Central Landing on Track to Open in Conway in 2016

CONWAY, AR | SEPT 16, 2014 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) continues the development process for its new project, Central Landing, in Conway, Arkansas. There, on September 9, voters approved the issuance of capital improvement bonds for various road projects, including two tied to Central Landing, JWA’s 150 acre, new multi-use development to be highlighted by a Dillard’s anchored life style shopping center.

Central Landing is a 150-acre planned development featuring, in Phase 1, the 250,000 sf lifestyle center, the Shoppes at Central Landing, anchored by Dillard’s department store and to be joined by over forty (40) specialty stores and restaurants. Following the retail phase, development also includes plans for hotels, office buildings and single family residential homes.

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Dillard’s to Anchor Conway’s Central Landing

CONWAY, AR | AUG 6, 2014 – The Central Landing retail development now underway in Conway, Arkansas, has added a well-established name as a key anchor for the development’s first phase. Will Wilson, President of Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC and the company’s partner, the Conway Development Corporation, announced the completion of a letter of intent with Dillard’s, Inc. (DDS: NYSE) to become part of the Central Landing development.

The Arkansas-based retail giant will become an anchor for the development’s first phase.  Dillard’s, Inc. ranks among the nation’s largest fashion apparel and home furnishings retailers with annual revenues exceeding $6.6 billion.

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COPT Signs New 131,600 Square Foot Lease at Redstone Gateway

COLUMBIA, MD | JULY 25, 2014–Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT” or the “Company”) (NYSE: OFC) has executed a 10-year lease with a major defense contractor for 131,600 square feet at its Redstone Gateway project in Huntsville, AL.  The strategic tenant has leased 7200 Redstone Gateway, an existing 62,400 square foot flex building that will be connected to a new 69,200 square foot building, 7400 Redstone Gateway.  The Company will begin construction immediately on 7400 Redstone Gateway and expects the lease to commence during the third quarter of 2015.  As a result of this transaction, Redstone Gateway will consist of five office buildings containing approximately 500,000 square feet that are 100% leased.

“Attracting a second major defense contractor to Redstone Gateway firmly establishes the project as a desirable location from which strategic tenants can serve Redstone Arsenal’s various missions,” stated Roger A. Waesche, Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer of COPT.

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Hilton Garden Inn Coming to Eastchase in Montgomery, AL

MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 21, 2014–Developers Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC and ALFA Realty, Inc. have completed the sale of a 2.7 acre parcel at Eastchase to Ram Hotels for the construction and operation of a Hilton Garden Inn.  Scheduled to begin construction in late 2014, the proposed 109 room, four story facility, will feature state of the art conveniences, a 24-hour business center, state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and an outdoor seasonal pool.  In addition, the hotel grill, Hilton Garden Grill, offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast, dinner, and cocktails.

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Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC announces the formation of JWA Ventures

MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 17, 2014–Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) announces the formation of JWA Ventures, a new company with a focus on single purpose real estate investments, including build-to-suit development for single tenant buildings as well as opportunistic development and redevelopment projects.

JWA Ventures, an affiliate of Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, will be guided by its new president, Rick Langhorne. Langhorne brings over twenty years of real estate investment experience to this new opportunity.  JWA Ventures will be based in Montgomery, Alabama.

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New Park Adds 34 New Lots

MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 17, 2014–Starting July 15, 2014, construction and development began on another 34 lots at New Park, the largest new residential development in Montgomery County and located on Park Crossing Road in East Montgomery.  Developer, Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, is expanding the residential project, originally begun in 2008, with the addition of 34 new, fifty (50) foot lots.  Marketed by Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, these lots will be available for purchase in October 2014.  Available builders for customers include DR Horton, Hugh Cole Builder, Inc., Elegant Homes, LLC, Excel Construction, LLC, Nathan Watson Builder, Inc., W.J. Sellers Custom Homes, Inc., and Milton Strickland Builders, Inc.

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Three New Businesses Coming to High Point Town Center

MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 17, 2014.  Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the completion of three additional leases at High Point Town Center.  These leases include The Wharf Express, ADT Security Services and Armstrong McCall.  These new deals represent over 11,229 square feet of new shop space at High Point and continue the positive leasing momentum that began with Kinnucan’s, Pease of Cake, Chappy’s Deli, Marquirette’s Estate Jewelry, Republic Finance, William Mason Salon, and Alabama Vascular & Vein Center.

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Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar Coming to Eastchase Station

MONTGOMERY, AL | JULY 16, 2014– Under construction now at the intersection of Eastchase Parkway and Eastchase Lane is a new thoroughfare, Selas Drive, which will be home to new developments within Eastchase.  ALFA Realty and Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, developers of Eastchase, have put together another part of the Eastchase plan with the sale of additional parcels for development along Eastchase Parkway and Selas Drive.

With the completion of Selas Drive, Eastchase will welcome the beginning of construction for Eastchase Station, a multi-tenant shopping center, and Kobe Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.

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