About Josh Flory
BiographyJosh Flory covers real estate, economic development and financial services. Josh joined the News Sentinel in 2007, and previously worked as a reporter for the Nashville Business Journal and the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune. A native of Ohio, he graduated from the University of Missouri in 1998 with a degree in journalism.
State pitches in to lure ProNova to Blount County
Published 05/21/2013 at 6 p.m.
The state of Tennessee has provided hefty incentive packages to woo a German automaker and a Michigan chemical company.
Josh Flory: In digital age, pros still travel to do deals
Published 05/06/2013 at 4 a.m.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas — unless it involves property in Knoxville.
Josh Flory: New downtown hotel to offer more service, higher price point
Published 04/01/2013 at 8 a.m.
The Met didn’t work out, but Nick Cazana is still reshaping the Henley Street corridor.
Josh Flory: Developer's preservation efforts 'blooming today'
Published 03/04/2013 at 4 a.m.
Kristopher Kendrick may be gone, but the preservation-minded spirit that he embodied lives on.
Josh Flory: Extreme Makeover home is NOT for sale
Published 01/09/2013 at 4 a.m.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the trick is making sure it tells the whole story.
Josh Flory: Pending deals signal manufacturing growth
Published 01/03/2013 at 8:57 a.m.
As the new year gets underway, Knoxville's real estate market has seens signs of life from a surprising source.
Josh Flory: The year in real estate, haiku-style
Published 12/26/2012 at 4 a.m.
A canny observer once noted that when it comes to politics, you campaign in poetry but you govern in prose. The Scope will never be mistaken for a poet. But as the dying of December's light gives way to January's ...
Owners find retail rehabs good bet
Published 11/05/2012 at 3 a.m.
When it comes to real estate news, the big, new buildings often get top billing.
Stooksbury files another lawsuit against Mike Ross
Published 10/24/2012 at 4 a.m.
Robert Stooksbury hit a legal grand slam earlier this year. Now, the Knoxville developer is stepping up to the plate again.
Josh Flory: Laurel Valley Golf Course slated for auction
Published 10/17/2012 at 4 a.m.
The time is right for golfers to squeeze in those last few rounds before winter turns the fairways brown. And in the Scope's case, it's the perfect time to squeeze in a couple of golf-related news items.
Panel denies St. John's demolition request
Published 05/16/2013 at 10:41 a.m.
A city panel has rejected a request from St. John's Cathedral to demolish a pair of buildings on Walnut Street.
Partnership aims to enhance Knoxville's low-fare air service
Published 05/15/2013 at 5:27 p.m.
With robust air service still a challenge in Knoxville, civic leaders are turning to a time-honored solution — cash.
JCPenney rehab may get a big public boost
Published 05/15/2013 at 6 a.m.
Ask Tim Hill why the former JCPenney building should get so much public money, and he has a ready answer.
Judge rules for Ray Varner Ford in non-compete suit
Updated 05/13/2013 at 4:37 p.m.
A judge has ruled against a longtime Knoxville-area Ford dealer who was sued by his former dealership after going to work for a competitor.
Dirty Guv'nah's singer James Trimble says band members "just want to feel valued"
Updated 05/13/2013 at 9:53 a.m.
As part of an ongoing series, the News Sentinel’s business staff has been discussing leadership with prominent East Tennesseans in athletics, the arts, religion or the public sector.
Work under way at Anthropologie site
Published 05/09/2013 at 5:26 p.m.
No decision has been reached on the future of Ben Atchley Street, but changes are underway at a Bearden property targeted by Anthropologie.
Jimmy Haslam to address trucking executives at seminar in Indianapolis on May 16
Published 05/09/2013 at 10:05 a.m.
Jimmy Haslam, CEO of embattled truck stop chain Pilot Flying J, will speak to trucking executives at a seminar in Indianapolis next week.
Josh Flory: Farragut site on the block for $14M
Published 05/08/2013 at 6 a.m.
A town center hasn’t materialized, but the owner of a prime parcel of Farragut land is putting it up for sale.
Florida investor eyes Arrowmont site
Published 05/06/2013 at 1:20 p.m.
A Florida businessman with Tennessee ties is the potential buyer who has the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts site, in Gatlinburg, under contract.
Hertz Investment Group buys $30.2M note on Riverview Tower
Published 05/04/2013 at 6 a.m.
After a drawn-out struggle with cash-flow issues, one of Knoxville’s tallest buildings has changed hands.
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