Doing the Next Right Thing with Donna Cox
Doing the next right thing…
Sounds good, doesn’t it? But, how do we ensure that we are Doing the Next, Right Thing? I like to think it begins with a dedicated team of individuals coming together to implement the ultimate goal of serving our Clients and keeping their best interests at the forefront of everything we do. For Southpace Management, 2017 was a year filled with challenges that provided us with many opportunities to enact this simple strategy. From everyday physical property maintenance, special construction projects, rent collections and financial planning & reporting to extraordinary emergencies, each project, task and every element within those tasks, are met with the overriding goal of doing the next, right thing.
Southpace manages approximately 2.5 million square feet of commercial property including retail shopping centers, office buildings, bank branches and office/warehouse developments throughout the greater Birmingham area. In early 2017 we proudly added the Gray Building, a ±57,000 square foot multi-tenant office building formerly known as the Booker T Washington Building in the Birmingham CBD at 1728 3rd Ave North. Gray Construction renovated the historic building in 2016 and occupies a portion of the space. Other tenants include Atlas RFID Solutions and Arcadis US. Additionally, this past summer four retail strip centers were added to our management portfolio. Three are located within the Birmingham Metro area and the fourth is in Sylacauga. And, in January 2018, we added The Shops of Montevallo to our list of managed properties through a partnership with Continental Realty of Baltimore, MD.
As we embark into 2018, I fully expect our managed portfolio to continue to grow and with growth comes the need for a well-seasoned team and the addition of fresh faces. New to Southpace Management personnel in 2017 included Elizabeth Miles, Property Administrator. Elizabeth is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama, an Accounting Major with an emphasis on real estate. She plays a vital role in property management and maintenance administration. Also joining our team in October 2017 was Property Manager, Heather Euler. Heather has many years of experience managing both retail and office properties and is a strong addition to our management team. In our Maintenance Division, Mike Newland was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in 2017 and we added a maintenance technician, Brooks Powell, to our team in January.
Last year marked the 22nd year that Southpace Management retained the Accredited Management Organization (AMO) certification from the Institute of Real Estate Management. The AMO accreditation is awarded to those real estate management firms who meet a strict AMO Code of Professional Ethics and carry out the best practices of real estate management. In addition to this important recognition, we are one of the few firms that has property managers who hold both the Certified Property Manager (CPM) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations. Our knowledge in the realms of both property management and investment analysis gives Southpace Management the ability to not only handle the day-to-day property management needs of our clients, but to also provide valuable input in the overall health of the properties we manage and our Clients’ asset strategies.
As opportunities of the New Year arrive, you can count on Southpace Management’s dedication to continuing the simple notion of Doing the Next, Right Thing for our Clients and their properties. If you are a current Client, we thank you for your trust in us and we look forward to continuing to serve you this New Year. If you are in the need of property management service, please do the next, right thing and give us a call!