About CHM



University Commons, LLC is the owner and developer of the University Commons project. University Commons, LLC is comprised of a group of local investors and CHM who were committed to the Knoxville community and the success of redeveloping the contaminated Fulton Bellows site. The developers were very sensitive to the changes this project brings to the area and to the University of Tennessee, and they took extensive steps to improve the traffic flow along Kingston Pike and Joe Johnson Drive. University Commons has had a significant economic impact to the community through job creation, property and sales tax generation as well as services needed for downtown, the University and south Knoxville.



CHM, LLC was the development manager of the project and its principals include Budd Cullom, Jim Harrison and Mike McGuffin. CHM is currently managing the development of the Northshore Town Center off Pellissippi Parkway in west Knoxville. Collectively, these developers have more than 55 years of retail development experience and have been responsible for more than 10 million square feet of retail development throughout the Southeast.

CHM has extensive experience with such national retailers as Target, Walmart, Lowe’s, Kmart, Home Depot, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and other national retailers. As the manager, CHM’s responsibilities include entitling the property, leasing, property management, construction management, etc.