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  • Harbert Retail Joins Realty Resources Network - Harbert Retail has joined Realty Resources Network as the exclusive retail member firm for Alabama. Established in 1988, Realty Resources Network, Inc. is a unique alliance of independent commercial real estate brokerage firms from across the nation focused on the retail sector. Its member firms are well established and well known in the retail real estate industry, enjoying dominance in ...
  • 225 State Farm Pkwy Redevelopment Now 100% Leased – Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal Brining Charter Communications to Lakeshore Retail Corridor - Harbert Retail Vice President, Casey Howard, represented the Landlord in a deal bringing Charter Communications to 225 State Farm Pkwy, Homewood, Alabama, bringing the newly redeveloped retail center to 100% occupancy. Charter Communications will occupy 3,383 SF at the center and will be joining Tropical Smoothie Café and EyeCare Associates. Parkes Development is the Landlord and Developer of the center. ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Buyer in Purchase of Cahaba Heights Property - Harbert Retail Vice President Casey Howard represented the buyer – JIC Exchange Fund One, LLC – in the 1031 exchange purchase of 3193 Cahaba Heights Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243. Julie Gieger from Shannon Waltchack represented the seller. The terms of the deal were undisclosed.
  • Just Closed: Former Golden Corral Property at the Intersection of Highway 119 and I-65 - The the former Golden Corral property, located at 101 Cahaba Valley Parkway East, Pelham, AL, has sold. The property consists of ±2.5 acres and a ±10,600 SF restaurant space. Harbert Retail Vice President Casey Howard represented the seller, Golden Corral Corporation, in the transaction. Tripp Alexander and Joe Azar with Colliers International represented the buyer. The terms of the deal ...
  • Kemp’s Kitchen Comes to Two North Twentieth Building in Downtown Birmingham - A family-owned Trussville restaurant, Kemp’s Kitchen, is adding their second location in the metro area in Downtown Birmingham at the Two North Twentieth building. Kemp’s Kitchen offers a wide menu of traditional American fare options for breakfast and lunch, including salads, burgers, rice bowls, sandwiches and their famous homemade breakfast items. They will have dine-in, take out, catering and grab-and-go items ...
  • Bluemont Group Holds Grand Opening for New Vestavia Hills Dunkin’ Location - Yesterday, Bluemont Group opened its second Dunkin in Vestavia Hills and its fourth Birmingham metro Next Generation location near the busy intersection of Acton Road and I-459, at 2415 Acton Road, in Vestavia Hills, AL. Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont Group, in the lease for the 2,120 SF former Krystal site as a new ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal Brining Tropical Smoothie Café to Lakeshore Retail Corridor - Harbert Retail Vice President Casey Howard represented the landlord in a deal bringing Tropical Smoothie Café to 225 State Farm Pkwy, Homewood, AL 35209. Tropical Smoothie Café will occupy the drive-thru endcap at the center and will be joining EyeCare Associates, who opened earlier this month. Parkes Development is the landlord and developer and Bryan Holt and Sam Centeno at ...
  • Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard Named 2020 Costar Power Broker - Congratulations to Harbert Retail’s Casey for being named one of the 2020 Costar Power Brokers in the Retail Leasing category. We are also excited that Harbert Realty Services  was named as a Top Leasing Firm!
  • Harbert Retail Represents Growing Non-Profit, Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank - Harbert Retail Vice President Casey Howard represented Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank (501)(c)(3) in a new 9,600 SF location at 1430 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203. Bundles of Hope Diaper Bank seeks to provide an adequate and reliable supply of diapers to families experiencing financial hardship while engaging the community and raising awareness for diaper need.  
  • Harbert Retail VP Casey Howard Named 2021 Birmingham CREW President - Harbert Retail Vice President Casey Howard is named the 2021 Birmingham CREW President. She joins an elite group of Birmingham women committed to transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. Casey Howard joined Harbert Realty in 2016 and specializes in creating business solutions for clients through sale/leasing of commercial property. Howard holds a PMP® designation from the ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Buyer in Arby’s NNN Deal in Madison, AL - Harbert Retail’s VP Casey Howard represented the buyer, Madison Restaurant Group, in the purchase of an Arby’s located at 7785 Highway 72 West, Madison, AL. The $3.30M deal was an Absolute NNN transaction. The tenant recently spent $300K on renovations to the property.  
