ACRE Corporate Cabinet - Transformational Leadership
Future Center success requires transformational leadership, which is the key to its sustainability, productivity and growth. The ACRE Corporate Cabinet provides such leadership in its effort to support ACRE’s core purpose of providing relevant resources for the real estate industry in Alabama and the communities it serves. Cabinet Members provide both thought leadership and the financial support that allows ACRE to continue to build its evolving multimedia platform.
For more information about the Cabinet and how your business can support the mission of the Center, contact Grayson Glaze at (205)-348-7714 or by email at email@example.com.
On behalf of the entire Alabama real estate industry, ACRE is honored to profile our cabinet members who truly represent Alabama’s leading real estate companies & affiliates.
Admiral Movers is one of the most trusted and called upon relocation companies in Alabama. With a large supply of quality men to call on, there is never a customer turned away. If the job seems to be unorthodox or out of normal working parameters, Admiral will find a way to accommodate the customer. With all the skills and success in its moving business, it is a wonder that their second branch, Admiral Records Management, is not overshadowed. However, this is not the case at all. Admiral Records Management (ARM) has pulled in some of the largest records contracts in Central Alabama. With its unparalleled safety and precaution methods there has never been an unhappy customer, and the climate contained storage area is under lock and key with a 24 hour surveillance system monitoring anyone who comes and goes. ARM has been such a forerunner in this industry that clients have made the switch to do business with Admiral even though they were under contract with other record services providers. Whether it is moving your furniture or keeping precious documents safe, the Admiral choice is the best choice.
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Alagasco has been providing reliable natural gas service in Alabama for more than 160 years. As the largest natural gas distributor in the state, Alagasco serves approximately 425,000 customers in over 200 Alabama cities, towns and communities. More than 1,000 employees work in Alagasco’s offices across the state, striving to provide excellent customer service to all of our customers every day.
In every phase of life, there is heat and there is good heat. We’re the good heat.
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Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA), created in 1980 by the Alabama Legislature, is dedicated to serving the housing needs of Alabama and offers a number of affordable housing programs for homebuyers and renters.
As a longtime proponent of making homeownership a reality for low- and moderate income Alabamians, AHFA offers Step Up, a successful program featuring affordable interest rates and entry cost assistance on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage loans. New home buyers may also take advantage of the Mortgage Credit Certificate which qualifies them for valuable federal income tax reductions. And unemployed or underemployed Alabama homeowners may also take advantage of Hardest Hit Alabama, a federal government initiative administered by AHFA which is designed to prevent foreclosures.
Recognizing that a large portion of Alabama households may be more suited to rental housing, AHFA offers tried and tested multifamily programs as well. As administrator of the State’s HOME (HUD) and Housing Credit (Treasury) programs, AHFA has long provided financing incentives to the development community who have, in turn, built or rehabilitated tens of thousands of affordable rental units. Multifamily bonds also remain a viable source of development funding through AHFA.
A major initiative for AHFA over the last decade has been the creation and growth of its mortgage servicing business, now known as ServiSolutions®. In addition to servicing all homeownership program loans in-house, AHFA now services loans for many Alabama community banks as well as the housing finance agencies in the State of Washington, Missouri and North Carolina.
For more information, visit www.AHFA.com.
Alabama Media Group is a digitally-focused news organization encompassing all content, marketing and sales operations for AL.com, The Birmingham News, Birmingham magazine, The Huntsville Times, Press-Register, The Mississippi Press and gulflive.com.
Alabama Media Group brings together the journalistic excellence of our award-winning publications with the up-to-the-minute access of AL.com, ensuring the communities we serve have 24/7 access to what's happening in their world. Our visitors and our clients make up an audience that is engaged in commenting, sharing photos and video, and working together to create a vibrant social community. Now, more than ever, this community can access information, advertising and each other, via the web, smartphones, tablets and apps of all kind, through newsletters, text alerts and much more.
Balch & Bingham LLP is a corporate law firm recognized nationally for its deep experience and counsel in regulated industries including energy, financial services and healthcare, and its highly regarded practices in business, environmental, government relations, labor and employment and litigation. With more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists across offices in Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Gulfport and Jackson, Mississippi; and Washington, D.C ., our firm is known for a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach. Balch & Bingham's professional, collegial culture is inspired by nationally ranked attorneys who combine business intelligence and industry leadership with high-quality legal counsel to anticipate and respond to corporate challenges both creatively and proactively.
