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Redstone Gateway Leads to Myriad of Community DevelopmentsPeople sitting outside of a restaurant

Redstone Gateway Leads to Myriad of Community Developments

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.

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JWA Successfully Completes the Sale of Eastchase Venue OutparcelsFront of a building with stores

JWA Successfully Completes the Sale of Eastchase Venue Outparcels

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.

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Tech Firm KBR Makes Big Move into Huntsville’s Redstone Gateway Business ParkBuildings under construction

Tech Firm KBR Makes Big Move into Huntsville’s Redstone Gateway Business Park

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.

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Winn-Dixie Navarre Re-Opens After 6 Months of Major RenovationsRibbon Cutting

Winn-Dixie Navarre Re-Opens After 6 Months of Major Renovations

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.

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JWA Sells 19 Acres in EastchaseAerial of Land

JWA Sells 19 Acres in Eastchase

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.

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Montgomery Chamber Named Top Economic Development Organization Second Year in a Rowlogo

Montgomery Chamber Named Top Economic Development Organization Second Year in a Row

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.

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Ribbon cutting at Building 100 Secure GatewayPeople standing in front of buildings cutting a ribbon

Ribbon cutting at Building 100 Secure Gateway

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.

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JWA Honors Long Tenured Associatesgroup of people

JWA Honors Long Tenured Associates

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!

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Jim Wilson & Associates Celebrates 45 YearsLogo

Jim Wilson & Associates Celebrates 45 Years

Jim Wilson & Associates (JWA) is celebrating forty-five years in the business world this month.  What started in the mid 1970’s with Jim Wilson, Jr. as a shopping center development company has grown to a successful, well-known, diversified entrepreneurial company now managed by his two sons, Jim Wilson, III and Will Wilson.  Like any other successful business, JWA has survived, changed and pivoted to new ideas and ventures. The footprints of JWA deals are found all around from real estate transactions to the buying and selling of operating companies. All projects are unique.  Some are really special.  The following is a brief look at some special JWA projects and the dates each began:

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The Offices at 3000 Riverchase Co-Hosted Inaugural Reception and Open HouseThe Offices at 3000 RiverChase logo

The Offices at 3000 Riverchase Co-Hosted Inaugural Reception and Open House

BIRMINGHAM, AL  |  November 10, 2020 – Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce and The Offices at 3000 Riverchase co-hosted the 2020 Hoover City Inaugural Reception honoring Mayor Frank Brocato along with Councilmen, John Lyda, Mike Shaw, Curt Posey, Casey Middlebrooks, Derrick Murphy, Steve McClinton and Sam Swiney.

In addition to the Inaugural Reception, The Offices at 3000 Riverchase held an open house introducing two new tenants, Werkplas and HAILO Ventures.

Werkplas is a professional co-working space located on the 15th floor. Werkplas provides walk-up workspaces, private offices & conference rooms. Along with high speed internet, print services and an on-site concierge. Hourly, daily and monthly reservations are available. To reserve your space book online at werkplas.com or call 205-578-8505.

HAILO Ventures is a tech incubator focused on helping launch technology companies in the artificial intelligence, logistics, operations and cybersecurity sectors. HAILO Ventures provides innovative solutions for dynamic ventures. HAILO Ventures enable startups and growing businesses to launch, scale and secure funding. Their team of dedicated and proven business experts provide entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to drive revenue, improve operational efficiency, and establish strategies that lead to success. The incubator currently occupies about 10,000 square feet on the 15th floor and is home to four startup companies. For more information visit hailo.ventures.

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