  • Dunkin’ Franchisee Bluemont Group to Open 2 More Birmingham Area Locations in Helena and at Highway 280 in Hoover - Dunkin’ continues its successful growth as it expand its footprint throughout the Birmingham metro area after adding another 2 locations: 1 near the busy intersection of Highway 119 and Highway 280 in Hoover and 1 at the newly proposed retail development near Hwy 17 and Helena Rd.   Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Papa Murphy’s Franchisee in New Helena Location - Harbert Retail’s Lacey Scott represented Papa Murphy’s franchisee in a deal bringing the take and bake pizza shop to Helena. Papa Murphy’s will be occupying a 1,300 SF endcap space in a newly proposed ±11,000 SF retail development near Hwy 17 and Helena Rd. The center is set to open early 2022.
  • Dunkin’ to Open New Location on Highway 280 Near Greystone - Dunkin’ will be opening another Birmingham metro location near the busy intersection of Highway 119 and Highway 280 in Hoover, Alabama.   Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont Group, on their 5th Alabama location in a lease for the 2,000 SF endcap drive-thru at the newly planned +/-13,000 sf retail development, Cahaba Market, with ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord of Markle Reed Retail Center in Deal with NeedCo Cabinets - Harbert Retail’s Vice President Casey Howard represented the landlord of the Markle Reed Retail Center in leasing the last remaining space in a ±1,200 SF deal with NeedCo Cabinet Company. The cabinet company will be relocating from Downtown Homewood to the Edgewood center, which is now 100% leased. Founded in 2000, NeedCo Cabinet Company is family-owned and operated custom cabinet ...
  • Village at Gardendale is Now Fully Occupied; Gardendale Mercantile and Young America Insurance Join the Retail Center - Harbert Realty Services’ Norman Tynes and Lacey Scott represented the landlord of Village at Gardendale in two recent deals bringing the center to 100% occupancy. Gardendale Mercantile, a boutique shop selling American and Southern made gifts and goods, will occupy 1,200 SF at the center. Likewise, Young America Insurance will also occupy 1,200 SF. The two new tenants will be ...
  • Dunkin’ to Open New Location in Vestavia Hills, Alabama - Dunkin’ will be opening its fourth Birmingham metro Next Generation location near the busy intersection of Acton Road and I-459, at 2415 Acton Road, in Vestavia Hills, AL. Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont Group, in the lease for the 2,120 SF former Krystal site as a new location for their doughnut and coffee ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal Bringing The Smocking Bird to Cahaba Heights - Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard represented Metropolitan Properties, the landlord of Heights Village Shopping Center, in a deal bringing The Smocking Bird to Heights Village in Cahaba Heights. The Smocking Bird will occupy 1,500 SF at the center. The Smocking Bird specializes in a large selection of designer fabrics as well as quality sewing machine sales and service. Sewing classes are ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Buyer in Purchase of 2100 Columbiana Rd Property - Harbert Retail VP Casey Howard represented the buyer, Gardendale Development Group, LLC, in the purchase of 2100 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL. Sale price was $3.55M. Brooks Corr and Bill Clements represented the Seller, JMG Partners, LLC. Howard stated, “This asset was an attractive long-term investment for our Buyer as both the length of term left on the lease was ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal with Martial Arts Tenant - Harbert Retail’s VP Casey Howard represented the landlord of 3800 3rd Avenue, Birmingham, AL, in a ±4,300 SF deal with Gracie Bara, a jiu-jitsu training studio. Gracie Barra is a worldwide community of Jiu-Jitsu instructors, students and athletes with over 700 schools in six continents. Lyndsy Yim with Retail Specialists represented tenant. This will be Gracie Bara’s fourth Birmingham location.  
  • Former 52,000 SF Gander Mountain Space Leased to America’s Thrift Stores in Opelika, AL - Harbert Retail brokers, Casey Howard and Charlie Norton, represented CW Capital, the Landlord of the former Gander Mountain in Opelika, Alabama, in a deal with America’s Thrift Stores for +/- 52,000 SF of space. Founded in 1984, America’s Thrift Stores is a for profit company that supports numerous children’s health and addiction recovery charities. Located at 1640 Parker Way, Opelika, ...
  • Harbert Retail Welcomes John Tally as New Leasing and Brokerage Associate - John Tally joins Harbert Realty Services as new Leasing and Brokerage Associate. John specializes in both tenant and landlord representation in the Downtown Birmingham and Southside markets. His primary focus is office sales and leasing, historic redevelopment, and investment sales. John will be working closely with both the Harbert Retail and Harbert Realty teams. “I look to John to give us ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in 5,000 SF Lease to Furniture Masters - Harbert Retail Brokers, Casey Howard and Lacey Scott, represented the Landlord of Green Springs Shopping Center in a deal with Furniture Masters for 5,000 SF of retail space. Furniture Masters is a local Birmingham furniture store with an existing location in Midfield, AL. Howard stated, “The Green Springs corridor continues to see increased activity, even through this changing Covid environment ...
