According to John Vallas with Vallas Realty, Truland Homes LLC acquired a 25,000-square-foot office building on Highway 181 across from the Eastern Shore Center in Daphne for $2.5 million. The company plans to renovate the entire building, then relocate its production home building office there. The sale was handled by Roberts Brothers Commercial & Property Management Inc. and Vallas Realty, Inc.

University Place, a 55,000-square-foot office property that’s currently 50 percent leased and located at 820 University Blvd., near St. Luke’s Episcopal School, recently sold for about $2.03 million to local speculators. Brad Jones with EGS in Birmingham worked for the sellers. Nathan Handmacher with Stirling Properties represented the purchasers.  

Subway recently leased 1,914 square feet of space in Town West Shopping Center at 5701 Moffett Road in Mobile, according to Amber Dedeaux of Vallas Realty, who represented the landlord and handled the lease. The chain’s new eatery is expected to open in early 2016.

Metro PCS opened in Airwest Shopping Center at 7335 Airport Blvd. in Mobile, according to Buff Teague with JLL, who represented the landlord. Andrew Dickman with Stirling Properties worked for the tenant.

Per court records, a 6,000-square-foot gas station and convenience store property sitting on some 1.1 acres of land at 7525 State Highway 59 in Foley sold for $2.9 million to out-of-state investors. Bob Malone and Frank Malone of Bellator Real Estate & Development in Gulf Shores managed the deal.  

Amber Dedeaux of Vallas Realty recently leased 1,050 square feet at 7941 Moffett Road in Semmes to Jackson Hewitt. The tax preparation company will open Jan. 1.

BCAR donates to local nonprofits
At its final membership meeting and installation ceremony of the year, the Baldwin County Association of Realtors made four charitable donations to local organizations. The donations were made possible through membership fundraisers during 2015.

BCAR awarded the University of Alabama Alumni Association and the Auburn University Foundation $500 each to go toward student scholarships. Alabama alumnus Lowell Baggett represented the Alabama Alumni Association and Auburn alumnus Glen Smith accepted the donation for the Auburn University Foundation.

The Affiliate Council at BCAR also made donations to two local charities: the Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort and Ecumenical Ministries in Fairhope.

The Prodisee Pantry is a local food bank providing meals and resources to local families in need. Deanne Servos, a representative of Prodisee Pantry, accepted the donation.

Ecumenical Ministries is an organization focusing on improving the lives of low-income individuals by providing services such as Meals on Wheels, prescription assistance and emergency aid centers. Pam Meredith, the South Baldwin director of Ecumenical Ministries, received the donation on the nonprofit’s behalf.

Powell-Green appointed CNB president
Commonwealth National Bank recently announced the appointment of Jacquitta Powell-Green, chairwoman of its board of directors, to bank president. Powell-Green has a history of involvement with the financial industry and has served on the bank’s board for 17 years, working on its audit, compliance and human resource committees.

“Jacquitta has a strong track record of accomplishment in the Mobile community, and working with organizations to advance their mission,” said J. Gary Cooper, retired chairman of the board. “Her experience developing talent within businesses will be very helpful to CNB as we continue to drive impact that matters.”

Powell-Green has served as the vice president of compliance at Northside Check Exchange since 1999. She graduated with a degree in business administration from Alabama A&M University in 1991 and received an MBA from Spring Hill College in 1995.

“I’m deeply honored to lead CNB,” Powell-Green said. “I look forward to collaborating with our staff to continue to lead our bank in quality and innovation. This bank is part of the community, and I want to see that reflected in everything we do, from customer service to philanthropy to lending. Together, we make an impact that matters every day for our clients, the banking community and Mobile County.”

Powell-Green is active in the community and volunteers on the boards of several organizations, including Penelope House and the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama. She currently resides in Mobile with her husband and two sons.
Jones named to “Forty Under 40”
Erin Jones, a manager with Wilkins Miller LLC, was recently selected as one of Mobile Bay Magazine’s ”Forty Under 40.” This is the seventh year Mobile Bay Magazine has recognized 40 individuals younger than age 40 who demonstrate leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to the Bay area community.

Jones is a CPA with more than 12 years’ experience in public accounting. She graduated from Spring Hill College with a B.S. in business administration, concentration in accounting, as well as an MBA. She began her career with Wilkins Miller PC as a staff accountant and was later promoted to manager. In 2004, Jones became a certified CPA.

Her industry experience includes construction, manufacturing, professional services, wholesale distribution, retail, academic and real estate. Specializations include audits of nonprofits, employee benefit plans, taxation of corporations, partnerships and multistate planning.

Jones is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, including its Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center and Governmental Audit Quality Center. She also serves on the Mulherin Custodial Home board of directors as treasurer 
APHS recognized for patient service

Alabama Providence Healthcare Services, a ministry of Ascension affiliated with Providence Hospital, recently announced it has received the 2014 Path Excellence in Patient Service award from United Healthcare for January-December 2014. APHS includes Mobile Diagnostic Center, West Mobile Medical Group and the Providence Family Physician Practices.

“Alabama Providence Healthcare Services was recognized for their focus on improving the health and wellness of their UHC Medicare Advantage plan members,” Charles Pinkert, vice president and COO, Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast Medical Group, said. “They are on track to win this award for 2015 as well,”  

According to a news release, this award is given annually to recognize the measurable results a practice has achieved in closing patient care gaps for their Medicare Advantage plan members.