Walgreens Construction Underway in Minden, LA

Stock PhotoMinden, LA  – Early this year, tenants Sherwin Williams and Edward Jones were relocated and their buildings razed to make way for a Walgreens Pharmacy on the

Northwest corner of Homer and Fincher Roads in Minden, Louisiana. The 13,650 square foot store will

feature a drive thru and offer convenient access from Homer Road and Goode Avenue. Construction is expected to be complete by mid-October.

COMVEST Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate development company based in Biloxi, Mississippi, is the owner and developer of the site. This year COMVEST is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and the Minden location is the 8thWalgreens the company has developed. Other Louisiana locations developed by COMVEST include sites in Shreveport, Lake Charles, Sulphur, Scott and Carencro.

Walgreens is among the fastest growing retailers in the country with 8,071 locations as of February 2013 throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Walgreens provides convenient, multi-channel access to goods and services, as well as pharmacy, health and wellness services.

The parish seat of Webster Parish, Minden is located twenty-eight miles east of Shreveport, LA. Minden is the principal city of the Minden Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Shreveport-Bossier City-Minden Combined Statistical Area. Top industries providing employment in Webster Parish are education, health, and social services, manufacturing, retail trade and construction.


COMVEST Properties Welcomes Tim C. Gilmore, CCIM, SCLS

Biloxi, Mississippi – COMVEST Properties has tapped Tim C. Gilmore, CCIM, SCLS, to fill the firm’s new position of Director of Leasing and Retailer Relations.Formerly Director of Leasing at General Growth Properties where he was a perennial top producer, Tim’s relationship focused approach is at the core of his success in retail leasing. Learn more.

Tim earned his Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture at Mississippi State University. His designations include Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) as designated by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute and Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (SCLS) as conferred by the International Council of Shopping Centers. He also holds a Mississippi Real Estate Broker’s License.

From Diamondhead, Tim and his wife, Jo, are “Boomers” – participants who assisted KaBoom!  in their monumental achievement of bringing people along the Gulf Coast together after Hurricane Katrina in Building over 120 playgrounds in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Tim describes himself as a Master Shrimp Boiler and a wanna be Duck Commander noting that he “is a pretty good bird hunter, thanks to 3 German Shorthaired Pointers”.

Holstein Lauds RECon 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada – As the final day of ICSC’s RECon gets underway, COMVEST founder and Managing Member, Brook Holstein, posted this on the company’s Facebook page:

“RECON 2013 has been the most productive convention in years…our new booth design, project photos and graphics drew significant retailer and investor interest. Most importantly we had 95% + meeting confirmations…..”

Visit https://facebook/comvest for more pictures from this year’s RECon and for updates about COMVEST’s activities.

COMVEST Team Grows By Two

Biloxi, Mississippi (March 21, 2013) – COMVEST Properties recently welcomed Administrative Assistant, Erica G. Davis, and Retail Development Coordinator, Adam Mitchell.

Erica’s 15 years of office experience, made her the right candidate for the COMVEST front office. From greeting visitors and fielding phone calls to scheduling appointments and travel, she is the first point of contact for any member of the COMVEST team. Erica holds an Associate of Science degree in Human Resource Management and is pursuing a BA in Reverse Logistics.

Adam assists the Director of Development with the development of single tenant retail properties and the redevelopment of shopping centers.  He previously worked for Capstone Real Estate Investments in Birmingham, Alabama as the on-site Development Associate overseeing the development, construction, and management of a $23 million dollar, 350-unit student housing redevelopment project in Tampa, FL.  Adam graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 with a degree in civil engineering.  He also worked as a civil engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana and accumulated over five years of experience in engineering and construction projects. In 2012 Adam obtained a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Clemson University. He is ARGUS DCF and Developer Software certified as well as a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).