction

Their prospects for wholesale passage aren't great, but the various versions of climate-change legislation include ambitious targets for lowering the energy usage of residential and commercial buildings. Baker Donelson's construction practice breaks them down and says that, "if passed, the House bill will no doubt significantly increase the usage of the LEED rating system because all new buildings will already be meeting many of its provisions anyway." SEE ALSO: Our recent story on the legalities of green construction going bad, something that builders and developers will have to deal with more in the future
Sep 10, 2009 6:58 AM