Red Bank-based real estate investment firm acquires its 3rd Birmingham-area retail asset in 5 months

First National Realty Partners has made its third Birmingham, Alabama-area retail acquisition in five months, according to a Thursday announcement from the Red Bank-based firm.

FNRP said it most recently purchased Inverness Corners, a 242,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center, adding to its other Alabama acquisitions earlier this year: Tannehill Promenade in Bessemer in February, followed by the acquisition of Brook Highland Plaza in Birmingham earlier in July.

“We are excited to be establishing such a meaningful presence in Alabama,” Matt Annibale, senior director of acquisitions, stated. “The greater Birmingham market, specifically, is highly appealing with its affluent suburbs and growing, upscale demographic. In short, this is a solid market for retail tenants and the properties that serve them.”

Inverness Corners, which sits in a densely populated retail corridor approximately 11 miles south of downtown Birmingham, is anchored by a 54,000-square-foot Winn Dixie and a 92,600-square-foot Kohls. Winn Dixie has been a tenant since 2013 and is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, which owns and operates over 520 locations. The market-dominant grocer plans to invest over $1 million in an interior store renovation that will include more grocery pickup capabilities. The center’s tenant mix includes Orangetheory Fitness, Mellow Mushroom, Tropical Café, Wing Stop, H&R Block and Enterprise.

Annibale noted that the remaining 17,000 square feet of vacant space provides FNRP with significant upside potential by way of increased occupancy and cash flow.

“We look forward to expanding the solid roster of brand-name, necessity-based retailers to meet the community’s everyday needs,” he added.

Inverness Corners sits at a signalized intersection along Route 280, the region’s dominant east-west thoroughfare.

Zach Taylor of Marcus & Millichap’s Institutional Property Advisors division represented the seller in the Inverness Corners transaction.