GBT Realty Corp. to Develop $18M Shopping Center in Alabama
ALBERTVILLE, ALA. — GBT Realty Corp. will soon begin developing The Shoppes of Albertville, an $18 million, 135,000-square-foot retail center located on a 13.2-acre tract of land in Albertville. The property is currently 92 percent pre-leased to tenants such as PetSmart, T.J. Maxx, Hobby Lobby, Ross Dress for Less and Hibbett Sports. GBT Realty expects to deliver the property in spring 2016. GBT entered into a development agreement with the city of Albertville whereby the city agreed to sell bonds to provide $5 million of funding to offset pre-development and development costs. Upon completion, a portion of the sales tax generated at the shopping center will pay off the bonds.