Featured Property: Land for Sale in Vestavia Hills

vestavia_aerial2This week’s featured property is an excellent development opportunity located at 2278 Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

With easy access to Interstates 65, 20, 59 and 459, it’s no wonder that Vestavia Hills is one of Alabama’s fastest growing cities. The city has been recognized for its consistent ranking as one of the top rated school systems in Alabama, and was also recently listed as the fifth safest city in the state.

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Bob Moody and John Lauriello: A Mission to Save the Historic Buildings of Birmingham

Bob Moody's watercolor depicting the Title Building and Massey Building
Bob Moody’s watercolor depicting the Title Building and Massey Building

Over the years, thanks to Birmingham artist Bob Moody and Southpace Principal John Lauriello, many historic buildings in Birmingham have been rescued and restored. The two have been long time friends with a common interest, or should we say passion, for Birmingham.

John and Bob’s partnership can be traced back to 1983, when the YMCA made their plans public that they were going to build a downtown facility located across the street from the Title Building. That’s when John began looking for an architect to restore the historic Title Building, but he wasn’t looking for just any architect. He was searching for one that, like him, believed historic buildings should stay true to their character—even through a renovation. And that’s when John met Bob Moody. At the time, Bob had his own company, Moody and Associates, which designed commercial interiors and architectural plans.

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Our Top Five Brokers of 2014

Top BrokersAt Southpace, we start each new year by honoring our top five producing brokers from the previous year. As usual, our 2014 top five shouldn’t be much of a surprise to those in the Birmingham area commercial real estate industry.

Up first is Tyler Bradford, CCIM, a broker in our retail division with a focus on Tenant Representation who had an excellent year with several clients, including Gander Mountain. Tyler helped the outdoor sporting goods retailer secure new stores in Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama in 2014. He also worked with McDonald’s, Newk’s Eatery, and Which Wich Sandwich Shop in adding new restaurants last year. Additionally, Tyler brokered the sale of several investment properties around the state.

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