Now Open: Chicken Salad Chick & Pyro’s Pizza

chickensaladchickWe hope you guys are hungry because we’ve got two new delicious restaurants that are now open!

Southpace Properties is proud to have played a role in helping Chicken Salad Chick and Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza find their perfect location in Alabama. Drop by and pay them a visit soon!

Chicken Salad Chick – Whole Foods Market Plaza

This isn’t your typical chicken salad restaurant. Chicken Salad Chick gives you 11 different chicken salad options ranging from fruity and nutty to savory to spicy. Feeling sweet? Try their Fancy Nancy chicken salad with Fuji apples, pecans and grapes. Or maybe you’re looking for a spicy situation…then you should try their Kickin’ Kay Lynne—it’s the spiciest one on the menu! Chicken Salad Chick also offers pimento cheese, a variety of soups and even a kid-friendly menu for the little chicks in your life.

Stop by for a fresh, Southern, delicious meal at their new location at the Whole Foods Market Plaza in Hoover today!

David Ashford, CCIM represented the landlord in the leasing of 3,200 SF to Chicken Salad Chick at Whole Foods Market Plaza shopping center at the corner of Highway 31 and Highway 150 in Hoover, Alabama.

Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza – Opelika, Alabama

Get ready to have your taste buds ignited at Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza where they deliver customizable gourmet pizza to your table in just five minutes.

Choose from more than 40 fresh and wholesome ingredients to build your own pizza masterpiece, or select one of their specialty pizzas like the Raging Hawaiian or Southwestern. Each pie is handcrafted perfection and can be washed down with craft beer on tap from local breweries.

Bryan Holt, CCIM represented Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza in the leasing of 2,500 SF at the Crossroads of Opelika shopping center at 2035 Interstate Drive in Opelika, Alabama.

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Southpace Brokers Complete More Than $19 Million in Local Transactions During May

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Former Jefferson Furniture Building

Things are really starting to heat up around here! Our brokers worked hard to close more than $19 million in transactions last month, including many investment sales and a few redevelopment properties. Read on to find out what they have been up to.

Blake Crowe, CCIM and Joseph Sedita represented the owner in the sale of the 64,000 SF former Jefferson Furniture building at 1716 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama. Stephen Lazarus represented the buyer. Crowe and Sedita also represented the owner in the sale of the 30,000 SF Land Title Building at 600 20th Street North in Birmingham, Alabama.

John Lauriello, CCIM, SIOR and Blake Crowe, CCIM  represented the landlord in the leasing of 2,200 SF to Canary Gallery, an art gallery, at the Wheelock Building at 2201 2nd Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama. Lauriello and Crowe also represented Hollywood Pools, an outdoor furniture store, in the leasing of 2,500 SF at Brook Highland shopping center in Birmingham, Alabama.

David Ashford, CCIM and Troy Gisi represented the owner in the sale of Avonwood Plaza shopping center to an investor at 4th Avenue South and 44th Street in Avondale, Alabama. Ashford also represented the landlord in the leasing of 415 SF of office space at the Massey Building in Birmingham, Alabama. Ashford also represented the landlord in the leasing of 1,250 SF to a women’s boutique at West Valley Plaza shopping center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Steve Mordecai represented the owner in the sale of 145 acres at Eagle Point Drive in Birmingham, Alabama. Mordecai also represented the owner in the sale of five acres at 3251 27th Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama.

Andrew Loveman, CCIM represented the owner in the sale of a 58,456 SF shopping center at 412 Main Street in Opp, Alabama.

Rich Vanchina, CCIM, SIOR represented the landlord in the leasing of 15,500 SF to Strata Solar at 1409 Commerce Boulevard in Anniston, Alabama. Vanchina also represented the landlord in the lease renewal of 30,000 SF to Birmingham Packers, LLC at 2547 Commerce Circle in Tarrant, Alabama. Vanchina also represented the landlord in the leasing of 5,000 SF to 31W Insulation Company at 910 Powder Plant Road and 5,000 SF to Compliance Staffing Agency at 920 Powder Plant Road in Bessemer, Alabama.

Michael Perry represented the buyer in the purchase of a 14,600 SF retail property at 1104 2nd Avenue East in Oneonta, Alabama.

Joseph Sedita represented the owner in the sale of a 6,000 SF retail property to an investor at 605 Springville Road in Center Point, Alabama. Sedita also represented the owner in the sale of a 4,500 SF office building at 9002 Parkway East in Birmingham, Alabama.

Blake Crowe, CCIM and Andrew Loveman, CCIM  represented the owner in a lease renewal of 8,350 SF of office space to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. at 2200 Woodcrest Place in Birmingham, Alabama.

