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Corder Named to UA’s ACRE Advisory Board of Trustees

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Lynn Corder, a founding partner in The Builders Group of West Alabama, a firm that specializes in residential home building, has been named to the advisory board of trustees of the Alabama Center for Real Estate at The University of Alabama’s Culverhouse College of Commerce.

“Our advisory board of trustees is a vital part of ACRE,” said Grayson Glaze, executive director of the Alabama Center for Real Estate, known as ACRE.

“The board members represent a vast wealth of knowledge of all facets of the real estate industry, and we are grateful that they are willing to share it with us and all of our constituents.”

Corder is actively involved in the local, state and national home builders’ associations. He served as president of the local chapter, and he chairs the Regulatory Affairs Committee and sits on the executive board at the state level. At the national level, Corder is a member of the Production Builders Committee.

He is a member of the Tuscaloosa Electrical Examining Board. He holds a real estate broker’s license, a residential home builder’s license and a general contractor’s license. He sits on the boards of the Home Builders Association of Tuscaloosa, First National Bank of Central Alabama, West Alabama Hospice and the DCH-Construction Board.

Glaze also said that Hal Tillman Jr. was elected the 2012 chair of ACRE, and Tom Chambers was elected vice-chair.

Tillman, of Birmingham, is president of Tillman Realty LLC. He a 1980 UA graduate in real estate and was recognized as the 2009 Alabama Realtor of the Year.

Chambers, of Tuscaloosa, is vice president of Westervelt Communities, a division of the Westervelt Co.

ACRE, housed within UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce, collects, maintains and analyzes the state’s real estate statistics, and it is a resource for Alabama real estate research, education and outreach that includes hosting its annual Alabama Commercial Real Estate Conference & Expo (ACREcon). The Center, established in 1996, acts as an industry liaison for business school students pursuing a career in real estate and providing interaction with real estate alumni.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.