Automotive Users Put Birmingham’s Industrial Market in the Fast Lane

When comparing Birmingham’s industrial market to other major cities in the Southeast, “The Tortoise and the Hare” comes to mind. Birmingham has had slow and steady progress — not to say that our sister cities have periods of laziness and napping. Birmingham’s current pace of activity is more the norm and thankfully the trends remain positive with 2016’s transaction numbers actually tilting in the direction of a “hare-like” pace. Occupancy rates for the 15..

June 19, 2017

Kirco Breaks Ground on 132-Unit Assisted Living Facility in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Kirco and its construction management affiliate Kirco Manix, in partnership with Phoenix Senior Living and EDT Inc., has broken ground on The Bluffs at Greystone, a 132-unit senior housing community in Birmingham. The community will provide both independent and assisted living and will be designed to include memory care units in the future. Slated to open in July 2018, the property will feature an indoor pool, wellness center, dining, beauty salon, yoga studio and..

June 15, 2017

Consistency, Young Talent Lead to High Expectations for Birmingham Office Market

For the first time in quite a while, the Birmingham office market has experienced a rejuvenation and resurgence, catered around growth, a diversification of the tenant base and an effort to attract and retain bright young minds. Like many markets nationally, the city’s focus on urban renewal has made downtown Birmingham an attractive place to live, work and play, and thus will help companies attract talent to the market. Birmingham has entered a new era of industry and residential growth..

June 12, 2017

Trillium Capital Arranges $6.5M Freddie Mac Loan for Apartment Community in Decatur, Alabama

DECATUR, ALA. — Trillium Capital Resources has arranged a $6.5 million Freddie Mac loan for the refinancing of Summer Key Apartments, a 188-unit multifamily community in Decatur. Trillium arranged the 10-year, non-recourse loan with a fixed interest rate 198 basis points over the 10-year Treasury yield. The loan features a 70 percent loan-to-value ratio.

June 1, 2017

Retail Activity Leads the Way in Birmingham’s Revitalization

The Birmingham retail market had an explosive 2016. Several large projects were announced or completed, while traditional indicators of market health also showed promising signs of growth. TopGolf will soon be coming to the Uptown District, while Regions Field, home of the Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, continues to attract surrounding development. Breweries remain a mainstay in Birmingham’s social scene, and they have demonstrated a capability to revive entire..

May 30, 2017

Hollingsworth to Build 252,000 SF Industrial Property in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — The Hollingsworth Cos. has broken ground on a 252,000-square-foot industrial facility within SouthPoint Industrial Park in Huntsville. The property will be SouthPoint’s fifth building, and Hollingsworth plans to commence construction on a sixth this summer. Situated along Interstates 65 and 565, the new property will feature 32-foot clear heights and 14 loading docks. Hollingsworth has completed a few industrial projects in the Southeast recently, including a..

May 25, 2017

Venture Commercial Arranges 20,000 SF Lease in Huntsville for Northern Tool + Equipment

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Dallas-based Venture Commercial Real Estate has arranged a 20,000-square-foot lease for Northern Tool + Equipment in Huntsville. The new store will be located at 7262 Governors West along Interstate 565. Clay Mote of Venture Commercial is the master broker for Northern Tool in all markets across the U.S. and represented the tenant in lease negotiations. Kathy Dennis of The Shopping Center Group’s Birmingham office represented the landlord, Sen LLC.

May 22, 2017

Hutton Sells 375,000 SF Open-Air Shopping Center in Mobile for $77.8M

MOBILE, ALA. — Hutton Co. has sold McGowin Park, an approximately 375,000-square-foot, open-air shopping center located at 3075 Government Blvd. in Mobile. Cole Credit Property Trust IV Inc. purchased the asset for $77.8 million. Completed in 2016, McGowin Park’s tenant roster includes Dick’s Sporting Goods, Field & Stream, HomeGoods, Ross Dress for Less, Hobby Lobby, Best Buy, Old Navy, Petco, Ashley Furniture HomeStore and Dollar Tree. The center is shadow-anchored by Costco and Regal..

May 17, 2017

Financial Federal Bank Arranges $31.8M in Acquisition Financing for Two Birmingham Multifamily Communities

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Financial Federal Bank’s Memphis office has arranged $31.8 million in acquisition financing for two multifamily communities in suburban Birmingham. The financing includes a $13.5 million loan for Mountain Lodge Apartments, a 254-unit community built in 1973, and a $18.3 million loan for Madison at Shoal Run Apartments, a 276-unit property built in 1986. Both communities were more than 90 percent occupied at the time of closing. Rick Wood and Jon Van Hoozer of Financial..

May 12, 2017

R&R REIT Acquires 1,020-Room Hotel Portfolio for $35M

MISSISSSAUGA, ONTARIO — R&R Real Estate Investment Trust (R&R REIT) has agreed to acquire a portfolio of nine extended stay hotels in the Southeast and Midwest totaling 1,020 rooms for an aggregate purchase price of $35 million. The properties are currently owned and operated by entities controlled by R&R REIT’s Majid Mangalji and Michael Klingher. Five of the hotels operate under the HomeTowne Studios brand, and the remaining four operate under the HomeTowne Suites brand. The properties..

May 3, 2017