Joseph Sedita represented the owner in the sale of an apartment complex at 4416 5th Avenue South in Birmingham, Alabama. Stephen Lazarus, also of Southpace, represented the buyer.

Greg Despinakis represented the landlord in the leasing of 6,000 SF of warehouse space to Legendary Enterprises at 1201 3rd Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Southpace Properties, Inc. is Alabama’s largest independent commercial real estate firm. At Southpace, we add value to the use and ownership of commercial real estate through services such as office, retail, land, warehouse and industrial sales and leasing, tenant and landlord representation, development, consulting, investment sales, property management and construction management. With 13 CCIM designees, Southpace has the highest number of CCIM accredited brokers in the Southeast under one roof.

 

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Now Open: Milo’s Hamburgers in Prattville

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photo: Milo’s Facebook page

We’re excited to announce that Prattville is now officially a “saucy” city with the addition of their first Milo’s Hamburgers location.

The Birmingham-original burger shop opened its doors in Prattville earlier this May to a crowd of very happy customers.  Many were lined-up, ready to unleash their inner carnivore on tasty burgers, chicken and even a hot, southern delicious mess of a breakfast.

What are you waiting for? If you’re in the Prattville or Montgomery area, get your Milo’s fix at their new location at 2305 Cobbs Ford Road. (Or dare we say, make a pit stop on your way down to the beach this summer?!)

Oh and you can thank Southpace Principal Bryan Holt for helping make all of your saucy dreams come true. Holt represented Milo’s in the leasing of .85 acres for their new location right off exit 179 on I-65 in Prattville, Alabama.

 

Southpace Properties, Inc. is Alabama’s largest independent commercial real estate firm. At Southpace, we add value to the use and ownership of commercial real estate through services such as office, retail, land, warehouse and industrial sales and leasing, tenant and landlord representation, development, consulting, investment sales, property management and construction management. With 13 CCIM designees, Southpace has the highest number of CCIM accredited brokers in the Southeast under one roof.

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Show Us Your Swag!

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With the end of the school year approaching and Memorial Day just around the corner, we’re sure that several of you have exciting vacations planned soon….and we’d like you to take us with you!

No really, stuff a little Southpace in your suitcase and “Show us your Swag!” on your next upcoming vacation. Be sure to take a photo with your Southpace key chain, koozie, beach towel, hat or anything and tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can also send us your photo at southpaceprop@gmail.com and we’ll post it on our social media for you!

We can’t wait to see all the places you’ll go! Just don’t forget to pack some sunscreen, too.

 

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Featured Property: Helena Crossings Shopping Center

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Helena Crossings Shopping Center

This week’s featured property is a new retail development under way in Helena, Alabama. Located at the corner of Highway 17 & Helena Road, the Helena Crossings shopping center is in the heart of the Helena retail district and will share an intersection with Walmart Neighborhood Market, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens and Publix.

The city of Helena is a steadily growing suburb of Birmingham located in Shelby County, featuring a population of approximately 20,000 residents. Helena has been named in the “Top 100 Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine in 2007 and also “One of the Best Places to Raise Children” by Business Week in 2007.

With traffic count of 16,820 VPD on Highway 17 and an average household income of $89,882 in a one mile radius, the Helena Crossings shopping center site boasts the best numbers in the area. And with a total of up to 15,000 SF of both box and inline shop space, plus two out parcels, you’re sure to find the space that’s perfect for you and your business.

Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the tenant mix at this prime retail hot spot in Helena! Learn more about this property here, or contact Southpace broker David Ashford, CCIM at 205-326-2222 today!

 

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April Done Deals Totaling More than $8 Million in Transactions, Including Two New Great Clips Locations in Alabama

Get ready to look good Birmingham and Huntsville – we’ve got two new Great Clips locations opening soon! Southpace Principal Bryan Holt, CCIM represented Great Clips in the leasing of 1,400 SF at Winchester Commons shopping center in Huntsville, Alabama and 1,100 SF at 20 Midtown in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Continue reading to see what other great deals our brokers have closed in the past month.

Andrew Loveman, CCIM represented Jersey Mike’s Subs in the leasing of 2,585 SF at 2910 18th Street in Homewood, Alabama. This location will also feature an ice cream parlor next to the restaurant. Loveman also represented the landlord in the renewal of 1,400 SF to Subway at the Village in Pinson shopping center in Pinson, Alabama.

John Lauriello, CCIM, SIOR and Blake Crowe, CCIM represented the owner in the sale of a 13-unit apartment complex at 2596 Rhodes Circle in Birmingham, Alabama. Lauriello and Crowe also represented the owner in the sale of a 2,200 SF office condo at 113 22nd Street North in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bryan Holt, CCIM and Blake Thomas represented Tacala in the purchase of an out parcel which will be used to build a Taco Bell at 3221 Highway 431 in Roanoke, Alabama. Holt and Thomas also represented the owner in the sale of a 5,315 SF restaurant to Sakura Bistro at 4034 Highway 280 in Alexander City, Alabama.

