John Lauriello named one of Birmingham’s 60 Most Influential Executives

JohnlaurielloCongratulations to Southpace Principal John Lauriello for being named one of Birmingham’s 60 Most Influential Executives for 2014.

Just recently the Birmingham Business Journal came out with the list of the most influential executives in Birmingham, and we couldn’t be prouder that John was chosen once again for this honor.

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Southpace Swag: Spotted from New York to California

Southpace broker Joseph Sedita reels in a 300 lb. marlin in his Southpace t-shirt.During the hot but beautiful month of June, there were a number of exciting events going on all across the country. People came out to have a good time with their fellow community members and enjoy the gorgeous summer weather.

And guess what.

Southpace swag was spotted at events from the Saratoga Jazz Festival in New York, to SliceFest in Birmingham, Alabama. Our broker, Joseph Sedita, even reeled in a 300 lb. Marlin in his, dare we say “lucky,” Southpace t-shirt.

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Southpace Brokers Complete More Than $14 Million in Transactions During the Month of June

Gander MountainWhile working on more than $14 million worth of deals during June, it’s definitely been a busy month for all of our brokers.

Here’s a look at our June done deals:

Bryan Holt, CCIM and Tyler Bradford, CCIM represented the owner in the sale of .96 acres to Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits at the corner of Southland Drive and Highway 31 in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Holt and Bradford represented Gander Mountain in lease negotiations of a 50,000 SF store at Westwood Plaza in Mobile, Alabama. The new store, which will be their seventh location in the state of Alabama, will open later this fall.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Retail

Retail Real Estate TrendsLast month while we were attending RECon, the global retail real estate convention in Las Vegas, OMNIPLAN Architects passed out this very insightful piece to event attendees.

With the great insight, we believe everyone in retail and retail real estate should be aware of these trends that are affecting our industry as we speak.

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Featured Property: Office Building at 3600 Clairmont Avenue South

Clairmont Featured PropertyOur featured property of the week, located in the heart of the Lakeview district, is an office building for sale at 3600 Clairmont Avenue South in Birmingham, AL.

Situated in a neighborhood that has much to offer, including the Highland Golf Course plus some of the city’s most-loved restaurants such as Little Savannah, Silvertron Café and V. Richards, this property is perfect for a live/work situation.  Naked Art Gallery and Zoe Boutique are just a couple of the stores that make this a great shopping area as well.

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Birmingham: A Foodie’s Destination?

foodloversWith the booming of Birmingham’s food scene, it turns out that David Ashford, CCIM, was right when he predicted in 2011 that the city would soon be seeing an increased growth in restaurants. Back in 2012, he even encouraged those thinking about getting into the restaurant business to do so.

From the press we’ve recently been receiving, it’s pretty clear that Birmingham is on its way to becoming a food lover’s paradise.

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May Done Deals

May Done DealsSpring can be an extremely busy time for most people, and Southpace brokers were no exception. From the sale of one of the oldest skyscrapers in Downtown Birmingham, the Steiner Bank building, to a new sushi-Mex restaurant named Wasabi Juan’s, our brokers have been closing deals all month long.

Take a look at what our brokers have been working on during May:

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Show Us Your Southpace Swag

 Southpace Director of Development & Construction Consulting, Charles Ferlisi, in his Southpace tee shirt at sunset in Key West, Florida.You may have noticed our “Southpace Swag” album on our Facebook page. From sweatshirts to piggy banks, we love giving away free swag to our clients, friends and family. It’s a small gesture we do to show those that we work with that we appreciate them. Because, let’s face it, in today’s world we’re all guilty of not always taking, having or making the time to show it.

Throughout the years we’ve given out a variety of swag items and have enjoyed spotting them in different places across the city, state, and even around the globe (yes, we have a swag photo of children with Southpace items in both the Honduras and Africa).

Check out some of the swag below that’s been spotted lately and be sure to send us your Southpace Swag photos too!

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The 3 Basics of Successful Retail Leasing

Professional Hand ShakeBob Young recently wrote an interesting piece in the Texas Real Estate Business magazine about how retail leasing is quickly evolving. While being highly respected in the industry, Young is Managing Director at The Weitzman Group and the 2009 President of the Retail Brokers Network, a group which Southpace is proud to be a member of as well.

In his article, “Language of Leasing,” he emphasizes how the role of the leasing agent is changing, along with tenants and properties. According to Young, successful leasing rests on three basics:

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Featured Property: Retail Space for Lease in Prattville, Alabama

CobbsfordThis week our featured property is a retail space available for lease at 2539 Cobbs Ford Road in Prattville, AL. Located right off exit 179 on I-65, near the Bass Pros Shop in Prattville, it makes for an excellent spot for retail stores and restaurants.

Prattville, Alabama is one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama. The city even tops the list as one of Alabama’s most business-friendly cities. Despite its recent growth, the Prattville has kept its small-town charm.

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