August 04, 2015

Moving Up: Lesley Harding Binkley III

Memphis Business Journal
Lesley Harding Binkley III
New Position:  Vice president
Boyle Investment Co.
Hometown: Memphis
Education: University of Mississippi and Portland State University
Career advice: Take people to lunch that you find interesting.
What you most like about your job: The challenge of building neighborhoods that will endure over time
First job in your field: Representing office tenants at CB Richard Ellis
Personal: It is a party of one at my house.
Personal hero: My grandfathers, Lesley Harding Binkley Sr. and William Bruce Boggan
Books read recently: “The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt” by T.J. Stiles and “Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream” by Andres Duany
Person you would most like to meet: My ancestors
Favorite quote: The entire essay, “Is There a South Anymore?” by Willie Morris, published in Southern Magazine in October 1986
Favorite vacation spot: A place with both mountains and beaches
Favorite restaurant: Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, New York City, or any Project Green Fork restaurant in Memphis
Favorite film: “The Shawshank Redemption”
Likes about Memphis: Its texture, its history, its realness
Dislikes about Memphis: Its seeming inability to move forward and lack of curiosity to try new things
What you most enjoy doing in your free time: Anything outside, especially requiring movement or working with my hands, and travel, of course.