Troy Gisi represented The Hutton Company in the purchase of a one-acre site in front of Hoover Tactical Firearms on Highway 31 in Hoover, Alabama. The Hutton Company is a Chattanooga-based development and construction company that has successfully completed hundreds of retail developments across the entire United States.

David Ashford, CCIM and Anne Michaels represented the landlord in the leasing of 1,620 SF to Prime Communications at the Forum Shops in Moulton, Alabama. Ashford also represented the landlord in a lease renewal of 1,815 SF to Beddow, Erben & Bowen, PA at the Massey Building in Birmingham, Alabama. Ashford also represented the landlord in the lease renewal of 2,900 SF to Stir Crazy at the Green Springs shopping center in Homewood, Alabama.

Bill McDavid, CCIM represented the owner in the sale of an office/warehouse building on Mountainview Way in Bessemer, Alabama.

Blake Thomas represented Rainbow Apparel in the leasing of 12,000 SF at Westside Centre shopping mall on University Drive in Huntsville, Alabama. Thomas also represented the landlord in the leasing of 440 SF of office space to a consulting firm at 215 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd in Birmingham, Alabama.

Joseph Sedita and Blake Crowe, CCIM represented the owner in the sale of a 2,000 SF former auto repair center at 4348 3rd Court South in Avondale, Alabama. Sedita also represented the landlord in the leasing of 4,600 SF of office space to a home healthcare provider at 500 Boulevard SW in Huntsville, Alabama. Sedita also represented the landlord in the leasing of 1,600 SF to a State Farm agent at 1960 Braddock Drive in Hoover, Alabama.

Mike Perry represented the owner in the sale of 1.7 acres at 7023 Meadowlark Drive in Birmingham, Alabama.

Andrew Loveman, CCIM and David Ashford, CCIM represented the landlord in the leasing of 2,800 SF to a hair salon at 1650 Montgomery Highway in Hoover, Alabama. Ashford and Loveman also represented the landlord in the leasing of 1,800 SF to Dr. Denim at Midfield shopping center in Midfield, Alabama.

Rich Vanchina, CCIM, SIOR of Southpace Properties, Inc. represented the landlord in the leasing of 5,000 SF to an insulation company at 910 Powder Plant Road in Bessemer, Alabama.

 

Southpace Properties, Inc. is Alabama’s largest independent commercial real estate firm. At Southpace, we add value to the use and ownership of commercial real estate through services such as office, retail, land, warehouse and industrial sales and leasing, tenant and landlord representation, development, consulting, investment sales, property management and construction management. With 13 CCIM designees, Southpace has the highest number of CCIM accredited brokers in the Southeast under one roof.

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Now Open: Twisted Root Burger Co. & Firehouse Subs

TWISTED-ROOTSouthpace is proud to have helped Twisted Root Burger Co. and Firehouse Subs find their perfect location in the Birmingham area and we encourage you to pay them a visit, as they are “Now Open” for business!

Twisted Root Burger Co.            Vestavia Hills

If you’re looking for a burger that absolutely requires the use of both hands to eat it, then you’ve come to the right place! With burgers boasting names like Freshman 15, Big Tex and The Kevin Bacon, you’re sure to never leave the Twisted Root Burger Co. hungry. But don’t worry, they also offer a lighter menu with salads, a turkey burger and vegan burger (yes, that’s a real thing!).  And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can ask about the game meat they have in season – varying from elk to gator to camel and even kangaroo!

Stutts Everette and Tyler Bradford represented Twisted Root Burger Co. in the leasing of 3,759 SF at 2501 Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

Firehouse Subs – Homewood

It’s getting steamy on Green Springs Highway in Homewood, thanks to the opening of a new Firehouse Subs! Stop by their newest location and treat yourself to a steamed sub piled high with delicious deli meats. Try one of their classic hot specialty subs like the Hook & Ladder® or The Firehouse Hero®. They even have subs and salads under 500 calories!

Blake Thomas and Troy Gisi represented the landlord in the leasing of 2,080 SF to Firehouse Subs at 800 Green Springs Highway in Homewood, Alabama.

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March done deals: Starbucks and downtown accounting firm

starbucks_logoSpring has sprung! And so are all the deals our brokers are working on this time of year. We’re excited to announce not only a new location for Starbucks in Tupelo, Mississippi, but that we officially also have new neighbors in the Title Building. Please join us in welcoming Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith to downtown Birmingham!

