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Ben LeaverBen Leaver
Chief Financial Officer
Robins & Morton

The COVID-19 pandemic certainly impacted Birmingham’s construction market in 2020, but a rebound appears to be on the way. “A large number of construction projects have recently kicked off or are in the planning stages,” Leaver says, adding that “investments have poured into the city.” Overall, the multifamily, mixed-use, distribution/warehousing and health care sectors are leading the comeback, Leaver says, and “developers appear optimistic about the return of dining, entertainment and certain retail sectors.”

Firm in Focus

Robins & Morton
400 Shades Creek Parkway, Birmingham, Ala.
Chairman/CEO: Bill Morton
Employees: 1,275 Founded: 1946
What’s New: The firm will soon begin renovation of the historic 12-story Birmingham Building Trades Tower, which will feature 242 apartments. Work on the 144,000-sq-ft building will finish in 2022.