July 22, 2015

Make-A-Wish Moving to Moriah Woods Complex

– Memphis Business Journal –

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-South is moving from Park Avenue to 5,669 square feet of ground floor space in Moriah Woods office park at Mount Moriah and I-240.

A location in the heart of East Memphis and accessibility to the interstate were important, says Debbie Keenum, chief administrative officer for the non-profit organization, which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. Being on the ground floor also will be a plus for the group’s 12 employees and volunteers, who must leave the office frequently for business calls and events.

Boyle Investment Co. purchased 155,000 square foot Moriah Woods in August and has built an eight foot fence around the entire park and erected two wrought iron gates to enhance security for tenants.

“We operate on the belief that properties are long-term investments that should be carefully planned and maintained, and we believe this philosophy is beneficial to both current and prospective tenants at Moriah Woods,” says Mark Halperin, executive vice president for Boyle.

The purchase of Moriah Woods was somewhat unusual for Boyle, which typically develops its own for the long-term. Two of the most prominent office locations in Memphis – the Ridgeway Center and multiuse Schilling Farms – are Boyle developments.