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SVN | Kahn Properties was founded in 1983 by Gayle Kahn Belcher as Kahn Properties, Inc., a property management company. In 2016 Kahn Properties expanded by becoming a division of Sperry Van Ness and is now known as SVN/Kahn Properties. Today the company specializes in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, Real Estate Investment, Property Management of Multi-Family and Commercial properties, Asset Management, and Property Rehab Projects. In the area of Property Management, the Company excels in the management of mature and historic apartment communities in the Five Point South, UAB, Avondale, Downtown and Highland Avenue district areas. Our buildings have typically stayed leased at a 95% or greater occupancy over the last several years. Our properties cater to young professionals and graduate students in the 25 to 45 year old age group. In recent years, with the overseeing of minor renovations, our retention rates have increased from about 50% to 65%. The Company manages commercial properties located in the Historic Five Points South entertainment district and in the Upscale Mountain Brook community of English Village.

Gayle Kahn Belcher as Owner and CEO of Kahn Properties has been directly involved in all aspects of the development of :

  • Market Research experience with an Atlanta-based company in 1982.
  • Pickwick Place , a 3 Million Dollar 200,000 square foot retail development built in 1987.
  • English Village Redevelopment, a 1.2 Million Dollar, 200,000 sf retail shopping area built in 1997.
  • The Townes Condominiums, a 30 Unit upscale Condo Development in 1998.
  • Pickwick Place 1.2 Million Dollar Upgrade in 2008.
  • English Village 3 Million Dollar, 7,000 sf building addition.
  • Numerous Commercial Tenant Lease Negotiations and Build outs.
  • Ongoing apartment upgrading in over 300 units.
  • Most Recently: The 1.4 Million Dollar, total renovation and transformation of The Avondale Apartments, a 32 unit apartment
    community and The Avondale II, a 16 unit apartment community.

Designations:

  • Qualifying Broker
  • CCIM Since 1995
  • CPM Since 1988
  • 1994 President IREM Chapter 143
  • Birmingham Commercial Realtor Council (BCRC) current board member

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin 1977-1979
  • University of Alabama 1979-1981 – Bachelor of Science in Business & Marketing

Judd Williams as Chief Operating Officer of Kahn Properties has,

  • Actively involvement in the daily implementation and operation of all aspects of property management business since 2007.
  • Experience in the field of Chief Corporate Trainer for an industry leading educational administrative software company from 1999-
    2007.
  • Previous experience in school administration, instruction, & athletics.
  • Most Recently: The 1.4 Million Dollar, total renovation and transformation of The Avondale Apartments, a 32 unit apartment
    community and The Avondale II, a 16 unit apartment community.

Education:

  • University of Montevallo 1978-1982
  • University of South Alabama 1982-1984 – Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
  • University of Florida 1986 – Certificate of Athletic Training Injury Treatment and Rehab
  • Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary 1992-1995 – Master of Divinity

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