Nathan Handmacher

Stirling Properties Brokers Acquisition for The Learning Tree, Inc. in Mobile, Alabama

Learning Tree

Stirling Properties is pleased to announce the sale of property to The Learning Tree, Inc. in Mobile, Alabama, that will be used to house office and support staff, as well as allow for future school expansion.

The property is located at 5451 Able Court in Mobile, adjacent to The Learning Tree’s current facility, and was purchased from F&S. The acquisition includes four existing office/warehouse buildings totaling 15,190 square feet. With the new location, office and support staff will now be located next door to the school facility, rather than across town, creating a much more efficient and effective operation. They plan to occupy the space early 2017.

Nathan Handmacher, Stirling Properties Senior Sales & Leasing Executive in Mobile, handled the transaction. “My son attended Woody’s Song School, which is a program of The Learning Tree, so this transaction was rather personal and fulfilling for me,” said Handmacher. “I’m thrilled that we were able to help the school acquire this property that will streamline their operations, so they can continue to focus on the great work they do for the young people in our community.” Handmacher also volunteers for The Learning Tree and serves on the Board of Trustees for the group.

The Learning Tree is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing educational, residential and support services for children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, including autism. Programs are designed to help children lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Access to educational opportunities and support services for families and children with developmental disabilities is crucial for their success and growth. In addition, educational expansion leads to economic development and increased job opportunities within the community.

The Learning Tree serves more than 600 children and families from across the state of Alabama and the southeast region of the United States. It operates seven programs in the north, central and southern regions of the state including residential and non-residential schools for children ages 5-21, as well as preschool services.

Stirling Properties is proud to serve the commercial real estate needs for Mobile and the surrounding Gulf South region. Stirling Properties manages more than 17 million square feet of property, with close to 100 million square feet of properties and land for sale or lease in the region. We specialize in brokerage services, development & redevelopment opportunities, acquisitions & investments, and property and asset management, over a wide array of property types.

Nathan Handmacher can be reached at or (251) 342-7229.


University of South Alabama Appoints Stirling Properties’ Nathan Handmacher To Center for Real Estate and Economic Development Advisory Board

Nathan Handmacher Advisory Board for USA Center for Real Estate & Economic Development

Stirling Properties commercial real estate company is pleased to announce that Nathan Handmacher, Senior Sales and Leasing Executive, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the University of South Alabama’s (USA) Center for Real Estate and Economic Development.

The USA Center For Real Estate and Economic Development and the Real Estate Program select members of the local real estate industry to serve on the Advisory Board. Their mission is to achieve a high-quality educational program and real-world experience for USA students, respond to educational and informational needs of the local real estate community, and offer a curriculum that is nationally competitive.

Handmacher has been active in the commercial real estate business for more than 12 years, and has experience in all facets of the industry, including tenant representation, commercial sales and leasing, asset and property management, development, and investment sales. He has knowledge in every aspect of commercial real estate: office, retail, land and industrial properties. In addition to providing brokerage services, Handmacher currently manages a diverse portfolio of more than 600,000 square feet of retail, office and industrial property.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Handmacher is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia with a degree in marketing. He currently resides in Fairhope with his wife and children, and is very active in the community. Handmacher is the Immediate Past President of the Mobile Touchdown Club, Board Member of the Mobile Area Jewish Federation, Treasurer of The Learning Tree, Inc., Trustee of the Springhill Avenue Temple, a member of the Program Committee of the Community Foundation of South Alabama, and a member of the 2006 Class of Leadership Mobile.

Nathan Handmacher can be reached at or (251) 342-7229.

Stirling Properties is located in One St. Louis Centre, 1 St. Louis Street, Suite 4100 in Mobile.  For more information regarding our services, please visit us at

Stirling Properties Announces Most Recent Transactions from our Alabama and Florida Offices

Below is a list of Stirling Properties’ most recent closed transactions by Brokers in our Alabama and Florida offices. For more information on the individual transaction, please contact the Agent associated with that transaction.


  • The Legacy Village Shopping Center in Mobile, Alabama was sold to a group of local investors. The 82,000 square-foot center features tenants such as Talbots, Jos. A. Bank, Zoes and Alabama Outdoors. Nathan Handmacher with Stirling Properties handled the sale.
  • The 146,000 square-foot, former Coastal Door and Window Warehouse in Mobile was leased to regional trucking and warehousing company BR Williams Trucking, LLC. Nathan Handmacher with Stirling Properties handled the lease.
  • IMC – Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, PC leased 8,259 SF at Airport and Azalea. Nathan Handmacher with Stirling Properties handled the lease.
  • Cricket Wireless has leased the former Radio Shack space in front of Walmart in Saraland, Alabama. Andrew Dickman with Stirling Properties handled the lease.


  • Dirt Cheap has leased 60,000 square-feet at 1000 Roma Avenue in Hammond, Louisiana and plans to open Dirt Cheap and Dirt Cheap Building Supplies. Construction is currently underway and the stores will open around Thanksgiving on 2015. Andrew Dickman of Stirling Properties handled the lease.

Stirling Properties is located in One St. Louis Centre, 1 St. Louis Street, Suite 4100 in Mobile, Alabama and at 220 W. Garden Street, Suite 802 in Pensacola, Florida. For more information regarding our services, please visit us at

October 1, 2015|Agents, Alabama, Blog, Commercial, Deals|
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