Future Center success requires transformational leadership, which is the key to its sustainability, productivity and growth. The ACRE Alabama 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 Stuart Norton at (205) 348-5416 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Beachball Properties is a boutique, family-owned vacation rental and property management company servicing the beautiful Alabama Gulf Coast. We offer a premier selection of condos, duplexes, and private homes that will fit any family size and most budgets in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan. We are here for all your Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan vacation rental needs. Our team is passionate about sharing the local beach lifestyle, and we work diligently to ensure that your entire vacation is hassle free and fun from reservation to check-out.
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 is a national law firm with a reputation for skilled legal work, exceptional client service, and impeccable integrity. We provide business clients around the world with a full suite of legal services in dozens of industries and practice areas.
With 10 offices located in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and the District of Columbia, we have an extensive geographic base to represent clients on a regional, national, and international basis. We frequently serve as national coordinating counsel, regional counsel, and statewide counsel for clients in various industries.
Although Bradley is a large law firm with almost 600 lawyers, our clients still enjoy the personal attention, responsiveness, and deep relationships they would expect from a boutique firm. Our attorneys combine legal experience and knowledge with a sophisticated understanding of industries to find practical, strategic solutions specifically tailored to our clients’ business operations. Bradley lawyers use their talents, judgment, work ethic, and experience to go above and beyond expectations to help clients meet their goals.
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1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 25203
Founded in 1964, 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. We’re skilled in construction best practices including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we’re best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 13 offices and more than 3,500 employees, and our 2021 revenue was $4.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s Top 400 Contractors for 2021, and ENR Southeast named Brasfield & Gorrie their 2021 Contractor of the Year.
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3021 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35203
Burr & Forman’s experienced legal team serves clients with local, national, and international legal needs. With particular industry strengths in the financial institutions, health care and manufacturing sectors, our attorneys draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience to serve as trusted business advisors and legal counsel to help clients achieve their goals. Burr & Forman is a Southeast, regional firm with 350 attorneys and 19 offices in Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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.
Marshanne Castro is General Manager for Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT). She is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation and financial performance of COPT’s portfolio in Huntsville, Alabama consisting of the 468-acre master planned, mixed-use EUL project known as Redstone Gateway located at Redstone Arsenal, as well as the Class-A Office building located at 310 The Bridge Street. The overall portfolio currently consists of over 650,000 square feet of Class-A office and retail space.
Marshanne has more than 20 years of real estate experience and has a proven record of leadership, problem solving, property management, business development, construction management, forecasting and financial planning.
Marshanne previously held the position of Vice President, Business Development and Retail for Graham & Company. She earned The Certified Property Management designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management in 2004.
She is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management; and serves as the President of the Board of IFMA North Alabama and is a member of the Board of Directors for BOMA North Alabama, and the local unit board of Sparkman Homes Boys & Girls Club. She has served as Vice Chairman of the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Alabama Board of Directors, the State of Alabama Alliance Board for Boys & Girls Clubs, At Large Committee Chair for Women In Defense Tennessee Valley and is a founding member of 100+ Women Who Care of Madison County. She currently is serving a two year term on the ACRE Advisory Board of Trustees.
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.
Hoar Construction was founded over 81 years ago, and throughout our history we’ve been committed to learning from every project to improve our processes and deliver the best building experience possible for our clients and partners. With seven offices in six states and more than 4,000 projects across nine market sectors, building is our business, but we’re more than builders. We’re partners to our clients and leaders through the entire development process to ensure we deliver the results our clients want and expect. Always building. Always improving. Always in process.
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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JLL is ultimately a world leader in real estate services, powered by an entrepreneurial spirit. We want the most ambitious clients to work with us, and the most ambitious people to work for us. It’s as simple as that. We buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech startups to global firms, our clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology.
To learn more about us, please visit our website here.
At Lument, our commitment to relationships drives us to understand our clients’ business – and that insight guides us as we structure our loans. Thanks to the broad product platform we’ve assembled by combining Hunt Real Estate Capital, Lancaster Pollard, and RED Capital Group, our expert originators can choose the precise financing option that best meets your needs. At Lument, we are redefining what you can expect from a financial partner.
Matthews Real Estate Investment Services, a commercial real estate investment services and technology firm, holds recognition as an industry leader in investment sales, leasing, and debt and structured finance. Matthews™ delivers superior results through the firm’s industry revered work ethic, unique culture, collaboration, and advanced technology. Since 2015, Matthews has experienced unprecedented growth adding over 400 real estate professionals to serve clients. Founded in El Segundo, CA, and strategically positioned in 13 offices across the United States, Matthews continues to expand into new markets.
Matthews redefines what clients expect by accelerating the evolution of how the commercial real estate industry services clients through technology. By leveraging technology and industry-leading resources, Matthews is committed to growing and preserving client wealth and adding value to their investment strategy.
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.
In 1834, Russell family settlers from England fell in love with a tract of land in central Alabama. The Russell’s 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 encompassing Lake 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 to www.RussellLandsOnLakeMartin.com.
Southeast Gas 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 Southeast Gas Board of Directors.
Southeast Gas now serves 30,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 34 communities throughout the Southeast quadrant of Alabama.
Spire Energy (formerly Alagasco) has been providing reliable natural gas service in Alabama for more than 160 years. As the largest natural gas distributor in the state, Spire serves approximately 500,000 customers in over 210 Alabama cities, towns and communities. Approximately 1000 employees work in the Spire offices across the state, striving to provide excellent customer service to residential, commercial and industrial customers every day. For more information about Spire Energy, click here.
The Sanders Trust develops and acquires medical office buildings, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and specialty hospitals nationwide. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, The Sanders Trust has been a recognized leader in the investment community for healthcare clients since its inception in 1989 and has developed or acquired medical properties in 28 states.
For more information on The Sanders Trust, visit www.SandersTrust.com.