May 16, 2019

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in Acquisition of Westside Centre Shopping Center in Alabama for $35.9 Million, its Largest Acquisition to Date


ATLANTA (May 16, 2019) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group (BVPG) in its recent $35.9 million shopping center acquisition of Westside Centre in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the New York-based investment management company’s largest acquisition to date.

Westside Centre is located along the University Drive retail corridor in Huntsville, Alabama. At 655,638 square feet, the shopping center is shadow-anchored by Super Target with national tenants including Big Lots, Stein Mart, Tuesday Morning, PetSmart, Ross Dress for Less, Shoe Carnival, and Party City. Additionally, the center has a diverse mix of smaller national and local restaurants and service-oriented tenants.

Over the last year, SGR has advised BVPG on a variety of shopping center related matters, including six separate acquisitions. The SGR legal team was led by New York Real Estate Practice Section Head and Partner Sean Altschul along with Partner Eugene Bryant and Associate Matt Moore in the Atlanta Real Estate Practice. New York Real Estate Practice Associate Dexterrie Ramirez and Associate Jonathan Hurt in the Atlanta Corporate Practice provided assistance.

About Big V Property Group
Big V Property Group (BVPG) is a vertically-integrated shopping center investment management and property management company, with comprehensive services including leasing, on-site property management, construction management, finance/accounting and marketing. Utilizing state of the art technical platforms, the company has an excellent track record of providing quality property management and construction management services for over 40 years. BVPG owns and operates 44 neighborhood and community shopping centers totaling over 5.3 million square feet, primarily located in strong secondary markets throughout the Southeast US. The company has 34 employees, with offices in Charlotte, NC, Bristol, TN and Florida, NY. Visit for more information.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 250 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction, employment law, and employee benefits and executive compensation. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.

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