Dwight Mixson Named New Board Member to UA Real Estate Center

February 28, 2012

Two new members have been named to the advisory board of trustees of the Alabama Center for Real Estate at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.

Jay Oglesby manages commercial real estate lending at the Mid-South Region for Wells Fargo Bank, and Dwight Mixson is a partner in the Birmingham office of Burr & Forman LLP, a 250-attorney regional law firm with offices throughout the Southeast.

“Our advisory board of trustees is a vital part of ACRE,” said Grayson Glaze, executive director of the Alabama Center for Real Estate, known as ACRE.

“The board members represent a vast wealth of knowledge of all facets of the real estate industry, and we are grateful that they are willing to share it with us and all of our constituents.”

Oglesby manages lending teams in Birmingham and Nashville that work to build relationships with professional commercial real estate developers and investors in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and northwest Florida. The teams manage a portfolio of about $500 million in real estate secured loans.

Oglesby joined Wells Fargo in 1998, and he held commercial lending roles within the bank in Dallas, San Francisco and South Florida prior to moving to Birmingham in 2004. He is a native of Columbus, Miss., and a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he earned undergraduate degrees in journalism and English.

He also earned MBA and Master of International Management degrees from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Oglesby serves as vice chair of the city of Homewood, Alabama’s Historic Preservation Commission, and he is a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance board of directors, and a member of the Saint Andrews Society.

Mixson is a partner in the Birmingham office of Burr & Forman LLP. His practice emphasizes commercial real estate and finance, areas in which he has nearly 30 years of experience. He represents both lenders and developers with traditional real estate projects such as shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, hotels, and condominiums, as well as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and industrial properties.

His finance practice often involves capital markets lending, loan syndications and mezzanine financing in addition to traditional bank financing. He also devotes significant time assisting clients with negotiation of leases, sales and acquisitions.

Mixson received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics, summa cum laude, from The University of Alabama in 1979. He received his law in 1982 from The University of Alabama, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, representing his standing in the top 10 percent of the graduating class.

ACRE, housed within UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce, collects, maintains and analyzes the state’s real estate statistics, and is a resource for Alabama real estate research, education, and outreach that includes hosting its annual Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference & Expo (ACREcon). The Center, established in 1996, acts as an industry liaison for business school students pursuing a career in real estate and providing interaction with real estate alumni.

To read more about the UA Real Estate Center, please visit acre.cba.ua.edu

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