Joseph H. McClure, Jr. of Joseph McClure Commercial Real Estate, L.L.C. has worked in commercial real estate in Birmingham, Alabama, since 1976. Mr. McClure has considerable experience in commercial and investment real estate brokerage and leasing but specializes in tenant/investor representation and creating solutions for problem properties. For the past eighteen years his concentration has been in the revitalization of Southside and downtown Birmingham which has included analyzing property utilization, renovation and marketing of historic buildings. Though he is experienced in suburban real estate and office parks, his expertise is Birmingham’s downtown commercial market. Having been responsible for the leasing and management of as much as 600,000 square feet of office and retail space at a time, he has become proficient in space layout and coordination, cost analysis, and lease and contract negotiations. In the past thirty years Mr. McClure has been involved with the marketing of dozens of historic commercial and residential buildings, as well as being the real estate representative and consultant to many of Birmingham’s most prominent businesses and law firms in leasing or buying commercial properties.
In August 1989, Joseph McClure Commercial Real Estate (JMCRE) was established. The company’s primarily purpose was to represent investors and tenants and to participate in the revitalization of downtown Birmingham through sales, leasing and acquisition of historic properties. Since that time he has been a part of more than twenty-five million dollars in real estate investments. He handled the leasing and sales of the Burger-Phillips Centre, a 172,000 square foot downtown office/retail complex which joined two buildings with a twenty-one thousand square foot glass atrium. He completed the leasing of The Ideal Building, a thirty thousand square foot, 1928 historic office building. He has been participated in other projects such as the Forest Park Building on Clairmont Avenue, the Payless Drug Store Building at 216 North Twentieth Street, the Vintage Building at 310 Twenty-first Street North, the Meelheim Building at 2013 Second Avenue North, the Philippi- Mastin House (built in 1850) in Mobile and the Spencer Building at 2121 Second Avenue North, and many other historic downtown properties. He has acquired The Iron-Age Building, one of the last two remaining cast iron front buildings in Birmingham, which is expected to be his next leasing project.