IRR announces business merger

Integra Realty Resources  in Jackson/Gulfport and Integra Realty Resources in Memphis have announced a merger that will expand IRR’s services in the Mid-South region. IRR offices in Jackson, Gulfport and Memphis — covering Mississippi, western Tennessee, Louisiana and Arkansas, provide commercial real estate consultation services.

“We’re expanding our resources and our ability to serve clients more productively and opening up new markets within specialty valuation practices,” said James “Jim” Turner, MAI, director of appraisal production for the combined offices.

IRR – Memphis’ focus in multi-family residential and industrial valuations and litigation joins IRR – Jackson/Gulfport’s expertise in multi-tenant office and retail, right-of- way, going concern business and large retail and hospitality valuation. The team now includes seven MAI-designated appraisal professionals and eight additional appraisal analysts on staff.

John R. Praytor, MAI, serves as senior managing director in Jackson. J. Walter Allen, MAI, is senior managing director in Memphis. Recent promotions include Michelle Alexander, MAI and a HUD approved MAP appraiser, to managing

director of multi-family residential valuations; Jonathan Stone, MAI, to director of industrial valuations; Eugene K. “Kenny” Owen Jr., Certified General Appraiser, to director of going concern business, hospitality, convenience store and self storage valuations. Jennifer C. Rigby, MAI, will serve as director of quality control and appraisal review, and Leslie R. North, MAI, will serve as managing director in Gulfport and support quality control for the south Mississippi market.