GBT Realty completes construction on Academy Sports
Huntsville, Ala. — Brentwood, Tenn.-based GBT Realty has completed construction on Huntsville, Ala.’s first Academy Sports + Outdoors. The 72,000-sq.-ft. store, which opened on April 26, is the third Academy Sports development for GBT. Reed Construction served as site contractor and Stewart Perry Construction as general contractor on the project.
GBT completed construction in fall 2012 for stores in Mobile, Ala., and Smyrna, Tenn.
Marcus & Millichap names regional manager
Boston — Marcus & Millichap Real Estate Investment Services said that it has named Thomas Gorman regional manager of its Boston and Providence, R.I. offices.
Gorman has been serving as the sales manager in the Philadelphia and Washington D.C. offices since November 2011, and is charged with expanding the Boston and Providence offices.
Taubman’s Michigan shopping centers designated ‘stormready’
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — Taubman said that all four of its shopping centers in the state of Michigan — Fairlane Town Center, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, The Mall at Partridge Creek and Twelve Oaks Mall – have received StormReady designation from the National Weather Service, a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Earning the StormReady designation indicates that each center has done everything possible to improve emergency first responder and citizen preparedness in the event of a natural disaster. The program arms communities and facilities with improved communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before and during a hazardous weather event.
“Becoming StormReady is an important way of looking out for the safety of our shoppers,” says Dave Harris, VP, regional management/center operations for Taubman.
The Mall at Partridge Creek was the first shopping center in the country to receive StormReady designation, in 2009, and only the second facility in Michigan, after Detroit Metro Airport. The three other Taubman centers in Michigan recently received StormReady designation as well.