Andrew Loveman, CCIM represented Starbucks in the leasing of 2,000 SF at 3354 North Gloster Street in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Blake Crowe, CCIM represented the landlord in the leasing of 2,987 SF to Barfield, Murphy, Shank & Smith in the Title Building at 300 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard in Birmingham, Alabama.

David Ashford, CCIM represented the landlord in the leasing of 2,000 SF to Le Nails at Whole Foods Market Plaza at the corner of Lorna Road and Highway 31 in Hoover, Alabama. Ashford also represented the landlord in a lease renewal of 1,860 SF to Once Upon a Time at Country Club Park in Mountain Brook, Alabama.

Stutts Everette represented the landlord in lease renewals of 1,902 SF to Black Pearl Asian Cuisine and 3,898 SF to Pablo’s Restaurante & Cantina at The Colonnade shopping center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Blake Thomas and Troy Gisi represented the landlord in the leasing of 1,500 SF to Tax Capital at the Palisades Shopping Center in Homewood, Alabama.

Rich Vanchina, CCIM, SIOR and Jim Collins, CCIM represented the landlord in a lease renewal of 45,051 SF to Southern Beauty at 165 Goodrich Drive in Tarrant, Alabama. Vanchina also represented the landlord in a lease renewal of 13,580 SF to Unkanny Enterprises at Continental Gin Industrial Park in Avondale, Alabama. Vanchina also represented the landlord in a lease renewal of 1,313 SF to Rob Walker Architects at 2229 1st Avenue South in Birmingham, Alabama. Vanchina also represented the landlord in the leasing of 7,500 SF to Swag Home Staging and Design at 3113 5th Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama.

Southpace Properties, Inc. is Alabama’s largest independent commercial real estate firm. At Southpace, we add value to the use and ownership of commercial real estate through services such as office, retail, land, warehouse and industrial sales and leasing, tenant and landlord representation, development, consulting, investment sales, property management and construction management. With 13 CCIM designees, Southpace has the highest number of CCIM accredited brokers in the Southeast under one roof.

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Featured Property: Prime Parkside Redevelopment Opportunity

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Rendering of a possible mixed-use development in the Swalley Building (hendon + huckestein architects, PC)

This week’s featured property is an excellent redevelopment opportunity in the former Swalley Building for an office/warehouse, loft or mixed-use property at 1143 First Avenue South in the booming Parkside district of Birmingham.

Located just down the street from Railroad Park and Regions Field and consisting of three buildings totaling more than 136,000± SF on a four-acre site, you won’t find a better opportunity for development in midtown Birmingham.

This site boasts all the attractions of Parkside including Barons baseball games, afternoons at the park, patio time at Good People Beer and strolls to nearby restaurants and coffee bars. Plus, it’s within walking distance to UAB, Children’s Hospital and the downtown Central Business District. And did we mention there is great visibility on I-65 with more than 138,000 vehicles per day?

This property is also in great company with other Parkside developments, including neighboring projects Baker’s Row, The Stockyard, The Negro Southern League Museum and two other major multifamily developments totaling 464 units.

Don’t miss your chance to make your mark in the red hot Parkside district. Contact Rich Vanchina, CCIM, SIOR today to learn more about this opportunity at 205.326.2222.

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Meet the New Face at Southpace

kathy_C_loresPlease join us in welcoming a new face to Southpace Properties!

Kathy Okrongley joined Southpace in late February, bringing with her more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry with a focus primarily on commercial development. She has operated and managed various development companies for almost 15 years, following a proven career as Senior Real Estate Manager for Walgreens.

One of Kathy’s most recent projects is the Walgreens development in the Lakeview District of Birmingham. She has also completed Walgreens developments in Alexander City, Alabama, Dacula, Georgia and Nashville, Tennessee. Kathy also managed the renovation and adaptive reuse of the historic Fire Station #22 in Birmingham, converting it into a 4,000 SF income-producing retail structure.

Kathy’s experience encompasses all aspects of project development, including site and market analysis, site planning and design, acquisitions, contract negotiations, zoning and entitlement, team management, pro-forma analysis and construction management.

In her new role at Southpace, Kathy will focus on commercial retail developments, client-based development needs and renovations of historic buildings for adaptive reuse.

Welcome to our team Kathy, we are thrilled to have you on board!

Southpace Properties, Inc. is Alabama’s largest independent commercial real estate firm. At Southpace, we add value to the use and ownership of commercial real estate through services such as office, retail, land, warehouse and industrial sales and leasing, tenant and landlord representation, development, consulting, investment sales, property management and construction management. With 13 CCIM designees, Southpace has the highest number of CCIM accredited brokers in the Southeast under one roof.

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