Mike’s Pies, Tampa, FL

Mike’s Pies Owner Mike Martin learned from his mother how to make pies, but Mom probably never imagined an operation like the one he runs out of Duke Realty’s Eagle Creek Business Center. Martin’s kitchen has four ovens, baking 90 to 100 pies at once, with room for four more ovens.

F&M Bank, Nashville, TN

Branch Manager Rodney Wilds went to Creekside II in July 2009 to find a space for a new branch of F&M Bank and saw something he liked. It wasn’t the space his broker took him to see, and it wasn’t listed at the time, but it was the one.

247Sports.com, Brentwood, TN

Shannon Terry has done this before. The founder and CEO of 247Sports.com previously grew a start-up company to more than 100 employees, and he did it in a Duke Realty building. When he founded 247Sports.com in 2010, he chose to do so in the same office complex where he had previously leased.