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Learn about our latest projects and read the news from Oliver Smith Realty & Auction Company.

Embassy Suites Downtown Opening Soon

The new Embassy Suites at 507 S. Gay Street is nearing completion. The new hotel is positioned to be not only a place to stay, but a place to play.  A variety of entertainment and dining options will be available when the property opens in November. "On such a...

Oliver Smith IV joins Crittenden Research Board of Advisors

Oliver Smith IV has recently joined the Board of Advisors for Crittenden Research. Crittenden Research is the difinitive independent source of industry directorys, forcasts and analysis of the commercial insurance and reasl estate businesses. - from...

The William F Conley Building will soon host a new Embassy Suites

We have recently worked on a deal that will convert the old Park National Bank / William F Conley Building on the corner of Gay St. and Union Street into Knoxville's newest Embassy Suites Hotel. The original building opened on June 26, 1974 and has been an iconic...

Summer Fun: Sevierville’s Newest Waterpark

It may be hot out there this summer, but we will soon have a new way to beat the heat. We have recently sold 50 acres of land in Sevierville to  Wilderness Waterparks and Resort.  This location will be used to build Soaky Mountain, a full featured waterpark. ...

Kern’s Bakery and the Food Hall Concept

A new trend for Knoxville: The Food Hall. Recently named one of the top international food trends of 2019 by Forbes (click here for the story) the food hall concept has been gaining popularity in the south.   Our Kerns Bakery Redevelopment project now being developed...

Duluth Trading Co is coming to Knoxville

Founded in 1989, Deluth Trading Co is a Minnesota-based heavy duty clothing store.  Developer R&R properties, working with our brokers, Will Simms and Chat Turner will be bringing a brand new Deluth location to the Kingston Corner Shipping Center. This is the last...

Oliver Smith Jr.’s vision for the West Town Mall

Tracey Haun Owens of KnoxTNToday.com has recently written a story about Oliver Smith Jr. and his vision for West Knoxville. She takes use though the history the development of the property with some comments from our own Oliver Smith IV. Head over to KnoxTNToday for...

Restaurants coming to Kern’s Bakery Site

A 16 Acre mixed use development is soon to be underway just over the Henley Street bridge at the former Kern's Bakery Location. The development will feature: Retail Restaurant Offfice Entertainment Boutique Apartments Name Brand Hotel The first phase will focus on the...

The Holston: Commercial Space Now Available

One of Knoxville's most prestigious buildings has now become available for commercial development.  Oliver Smith Realty is currently marketing the first floor of this historic building. The space was recently purchased for use as a restaurant and has had many...

Leadership Knoxville visits the State Capital

Oliver and the Leadership Knoxville team recently spent a day working in Nashville.  They even had time to pose for a group photo.  We are looking forward to the progress this team will make in 2019.

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