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Alex Benson - Associate Broker at Southpace Properties

Associate Broker

Alex Benson

Alex Benson’s career in commercial real estate began in 2011. He specializes in both retail tenant and landlord representation, land brokerage, as well as retail and investment brokerage. He currently manages the leasing on over 1,000,000 square feet of retail space and has represented many national and regional tenants.

Alex is a native to Trussville, Alabama and has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alabama where he was a 4-year lettermen on the football team from 2006 – 2009. He is a CCIM & CPM Candidate and a member of the Young Professionals of Birmingham. Alex was also recently named a “Rising Star in Real Estate” by the Birmingham Business Journal. Alex has been recognized as a Top 5 Broker at Southpace from 2019 to 2023.


  • University of Alabama, 2010 Bachelor’s Degree

Gross Transaction Volume

  • $53,000,000

Work Experience

  • Property Manager from 2011 – 2016: Candidate for the Certified Property Manager (CPM) Designation
  • Commercial Broker from 2016 – present: Focusing on retail, tenant & landlord representation, land brokerage, as well as retail & office investment brokerage

Accreditations / Awards

  • 2019-2023 Southpace Top 5 Producer
  • Rising Star of Real Estate & Construction in 2018, Birmingham Business Journal
  • Member, CCIM Chapter of Alabama
  • CCIM Candidate – Completed 4 of 4 courses
  • Member of the Retail Brokers Network, Southern Chairman of the Restaurant Council
  • Member, Alabama Chapter of Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)
  • Member, Leaders of Calhoun County (LCC)
  • Volunteer for Big Brother Big Sister
  • Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer for Be the Match – Bone Marrow Organization

Tenants Represented

  • Wingstop
  • Aaron’s Rents
  • Charter Communications
  • Little Caesar’s
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Hotworx
  • Checkers
  • State Farm
  • Advance Auto
  • Sleep Outfitters
  • Starbucks
  • Zoes Kitchen
  • Great Clips
  • Newk’s
  • Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Boot Barn