Our Team

Our team builds and maintains relationships with clients by providing the highest levels of personalized service and counsel. Each of our brokers is highly skilled in his areas of focus, and the ARC team works daily to remain ahead of the industry curve. ARC works diligently to foster strong relationships with important players in the market to ensure early access to new buying and leasing opportunities and new potential clients for existing listings. We are experienced professionals who have worked in institutional, corporate and startup settings, and we are capable of analyzing complex real estate transactions and customizing our services to fit the needs of each individual client.

Walter W. Kelley Jr., MRED

Commercial Broker, Birmingham

Walter W. Kelley Jr., MRED

Commercial Broker, Birmingham

Walter’s focus at ARC Realty is on Commercial Real Estate. His core business is tenant representation/site selection and investment sales in secondary and tertiary markets throughout the Southeast and Sunbelt. After working for two of the top one hundred retail landlords in the country and a local Birmingham real estate investment firm, Walter has developed the necessary skill set to effectively serve clients needs locally, regionally and nationally. His past experience spans leasing and sales engagements throughout the Southeast and the Sunbelt region in 10 states with oversight of nearly 4 million square feet. Walter provides a breadth of knowledge, experience and contacts that he consistently leverages in order to exceed his clients expectations.

Walter has completed over 360 lease, renewal, and sale transactions in excess of 4,485,000 square feet with a value north of $170,000,000.

Walter is a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, AL where he holds a BA in Economics and a Masters in Real Estate Development. Walter also has Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee real estate licenses and is an active member of ICSC.

Sample Client List Past and Present

  • Birmingham Dance Theater
  • Birmingham District Brew
  • Coastal Equities
  • CoreLife Medical Weight Loss
  • Corolla Capital
  • Covenant Classical Schools
  • Dollar General
  • Farm Bowl
  • Farmers Home Furniture
  • Fred’s Pharmacy and Dollar Store(Liquidated 65+ owned assets for their Ch. 11 bankruptcy)
  • Ignite Fitness
  • Magnolia Investments
  • Mozi USA
  • RA Wilson Enterprises
  • RCG Ventures
  • Sanders Capital Partners
  • Sidney Spiegel Family Office
  • South Capital Partners
  • Stone Building Company
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
  • Urban Cookhouse
  • Victory Real Estate Investments

Jacob J. Franz, Esq.

Commercial Broker, Birmingham

Jacob J. Franz, Esq.

Commercial Broker, Birmingham

Jacob Franz specializes in the sale of commercial real estate with a focus on single-tenant properties and retail centers throughout the Southeast. Prior to joining ARC Realty, Jacob practiced law at Maynard Cooper & Gale, representing clients including MetLife, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Regions Bank, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. His practice encompassed defending transactions involving various asset types, including, among others, real estate investment trusts (REITs), collateralized- debt obligations, and mortgaged-backed securities. In total, Jacob actively litigated cases involving more than $1 billion in sought damages. Jacob now seeks to leverage the understanding of market forces, attention to detail, and strong communication skills he developed through litigating and negotiating on behalf of publicly traded companies to effectively represent parties in commercial real estate transactions.

Jacob earned a B.A. from Azusa Pacific University and received his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine School of Law, graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors. Jacob is an active member of the International Conference of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”).

LeRoy McEntire, ARB

Commercial Broker, Montgomery

LeRoy McEntire, ARB

Commercial Broker, Montgomery

LeRoy McEntire is a commercial broker for ARC Realty with forty years of career experience working with large companies and property owners to buy, sell, and lease commercial property. He has been an independent partner in developing and leasing shopping centers, office buildings and residential developments throughout his career. He currently has independent listings throughout central Alabama and has represented several national merchants and restaurants in finding locations across the Southeast.

Prior to ARC, LeRoy was a commercial broker for ALFA Realty for five years and represented ALFA Properties in a variety of transactions from shopping centers to Alfa Service centers, industrial property, office space and development properties. Alfa Properties remains a major client for LeRoy and ARC Realty.

LeRoy has been an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) for over thirty-five years. He has served as a teacher at the University of Shopping Centers and a program director for the Gulf South Idea Exchange. He is a member of the Alabama Commercial Real Estate Council and the Montgomery Commercial Real Estate Club. He attends RECON (Spring Shopping Center Convention) and the Southeast Shopping Center Convention each year.