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Straight Talk with John Lauriello

Looking back at 2015 Last year was our 31st year in business. As I say every year, “Where did the time go?” We had an overall good year in 2015; had a few staff changes, added some folks, lost one … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello

2014 was our 30th year in business. Where did the time go? We had a very productive 2014: new brokers, a new property manager, new property management accounts, plus several new business clients. We’re very grateful for this growth. This … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello: We’re Turning 30

It all began the first week of January in 1984. Bill McDavid left his independent commercial real estate practice and I left Colonial Properties. I was redeveloping the Title Building and we moved into a small office on the 9th … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello

Southpace is now 29 years old and we are very proud of the company we have developed.  We pride ourselves as being totally independent and our goal is to help our clients make decisions that work best for them, period—not to … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello: Birmingham City Schools

The world has changed so much in the last 30 years, but unfortunately the Birmingham City School System hasn’t changed at all. Instead, it had continued to conduct business and operate the same way today as it did all those … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello – What to Expect from Southpace in 2013

Another year is behind us, and wow was that fast! I remember my father telling me “the older you become, the faster time goes by.” I used to think it was crazy, but now I understand. Actually, 2012 was a … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello: Effects of the Election

Southpace has had a great 2012 with a lot of properties moving and transactions closing. We had several deals coming up and a lot of momentum going into 2013, but after the election, that all seems to have changed. Things … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello: Looking forward to Regions Field

As you may have heard, I’m very excited about all of the positive things happening in downtown Birmingham right now. One of the things we’re looking forward to most at Southpace is the construction of Regions Field which will be the … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello: Positive Things Happening in Birmingham

I’m an early bird. I come into our downtown office around 7:00 or 7:30 every morning. I see people of all ages out walking their dogs or just enjoying the morning. They live in condos or lofts, and most likely … Continue reading

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Straight Talk with John Lauriello

The presidential election is still several months away, and I think people are worn out already. To me, it feels like the current president has been campaigning since he was elected. Then, on the other side of the aisle, we had Republicans beating … Continue reading

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