BL Harbert International, LLC is recognized as a well-diversified construction company working in a wide range of construction markets both in the U.S. and abroad. The company is one of Alabama’s most influential contractors, a leader in sustainable construction, and a top design-builder. U.S. markets served include: Healthcare, Institutional, Civil, Industrial/Manufacturing, Government/Municipal and Commercial.
The growth that the company is able to sustain throughout a wide range of operations has, at its core, a decentralized decision-making and management operating philosophy. Our company has been built by extraordinary people of good character who are empowered to make sound decisions.
Firmly grounded in Alabama, our roots in the community are deep, while we possess those unique capabilities to build anything, anytime, and anywhere in the world.
For more information: www.blharbert.com
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is a regional law firm with a global perspective. The firm has more than 440+ attorneys serving individuals, emerging businesses, and established regional, national and international companies. Clients rely on us for innovative legal services that reflect a deep understanding of their business realities.
We are one of the largest firms in the Southeast, with offices strategically located in Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and the District of Columbia. For more information, click here.
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Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation's largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, and wastewater treatment. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2011 revenues were $1.7 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 32nd among the nation's "Top 400 Contractors" for 2012.
Burr & Forman LLP is a century old full-service law firm with a forward-thinking approach to providing legal solutions. We have nearly 300 attorneys and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. Burr & Forman offers a wide range of business and litigation services to diverse clients with local, national and international interests.
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Capital Growth Properties is a private Real Estate Investment Company working diligently to provide attractive and stable returns for investors through a diverse portfolio of income producing real estate assets.
Since 2008, the economy, financial markets and real estate all experienced what appears to be unprecedented turmoil. As with all such times, opportunities exist. Capital Growth has adjusted and is continuing to adjust and reformat its business model to better suit the new world of real estate.
The Capital Growth Properties portfolio is designed to include retail, medical use real estate, muli-family, office, and industrial/light industrial properties. Our master plan is to create value for our shareholders through a combination of opportunistic acquisition of existing assets, new property ground-up development and bottom line oriented management of assets. A variety of property types, geographic locations, and investment size work together to achieve multiplicity and maximize the return for our investors.
Principals of Capital Growth Properties have been involved in the development, construction, leasing, management, and ownership of commercial real estate throughout the United States.
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Capital One Multifamily Finance, formerly Beech Street Capital, is a national leader in commercial real estate finance. Through our team, you gain access to Fannie, Freddie, FHA, CMBS, as well as our balance sheet of lending programs. Chad Hagwood and his nationally recognized team of experienced deal makers delivers smoothly, quickly and with certainty.
CBRE (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm. The Company has more than 52,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 370 offices worldwide.
Every day, in markets around the state, we apply our insight, experience and resources to help clients make informed real estate decisions. Our deep experience and expertise allows us to paint a precise picture of local, national, and global commercial real estate conditions and trends. It allows us to recognize opportunities quickly and take advantage of them.
CBRE’s Birmingham office provides an unprecedented platform of commercial real estate services to the market. Our professionals deliver local market expertise and leverage CBRE’s vast service lines to provide comprehensive, integrated real estate solutions including commercial real estate Brokerage (in the areas of office, industrial, retail, land, and investment properties), Valuation, Corporate Services, Property & Facility Management, Investment Advisory Services, Project Management, Capital Markets and more, across the state of Alabama.
For more information, visit their website: www.cbre.com.
Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) is an office REIT (NYSE:OFC) that focuses primarily on serving the specialized office and data center requirements of U.S. Government agencies and defense contractors, most of whom are engaged in defense information technology and national security-related activities. COPT owns and manages more than 200 office properties totaling approximately 19 million rentable square feet.
COPT is proud to be developing, in joint venture with Jim Wilson & Associates and in partnership with Redstone Arsenal, the 468 acre Redstone Gateway mixed-use business park which is at the Gate 9 entrance into Redstone Arsenal.