  • Harbert Retail Welcomes New Team Member Thom Hickman as VP of Development/Brokerage - Thomas (Thom) Hickman joins Harbert Retail as Vice President of Development/Brokerage. In Thom’s 35- year career, he has been involved in over 25 million square feet of retail and commercial development across the United States. Thom’s experience includes site selection, anchor tenant and big-box leasing and development of regional shopping centers, power centers, community centers, professional office buildings and single ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Seller and Buyer in Dunkin’ Investment Property Sale - Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Seller, Moflehi Investments, LLC, in the investment sale of the new Dunkin’ location at 300 Commons Drive, Birmingham, AL. Howard also represented the Buyer, 300 Commons Partners, LLC, in the deal. The property sold for $1.475 million, yielding a 6% cap rate. Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the ...
  • EyeCare Associates Leases Space Along Lakeshore Parkway - EyeCare Associates has leased 3,929 SF at 225 State Farm Parkway located along the busy Lakeshore Parkway retail corridor. Harbert Retail VP Casey Howard represented the landlord in the deal. EyeCare Associates focusses on eye care services including routine eye exams, preventative care and treatments, as well as offering customized lenses. The company has multiple Birmingham locations and locations nationwide. ...
  • Dunkin’ to Open New Location in Birmingham, Alabama. Harbert Retail Represents Franchisee - Dunkin’ will be opening its second Birmingham location along Lakeshore Parkway at 300 Commons Drive, on June 9th. Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Lacey Scott represented the Dunkin’ franchisee, Bluemont Group, in the lease for the 3,610sf doughnut and coffee store, which will have a new modern design and in-store innovations, including a cold beverage tap system and Dunkin’ on ...
  • HERO: Harbert Management Corp. awards over $1M in grants to small businesses - The HERO Small Business Relief Fund created by Harbert Management Corp. and its employees has awarded more than $1 million to small businesses in the Birmingham area. The fund, launched in April in response to the challenges facing local businesses due to Covid-19, received more than 330 applications and was able to fund approximately 20% of applicants with an average ...
  • Troup’s Pizza Leases 3,030 SF at Heights Village - Troup’s Pizza has leased 3,030 SF at Heights Village and is open for business! Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard represented the landlord of Heights Village, a retail center in the heart of Cahaba Heights, in the transaction.
  • Birmingham Direct Primary Care Leases 1,100 SF at Prominent Edgewood Center - Birmingham Direct Primary Care is coming soon to Broadway Retail. The family medicine clinic leased a 1,100 SF end-cap space. Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Jackie Bell represented the landlord.  Only one space remains available at the retail center located in the heart of Edgewood.
  • Papa Murphy’s Franchisee Set to Open Two New Locations – Harbert Retail Provides Tenant Rep Services - Papa Murphy’s will be opening two new locations in central Alabama. The first new store will be located at 3380 McFarland Boulevard in Northport, AL. Papa Murphy’s will be joining Planet Fitness and Sports Clips at the development along one of Northport’s busiest retail corridors. The second new location will be located at The Bray at Liberty Park, a new ...
  • Planet Smoothie Franchisee Set to Open New Location in Liberty Park – Harbert Retail Provides Tenant Rep Services - Planet Smoothie will be opening a new location in Liberty Park located in Vestavia Hills, AL. The new store will be located at The Bray at Liberty Park. This new Publix anchored development will be home to Planet Smoothie, Papa Murphy’s, Beaute Nails and Supercuts, as well as others to come. Publix is set to open in March 2020. Lacey ...
  • New Retail and Residential Development Planned on Hwy 280 in Sylacauga - Introducing the Shoppes of Sylacauga, an approximately 50 acre retail and residential development coming to Sylacauga. Harbert Retail represents the future developer of the site, 1768 Development – a development firm also out of Birmingham. The plan is for the shopping center to eventually be located across from Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A as plans show the entrance to the Shoppes ...
