About Us

Oates Commercial Properties was founded in 1992 by Charlie Oates in Memphis, TN. We are licensed in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Kentucky and are currently active in all areas of the Mid-South region. We are a full service commercial real estate brokerage company offering tenant representation, site selection, negotiation for acquisition of land and all types of commercial buildings, particularly retail, restaurants and other prime commercial frontage properties. We have extensive experience with assisting national chains in procuring sites and space and working with developers in acquiring land and existing buildings for development and leasing space. We also represent owners in the sale and leasing of their commercial property whether it is vacant land or existing buildings. Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your commercial property needs in the Mid-South.

Clients & Recent Transactions

Whole Foods Market – Oates Commercial Properties has represented Whole Foods in the acquisition of sites in TN, AR & MS since 2003. We have completed 5 deals and have several more in the pipeline.

Ridgeway Trace S/C, Memphis, TN – We represented the sellers and brokered the sale of the 26 acre site the 318,000 sf shopping center sits on today.

Highland Village S/C, Jackson, MS – We represented the buyers and brokered the sale of the property to a new entity partnership between the previous owners and their new managing partners, and represented Whole Foods in their lease in the shopping center.

Tenant Representation – We helped Starbucks find space and negotiate leases for almost 70 stores in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and Arkansas, Dryve Cleaners – 14 stores, Sprint – 6 stores, other nationals combined – 84 stores.

Buyer Brokerage – since 1981 represented lots of other national companies on the buying side: McDonald’s for 89 locations so far, Taco Bell 16 sites, Walgreens preferred developers, 11 sites,

Sales of Commercial Buildings for clients – Bojangles (10), other nationals combined (46) properties

Land Development & Brokerage – 20 acre commercial subdivision/sale of 9 lots over 1.5 year period for over a 100% return to the developing partnership plus a prime one acre lot free.