COPT has been recognized nationally as “Best in Industry” for tenant satisfaction by CEL & Associates, the nation’s largest surveyor of tenant satisfaction. We look forward to satisfying your real estate and facilities needs at Redstone Gateway in Huntsville.
Since 1964, Daniel has been a leader in the commercial and residential real estate industries, as well as the larger business community. Loyalty to opportunistic, progressive thinking and a solid work ethic distinguished Daniel early on and set in motion its rich history of real estate development, investment and service.
Beyond its own success, the fruit of the Daniel Corporation legacy is realized in the form of vibrant workplaces, innovative and fertile communities, strengthened local economies and peripheral investment opportunities.
Since its inception, Daniel Corporation has developed or acquired more than:
• 9 million square feet of office space
• 8,000 multifamily residences
• 2,000 senior living residences
• 10,000 residential home sites
• 11,000 acres of land for office parks and master-planned communities
The development projects undertaken by Daniel over the years have introduced new approaches to community working and living and have pioneered innovative development practices. One of Daniel’s hallmarks is its ability and willingness to undertake complex and demanding projects in a wide variety of product types, including mixed-use, office, retail, hospitality, golf, resort, medical and both multi-family and single-family residential.
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As a member of the Cushman & Wakefield Alliance, EGS Commercial Real Estate can provide nationwide and international coverage for brokerage and other real estate services, so clients can do business in other markets while continuing to work with us, the local company they know and trust. In 2012, our team members handled in excess of $130 million in transactions, as well as a management and leasing portfolio of 6.1 million square feet of commercial property.
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC, based in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the nation’s largest full-service commercial real estate finance firms. With offices located throughout the country, Grandbridge services a growing multi-billion dollar loan portfolio and provides financing as well as consulting and advisory services for all types of commercial and multifamily real estate on a national basis.
National Scope and Local Expertise
Grandbridge’s origination platform is comprised of 200+ highly experienced professionals located across the country. We stand apart from other financial service firms in that we believe that local market expertise, an excellent understanding of the various property types, and in-depth information on the national commercial real estate environment enables us to provide superior capital solutions for our clients.
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Harbert Realty Services was established in 1981 as the domestic real estate subsidiary of Harbert Management Corporation, one of the region’s largest, most successful, privately-held, second-generation investment firms. Harbert’s origin was to serve the real estate holdings of our parent company, but quickly evolved to serve others. Accordingly, we understand property ownership, think like owners and have a full understanding of an owner’s perspective. HRS’ continued growth is solely predicated on the continued success and growth of our clients and partners nationally, regionally and locally.
At HRS, we offer our clients expertise in a full range of commercial real estate services, honed over 33 years of property ownership, development, management and corporate real estate services. As a majority owned subsidiary of Harbert Management Corporation, we have the strength and flexibility afforded by our parent company’s more than $2.9 billion in combined assets under management and 12 offices worldwide. Our mix of experience, resources and reach allows us to offer clients one of the most comprehensive arrays of customized services in the commercial real estate industry.
Jim Wilson & Associates is a real estate services and management company with over three decades of experience. The company has developed Class-A office buildings, condominiums, hotels, mixed-use facilities, master-planned residential communities and business parks, and over 22 million square feet of shopping space. With the knowledge and experience necessary to move property through every phase - from acquisition to leasing to grand opening and successful day-to-day operations - Jim Wilson & Associates knows how to turn real estate into real success. The company has developed Class-A office buildings, condominiums, hotels, mixed-use facilities, master-planned residential communities and business parks, and over 22 million square feet of shopping space. With the knowledge and experience necessary to move property through every phase - from acquisition to leasing to grand opening and successful day-to-day operations - Jim Wilson & Associates knows how to turn real estate into real success.
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A company developed by agents, for agents, Keller Williams Realty International is the largest real estate franchise company in North America. Founded in 1983 by Gary Keller in Austin, Texas, Keller Williams focuses on providing agents with technology, marketing and training tools necessary to attract clients, move listings and build wealth. With this philosophy, they are reshaping the industry landscape while experiencing record expansion with 125,000 associates worldwide in 700 Market Centers.
