May 5, 2021

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Big V Property Group in the Acquisition of The Rim, the Largest Outdoor Shopping Center in Texas

PR Big V The RIM

ATLANTA (May 5, 2021) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Big V Property Group in its recent acquisition of The Rim, the largest outdoor shopping center in Texas, from Hines, a privately owned global real estate investment, development and management firm. The power center acquisition is one of the largest retail deals completed in the United States over the last year. The transaction closed May 5, 2021.

Located in one of San Antonio’s most desirable growth areas, The Rim is an outdoor shopping center with 2 million square feet of retail space for more than 100 premier stores, restaurants and service businesses, as well as luxury residences and an exclusive boutique hotel. Among the shopping center’s national retailers are Old Navy, Target, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW, JCPenney, Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth, Lowe’s, Burlington, Starbucks, and Chick-fil-A. This unique mix of traditional retailers, restaurants, entertainment destinations, and multifamily and hospitality operators offers one of the most diverse and powerful retailing environments in San Antonio.

SGR has advised Big V Property Group on a variety of shopping center related matters. The SGR legal team was led by New York Real Estate Practice Section Head and Partner Sean Altschul, along with Partner Matt Moore in the Atlanta Real Estate Practice, Associate Dexterrie Ramirez in the New York Real Estate Practice, and Partner Alon Harnoy and Associate Hen Feder in the New York Corporate Practice.

About Big V Property Group
Big V Property Group 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. Big V Property Group owns and operates 48 neighborhood and community shopping centers totaling over 9 million square feet, primarily located in the southeastern region of the U.S. The company has over 65 employees located in five offices with major 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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