Russell Bloodworth, Jr.

Responsibilities:As executive vice president, Bloodworth provides strategic direction to the Office Development Team, which oversees all large scale multiple-use projects.

Professional Record:Bloodworth has been with Boyle since 1968 and has been directly involved in the development of $300 million of office facilities (thirty-five major office facilities exceeding 3 million square feet) from pre-zoning through occupancy. He developed a collection of high-end neighborhoods in East Memphis, including the Gardens of River Oaks, The Cloisters, Chartwell, Blue Heron and Green Shadows.  He directed the planning, zoning and development of seven major multiple-use projects in excess of 2,500 acres including Ridgeway Center, Regalia, Humphreys Center, Schilling Farms, Century Center, Spring Creek Ranch, and Meridian Cool Springs.

Education:Bloodworth has an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. He studied Environmental Design at Yale University, was an American Scandinavian Foundation Fellow in Sweden, and a Knight Fellow at the University of Miami. Bloodworth's study of the Squares of Belgravia and Kensignton is a useful tool for developers and designers.

Professional Affiliations:Bloodworth is past Chair of the Urban Land InstituteMemphis District, a member of Lambda Alpha Real Estate Fraternity, the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), he served on the Board of the Memphis Regional Design Center (MDRC) and is Co-Chair of Complete Streets Task Force. Previously, he has served on the Memphis Board of Realtors Environmental Committee, the Large Scale Development Council of the ULI, and was the Memphis Board of Realtors Planning and Zoning Committee Chairman.  In 2009, Bloodworth was inducted into the Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors.  in 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Chapter of Lambda Alpha International.

Civic and Community Involvement:Bloodworth has served on numerous municipal task forces on zoning, land use and the environment. He also has served as a Trustee for Memphis University School, Presbyterian Day School and the Hutchison School. He was Chairman of “Paint the Town Red” for City Beautiful and served on the Poplar Corridor Taskforce in the mid 1980s. He is a Director of Financial Federal Savings and Loan. Bloodworth is also an accomplished artist.  You may view some of his work at russellbloodworth.net.  Results of his research on public squares can be viewed at londonsquares.net.

Honors and Awards:Bloodworth was named Associate Realtor “Man of the Year” by the Memphis Board of Realtors, and Southern Living magazine also recognized him for his sensitivity to environmental issues. In 2009, he was inducted into the Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR) Commercial Council. Also in 2009, he was selected for BusinessTN magazine’s annual list of the 101 most influential people in commercial real estate in Tennessee. In 2010, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Chapter of Lambda Alpha International.

Russell Bloodworth, Jr.'s PROPERTIES

Price Farms

Carriage Crossing, 4610 Merchants Park Circle, Collierville, TN 38017

Schilling Farms Community

1 Schilling Boulevard, Collierville, TN 38017

Price Farms

Price Farms is a vibrant, growing mixed use center at the intersection of Hwy 385 and Houston Levee Road in Collierville, Tn. Anchored by the Avenue Carriage Crossing with over 80 shops and a Marriott Courtyard, the Price Farms development is a joint venture with the Morrison family and Boyle. Highly visible, the development lies in three quadrants of the grade-separated interchange and has almost a half mile of frontage on both sides of Hwy 385 as well as Shelby Drive. It offers nearly a mile of frontage on one of Shelby County’s most important north-south arterials – Houston Levee Road. The tightly knit Morrison Village is on the northern flank adjoining Shea Road. Numerous out parcel opportunities are offered.

Schilling Farms Community

With the atmosphere and charm of a southern small town, 443-acre Schilling Farms in Collierville is the product of extensive research, meticulous planning, and exacting standards, which have led to a state-of-the-art mixed-use development serving one of the nation’s fastest-growing communities. Neighborhoods, designed with historic Collierville architecture in mind, restore the slow pace and simple elegance of the past, while the Schilling Farms business environment provides tenants with an opportunity to work close to home in the heart of Greater Memphis’ professional population center. Churches, schools, parks, and medical centers round out the sense of community that gives owners, tenants, employees, and residents an exceptional quality of life. Schilling Farms is home to a major recreational YMCA, headquarter facilities for Helena Chemical Corporation, BankTennessee, MCR Safety HQ, Juice Plus HQ, The Carrington and Carrington West apartments, Schilling Farms Middle School, Schilling Farms Life Church and The Neighborhood at Schilling Farms.

