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Mark Pirtle, TN, Obituary, A Developer For Much Of Murfreesboro Gateway, Dies


Mark Pirtle Death, Obituary – Mark Pirtle is remembered by mourners in Murfreesboro for his successful career as a commercial real estate developer and his philanthropic work in the city. On Monday night, Pirtle passed away at the age of 70 years old. According to his brother Mike Pirtle, who used to work for The Daily News Journal in Murfreesboro as both the executive editor and general manager, funeral plans are still being made.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at 1488 Lascassas Pike and is being handled by Woodfin Funeral Chapel in Murfreesboro, which is also the location of the funeral home. On Friday, the service will take hold at the World Outreach Church, which is located at 1921 New Salem Road in Murfreesboro.

John Harney, a friend and business partner of Mark Pirtle’s for more than 35 years, said that Mark Pirtle had a prosperous career as a car dealer, including in Murfreesboro, Shelbyville, Cookeville, and Jackson, in addition to completing more than $400 million worth of real estate development projects over the course of his career in a variety of locations throughout Middle Tennessee.

Harney described him as “as close to a brother as anyone could be.” “He was an exceptional human being. Mark was a phenomenal businessman, not just in the automobile industry but also in the real estate development industry.”

According to Harney, Pirtle had the foresight to develop a significant amount of commercial real estate in the Gateway part of the city, which is located off Medical Center Parkway and encompasses Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

Around the year 2005, Harney recalled Mark Pirtle competing against two other developers, one of which was national and the other was regional, to buy property on Medical Center Parkway through a recommendation made by the Murfreesboro Gateway Commission to the City Council in order to develop a Class A corporate office building.

Pirtle told the municipal officials that he and his partners would start building in three months, in contrast to what his competitors intended to do, which was to begin work on the condition that they had released 65 percent of the office spaces. According to Harney, “Mark and his associates were successful in acquiring the contract to develop it.”

After that, the Stonegate Corporate Center was constructed. It is a building with a total area of 92,000 square feet and was the first and initially the largest structure in the Gateway area that was specifically designed to attract white-collar employees. A number of individuals referred to the structure as the “Pirtle Building.” According to Harney, the sale of the property took place in December to a medical investment company. Full Story


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