Retail Day speaker: Alabama’s premier retail developer to bring message about quality experiences

For Jeffrey Bayer, it is all about quality.

Bayer Properties President and CEO Jeffrey Bayer poses in front of The Pizitz Building, which houses retail, dining, office and residential uses.

The founder, president and chief executive officer of Birmingham-based Bayer Properties LLC carries his quest for quality to his company’s mission to “create real estate environments that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”

Among the places that mission has played out are The Summit in Birmingham, one of the nation’s first outdoor lifestyle centers; Mountain Brook’s Cahaba Village anchored by the first Whole Foods in Alabama; and this year at The Pizitz Building, a historic retail department store property in downtown Birmingham restored outside to its original appearance and transformed inside to a modern mixed-use residential, office, retail and food hall dining experience.

Jeffrey will share his message of quality and creating experiential destinations as the keynote speaker at the Alabama Retail Day Luncheon set for Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 400 Beaumont Dr. in Birmingham. The event is presented by the Alabama Retail Association.

“As an example, The Pizitz Food Hall brings a new culinary experience to Birmingham and already has become a place for people to gather and enjoy interesting food, as well as spend time with family and friends,” said Jeffrey. “The wide variety of cuisine we secured for The Pizitz Food Hall is unlike anything else in Birmingham or even Alabama. It has provided the community an opportunity to experience unique and exciting culinary delights that were previously unavailable.”

Besides being a pioneer in lifestyle centers that meld retail with an experiential environment, Jeffrey is also a strong advocate for regionalism and bringing adjacent communities together for both development and improving quality of life. As a trustee for the International Council of Shopping Centers, he has advocated in Congress for sales tax fairness between brick-and-mortar and online retailers.

In 2016, the Birmingham Business Journal recognized him as its “Top CEO for Large Companies.”

Since the founding of Bayer Properties in 1983, it has grown from a local property management company to a national commercial real estate firm specializing in mixed use assets. The company’s portfolio exceeds 10 million square feet.

Story by Nancy King Dennis. Photo by Beau Gustafson.

Alabama Retail Day Luncheon and
Retailer of the Year and Centennial Retailer Awards Ceremony
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Registration opens Aug. 1. Reserve your seat by Sept. 29. No cost for students, Alabama Retail board and Alabama Retail Comp trustees as well as Retailers of the Year and Centennial Retailers and their nominators. All other seats $50.

This story first appeared in the July 2017 issue of Alabama Retailer magazine.

Published online Aug. 1, 2017