Building on History
William L. McDavid and John N. Lauriello founded Southpace Properties, Inc. in 1984. In 1999, in recognition of our 15th anniversary, we installed our logo atop the Title building – the very building where we began as a two-man operation in a small office. Southpace was founded with a sense of entrepreneurial drive and fierce independence. We recognized early that, as an independent firm, we would not find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of having to compete with our clients, whether they are tenants, purchasers, developers, sellers or landlords. Over the years, we have developed excellent relationships with clients ranging from large institutions to private investment groups and individual owners. Through our network of brokers, our service capabilities do not stop at our front door but now extend throughout the world. Birmingham is the place we call home, that we know like an old friend, but we have grown, and now conduct business throughout Alabama and the nation.
Today, Southpace Properties, Inc. is the largest independent commercial real estate firm in Alabama. With 22 full-time brokers and a staff of 25, Southpace offers office, retail, land, warehouse and industrial sales and leasing, tenant and landlord representation, development, asset management, consulting, investment sales and property management. Each broker at Southpace has either earned the CCIM and/or SIOR designation or is a candidate for a specific designation.