Jack A. Belz
Jack A. Belz
Jack A. Belz - Master Entrepreneur
It's a phrase that's often heard these days, and it's one for which in large part Memphis can thank the vision of Jack Belz
It goes back to 1948, to the wedding of Jack
and Marilyn Belz in the beautiful Peabody Hotel.
The hotel was, of course, special to Mr. Belz
, and for that reason he
family purchased it in 1975 rescuing it from dilapidation.
re-opened it in 1981, at the same time revealing his
dream for revitalizing downtown Memphis.
has carried through in realizing this dream, contributing to revitalization projects all over Memphis in the past years.
efforts culminate in the development of the Peabody Place project.
Planned to eventually cover an eight-block area, this project currently includes the Peabody Hotel, various residential, office and business buildings.
has also given much to Memphis in other ways.
civic involvements are quite numerous, as are his
In 1999, he
wife Marilyn opened up their exquisite Chinese art collection to the Memphis community, keeping it on permanent display at the Belz Museum of Asian
and Judaic Art and has since expanded it with many other art catagories.
Description of Business:
A multifaceted organization primarily involved with the development and operation of shopping centers, hotels, industrial parks, corporate office parks.
A special focus is on historic preservation, including such projects as The Peabody and Peabody Place in Memphis.
In addition, Belz
has previously been involved in multi-location river public port operation and various other businesses.