BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — JLL has arranged the sale of 280 Station, a 24,760-square-foot shopping center located in Birmingham. Tenants at the property, which was 91 percent leased at the time of sale, include Oasis Nails & Spa, Eyemart Express, Subway, Bedzzz Express, Isbell’s Jewelry, Budget Car Rental, Tint World, State Farm Insurance, Dunkin’ and Tao Massage. Jim Hamilton, Brad Buchanan and Anton Serafini of JLL represented the seller and procured the buyer, a real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital. The seller and sales price were not disclosed.
Capstone, Boaz Ventures to Break Ground on $60M Student Housing Property Near University of Alabama Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Capstone Development Partners and Boaz Ventures plan to break ground on a $60 million student housing property adjacent to University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) in October. Located at 4315 Holmes Ave. NW near the UAH Campus Recreation Center, the community, dubbed Nexus on Holmes, will be a four-story, 249-unit property with a mix of one-, two- and four-bedroom apartments. Capstone and Boaz are envisioning the 239,000-square-foot residential property to house undergraduate and graduate students, as well as UAH staff. Amenities will include two courtyards, an outdoor pool, grilling area, community kitchen, TV lounge, multi-purpose room and quiet study lounges. The design-build team includes general contractor Fite Building Co. and architect Williams Blackstock Architects. The project is situated within a designated opportunity zone, and OPAL Investments (a for-profit subsidiary of Opportunity Alabama) is the lead equity investor. Capstone and Boaz plan to open Nexus on Holmes in summer 2025.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Stirling has arranged the sale of a 30,000-square-foot life sciences facility located at 100 Lucerne Lane in Birmingham. The property, which features office, wet lab and warehouse space, is situated on 5.7 acres within Oxmoor South Industrial Park. The buyer, Birmingham Water Works, is planning to make capital improvements at the property, which will be used for the organization’s new EnviroLab facility. The company oversees the water supply for more than 770,000 people in Birmingham and the surrounding counties. Juhmad Hollis and Melissa Warren of Stirling represented the buyer in the transaction. The seller and sales price were not disclosed.
HOOVER, ALA. — Marcus & Millichap has brokered the $4.9 million sale-leaseback of 5 Inverness Center Parkway, a 15,851-square-foot office building in Hoover. Built in 2005, the three-story office building was fully leased at the time of sale to eQRP Inc., a self-directed 401k company. The property features common areas, conference rooms, a fitness center and a podcast studio. The tenant, an entity doing business as Fuden LLC, sold the property to Wakefield Enterprises LLC and leased the property back. Brian Higdon and Nick Neuroth of Marcus & Millichap’s Birmingham office represented the seller in the transaction.
HUNTSVILLE, ALA. — Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based IMS Development has purchased 130 acres on the north side of Huntsville from the University of Alabama in Huntsville Foundation. The site is located at the corner of State Routes 255 and 53 and Blake Bottom Road. The buyer plans to build a mixed-use campus on the site dubbed North Valley, which will comprise 800 residences and 20 acres of commercial space. IMS Development says potential uses for the commercial component could include big-box retailers, hotels, restaurants, convenience stores and entertainment venues. Eric St. John of Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate assisted IMS in the land acquisition. The construction timeline was not released.
TUSKEGEE, ALA. — Farpoint Development has signed Trendco USA to a full-building lease at Building 100, a 168,000-square-foot industrial facility located within the Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park in Tuskegee. The Columbia, S.C.-based tenant plans to invest $43 million to launch its manufacturing operation at the site, where it will initially produce nitrile medical gloves before expanding production into other personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gowns. Situated off exit 42 on I-85 in Macon County, Building 100 is the first facility within Farpoint’s 638-acre logistics park, which will span 6.2 million square feet upon completion. The Chicago-based developer delivered the facility in May.
TUSCALOOSA, ALA. — Cushman & Wakefield has arranged the sale of The Gates at South Bend, a 147-unit multifamily community located in Tuscaloosa. Built in 1980, the property underwent significant renovations between 2017 and 2022. Ben Thomas and Parker Caldwell of Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller, an entity doing business as WGO LLC, in the transaction. ARC Multifamily Group acquired the property for an undisclosed price. Situated about three miles south of the University of Alabama, The Gates at South Bend features two- and three-bedroom townhomes.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Birmingham-based Regions Bank has rebranded Sabal Capital Partners, bringing the affiliate under the Regions Real Estate Capital Markets umbrella. The Birmingham-based bank acquired Sabal, a commercial real estate and multifamily lender, in 2021. Regions Real Estate Capital Markets executes origination and financial servicing solutions for its real estate clients, including both agency and non-agency financing. The brand’s clients include brokers and borrowers in multifamily and commercial real estate spaces ranging from single assets to property portfolios. “The brand change for Sabal Capital Partners reflects the continued integration of Sabal’s lending business into the Regions business and family of offerings,” says Troy Marek, head of Regions Real Estate Capital Markets. “We have seen well over a year of successfully building new and deeper client relationships; by fully integrating Sabal Capital Partners into our Real Estate Capital Markets team, Regions is poised to build even greater success moving forward.”
TILLMAN’S CORNER, ALA. AND MARYSVILLE, CALIF. — Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H) has announced the first two locations for its upper-midscale extended-stay banner, Hyatt Studios. The company has letters of interest for over 100 Hyatt Studios developments across the U.S. Each Hyatt Studios location will be sized to fit approximately 122 rooms, and will offer grab-and-go breakfast and a 24-hour market with snacks and ready-made meals that can be prepared in each guest room’s kitchen. The Chicago-based company has entered into a franchise agreement with 3H Group Inc. to develop the first Hyatt Studios hotel in Tillman’s Corner, roughly 10 miles southeast of Mobile. The property is set to open in late 2024. Presidio Hotel Development has entered into a franchise agreement with Hyatt for the second location, a 113-room hotel in downtown Marysville, approximately 45 miles north of Sacramento. The property is expected to open in 2025 and will feature dedicated meeting spaces. Extended-stay hotels have grown in demand over the past several years, in part due to the asset’s popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bask Development recently announced plans to develop eight Extended Stay America-branded hotels in Florida, and the development of 15 new hotels under the same …
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. — Ackerman & Co. has acquired a 307,200-square-foot distribution center located on a 45.6-acre site at 1532 Midfield Industrial Blvd. in Birmingham. Completed in 2005, the property was fully leased at the time of sale to discount retail giant Dollar General. The facility features 28-foot ceilings and a Norfolk-Southern rail line that feeds directly into the building, as well as 17 dock-high doors, one drive-in door, 11-inch thick floors and solar panels on the roof. The acquisition includes a 23-acre parcel that can accommodate an expansion, build-to-suit opportunities or outside/trailer storage. This is the first acquisition in Alabama for Atlanta-based Ackerman & Co. Philip Yost of CBRE represented the seller, Joe Piper Inc., in the transaction. The sales price was not disclosed.