JWA Celebrates the Life of Herman B. Franco (1929-2020)Two men posing for a picture

JWA Celebrates the Life of Herman B. Franco (1929-2020)

Jim Wilson, Jr. formed Jim Wilson & Associates in late 1975. When assembling a team of real estate professionals, he quickly settled on outside legal counsel when he reached out to retain his good friend Herman B. Franco to work with the newly formed company. That relationship provided JWA with one of the country’s best and most highly respected real estate attorneys for over thirty years.

On September 3, 2020, Herman passed away at the age of 91. Even though Herman had long since left the private practice of law, JWA lost a great friend and outstanding counselor. Our memories of Herman’s presence are many and those of us at JWA who knew him paused for a while to share with others our Herman Franco experiences and stories.

In representing JWA, Herman’s approach was always direct, always tactical and always complete. As a friend, Herman stood shoulder to shoulder with us with great conversation, unmatched wit that led to laughter and an astute seriousness whenever needed and appropriate.

Herman Franco was a critical and important chapter in the book of JWA. His passing will be mourned, his life celebrated and our memories of him cherished.

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New Park Development Company Sells 19 AcresJWA logo

New Park Development Company Sells 19 Acres

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  July 9, 2020 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC is excited to announce that New Park Development Company sold +/- 19 acres of vacant land located on the North side of Park Crossing, adjacent to New Park. The property is the first phase of a four (4) phase development. Phase one (1) will be developed as 55 residential homes. The terms of the sale are undisclosed. Lee Meriwether, with John Stanley and Associates, Inc. represented New Park Development in this transaction.

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Redstone Gateway Construction Booming Despite Pandemicpicture of a building under construction

Redstone Gateway Construction Booming Despite Pandemic

HUNTSVILLE, AL  |  April 20, 2020 – Construction is one activity that COVID-19 hasn’t stopped on Redstone Arsenal.

“We are full steam ahead,” said Glen Strobach of Directorate of Public Works. “In fact we’re pushing to get more road work completed while our traffic flow is light and the weather stays good.”

In addition to ongoing work at the new Redstone Gateway project, Strobach said crews have been working to complete new road construction leading to Gate 3, which is currently closed because of COVID-19. On Monday, April 6, he said paving was completed on the new intersection of the Haysland Road extension and Hobbs Road, which will offer another option for entering and exiting Gate 3 on Redstone Road north toward Grissom High School.

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ACME Brick Company Coming to Carriage Crossing MarketPlaceACME Brick Company Logo

ACME Brick Company Coming to Carriage Crossing MarketPlace

COLLIERVILLE, TN  |  January 31, 2020 – Carriage Crossing MarketPlace, on East Shelby Drive in Collierville, and its leasing and management company, Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, announce the signing of a new lease at the MarketPlace – ACME Brick Company.  ACME Brick Company is projected to open its showroom in April of this year.  The 5,100 square foot showroom will make the brick selection process informative and enjoyable for prospective homebuyers and commercial customers.

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Happy Birthday Mr. Wilson!

On January 29, 1935, James W. Wilson, Jr. was born in Montgomery, Alabama and would have been 85 years old today. He is missed, yet remembered, by many. In 1975, he formed Jim Wilson & Associates and planted the seeds of sound business and excellent real estate development. Projects of Jim Wilson, too numerous to mention, are found throughout the Southeastern United States. As was his custom to close staff meetings with a special card evidencing a life quote, we close this short tribute with several of his favorites:

• Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
– Vince Lombardi

• Remembering where you’ve been is the key to getting where you want to go.
– John MacArthur

• Standing still is not an option.
– Anonymous

• By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail.
– Ben Franklin

• Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days.
– Proverbs 19:20

Happy Birthday, Jim.

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Shoppes at Ola Crossroads Groundbreaking Ceremony

HENRY COUNTY, GA  |  January 21, 2020 – JWA Ventures, an affiliated company of Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, is pleased to announce the groundbreaking for a new retail development, Shoppes at Ola Crossroads, a Publix anchored shopping center is located at the northeast quadrant of Highway 81 and N. Ola road, east of McDonough, Georgia in Henry County. The shopping center will include a Publix Super Market or approximately 48,000 square feet plus over 22,000 square feet of additional specialty store space and three, free standing stores along Highway 81.

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JWA is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Evan Conder to Vice President of DevelopmentEvan Conder

JWA is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Evan Conder to Vice President of Development

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  January 6, 2020 – Jim Wilson & Associates (JWA) is pleased to announce the promotion of Evan Conder to Vice President of Development beginning in 2020. Conder’s work has, since his arrival at JWA in 2015, focused upon new site selection, free-standing and multi-unit build-to-suits, new grocery anchored centers such as the Publix anchored centers under development in Macon, Georgia (Tobesofkee Crossing) and McDonough, Georgia (Shoppes at Ola Crossroads) as well as diverse multi-use sites across the Southeast. Since joining in 2015, Conder has been involved in total new construction of over $60 million.

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Jim Wilson & Associates Sells Eastchase Venue

Jim Wilson & Associates Sells Eastchase Venue

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  November 21, 2019 –  Montgomery, Alabama based developer Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) completed the new shopping center, Eastchase Venue, in October this year and has now successfully completed the sale of the 65,000 square foot project featuring the national retailers Burlington and Best Buy. Eastchase Venue 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. The sale transaction was completed on November 20, 2019. In the past three years JWA has new developments in Eastchase that include retail, office, hotels and senior living.

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Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC Signs Four New Leases at Eastchase Venue

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  October 16, 2019 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) announce the signing of four new leases for an outparcel in Eastchase Venue – Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Jersey Mike’s,  The Simple Greek are all new to Montgomery and Great Clips will be joining them. These new stores will bring great activity to the area and plan to open first quarter 2020.  Eastchase Venue is the newest retail development of Eastchase in Montgomery, Alabama.  Initial construction on the multi-million dollar project began in December 2018.  Located on 10.8 acres at the midway point of Eastchase Parkway, between the highly successful Hilton Garden Inn and the Eastchase Market Center.   “The overall Eastchase Development drives a lot of traffic, and it’s an outstanding location for new stores” states, Carl Bartlett, Executive Vice President of JWA. “We’ve got 80,000 cars a day on the interstate, and we have about 18,000 cars a day on Eastchase Parkway,” Bartlett said. “We’ve got a great location. We’ve got an interstate location that allows people to see us easily, and it’s a great multi-use type of development.”

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Carriage Crossing MarketPlace Welcomes Polished SalonInside of nail salon in Collierville TN

Carriage Crossing MarketPlace Welcomes Polished Salon

COLLIERVILLE, TN  |  October 7, 2019 – Carriage Crossing MarketPlace, on East Shelby Drive in Collierville, and Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC announce the signing of a 4,000 square footage new lease for the MarketPlace – Polished Salon.  Polished Salon is an acrylic free nail salon with a spacious interior and comforting furniture and décor.  Family oriented specializing in manicures, gel and dip powder with kid friendly pedicure chairs.  Walk-ins welcomed, appointments preferred.  Call today and make your appointment 901-221-8916 or visit www.polishedmemphis.com.

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