Keller Williams was rated #1 Training Organization across all industries by Training Magazine and with year over year 16.1% increases in growth earned the 24th spot on the top 200 Franchise list from Franchise Magazine. An astounding 98% of all Keller Williams Market Centers are profitable and Associates become partners and shareholders, sharing in the profitability of their centers with all owners. Associates can also participate in the Growth Share program enabling them to lay the foundation for opening an entire country for Keller Williams Realty International. KW Commercial, the commercial brokerage division of KWRI, offers their fully integrated real estate services worldwide; hospitality and specialty, retail, land and development, investments, industrial, office, multifamily and distress assets.
The Keller Williams culture has been studied by Stanford University 3 times. Company Core Values are: God, Family, then Business that is combined with the Mission Statement of Careers Worth Having, Businesses Worth Owning and Lives Worth Living as guiding principles. For more information on Keller Williams Realty International please view: www.kw.com
The Regent Club Hotel on the Black Warrior River is coming to Tuscaloosa. Representing the very best of what Tuscaloosa hotels have to offer, The Regent Club Hotel will deliver an artful blend of elegant design, seamlessly intuitive service, and personalized comfort.
The hotel will offer 135 luxury hotel rooms and suites, of which 117 rooms and suites will have views of the Black Warrior River and the University of Alabama campus.
The luxury amenities offered include: a full service restaurant and bar, fitness and spa, conference space, outdoor terrace, manicured outdoor event lawn with a bar, gazebo, and swimming pool. The building façade and interiors will reflect elegance and luxury.
Regus is the global workplace provider.
Its network of more than 1,700 business centers in 100 countries provides convenient, high-quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.5million members want support – city centers, suburban districts, shopping centers and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centers.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.regus.com.
Renasant Corporation, a 108-year-old financial services institution, is the parent of Renasant Bank and Renasant Insurance. Renasant has assets of approximately $4.1 billion and operates over 75 banking, mortgage, financial services and insurance offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.
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Rock Apartment Advisors is a Birmingham-based commercial real estate firm with an exclusive focus on apartment brokerage services throughout the Southeast. Its talented team has extensive real estate experience in the apartment sector including appraisal and consulting, brokerage, property marketing, transaction management and ownership. Since 2003, Rock has brokered over 160 apartment transactions, exceeding $1.7 Billion in total sales. In 2013 Rock closed over $180,000,000 in multifamily transactions. Rock Apartment Advisors is the pre-eminent apartment broker in the Southeast with extensive transaction experience in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Craig Mason is a Tax Partner with RSM in Birmingham, AL (Formerly Sellers Richardson Holman & West). RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. Craig has more than 22 years of experience providing tax services to privately-owned and venture backed companies. He has extensive experience in real estate, manufacturing and distribution, technology, mergers & acquisitions, transaction structuring and leads the firms Real Estate practice.
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In 1834, Russell family settlers from England fell in love with a tract of land in central Alabama. The Russells’ love for the land continued throughout the years. Nearly 100 years ago, news came of a huge new lake that would soon create several hundred miles of shoreline within their beloved forest. The Russells could, even then, envision the recreational potential of the beautiful shoreline encompassingLake Martin and today they continue to acclaim the virtues of the 44,000 acres of deep blue water that surrounds the old Russell Forest. That place is Russell Lands On Lake Martin.
The company is one of uncommon vision, diversity and commitment to community - whose endeavors go beyond creating fine lake homes and communities. Willow Point Golf and Country Club (www.willowpoint.com), owned and operated by Russell Lands, is one of the most revered private clubs in Alabama and considered to have the “most beautiful lakeside golf course” in the country. Russell Crossroads, the new central town hub of Russell Lands On Lake Martin’s 25,000 acres of land holdings, is designed to reflect the agrarian era with period architecture of the 1920s promoting “walkability” of the town. Today, the town consists of the Discovery Center, Catherine’s Market (www.catherinesatcrossroads.com), SpringHouse restaurant (www.springhouseatcrossroads.com) and The Stables. Russell Marine (www.russellmarine.net) offers boating enthusiasts world-class sales and service through four Lake Martin locations. Russell Do-it and Home Décor Centers in nine locations make it easier for homeowners to build and personalize the homes in which they live.
