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!
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:
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.
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.
BIRMINGHAM, AL | August 27, 2020 – For years, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato has had a goal of diversifying the city’s economy to make it less retail-dependent and to grow the city’s technology sector.
A new business incubator in the office tower connected to the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall is a step toward that end.
The incubator, called HAILO Ventures, opened in The Offices at 3000 Riverchase in June and is focused on helping launch technology companies in the artificial intelligence, operations, logistics and cybersecurity sectors.
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.