Broker News

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Editorial: As a City with a Plan, Memphis Will Compete

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Memphis Business Journal, February 3, 2017 “This is our shot.” So said local CRE titan Rusty Bloodworth at the start of a Feb. 1 event, “Why comprehensive planning is good for business,” presented by ULI Memphis and MBJ. Bloodworth moderated a program that brought in several luminaries in the world of comprehensive planning, and the “this” Bloodworth […]

Collierville Park Dedication Offers Historic Setting for Development

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– The Shelby Sun Times – The historic town of Collierville now boasts a new park – McGinnis Park. Located in The Neighborhood at Schilling Farms, adjacent to the new Schilling Farms Middle School, McGinnis Park was dedicated in a recent ceremony. The historic marker signifying the site as McGinnis park was erected in 1998 by […]

Collierville’s Heritage Preserved In Schilling Farms Project

July 12, 2016

By Terry Hollerhan – The Memphis Business Journal – When Harry Smith contacted Memphis-based Boyle Investment Co. about developing his land in Collierville, he had already spent a lot of time and money designing the 443 acres that would be called Schilling Farms. Russell Bloodworth, executive vice president of Boyle, says after Boyle executives met with […]

Building Community: When East Meets West

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By Gaye G. Swan – MUS Today Summer/Fall 2003 – From New Urban to New Town, Henry Turley ’59 and Rusty Bloodworth ’63 are shaping the face of Memphis. Though they have different visions of development in our community, they have the same goal – to make Memphis a better, more diverse place to live. And […]

Boyle Sees Opportunity in East Memphis

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  By: Amos Maki Memphis Daily News Memphis-based Boyle Investment Co. hopes to break ground next year on a new office building at its Ridgeway Center complex near Poplar Avenue and Shady Grove Road, according to company officials. “We’re talking to prospects now,” said Mark Halperin, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Boyle. […]

Building History

September 29, 2015

  By:  Russ Gager Construction Today A frequent stop for tourists in the Nashville area is The Hermitage, the estate of Andrew Jackson, who was the seventh president of the United States first elected in 1829. Although he is not remembered primarily as a land developer, locating Memphis where it is now was one of […]

Boyle Developing Southwind Site

August 10, 2015

.   Boyle’s new development at Southwind will provide approximately 3,000 square feet of frontage on the beautiful TPC golf course. -Commercial Offices at Southwind- Imagine sitting at your desk and looking out the window at the fourth hole of one of the country’s best golf courses. That image will soon be a reality. Boyle […]

Boyle Welcomes The Cloisters to River Oaks

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Boyle to Develop Unique Residential Community at Spring Creek Ranch

August 10, 2015

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Building a Village: The Growing Trend of Mixed-Use Developments

August 04, 2015

  By:  Jane A. Donahoe High Ground Frank Ricks describes mixed-use development quite simply.            “When people see it and feel it, they like it,” said the founding principal of architecture firm Looney Ricks Kiss. Ricks should know. He has been at the forefront of Memphis’ urban planning community for decades, and his fingerprints are on […]

Bloodworth: Greenways Increasing Residential Values

August 04, 2015

  By:  Bill Dries Memphis Daily News The Memphis region’s existing 50 miles of greenways, paths and trails are responsible for some increase in property values, particularly residential property, says Rusty Bloodworth, vice president of Boyle Investment Co. and past chairman of the Urban Land Institute’s Memphis chapter. And Bloodworth said that could increase as […]

Bloodworth Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

August 03, 2015

By:  Taylor Shoptaw The Daily News Russell Blooworth, executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co., has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Memphis Chapter of Lambda Alpha International, the land economics society.  Hometown: Memphis Education: Memphis University School, University of Virginia Work Experience: Boyle Investment Co. Family: Frances Tully Bloodworth (wife), four children, six […]

Bloodworth Shares Views About Memphis’ Development Needs

August 03, 2015

By:  Bill Dries The Daily News Rusty Bloodworth is chairman of the Memphis district council of the Urban Land Institute. He is also executive vice president of Boyle Investment Co. ULI is a nonprofit institution with chapters around the world. Bloodworth talked earlier this month to the Memphis Rotary Club about ULI’s view of Memphis […]