In 1998, Russell Lands constructed the The Amp (Lake Martin Amphitheater) (www.lmat.org) - a unique venue for celebrating culture and the creative arts. And the company continues to serve the community through Children's Harbor - the not-for-profit organization created by Russell Lands Chairman, Ben Russell - whose mission is to strengthen children and families through a variety of programs, services and good works. For more information, go towww.RussellLandsOnLakeMartin.com.
Sirote & Permutt, P.C. is a full-service law firm with a long standing core in business, real estate, tax, and estate planning, focused on providing its clients with counsel from highly qualified, integrated teams of lawyers for projects large and small, relatively simple and deeply complex. Its 125 attorneys handle corporate and real estate transactions, business and financial services, estate planning and litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses and high net worth individuals. For 70 years, Sirote’s approach to service has reflected our history, philosophy and uncompromising values as well as a deep and varied understanding of our clients, their businesses and industries. Whatever the challenges of the matter presented, the audacity of the goal or the time involved, it is our commitment to be there, always.
Sirote is proud to represent clients throughout Alabama and the United States from our offices in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile, Alabama and Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Pensacola, Florida, and is Alabama’s only member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international association of more than 50 law firms.
For more information, please visit www.sirote.com.
The Southeast Alabama Gas District was formed in January of 1952 to provide natural gas service to the cities of Andalusia, Abbeville, Brundidge, Dothan, Elba, Enterprise, Eufaula, Fort Deposit, Greenville, Headland, Luverne, Opp, Ozark and Troy. Each of those cities owned, and still owns, an equal share of the gas district, and continues to be represented equally on the SEAGD Board of Directors.
The Southeast Alabama Gas District now serves 30,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 34 communities throughout the Southeast quadrant of Alabama.
Through 39 resilient years, we’ve stayed true to our roots and remained adaptive in our own backyard – it hasn’t steered us wrong.
Stirling Properties is one of the most diversified full-service commercial real estate companies in the country. Regionally focused and nationally acclaimed, we utilize a comprehensive set of resources and rely on a team of trusted experts in Brokerage Services, Development and Redevelopment, Acquisitions and Investments, and Property and Asset Management over a wide array of property types to deliver long-term value to our clients across the Gulf South.
We live where we work. We believe that there is no substitute for understanding our local markets – from real estate trends, to economies and jobs, to the intangibles. Our commitment to being involved in our local communities isn’t just good for business, it’s the right thing to do.
For more information, visit their website: http://stirlingprop.com/
Synovus Financial Corp. is a financial services company based in Columbus, Georgia with approximately $27 billion in assets. Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 28 locally-branded divisions, 258 branches, and 342 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.See Synovus on the web at synovus.com.
Warren Averett, LLC is a nationally recognized accounting firm ranking among the nation’s largest and serving some of the Southeast’s premier companies. With more than 725 employees in 16 office locations, we offer a depth of experience and convenience of location to our clients throughout the United States. Our firm is included among the American Institute of CPA’s Major Firms Group, an elite group of privately owned accounting firms. Membership in this prestigious group affords Warren Averett the opportunity to exchange views on particular issues with other prominent accounting firms.
Our Real Estate Services Division specializes in serving clients in all areas of the real estate industry. This industry specific Division is made up of professionals with specialized experience in real estate accounting and tax issues. Regardless of the structure of your business (partnership, corporation, LLC or LLP), we have the experience and competence to meet your tax, business and investment planning needs. We serve a wide variety of real estate clients, including: commercial and residential developers, commercial property owners, multi-family residential property owners, property management companies, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, and golf course and resort developers and operators.
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Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores and more than 12,000 ATMs and the Internet (wellsfargo.com) across North America and internationally.We’re headquartered in San Francisco, but we’re decentralized so every local Wells Fargo store is a headquarters for satisfying all our customers’ financial needs and helping them succeed financially. One in three households in America does business with Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo has $1.4 trillion in assets and 273,000 team members in more than 35 countries across our 80+ businesses.We ranked fourth in assets and first in market value of our stock among our U.S. peers. Among all financial services companies, we ranked first in market value in the U.S. and third in the world, as of September 30, 2012.Our vision: “We want to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.”
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