Publix to Anchor New 59,600 SF Shopping Center in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Watkins Real Estate Group has signed a 45,600-square-foot lease with Publix Super Markets Inc. to anchor The Pinnacle at Providence, a 59,600-square-foot retail center under development in Huntsville’s Providence neighborhood. The Atlanta-based retail and multifamily development company acquired the 9.2-acre site in 2016 and recently secured construction financing through BB&T Corp. In addition to Publix, the tenant lineup includes Courtney Murray DDS, Allure Nails..

September 22, 2017

GBT Realty Buys 234,124 SF Shopping Center in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. — GBT Realty Corp. has purchased McFarland Plaza, a 234,124-square-foot shopping center in Tuscaloosa. Jim Hamilton, Richard Reid, Mike Allison and Brad Buchanan of HFF represented the seller, a partnership between DDR Corp. and TH Real Estate. Bill Fishel and Matthew Stewart of HFF secured a three-year, floating-rate loan through Värde Partners on behalf of the new owner. T.J. Maxx, Ross Dress for Less, Michaels and Stein Mart anchor the center. McFarland Plaza Shopping..

September 22, 2017

Coastal Ridge, M Group Purchase Apartment Community in Birmingham for $40M

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Coastal Ridge Real Estate, in partnership with M Group, has acquired The Village at Lakeshore Crossings, a 264-unit apartment community located at 251 London Parkway in Birmingham, for $40 million. A Philadelphia-based private investor sold the property. Constructed in 2013, The Village at Lakeshore Crossings offers one-, two- and three-bedroom units with rents ranging from $1,067 to $1,512. Individual units feature hardwood floors, granite countertops and private porches...

September 20, 2017

Mallory & Evans Breaks Ground on Two Student Housing Communities in Alabama, South Carolina

FLORENCE ALA. AND CONWAY, S.C. — Mallory & Evans Development has broken ground on two student housing communities in Alabama and South Carolina. The projects include Bellamy Florence, a $24 million, 420-bed community located near the University of North Alabama in Florence, and Bellamy Coastal, a $32 million, 480-bed community located adjacent to Coastal Carolina University in Conway. Both developments will offer fully furnished units with bed-to-bath parity. Shared amenities will..

September 19, 2017

Apple Hospitality REIT Buys Dual-Branded Hilton Hotel in Downtown Birmingham for $38.4M

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. has purchased a newly constructed, dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Home2 Suites by Hilton property in downtown Birmingham for $38.4 million. Located at 250 18th St. S., the new hotel has a combined total of 210 rooms. The property features two distinct lobbies and dining areas — each catering to the needs of the brands’ respective guests — and shares one registration desk, fitness center and an outdoor swimming pool. Following this..

September 14, 2017

Love Funding Provides $11.8M Loan for Historic Office Building Conversion in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, ALA. — Love Funding, a subsidiary of Effingham, Ill.-based Midland States Bank Inc., has provided an $11.8 million loan for the conversion of an historic office building in downtown Montgomery into Historic Bell Lofts. The apartment community will offer 88 one- and two-bedroom units, as well as 4,478 square feet of commercial space. Constructed in 1907, the 12-story tower, formerly known as the Bell Building, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Holly Bray of Love..

September 12, 2017

Brennan Investment, Arch Street Acquire $100M Industrial Portfolio in Midwest, Southeast

CHICAGO AND GREENWICH, CONN. — A joint venture (JV) between Chicago-based Brennan Investment Group and Greenwich-based Arch Street Capital Advisors LLC has acquired a portfolio of 11 industrial properties totaling roughly 2.5 million square feet. The portfolio is valued at approximately $100 million. The properties are located in various markets throughout the Midwest and Southeast, including Chicago, Minneapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich., as well as Jacksonville, Fla., and Birmingham,..

September 11, 2017

HDA Architects Announces Delivery of 72,000 SF Distribution Center for Adams Beverages in Alabama

OPELIKA, ALA. — HDA Architects has announced that the construction of a 72,000-square-distribution center for Adams Beverages Inc. in Opelika is now complete. The building design utilizes brick, cast stone, tilt-up concrete and reclaimed wood. Adams Beverages is a full-service beer and non-alcoholic beverage distributor and a family-owned Anheuser-Busch wholesaler. HDA has designed over 150 beverage distribution centers nationwide with a team of six St. Louis-based companies: Gabriel Project..

September 8, 2017

Patriot Equities Acquires 590,000 SF Office Portfolio in Suburban Birmingham

HOMEWOOD, ALA. — Patriot Equities LP has acquired 200, 210 and 220 Wildwood Parkway, three office buildings totaling 590,000 square feet in Homewood, roughly five miles south of Birmingham. The Class A buildings are situated on a 45-acre campus at the corner of Interstate 65 and Lakeshore Parkway. Patriot Equities purchased the portfolio from Wells Fargo for an undisclosed price. As part of the transaction, Wells Fargo agreed to a long-term leaseback for a portion of the campus whereby the..

August 24, 2017

Inland Residential Trust Acquires 332-Unit Apartment Community in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY, ALA. — Inland Residential Properties Trust Inc. has purchased The Verandas at Mitylene, a 332-unit multifamily community located at 8850 Crosswind Drive in Montgomery. Mark Cosenza of Inland Real Estate Acquisitions and Brett Smith of The Inland Real Estate Group LLC represented Inland Residential Trust in the transaction. Constructed in 2007, The Verandas at Mitylene comprises 14 three-story buildings and includes a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom units. The property also..

August 8, 2017