Charleston Mayor Is Sold on New Urbanism

August 03, 2015

By Amos Maki – The Commercial Appeal – As Memphis officials continue seeking ways to deal with urban sprawl, Charleston, S.C., Mayor Joe Riley was in town Tuesday preaching the gospel of smart growth and new urbanism. Riley, in his eighth term, was at Bridges Inc. Downtown touting smart growth to a lunch crowd of about […]

Community Builder

August 03, 2015

By Jane A. Donahoe – Memphis Business Journal – Bloodworth expertise helping bring smart development environments to Memphis. Rusty Bloodworth is not the kind of executive they built the desk for. He would rather be situated at a large conference table or taking notes while strolling an avenue in Europe. Bloodworth, Boyle Investment Co., executive vice […]

Charrette Eyes Medical District

August 03, 2015

By John Scruggs – Memphis Business Journal – The Knight Program in Community Building has awarded its annual community design project to Memphis for a week of intensive planning in the Medical District and surrounding neighborhoods. The collaborative program is known in planning and architectural circles as a charrette, a combination of urban design and community […]

Commercial Real Estate 101

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By Alexei Smirnov – Business Tennessee – If there is a vacant street corner anywhere in Tennessee, it’s probably because developers and real estate brokers have been too busy with their current workload. Look in each major, and minor, market across the state, and you’ll see plenty of activity. In Cleveland, Bradley County (pop. 100,000 souls), […]

Bloodworth Inducted Into Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame

August 03, 2015

– Memphis Business Journal – The Memphis Area Association of Realtors Commercial Council honored the top performers in commercial real estate April 2 at the 8th annual Pinnacle Awards. Wyatt Aiken, senior vice president at Commercial Advisors LLC, was named Commercial Broker of the Year, a honor voted on by his peers. Aiken is currently president […]

Development Across Office, Retail, Industrial Crawls With Broader Economy

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By Andy Ashby – Memphis Business Journal – As the economy has slowed, commercial real estate development has stalled across all property types. Each major property type — office, retail and industrial — has been affected by the recession in different ways, but none have escaped unscathed. When development could return depends on the property type […]

Complications of Mixed-Use Don’t Deter Tennessee Developer

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– New Urban News – Boyle Investment Company hopes to break ground by early this month on Berry Farms, a partly new urbanist project in Franklin, Tennessee, south of Nashville. The mixed-use development, a significant step forward for the 58,000-population Williamson County seat, consists of three tracts totaling 602 acres. The first tract to be developed […]

Conservative Approach Means Staying Power for Boyle

July 22, 2015

By Terry Hallohan – Office Real Estate Leasing Guide – The six-story Morgan Keegan building going up at Ridgeway Center in East Memphis is one of the last facilities to be developed at the 204-acre, multi-use development of Memphis-based Boyle Investment Co. Constructed of precast concrete, high-performance glass, high-end finishes and underground parking, it will mirror […]

Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit

July 21, 2015

By:  Sarah Baker Memphis Daily News Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.             Boyle, one of Memphis’ oldest real estate development firms, is the title sponsor of the “The Crossroads of Memory: Carroll Cloar and the American South” exhibit from June 8 […]

Building Memphis: Best Private Project (small)

July 21, 2015

  Memphis Business Journal More than just a multifamily dwelling, The Carrington at Schilling Farms serves a larger purpose within Boyle Investment Co.’s mixed-use development in the heart of Collierville. It was the vision of Boyle executives Les Binkley III and Rusty Bloodworth for The Carrington to anchor the intersection of Schilling Boulevard and Winchester […]

Boyle Moves Ahead on New Development

August 12, 2014

By Andy Meek – The Daily News – Boyle Investment Co. is moving ahead with plans to develop an upscale residential community north of Collierville near the 320-acre Spring Creek Ranch Golf Course, in a wooded and natural setting that will ultimately include 500 homes, Boyle officials said. Boyle vice president Gary Thompson said the company […]

MUS Alumni Power Top Development Firm

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  MUS Today/July 2008   Nearly everywhere you look in Memphis, you can see the unmistakable touch of Boyle Investment Company – from the development of mixed-use communities to the architectural features that add value to each building. Founded 75 years ago by three brothers, the company is responsible for some of the most celebrated streets, […]