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Read the Community Builder Newsletter Q4 2017

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017
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In this issue: Mitch Cox Speaks to ETSU Seniors About His 6 Personal Leadership Lessons HMS Acquires 2 Florida Hotels, Growing Portfolio to 22 The Greatest Demographic Challenge Facing the Tri-Cities Noteworthy Construction Projects, feat. the architectural design of Southeastern Retina Featured Property for Lease / Sale: People’s Professional Plaza Karen Ricker Receives CMCA…

HMS Acquires 2 Florida Hotels, Growing Portfolio to 22

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017
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Hotel Management Services (HMS), the hospitality division of Mitch Cox Companies in Johnson City, Tennessee, acquired the Suburban Inn extended stay hotel in Lakeland, Florida and the WoodSpring Suites in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Suburban Inn property was purchased on October 31, 2017 and the WoodSpring Suites property on November 22, 2017. The addition of…

6 Leadership Lessons I’ve Learned Since the Founding of Mitch Cox Companies

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

y Mitch Cox In the following paragraphs, I’d like to share some lessons learned since the founding of Mitch Cox Companies in 1979. What is leadership? I define leadership as simply the ability to get others to follow. However, leaders usually have a strong foundation of principles that results in effective skills and behavior patterns…

Mitch Cox Speaks to ETSU Seniors About Leadership

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

On November 13th, 2017, founder and CEO Mitch Cox presented at East Tennessee State University to a senior-level class called Leadership Theory and Practice. The class teaches students of all majors theories of leadership through group observation, reflective journaling, and interviews of local established leaders. Mitch Cox was selected through a class nomination process that…

JMC Manager Karen Ricker Receives CMCA Certification

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

JMC Management Company, the residential property management division of Mitch Cox Companies, celebrated Community Association Manager Karen Ricker and her achievement of earning a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation through the Community Association Institute (CAI). “Karen’s expanded knowledge and management experience greatly benefit the communities she manages,” said Sharyon McKinney, Senior Property Manager…

Noteworthy Construction Projects

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017

Mitch Cox Construction completed four projects in the third quarter of 2017, including the Kingsport Pediatric Dentistry, a 5,400 s.f. project; the Highlands Union Bank, a 2,368 s.f. project next to AAA on People’s Street in Johnson City; a 5,000 s.f. expansion of the Mitch Cox Companies office headquarters; and Southeastern Retina, a 5,120 s.f….

The Greatest Demographic Challenge Facing the Tri-Cities

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017

Whatever else that can be said about the Baby Boom Generation, the fact remains they radically changed virtually everything from the culture to the economy as they moved along their timeline, and that won’t be over until the Boomers say it’s over. The labor force is a prime example because the elders of the Tri-Cities’…

Read the Community Builder Q3 2017

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

The Community Builder is the quarterly newsletter of Mitch Cox Companies. It features the latest news and announcements from the leaders of the firm. In this issue: Memo from the CEO: “How Things Have Changed Since 2008” Leadership Changes: New COO & New CFO Hotels: “We Are Poised For Growth.” Hotel Management Services Launches New…

Leadership Changes: New COO and CFO

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

Tracy Fleenor, COO Along with the new focus on apartments and hotels, the Mitch Cox Companies organization underwent personnel changes at the executive level in 2017. In late spring, John Seward, Jr. retired from his position as COO, and was replaced by CFO Tracy Fleenor. To fill the CFO position, the company hired Greg Wiggins,…

Realtor on Route to Record Year

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017

John Speropulos “This has been a robust year for our team with record gross sales,” said John Speropulos, president of Mitch Cox Realtor. Speropulos said the increased volume of transactions is likely due to an uptick in investors’ recognition of commercial real estate as a reliable and stable investment vehicle over time. “We’ve seen a…

Construction Highlights: People and Projects

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017
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Even with the new focus on multifamily development, Mitch Cox Construction continues to build and renovate commercial offices in the Tri-Cities. One project highlight from 2017 includes the completion of the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee on Hart Drive in Johnson City. The LEED-certified 10,000 square foot facility was built to save 42 percent more…

Philip Cox: “Hotel Management Services Is Preparing to Grow”

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017
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y Philip Cox In 2010, as we climbed out of the recession, we had 10 hotels. Today, we have a portfolio of 20 hotels and we manage 19 of them. These past years have been about putting the right talent on the bus and building a capable team. So far this year, we’ve brought on…