Local developers paid $925,000 for 7.16 acres of undeveloped land in the southwest quadrant of Schillinger Road North and Zeigler Boulevard in West Mobile. The buyers will develop the property for retail use. Kenny Nichols with Vallas Realty represented the buyer and David Dexter with NAI Mobile worked for the seller.

According to Chris Harle with White-Spunner Realty, roughly 3,500 square feet of space was leased by The Road Eastern Shore Church inside the Jubilee Point Shopping Center at 28600 U.S. Highway 98 in Daphne. Plans are in place to open a new worship center at the location in the near future.

Carpenter Homes Inc. has purchased a 1,566-square-foot office building at 7267 Cottage Hill Road in Mobile for $125,000. Angie McArthur with Stirling Properties represented the seller; Mary Carpenter with Bellator Real Estate & Development worked for the buyer.

Tuscaloosa-based Bryant Bank officially opened its 15th branch in Alabama this week. The renovated property is at 24847 Commercial Ave. in Orange Beach. While the building was once a bank, the previous tenant was Orange Beach Lifestyle and Performance Medicine. Local residents Doug Sizemore, SVP of commercial lending, and Carla Givens, branch manager, have been tapped to oversee operations.

National Health Group LLC has leased 1,750 square feet of office space in the former Harrison Finance building in Palm Plaza, located at 1109 N. McKenzie St., just south of the hospital in Foley. Andrew Dickman with Stirling Properties worked for the property owner; Shelby Chapman with RE/MAX White Sands represented the tenant.

Some 900 square feet of floor space was recently leased by children’s clothing retailer Backyard Child at 25637 Canal Road in the Wolf Bay Plaza Shopping Center in Orange Beach. Chris Harle with White-Spunner Realty managed the transaction.

Tradesmen International LLC staffing service has leased 1,500 square feet of office space at 2127 Hickory St. in Loxley. Andrew Dickman and Jill Meeks with Stirling Properties represented the property owner and tenant, respectively.

Andrew Chason with Marcus & Millichap reported two Sonic Drive-In fast-food restaurant properties, one in Robertsdale and another in Tuscaloosa, were picked up for nearly $4.4 million by a real estate investment trust. The 1,482-square-foot Robertsdale eatery sits on about an acre at 21841 U.S. Highway 59. Both restaurants will remain open for business for the foreseeable future according to Millichap, who worked for the seller in the transactions.

Eastern Shore Chiropractic & Sports Clinic Inc. has leased 1,847 square feet of medical space at Pinebrook Shopping Center in Mobile, with plans to open a second location later this summer. David Ashford and Alex Benson with Southpace Properties represented the property owner. Jeff Barnes with Stirling Properties worked for the tenant.

SMG selects new GM for local properties
After an extensive search, Kendall Wall has been selected as SMG’s general manager for the Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, Mobile Civic Center and the Mobile Saenger Theatre.

Wall has 30 years of experience that involve the operation and management of public facilities. He has diverse experience within the entertainment industry as well as the convention and tourism entities, producing strong results in revenue performance, economic development and facility expansion.

For the past 16 years, he served as SMG’s general manager for the Florence, South Carolina, civic center. During his time there, gross revenue at the facility increased 300 percent.

“It is an exciting time in Mobile, and SMG is proud to be a part of the city’s vision,” regional vice president Sam Voisin said. “We look forward to strengthened success with Kendall Wall’s leadership and industry experience.”

Wall has received national recognition from the industry, ranging from the PAFMS-Ticketmaster award to being named winner of the Prime Site Award by Events & Facilities Magazine. He is a graduate of the Professional Association of Facility Management School and the Senior Executive Symposium at Cornell University.

A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Wall holds a master’s degree in facility management/sports administration and a bachelor’s in athletic administration/mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Job fair for billing, coding positions
TruBridge, a subsidiary of the locally owned, publicly traded CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) family of companies, will host a job fair in Mobile on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3725 Airport Blvd., Suite 208A.

TruBridge currently has more than 40 available positions at its Mobile and Fairhope locations for experienced insurance billers as well as other openings centered on health care business office positions. Additional work-from-home opportunities are available for certified medical coders.

“The sizable number of positions available is due to the success of the expanded range of offerings TruBridge provides to more than 600 health care organizations across the United States,” TruBridge president and CPSI/COO Chris Fowler said.

“As we continue to grow as a company, we are looking for team members that are energetic, eager to learn and want to contribute not only to our success, but most importantly our clients’ continued success.”

Applicants attending the event should be dressed professionally, show up prepared for onsite interviews with management, and carry a current resume. Per a news release, qualified candidates may be hired immediately.

TruBridge provides consulting and managed IT services with its revenue cycle management product, Rycan, proprietary software offering automated workflow and automation solutions to hospitals and physician clinics.

Parent company CPSI is one of the largest local employers and a past recipient of the Nappie Award for “Best Local Company to Work For” as chosen by Lagniappe readers.

For more information about the job fair, contact Thomas Buchanan at ThomasBuchanan@trubridge.com or visit the company’s website.