Advisory Board

The University of South Alabama Center For Real Estate and Economic Development has invited 39 regional real estate, economic development and civic representatives to serve on the Advisory Board. In their role, these leaders help shape the Center’s strategic objectives and provide valuable feedback to the Center’s activities.

Mission:

  • To achieve a high-quality educational program and real-world experience for USA students;
  • To be responsive to the educational and information needs of the local real estate community.

Goal:

  • To be the last word on price and value trends in Mobile and Baldwin Counties;
  • To offer a curriculum that is nationally competitive.

 

Advisory Board Members  
Mr. James (Jim) Andrews
Vice President   
Capital One Commercial Banking
Birmingham, AL    
Mr. Lee Lawson
President & Chief Executive Officer
Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance
Robertsdale, AL 
Mr. J. Gavin Bender, Sr., SIOR
President
Bender Real Estate Group
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Joseph A. Mareno
Chief Financial Officer
Mobile Chamber of Commerce
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Wiley Blankenship
President & Chief Executive Officer
Coastal Alabama Partnership
Mobile, Alabama 
Mr. Lee Metzger
Regional Director, Real Estate
Facilities Resource Group, Ascension Health
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Richard Brinson
Senior Vice President
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital, LLC
Mobile, AL  
Mr. Chris Miller
Executive Director
South Alabama Regional Planning Commission
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Harry Brislin, IV
Director
USA Technology & Research Park
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Abe Mitchell Principal
Mitchell Brothers, LLC
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Alton R. (Tony) Brown, III, CCIM, CRX, CSM, CLS, CDP
President
The Pelican Group, Inc.
Mobile, AL  
Mr. Spence Monroe
Realtor & Associate Broker
Ashurst & Niemeyer, LLC
Fairhope, AL 
Ms. Susie Cleveland
Executive Officer
Homebuilders Association of Metro Mobile
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Edward N. (Skeeter) Morris, Jr.
Principal
Courtney & Morris, Inc.
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Colby Cooper
Mayor’s Office, Chief of Staff
City of Mobile
Mobile, AL 
Ms. Melissa Morrissette
Principal
LLB&B, Inc., Real Estate
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Kelly Cummings, SRS, CDPE, CRS, RMS
Realtor & Broker-Owner
The Cummings Company
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Jeffrey Newman, GRI, RCE
Realtor & Associate Broker
Real Living Norman Realty
Mobile, AL 
Dr. J. Reid Cummings, CCIM, CSM, ALC, CIPS, RML, SFR, CRB
Director
Center for Real Estate & Economic Development, Mitchell College of Business
Mobile, AL
Mr. Tom Oldweiler
Partner
Armbrecht Jackson, LLP
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Daniel Dennis
President
Roberts Brothers, Inc.
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Michael E. Pierce
Executive Director
MLK Avenue Redevelopment Corporation
Mobile, AL
Ms. Sheila Dodson, RCE
Chief Executive Officer
Baldwin County Association of Realtors
Robertsdale, AL 
Mr. Jeff Rouzie
Director of Economic Development
City of Foley
Foley, AL 
Mr. James M. (Jimmy) Grodnick, President
JMG Realty Company, Inc.
Mobile, AL  
Mr. L. Page Stalcup, III
Partner
Wilkins Miller, LLC
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Nathan Handmacher
Sales & Leasing Executive
Stirling Properties
Mobile, AL
Mr. Joshua Tanner
President & Chief Executive Officer
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Bill Harbour
GIS Coordinator
Baldwin County Board of Education
Loxley, AL 
Mr. Troy Wayman
Vice President of Economic Development
Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
Mobile, AL 
Ms. Kim Hastie
License & Revenue Commissioner
Mobile County
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Richard Weavil, CCIM
President
The Weavil Company, LLC
Mobile, AL 
Ms. Sheila Hodges
President
Meyer Real Estate, Inc.
Gulf Shores, AL 
Mr. Tim Wilkes
President
Magnolia Mortgage Company
Mobile, AL 
Mr. Cullen Jacobs
RCJ Construction, Inc.
Mobile, AL 
Dr. Bob Wood
Dean
Mitchell College of Business
Mobile, AL 
Ms. Charlotte Kopf
Manager
Associated General Contractors of Alabama, Mobile Section
Mobile, AL 
Ms. Marilyn Wood
Revenue Commissioner, Retired
Mobile County
Mobile, AL 
Ms. Libba Latham, GRI, GREEN
Realtor & Educator
LLB&B, Inc., Real Estate
Mobile, AL