Chris Folz, CLS, Regency Properties’ Leasing Representative, was appointed to a leadership position with International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Folz will assume the role of Indiana Operations Chairman for the national association. ICSC represents hundreds of major commercial retail center owners and managers throughout the U.S.

The one-year position will officially be effective at the annual ICSC convention, held in Las Vegas this May. Folz will act as liaison with ICSC shopping centers in Indiana through May of 2012.

Regency Properties, a member of ICSC for over 30 years, is an Evansville based commercial real estate company operating retail centers in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina.

Goody’s, the national fashion retailer, is opening a new store in Lebanon’s Village North Shopping Center this coming March. The nearly 10,000 square foot store replaces Fashion Bug. Goody’s is part of Stage Store Corporation of Houston, TX. The corporate retailer also owns Peebles, Beales and several other regional brands, representing over 770 stores in 39 states.

Regency Properties of Evansville, Indiana is the owner and manager of Village North, which is located on Lebanon’s north side on Lebanon Street. Jim Wittman, Regency’s Vice President of Development and Leasing announced the new Goody’s and said, “We are very pleased to bring this quality fashion retailer to Lebanon. We have worked with Goody’s in our other shopping centers in Indiana and other states and have found that they offer great values and styles to the community.”

Regency Properties also owns and manages Lebanon’s Northfield Center which will soon be home to a new China Wok restaurant. China Wok offers a large variety of Chinese menu items, ranging from regional specialties to the traditional favorites. It will be both a carry-out and sit-down establishment, with seating for 28 and plenty of parking for its 1,700 square foot space.

“We have been proud members of the Lebanon community for over 20 years and enjoy helping to provide for the basic needs and wants of the community,” said Wittman.

The commercial real estate company operates retail centers in Indiana, Illinois, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina. For over 50 years, Regency has been involved in the acquisition and improvement of commercial properties in many vibrant, middle-American county seat communities.

Allstate Insurance agent Tod Wilson is preparing to open another office in Diamond Center Shopping Center, according to Regency Properties, the Center’s owner/manager.

Located on Diamond Avenue, across from Town Center Mall, Diamond Center is also home to Aaron’s Rent To Own, Dollar General, Subway Restaurant and an Edward Jones brokerage office.

Wilson, who has an Allstate office in Newburgh on Hwy. 662, is moving his First Avenue office to this new location during the first week of February. “I am pleased with our new office in Diamond Center and its central, accessible location,” he said. “I know my clients will find the new office convenient and comfortable. We have been blessed with the ability to grow our business during these difficult times which is a testament to our quality staff and loyal clients. To satisfy our growth requirements we needed to make this move to a larger facility and Regency has been outstanding in making this happen for us.”

Town Center Mall, one of Evansville’s earliest shopping centers, has been owned and operated by Regency Properties for many years. Diamond Center was purchased and renovated a few years ago in order to accommodate the area’s demand for commercial space.

“We are glad to welcome Tod Wilson to our family of tenants,” said Regency’s Jim Wittman, Vice President of Development and Leasing. “Regency’s goal is to own shopping centers that provide the needs and wants of the local consumers such as grocery stores, restaurants and service providers like Allstate.”

Regency Properties is an Evansville, IN based commercial real estate company with commercial properties in the seven states of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina. For over 50 years, the company has endeavored to provide continually upgraded and improved commercial centers in vibrant, middle American communities like Evansville.

Regency Properties, an Evansville, Indiana based commercial real estate company, has just acquired Jackson Square Shopping Center. The nearly 74,000 square foot Center is located at 2415 College Avenue in Jackson, Alabama.

Regency Properties will renovate the exterior of the shopping center this year. At the same time, a renovation of the interior of the Pic-N-Sav grocery store, which is also located in Jackson Square, will be initiated by that store’s new owner, Ramey’s Markets. These improvements will give the shopping center a new look and provide shoppers with the shopping experience they deserve. There will also be improved retail spaces available to new tenants.

Other stores located in Jackson Square are Peebles Department Store, Rent-A-Center, No. 1 China Restaurant, Factory Connection and Hair & Nail shop. There will be about 18,000 square feet of retail space available for rent.

Jackson Mayor Richard Long commented, “It is my pleasure to welcome Regency Properties and Ramey’s Markets to our city and I can assure our community the companies will be outstanding corporate citizens. I have worked with Jim McKinney, Regency Properties’ CEO and his management team for many months and have realized they are shopping complex professionals who will convert Jackson Square Shopping Center into an outstanding, quality property. This project will create jobs during the renovation and also when the complex is full of retail businesses. The city of Jackson will gain additional sales tax to continue expanding our infrastructure to draw more retail and industrial investors. Thank you Regency Properties and Ramey’s Markets for choosing to invest your capital funds in our city, Jackson, Alabama.”

“We are very pleased to be a part of the vibrant Jackson community,” said Regency Properties’ CEO Jim McKinney. “We will invest about one million dollars in upgrades to Jackson Square which will provide a very pleasant and attractive shopping experience for the community.”

Brad Ramey, CEO of Ramey’s Markets said, “We are looking forward to a great working relationship with the citizens of Jackson. Over the next few months we will be working on remodeling the store. We ask that our customers please bear with us as we work to bring many new improvements to the store. We will continue to operate as a cost plus store and are working to bring in new product lines to give more value to the shopper.”

Regency Properties develops, manages and leases commercial properties in middle American county-seat communities in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Illinois, Kentucky and Indiana. For over 50 years, the company has endeavored to provide continually upgraded and improved commercial centers in the seven states it serves.

Madison Center has announced that a new Anytime Fitness Center is opening soon. Anytime Fitness is a unique concept offering 24-hour access to fitness equipment to their members, and the option of using over 1,000 clubs nationwide.

Anytime Fitness center will be open 24 hours daily and offers the newest workout equipment and a “Cardio Theater.” The 6,700 sq. ft. facility will be owned and operated by Mark and Melanie Garlitch, and Tom Runnebohm.

The Madison Center Shopping Center is located at the intersection of State Route 7 and Clifty Drive. Big Lots, Family Dollar and River Valley Financial occupy all the leased space in the center, but an outlot is available for further expansion.

Madison Center is one of two Madison, Indiana shopping centers managed by Regency Properties of Evansville, Indiana; the other is Hilltop Plaza. Regency Properties develops, manages and leases commercial properties in vibrant middle American county seat communities in seven states.