July 09, 2019

Boyle Prepares for More Retail, Office Development in Collierville 

The Memphis Business Journal

By Jacob Steimer

Boyle Investment Co. is preparing Schilling Farms for more office buildings, retail bays, and, potentially, apartments.

The 443-acre Collierville community has had a dearth of shovel-ready office lots since Boyle sold a 3.4-acre site to Mueller Industries in 2017, Boyle’s Les Binkley said. This drove the firm to start grading 54 undeveloped acres in the northwest corner of the community this summer, with hopes it could eventually hold three office buildings.

“There is activity in the [Memphis office] market we want to be able to capitalize on,” Binkley said.

The concept site plan for the 54 acres, which Boyle submitted to the Town of Collierville earlier this year, shows four retail buildings and a large apartment complex alongside the three office buildings.

Binkley did not give a timeline for the project but said his firm will likely start the expansion by building a pair of 10,000-square-foot retail buildings near the corner of Schilling Boulevard West and Poplar Avenue. The office buildings would start being developed as soon as each one is substantially leased.

The apartment complex will be built “eventually” but isn’t in the firm’s immediate plans, Binkley said. His company decided to go ahead and grade the entire 54 acres, though, since it will be easier than doing it piecemeal.