The Voice for Local Real Estate

On the fins of Syfy Channel’s “Sharknado” and Discovery Channel Shark Week, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Memphis and the Memphis Area Association of REALTORS® (MAAR) Commercial Council are pitting fresh projects against investment predators in a Shark Tank event. Tailored after the popular TV show and similar events produced by ULI San Francisco and held at ULI Council meetings, this event brings together Memphis area real estate entrepreneurs who will vet their proposals to a panel of “sharks”- our expert investors bringing decades of experience to the tank. The goals of the event are to offer the audience a look behind closed doors at an investment committee review process, and to offer the entrepreneurs real feedback they can use to fine-tune their proposals for real life presentations.

Reeled in? Get in the Tank!

This is a spectator sport! Audience members experienced Shark Tank live, by attending the event on Tuesday, September 24 at Theatre Memphis. Spectators get a behind-boardroom-doors look at an investment committee review process, and learned along with the presenters what criteria investors examine. In addition, the audience was able to interact with both presenters and our “sharks” in the last part of the program. Another program is already in the works, so stay tuned for details about the next Shark Tank Memphis event!

Feeding Frenzy: Shark Tank Memphis in the news
 "'Sharks' take a bite at two proposed
Memphis-area developments"
 9/25/13  The Commercial Appeal 
 Thomas Bailey, Jr.
 "Mock Development Pitches
Presented to Investors"
 9/26/13  The Daily News
 Erinn Figg
 "Panel of 'Sharks' to Vet
Real Estate Proposals"
 8/15/13  The Daily News
 Amos Maki

» Get the event flyer
» Review the Barret Oaks Senior Living Community (Millington) Project Proposal / Prepared by Bob Turner & Martin Edwards, Turner & Edwards, LLC (note: large file; may take a moment to load)

Shark Tank Memphis September 24 generously sponsored by:

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Think You Can Swim With the Sharks?

If you think you can handle the pressure, we want to hear from you! Submit your presentation proposal to be considered for a future Shark Tank Memphis event. Only two projects will be selected for presentation. Get all the details, and download the Shark Tank Memphis Call for Projects HERE. Proposals should be submitted to