  • New Retail/Office Development Coming to Cahaba Heights - A new development is coming to Vestavia Hills/Cahaba Heights. Parkside at Dolly Ridge, a mixed-use office/retail development, located on Dolly Ridge Road adjacent to Cahaba Heights Elementary School, just a few blocks east of Hwy 280, is slated for delivery fourth quarter 2020. New Horizon Development is developing the project and Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Charlie Norton are handling ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal bringing Birmingham Direct Primary Care to Homewood - Birmingham Direct Primary Care, a family medicine Doctor’s clinic offering primary care on a membership basis to offer more personalized/VIP care to each patient, will occupy 1,100 SF in the Markel Reed Building, located at the corner of Broadway Street and Oxmoor Road in Edgewood. Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Jackie Bell represented the landlord in the deal. Lyndsy Yim ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Seller in Downtown Birmingham Office Building Sale - An out-of-state investor has made another big Birmingham buy. Sixty West Funds, a commercial real estate investment firm based in Dexter, Missouri, and its affiliate Land Title Building LLC acquired 600 20th St. N. for $3.3 million, or about $106.45 per square foot. According to Jefferson County public records, BancorpSouth provided $2.64 million in financing. Casey Howard, vice president and ...
  • Harbert Retail Launches New Website - Welcome to the new Harbert Retail website! The website features all of Harbert Retail’s services, key clients, team bios and available listings. We hope that this new fresh design will help streamline your understanding of our capabilities and guide you through our available properties. The new website offers a fresh design approach and convenient layout for your viewing ease. At ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal Bringing Wells Fargo to 1901 Sixth Avenue - Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Jackie Bell represented the Landlord for 1901 Sixth Avenue in a deal bringing a new Wells Fargo retail branch to the prominent Birmingham office tower. Construction was recently completed in the space and a grand opening held this week. Howard stated, “Our team is excited to have Wells Fargo, a national retail bank, join the ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal Bringing Pinspiration to 280 Plaza Shopping Center - Harbert Retail’s Casey Howard and Jackie Bell represented the landlord at 280 Plaza, a retail center on US Highway 280, in a deal with Pinspiration. This marks the first Alabama location for Pinspiration. The shopping center is located at 201 Cahaba Park Circle, Birmingham, AL 35242. Pinspiration is a Pinterest-inspired craft studio, located in Birmingham, Alabama! Imagine a DIY crafting ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents The Joyful Food Co. in Expansion into Shops on Montevallo - The Joyful Food Co. (previously Consider It Joy Baking) started as a small bakery in 2015 but has quickly grown into Alabama’s only 100% gluten-free and Paleo-friendly food company. Now they’re growing again by adding a second location in Shops on Montevallo. The Joyful Food Co. offers a variety of prepared foods to go, including grain-free baked goods and since ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Buyer in Purchase of 2121 1st Avenue North - Harbert Retail’s Vice President/Broker, Casey Howard, represented the Buyer in the purchase of 2121 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203. The building sale closed on September 11, 2019, and was purchased from Springvest, LLC / Garner Properties, LLC for an undisclosed amount. Harbert Retail handled leasing and management of the property under the previous ownership, and worked to stabilize the asset by ...
  • Harbert Realty Services Completes Construction at One721 Building on 3rd Avenue North - With construction complete, Alabama Futures Fund has now moved into One721, a historic redevelopment building purchased by Harbert Realty Services and a JV partner. Located at 1721 3rd Avenue North, this historic redevelopment is now branded as the One721 Building. Casey Howard and Charlie Norton with Harbert Realty are handling leasing of the remaining ±9,000 SF available. Stewart Perry (General Contractor), ...
  • Harbert Retail Represents Landlord in Deal with ATI Physical Therapy in Alabaster - Harbert Retail announces ATI Physical Therapy as a new tenant at Alabaster Landing, a ±9,600 SF retail center located on Highway 31 in Alabaster, Alabama. ATI Physical Therapy leased the final available space at the center and will occupy 2,200 SF. The now 100% leased center is also home to Jimmy John’s, Pizza Hut, Planet Smoothie and Taziki’s. Harbert Realty ...
  • Harbert VP Casey Howard Selected as One of Commercial Property Executive’s Stars to Watch 2019: Trusted Adviser - Casey Howard plays a critical role for Birmingham, Ala.-based Harbert Realty Services, one of the largest privately held commercial real estate firms in the Southeast. The executive runs the company’s retail services platform, and as the managing broker for Georgia, she is driving the company’s growth in the state. Howard started her career flipping houses in the Cincinnati metro area ...
  • Harbert Provides Tenant Representation Services for Papa Murphy’s Franchisee who was Selected as Exclusive Pizza Concessionaire for University of Alabama Athletic Department - A Papa Murphy’s franchisee has signed a five-year deal with The University of Alabama Athletic Department as the sole concessionaire for pizza. During football season, Papa Murphy’s will have the opportunity to sell freshly-baked slices of pizza at Bryant Denny stadium to over 100,000 fans for seven home games in the fall, and at the A Day game in the ...