By the time you’ve rented an apartment for more than a decade, you and your landlord should be pretty tight. Or at least that’s how Watts Realty feels. Since the early 1990s, they’ve been doing a thing called “Turkey for Tenants” as a way to express their thanks.
As we get ready to welcome the world in 2022 with The World Games, three Birmingham commercial real estate leaders are working to put our Magic City on the map. We spoke with Chip Watts, President of Watts Realty and President-elect of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), to learn more.
How are the complete redo of the 59/20 bridges through downtown Birmingham, a 114-year old real estate company and the YWCA of Central Alabama all connected? Turns out, all three came together in a way that means a lot of women and children who get housing through the YWCA will have a cozy and safe place to call home. Keep reading to find out more, and learn the role that Watts Realty played in making it happen.
All around the country, small and local businesses are feeling pressure as their customers begin to self-isolate. In order to help out their tenants, several Birmingham property owners are offering waived or deferred rent (as well as other creative solutions) until this outbreak clears up.