Thursday, March 10, 2016

Lush to Open its First Alabama Store at The Summit in Birmingham, AL; Additional new retailers include bevello, Soft Surroundings and American Threads

Libby Lassiter
BIRMINGHAM, AL — Bayer Properties announced that Lush, the international retailer of fresh handmade cosmetics, is opening its first Alabama location at The Summit. The 1,558-square-foot retail store is scheduled to open this May.

Lush offers luxurious and ethical skincare, haircare and bath ingredients in more than 900 stores in 51 countries. Lush’s newest store will replicate the sophisticated and fun environment of its flagship location in London.

 In addition to Lush, The Summit is welcoming several other tenants new to Alabama this year, including bevello, Soft Surroundings and American Threads.

“We are thrilled that Lush and these other fine retailers are joining The Summit,” said Libby Lassiter, executive vice president of leasing and retail development for Bayer Properties. 

“All of these brands share Bayer Properties' ongoing commitment to further enhancing our customers' experience while bringing exclusive, one-of-a-kind stores and experiences to Birmingham.”

Alyssa Gates
“The new store at The Summit signifies another milestone for Lush,” said Alyssa Gates, Lush cosmetics director of U.S. real estate. 

“We had numerous requests via our social media channels and call center to open a store in Alabama, and we are excited that we can now offer local Lush fans our unparalleled selection of Fresh Handmade Cosmetics.”

2015 marked Lush’s 20th anniversary of creating innovative cosmetics using fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as the finest essential oils and ingredients that are ethically and sustainably sourced. 

Never tested on animals, every single Lush product is vegetarian, and approximately 85 percent are vegan, 40 percent are preservative-free and 35 percent are unpackaged.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kristin Jones • The Wilbert Group
1720 Peachtree St., Suite 350 • Atlanta, Ga. 30309
M: 630-363-5747  

Crossman & Co. Earns CoStar Awards for Top Leasing Company and Power Brokers in Major Southeast Markets

Rochelle DuBrule
Tracy Worrell
ORLANDO, FL --- Crossman & Company, one of the largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms in the Southeast, recently was ranked by CoStar Group, Inc. among the top 10 commercial real estate firms.

John Crossman, president, said his firm was named “Top Leasing Company” in both the Orlando and Palm Beach County regions for retail property leasing in 2015.

Crossman said three out of the top 10 CoStar Power Brokers named in Orlando were Crossman & Company Senior Associates Rochelle DuBrule and Tracy Worrell and Associate Tyler Wilkins. 

Sherri Mann
Sandra Woodworth
The firm’s Senior Associates Sherri Mann and Amanda Steidtmann in Crossman’s Atlanta office made the CoStar 2015 Top 20 Power Broker list; Senior Associate Sandra Woodworth was named a top 10 retail leasing broker in the Tampa / St. Petersburg market and John Fitzgerald was among the top 10 Power Brokers in Palm Beach County. 

 CoStar Group, the nation’s leading real estate information company, ranks real estate companies based on transaction volume and dollar value.

Tyler Wilkins

Amanda Steidtmann
Recipients of the 2015 CoStar Power Broker™ Awards are recognized as professionals who perform at the highest levels in commercial real estate brokerage

CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644 4142 or 407-461 3781