JWA NEWS

The latest happenings at Jim Wilson & Associates

Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce moving to The Offices at 3000 Riverchase

BIRMINGHAM, AL  |  July 23, 2018 – The Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce today announced that it is moving its office from The Centre at Riverchase to The Offices at 3000 Riverchase, formerly known as the Galleria Tower.

The chamber is leaving a 2,400-square-foot space in The Centre at Riverchase, which is across U.S. 31 from the Hoover Municipal Center, and moving into a 2,500-square-foot space on the third floor of the office tower adjoining the Riverchase Galleria, Executive Director April Stone said. The office will overlook the Galleria food court, she said.

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Third Generation of the Wilson Family in the Business of Shopping Center Development

MONTGOMERY, AL | May 22, 2018 – ICSC National Convention, 1983, and the former President of the trade organization, James W. Wilson, Jr. is leading his 1975 formed organization Jim Wilson & Associates through the national convention of developers and retailers in Las Vegas. Attending that convention was a young, 16 year old high schooler, Will Wilson, with his Dad. Today, the next chapter in that family legacy story, William Wilson, arrived at the 2018 ReCon Convention in Las Vegas with his father, Will Wilson. Having just completed his freshman year of college at TCU William Wilson joins his father, now President of Jim Wilson & Associates, and his uncle, Jim Wilson, III, Chairman at the annual shopping center convention. And so begins with William Wilson, the third generation of the Wilson family int he business of shopping center development.

From 1975 until today the Jim Wilson & Associates team has found, developed and operated properties all over the United States and abroad and while doing so has successfully navigated the ups and downs of challenging markets. Today there are new hurdles in front of development such as the changed landscape of development created by the internet and how to integrate the brick and mortar world into a new environment.

The JWA team survived and thrived with leadership by Jim Wilson Jr. That leadership formula is still present and is found in Will Wilson and Jim Wilson, III. Now, with over 42 years of company history, the third generation steps into the arena where new challenges exist but with a desire to be a real part of the game.

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Carriage Crossing Market Place Announces New Stores

COLLIERVILLE, TN  |  April 30, 2018 – Carriage Crossing Market Place, on East Shelby Drive in Collierville, and Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC announce the signing of two new leases for the Market Place – Dogtopia and Urban Air Adventure Park.  These new stores will bring great activity to the Shopping Center.  The overall positive residential growth of Collierville, teamed with the excellent location at Carriage Crossing Market Place, are positive factors for these two new ventures at the Shopping Center.  “We are fortunate to have completed the leases with these two excellent operations,” said Will Wilson, President of JWA, “You’ll find Urban Air Adventure Park providing entertainment for the entire family and Dogtopia an excellent and convenient daycare and boarding facility for your pets.”

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The Galleria Tower is Now The Offices at 3000 RiverChase

BIRMINGHAM, AL  |  March 28, 2018 – The Galleria Tower has changed its name to The Offices at 3000 RiverChase. The Class A office building is and remains an integral part of the Riverchase development. Yet the name change offers the opportunity to operate independently as a commercial property while retaining a unique position in the overall Galleria development.

The Offices at 3000 RiverChase is owned by the family of Jim Wilson, Jr., founder of Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA). It is managed by JWA and leased by Harbert Realty Services.

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Sky Zone Joins Edgewater Mall

BILOXI, MS  |  March 7, 2018 – Edgewater Mall and its leasing and management company, Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, announces the completion of a new lease agreement with Sky Zone Trampoline Park.  To be under construction within the next 90 days, and opened in Spring 2019, the new Sky Zone will be an outstanding venue for exceptional family entertainment at Edgewater Mall.  Sky Zone, operated by R Fun Zone, a Sky Zone franchisee, will provide the next new phase of bringing new opportunities to Edgewater Mall, joining Premiere Cinemas with its Fall 2018 opening.

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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON COMMUNITY CLUBHOUSE IN NEW PARK

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  December 7, 2017 – New Park, a Jim Wilson & Associates Development is please to announce construction has begun on the community clubhouse in New Park located on Park Crossing between Taylor Road and Ray Thorington Road.  The clubhouse will be named “The Gatehouse” and will be a gathering place for residents in New Park and will be located adjacent to the pool at the entry way into the community.  The Gatehouse will consist of a heated and cooled indoor space as well as a spacious outdoor covered patio with a fire place.  In addition to the clubhouse, the developer will be adding some additional amenities to New Park. The community playground, “Playscape” will be located adjacent to The Gatehouse and a small splash pad will be added to the existing pool area. In addition to the playground and small splash pad, a walking trail is being enhanced around Chastain Lake in the center of the community. “We are excited to be adding these new amenities and family friendly attractions to New Park”, says Anita Carter, Vice President, Jim Wilson & Associates.  The completion of The Gatehouse and additional amenities is projected for May 2018.

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Jim Wilson & Associates Sells Eastchase Central

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  November 29, 2017 – Montgomery, Alabama based developer Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC (JWA) completed the new shopping venue, Eastchase Central, in October this year and has now successfully completed the sale of the 56,000 square foot project featuring the outstanding, national retailers Marshalls, HomeGoods, Kirkland’s and Five Below.  Eastchase Central is the latest commercial retail development of the 330 acre, mixed-use project, EASTCHASE, that started in 2002 by JWA with the initial opening of the Shoppes at Eastchase and continues today with this new, featured retail center, Eastchase Central. The sale transaction to an institutional buyer was completed on November 17, 2017.

Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, based in Montgomery, Alabama, has developed and managed a wide array of properties throughout the eastern United States, including Class A office buildings, hotels, residential communities and millions of square feet of premier shopping space.  JWA was founded by Jim Wilson, Jr. and today is led by his sons, Jim Wilson, III and Will Wilson, and a well-established team of talented and experienced professionals.  For more information about Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC, please visit www.jwamalls.com.

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Redevelopment Underway at Edgewater Mall

BILOXI, MS  |  November 28, 2017 – Edgewater Mall has been the retail hub on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over fifty years.  Today, Edgewater Mall announces a new step to continue its tradition of Embracing the Edge in providing the shopper the cutting edge in fashion, food and entertainment. In late 2018, a new theatre from Texas-based Premiere Cinemas will open featuring eight new auditoriums in a state-of-the-art digital and 100% luxury recliner seat format, and audiences are in for a treat.

Construction of the new facility commences November 2017 with the demolition of the building formerly occupied by Sears.  As Edgewater Mall moves ahead, the new footprint for the theatre will include not only the vertical construction, but an adjacent portion of the area will be green space and include a 20,000 square foot landscaped area.  Construction is anticipated to ramp up and continue at a rapid pace through the next 11 months, culminating with the Grand Opening of the new Premiere Cinema in November 2018.

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JWA Announces Opening of Eastchase Central

MONTGOMERY, AL  |  October 12, 2017 – Jim Wilson & Associates, LLC is pleased to announce the opening  of Eastchase Central located at the midway point of Eastchase Parkway and directly across from the highly successful Hampton Inn & Suites.  Eastchase Central opened October 12th fully leased including Marshalls/HomeGoods superstore in over 40,000 square feet, Kirkland Home and Five Below in over 8,500 square feet.  Also, Full Moon Bar-B-Que opened on an adjacent outparcel.

JWA continues to lead the Montgomery market with its Eastchase development.  “We continue to see excellent demand for outstanding real estate at Eastchase,” said Will Wilson, the company’s President, “and Eastchase Central, led by the Marshalls/HomeGoods superstore and Five Below, will certainly make the outstanding shopping environment at Eastchase even better.”

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