The Gulf Pines Commercial Centre, a 12,000-square-foot commercial strip located at 2200 E. 2nd St. in Gulf Shores on roughly 1.4 acres near the Intracoastal Waterway, recently sold for $1,435,000. Richard E. Mencke, senior commercial director for Bellator Real Estate and Development, worked for the seller. Pete Vakakes of Century 21 Meyer Real Estate represented Cantranis Enterprises, the buyer.

Locally owned Accureg Software, located at 3205 Westside Park Court in Mobile, recently completed a 3,300-square-foot office space addition to its current headquarters that will service its new division of clients for pre-registration outsourced services.

Pete Riehm of NAI-Mobile reported Birmingham-based MW Industrial Services purchased a 13,000 square foot property situated on 2.3 acres for $435,000 and located at 2450 I-65 Service Road N. in Mobile. The seller was represented by Adam Metcalf of Metcalf and Company.

Some 9,900 square feet of office space in a shopping center at 5025 Cottage Hill Road near the corner of Cottage Hill and Demetropolis roads in Mobile, was leased to Christian Life Church. David Dexter with NAI-Mobile handled the transaction.

According to Tommy Gleason of NAI-Mobile, 5,000 square feet of office space was leased to the American Cancer Society in Mobile at 1110 Montlimar Drive in Montlimar Plaza. Gleason worked for the landlord while Nathan Handmacher of Stirling Properties represented the tenant.

Some 2,500 square feet of restaurant space at the Shore Oaks Center on U.S. Highway 98 and Daphne Ave. in Daphne was leased by Moe’s Southwest Grill, according to Tim Herrington of Herrington Realty.
According to M.J. Baxter of Baxter and Associates, a bank-owned, 1,500-square-foot office property located at 3165 Midtown Park South in Mobile was picked up by a local speculator for $85,000. Katie Crane of Roberts Brothers represented the buyer. Baxter worked for the seller.    
Providence CEO recognized by hospital association
Clark Christianson, president and CEO of Providence Hospital in Mobile, was recently recognized for his time as chairman of the Alabama Hospital Association’s (AlaHA) Board of Trustees at its annual meeting in Destin. Providence Hospital is a member of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system.

“Clark has been an excellent leader for our association through a challenging period of growth and change,” J. Michael Horsley, FACHE, president of AlaHA, said. “He has not only chaired the board, but also served as an officer, a regional council president and committee chairman. He is a thoughtful leader with a keen strategic vision for ways hospitals can better serve their patients.”

According to a news release, Christianson was appointed president and chief executive officer of Providence Hospital in December 2000. Prior to that, he served 14 years as senior vice president and administrator of Memorial Health Systems in Ormond Beach, Florida. He holds a master’s degree in hospital and health care administration from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s in business administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.

In addition to his involvement with AlaHA, Christianson’s professional affiliations include the American Hospital Association, for which he serves on the Governing Council on the Section for Metropolitan Hospitals; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama as a member of its Board of Directors; and the University of South Alabama College of Allied Health Professionals’ Advisory Board.

He is also a member of the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors and the Volunteers of America Southeast Board of Directors, and previously served on Alabama’s Emergency Response Commission to address the state’s health care crisis.
Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama through advocacy, representation, education and service.

Miller named White-Spunner property manager
Emily Miller was recently named property management and leasing assistant with White-Spunner Realty (WSR), a real estate brokerage and development firm based in Mobile.

Miller will serve as a liaison between tenants and managers, clients and companies and will work with a 300-plus client base. “She has the ability to prioritize, organize and pay attention to detail,” WSR President Matt White said.

 Miller is an international politics graduate of Sewanee, the University of the South, in Sewanee, Tennessee. She and her husband, Winston Miller, live in Mobile, where they attend St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

 White-Spunner Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage and development firm with a regional presence in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Florida.

Wilkins Miller’s Beason appointed to ASCPA
Wilkins Miller LLC, an accounting and advisory firm, announced that Kyle Beason, CPA, a senior accountant with the firm, has been appointed as the 2015-2016 treasurer of the Mobile chapter of the Alabama Society of CPAs (ASCPA).

According to a news release, Beason now joins Stacy Cummings, Erin Sylvia Jones and Bob Slaby as Wilkins Miller professionals who have served on the Board of the Mobile chapter of the ASCPA.

Beason’s area of concentration includes taxation of individuals, partnerships and nonprofits; audits, reviews and compilations for nonpublic companies and nonprofit organizations; and agreed-upon procedure engagements such as global financial analyses.

Beason joined the firm in 2012 and graduated from the University of Montevallo in 2009 with a bachelor’s in business administration with a major in accounting. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the ASCPA.

Wilkins Miller is located at 41 West I-65 Service Road N., Suite 400 in Mobile and 35 South Section St. in Fairhope.