ACRE Corporate Cabinet - Call to Action
Future Center success requires transformational leadership, which is the key to its sustainability, productivity and growth. Poised to launch in 2013, the ACRE Corporate Cabinet core purpose is to support ACRE's mission of providing relevant resources for the real estate industry in Alabama and the communities it serves. The ACRE Corporate Cabinet will provide the thought leadership & foundational core funding that will allow ACRE to continue to build its multimedia network.
Answering the Call!
On behalf of the entire Alabama real estate industry, ACRE is honored to profile our corporate members who truly represent Alabama's leading real estate companies & affiliates.
Member Profile - Alagasco
Amy O. Dunavant
Manager, Sales - New Business Development
605 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
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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Member Profile - Beech Street Capital
Chad Thomas Hagwood
Executive Vice President - Originations
33 Inverness Center, Suite 150
Birmingham, Alabama 35242
Beech Street Capital is a commercial lendingcompany with acknowledged expertise in multifamily financing. Lending products and programs from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA provide borrowers with optimal choices. A streamlined team of experienced multifamily mortgage makers deliversapartment financing smoothly, quickly, and with certainty.
Member Profile - Bradley Arant
Meade Whitaker, Jr., Partner
One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203-2119
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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Member Profile - Brasfield & Gorrie
John Stivender, Vice President
3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233-3502
Toll Free: 800.239.8017
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.
Member Profile - Burr Forman, LLP
Dwight Mixson, Partner
420 North 20th Street Suite 3400
Birmingham, AL 35203
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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Member Profile - Capital Growth Buchalter
Robert W. Buchalter
Chief Real Estate Officer
361 Summit Blvd. , Suite 110
Birmingham, AL 35243
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.
For more information, click here.
Member Profile - Daniel Corporation
John Gunderson, Senior Vice President
3660 Grandview Parkway, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35243
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.
For news of Daniel Corporation, click here.
Member Profile - Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
President and Chief Operating Officer
3000 Riverchase Galleria, Suite 1020
Birmingham, AL 35244
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.
For current news of Grandbridge, click here.
Member Profile - Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC
Will Wilson, President
2660 EastChase Lane, Suite 100
Montgomery, Alabama 36117
(334) 260 2500
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.
For company news on the website, click here.
Member Profile - Renasant Bank
President of Eastern Region
2001 Park Place
Birmingham, Al 35203
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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Member Profile - Sellers Richards Holman & West LLP
Craig Mason, CPA, Partner
216 Summit Blvd. Suite 300
Birmingham, AL 35243
Sellers, Richardson, Holman & West, LLP (SRHW) is a premier certified public accounting (CPA) firm focused on the needs of significant privately held companies and high net worth families largely in the Southeast. Publicly traded companies seek us out because of our specialty expertise in employee benefit plan auditing and tax services. Through comprehensive advisory, audit and tax services, SRHW delivers the advice you need with the attention you deserve.
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Member Profile - Warren Averett
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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Member Profile - Wells Fargo
Jay Oglesby, Senior VP
2907 Central Avenue, Suite 109
Birmingham, AL 35209
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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