Metropolitan Properties, Inc. commenced operation in February 1969. The company’s business from inception was development and ownership, leasing, investment sales,and property management.
As a part of its evolution, Metropolitan Properties, Inc. formed a sister company, Metropolitan Contractors, Inc., specializing in construction of interior improvements and property management services for all properties controlled by Metropolitan Properties, Inc.
MPI has developed in excess of 2,250,000 square feet of commercial properties in the Birmingham Alabama area and in Orlando and Boca Raton, Florida, including shopping centers, multi-story office buildings, suburban office parks, office/service centers and an auto mall.
Today the company is also active in the acquisition and renovation of existing properties.
Our tenants have been and are largely national companies and strong locals.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Raymond D. Gotlieb, founder and president of Metropolitan Properties, Inc., has over 46 years of extensive experience in real estate development, leasing, brokerage, property management, financing and loan negotiations, and consulting. He attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan with a major in business administration.
Mr. Gotlieb holds the Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation (CCIM) and was the first person in the state of Alabama to achieve the designation. Mr. Gotlieb has served as a director of numerous local civic organizations, has been a director and chaired various committees of the Birmingham Association of Realtors, and has chaired numerous committees and served on boards of the CCIM Institute, the commercial real estate arm of the National Association of Realtors. Mr.Gotlieb is presently a director of the Jefferson County Economic and Industrial Development Authority.