COLUMBUS, MS | October 7, 2021 – In 1972, while working with Colonial Properties, Jim Wilson, Jr. was instrumental in finding a site in Columbus, MS owned by Frank Leigh that would become Leigh Mall. When Mr. Wilson left Colonial Properties in 1975 and formed Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, the company’s focus was on five developments that had begun during his tenure with Colonial Properties. One of those properties was Leigh Mall. A year before Leigh Mall opened, a time capsule was buried at the site during construction. Yesterday at the city’s Bicentennial celebration the time capsule was opened.
MONTGOMERY, AL | September 20, 2021 – Wynlakes Golf & Country Club, developed initially as an anchor feature for the entire Wynlakes community development, opened in 1986 and recently celebrated 35 years of success.
What began as an idea by its founder, James Wilson, Jr., grew to reality as its 200-acre championship course meandered throughout the 1,000 home residential development. Designed initially by Joe Lee, and renovated with new concepts in 2006 under the direction of Billy Fuller, the diverse golf course includes tree-lined fairways, strategically placed white-sand bunkers and outstanding greens with challenging holes held captive by fourteen lakes.
HUNTSVILLE, AL | September 8, 2021 – Build it and they will come.
The line made famous in the movie “Field of Dreams” seems to be the mantra for planners of the Redstone Gateway, a “Class A” office and technology park just outside the Arsenal’s Research Park Boulevard entrance at Gate 9.
James Lomax, director of asset management and leasing for Corporate Office Properties Trust, managing partner of Redstone Gateway, said “the 8000 building” at 8000 Rideout Road, a 100,000 square-foot, four-story building which was built on “spec,” is almost full.
MONTGOMERY, AL | August 27, 2021 – Montgomery, Alabama based developer Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) has successfully completed the sale of the Eastchase Venue Outparcel. Eastchase Venue Outparcel is a four-tenant retail center featuring Great Clips, Jersey Mike’s, The Simple Greek, and Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar which is currently under construction. Eastchase Venue Outparcel is the latest commercial retail development of the 330-acre, mixed-use project, EASTCHASE, that started in 2002 by JWA with the initial opening of the Shoppes at Eastchase and continues today with this new, featured retail center, Eastchase Venue Outparcel. The sale transaction was completed in July 2021. In the past three years JWA has had new developments in Eastchase that include retail, office, residential, hotels and senior living. For information on additional opportunities at Eastchase, visit jwacompanies.com.
HUNTSVILLE, AL | August 17, 2021 – Technology services company KBR is making a major move in Huntsville agreeing to lease more than 200,000 square feet of space at Redstone Gateway bringing the business park’s total square footage to 1.8 million.
Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) and its joint-venture partner Jim Wilson & Associates announced Monday development space leases with KBR in two buildings to be occupied in early 2023. One building is a 172,500 square-foot office building and the second is a 45,000 square foot R&D facility. KBR will occupy 90 percent of the office building and half of the R&D building. COPT said it expects to invest $65 million in the two buildings.
NAVARRE, FL | May 27, 2021 -Six months after Navarre’s only Winn-Dixie closed for a massive renovation project, the grocery store reopened with great fanfare Wednesday morning and unveiled a slew of new shopping and design features, as well as a brand new liquor store right next to the grocery store. Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC led the redevelopment of the fully renovated 45,000 square foot Winn-Dixie.
MONTGOMERY, AL | May 19, 2021 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC is excited to announce the sale of a 19 acre tract of land located at the corner of Berryhill Road and Eastchase Lane in the Eastchase Development. The proposed development plan by the new owner for the 19 acre site is for single family residences.
MONTGOMERY, AL | May 3, 2021 – It was announced today that the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has won the prestigious Mac Conway Award for Excellence in Economic Development for the second year in a row. This award is presented by Site Selection magazine to the nation’s top 20 local economic development organizations for their outstanding results in bringing prosperity to their communities.
This year’s winners were determined by an index that examines corporate facility investment projects in US metro areas in 2020 as tracked by Site Selection’s Conway Projects database. Scores are awarded based on six criteria: total projects, total investment associated with those projects and jobs associated with those projects and those same three metrics calculated per capita for the metro area.
HUNTSVILLE, AL | March 22, 2021 -Outside Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9 is one of Huntsville’s newest developments: Redstone Gateway.
The gateway is a 468-acred mixed use development that houses restaurants, a hotel, a coffee shop, and office space geared towards government contractors and research firms.
Monday, a ribbon cutting was held for Building 100 Secured Gateway; the first of many new projects near Gate 9.
MONTGOMERY, AL | December 3, 2020 – In a tradition that began in 1985, each year in November as a part of its anniversary Thanksgiving luncheon, Jim Wilson and Associates takes the time to recognize and honor long tenured associates in the home office who have been with the company for at least ten years who have completed yet another five years of service. The 2020 service awards were especially unique. Of the four associates recognized two Vice Presidents passed the forty year milestone with JWA!