Turley Henry

High on a bluff above the Mississippi River, Memphis has always chartered its own course.  Despite the city’s potential and storied history, its downtown core became more and more neglected; by the 1970s, downtown Memphis was in desperate need of a vision.

Henry Turley began his real estate company in 1977, motivated to undertake the difficult, yet rewarding, projects that have since become his calling card.  His vision was clear and simple: to turn downtown Memphis into not only a great place to work, but a wonderful place to live – for everyone. It hasn’t been easy work, and it requires real commitment, but we’ve enjoyed great success over the decades.

Henry Turley Company has achieved distinction in the Mid-South region by pioneering New Urbanism, an approach to place-making that stresses the importance of living, working, shopping, and playing within a community. The early developments of South Bluffs and Harbor Town in Downtown Memphis proved to be major successes. They are nationally recognized as two of the nation’s most complete, well-established examples of New Urbanist neighborhoods.

Henry Turley Company also brought loft living to Memphis, with the restoration and conversion of local architectural treasures like The Lofts at South Bluffs and The Shrine Building. Both were at the heart of downtown’s resurgence, and are now joined by five other unique “Flats” mixed-use buildings along Main Street in downtown’s core.

Further demonstrating our belief in downtown’s potential, the Company restored several historic commercial buildings in downtown; they once again grace the urban streetscape with their classically beautiful facades.

The Company has also been applauded for our initiative and stamina in revitalizing a distressed 100-block inner city neighborhood on the northern edge of downtown, now affectionately referred to as Uptown. It is the representation of our ambitious effort to prove that better communities can be affordable to everyone.

For more on our history, explore The 12 Stories of Henry Turley Company.