Contact: Amy Markham
Thompson Baker & Berry
Andrew J. Groveman
Belz Enterprises




Memphis, TN (December 1, 2003) - Since August, Shelby Oaks Business Center has leased nearly 32,000 square feet of space to four companies who have opened or expanded facilities in the Memphis area.

High Tech Institute (HTI) opened a new, 19,650-square-foot campus; Schiller Hardware leased 7,675 square feet of space to house a wholesale distribution facility; Mid-South Music & Sound, part of South Central Communications Corp., has established a 2,600-square-foot office and warehouse facility; and National Building Systems, Inc. opened a 1,875-square-foot office.

"Shelby Oaks is a wonderful location that offers a variety of space to fit our tenants' needs," said Andrew J. Groveman, senior vice president of Belz Enterprises. "As you can see by the diversity of the companies who have recently leased at Shelby Oaks, we can accommodate a wide range of companies seeking industrial, distribution, and office space of just about any size.

Phoenix-based High-Tech Institute provides postsecondary education in the fields of Allied Health Care and Technology. The Memphis campus offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in programs that include Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, and Surgical Technology.

Carol Miller, corporate vice president for HTI says establishing a Memphis location has been part of the company's long-range expansion plans for many years. According to Miller, HTI selected Shelby Oaks as the site for the Memphis campus because of its easy access to the freeway, pleasant surroundings, and ample parking.

Schiller Hardware, Inc. supplies hardware, and hollow metal and wood doors to the commercial, industrial, and residential construction industry. The company, based in Louisville, Kentucky, has branches in Lexington, Kentucky, and Clarksville, Tennessee.

Mid-South Music & Sound provides music and messages for drive-throughs, telephone holding systems, and sound systems. The company's headquarters is South Central Communications Corp. in Evansville, Indiana.

National Building Systems, Inc. which has expanded from Nashville to include the Memphis area, provides janitorial and restoration services.

About Belz

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Belz is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the United States. Belz develops, owns and/or manages more than 30 million square feet of industrial/warehouse/distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use centers and corporate campuses across the nation and in Puerto Rico. The company also owns a group of premier hotels including The Peabody Hotels in Memphis, Orlando and Little Rock. Visit for additional information.