Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Board Member Approved

The City Council has approved the nomination of Darrell Cobbins to fill a vacancy on MLGW's board of commissioners. Darrell Cobbins established Universal Commercial Real Estate, LLC in 2007, as Memphis’ first African-American owned commercial real estate and community development services firm.

He served for seven years as Vice President at Commercial Advisors, LLC, where he worked in commercial real estate brokerage and corporate real estate advisory services, serving many of Memphis’ most notable corporations and institutions.

Darrell was also previously in economic development with the Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce from 1999-2001, where he was Senior Resource Development Officer, and at Guardsmark, Inc, serving as Unit Manager, beginning his professional career immediately after college.

Mr. Cobbins possesses a strong background in civic leadership, commercial and corporate real estate, and economic development. Combined with his commitment to client service, Darrell makes a tremendous contribution to the company’s professional and community service to small business, corporate, non-profit, and institutional clients.

The council also approved the reappointments of V. Lynn Evans and Rick Masson to the board. The appointments are not final until the council minutes are approved in two weeks.

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