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Dunavant Enterprises lands new CFO

May 31st, 2016

Over the years, Billy Dunavant II built his father's Front Street business into a 3,000-employee global giant, creating in Memphis the world's largest cotton trader. read more »

Dunavant Enterprises, Inc., Unveils Vision and Timeline for Henderson Beach Resort

January 27th, 2015

Dunavant Enterprises, Inc., Unveils Vision and Timeline for Henderson Beach Resort read more »

American Cotton Shippers will fete Billy Dunavant

May 3rd, 2013

The American Cotton Shippers Association will present its first lifetime achievement award to Memphis executive Billy Dunavant at its national convention next week in New Orleans. read more »

Dunavant touts positives for Memphis business

March 22nd, 2013

William Dunavant III, CEO and president of Dunavant Enterprises Inc., had a wide-ranging but generally positive message for commercial real estate professionals at the local Certified Commercial Investment Member meeting earlier this week. read more »

Cherry Back to Roots at Dunavant Enterprises

September 6th, 2012

Aisling Maki of the Memphis Daily News profiles Dunavant general counsel Russel Cherry in 'Law Talk' column. read more »

Dunavant Development buys 15 Memphis area warehouses from Bartlett Logistics

June 22nd, 2012

Dunavant Development Co., a part of Dunavant Enterprises, expanded its logistics business Thursday, paying $19.7 million for 15 buildings totaling 515,000 square feet. read more »

Dunavant buys Bartlett Logistics portfolio for $19.7 million

June 21st, 2012

Dunavant Development Co. has purchased the 515,000-square-foot Bartlett Logistics portfolio for $19.7 million from an entity of special servicer LNR Partners. read more »

Cottoning to 3PLs

May 12th, 2012

Dunavant is one of the storied names of the cotton business, but a few years ago the Memphis-based company made a bold decision to exit the cotton trading business to concentrate on logistics. read more »

Chinese Trade Officials Announce in Memphis Plans to Buy $500M of U.S. Cotton

February 16th, 2012

Trade officials from China will sign nine U.S. cotton contracts worth $500 million in a Los Angeles ceremony today, but the big deal was announced in Memphis. read more »

Cotton’s Heyday Gone, But Its Legacy Lives On

December 13th, 2010

Cotton doesn’t live on Front Street anymore. At least not the way it once did.But the same forces that made cotton king in Memphis – this city’s geographic locale and logistical advantages – are still present as Dunavant Enterprises moves things besides cotton around the world. read more »