Montgomery Listed as # 7 in the Nation for Lowest Living Costs

Alabama cities Montgomery, Huntsville and Mobile are in the top 25 places in the nation with the lowest living cost. Montgomery comes in at number 7 with the lowest living cost in the nation.  According to “The 2016 Cities with the Lowest Cost of Living” ranking is determined by the housing location, food, fuel costs and median tax rates. The statistics come from the U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics including median effective property taxes, home value to income ratios and median rent figures. According to Alabama News Center “The average home of a Montgomery family is valued at 2.3 times income, while the median rent is $818. The median home value is $119,500.” Montgomery has so much to offer including historical downtown locations, modern shopping and restaurants and great neighborhoods to raise families. Take advantage of Montgomery’s low living cost and contact Hodges Commercial Real Estate team to find your perfect future business site.

Downtown Montgomery





Lagoon Park Business Center Featured in Montgomery Advertiser

Hodges is pleased to announce The Lagoon Park Business Center has been featured in the Montgomery Advertiser as “Businesses coming to north Montgomery.” In this article you can see which big businesses have made Lagoon Park Business Center their future home. The new Wynbrook Access Road is also featured in this article. This is just the beginning! With a prime location in Montgomery many future businesses will soon follow.

Montgomery Advertiser- Businesses Coming to North Montgomery



Hodges Commercial Real Estate is excited to announce the completion of the Wynbrook Access Road. This road would not have been possible without the efforts of the city of Montgomery, the developers, private developer Jay Tidwell and The Hodges Family. This road provides access from The Northeastern Blvd to Plantation Way and Roy Hodges Boulevard to Sweetwood Way, which leads to Wynbrook neighborhood. Not only does this alleviate traffic, but it also provides a high level of safety for those living in the Wynbrook neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods. Before the completion of the access road first responders from Montgomery Fire and Rescue at Lagoon Park had to go nearly 2 miles out of the way to reach residents in those neighborhoods. This new road has cut response time in half! Hodges Commercial Real Estate is pleased the new connector road is making Montgomery a safer place for their residents and it will make traffic flow more smoothly.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Hodges Warehouse and Logistics was the proud sponsor of the recent Alabama Automobile Manufacturers Association

Hodges Warehouse and Logistics was the proud sponsor of the recent Alabama Automobile Manufacturers Association ( .


Ena Park, Major Account Manager for Hodges served as MC of the event that included the following speakers:

Bill Taylor – President of Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, former President of Mercedes Benz USA International.

Dave Mark – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, (HMMA) HOD (General Purchasing – Auto parts)

Warren Gappa – Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama (HMMA)  HOD(General Purchasing – MRO parts)

Ron Davis – President of AAMA


Panel Discussion:

Steve Sewell – Exective Vice President of Economic Development Partnership of Alabama

Joe Song – General Purchasing Manager at Mobis Alabama

Craig Lindemann – Purchasing manager at Mando America Corporation America in Opelika Al

Dan Drouin – Plant Manager at Lear Corporation, Montgomery Al.


Also attending from Hodges Warehouse and Logistics, Inc. were Lance Hunter, CEO; Paul Hodges, Vice President, and Jonathan Park, Inventory Specialist, and Minyoung Kim Real Estate Specialist. Paul Hodges is also broker and Minyoung Kim an agent for Exit Hodges Real Estate.

Ena opened the meeting with comments on the importance of the auto industry to Alabama. She followed with a thank you to Hyundai for making Montgomery and the River Region part of that exciting industry. In her introductions Ena reflected on the huge contributions made by some of the speakers in bringing the Auto industry to Alabama and forming the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association. She noted that Bill Taylor was a major player for Mercedes Benz when they expanded to Tuscaloosa. She speculated that if there had not been that first Mercedes plant, there might not have been the several others that have followed. She also recognized Steve Sewell and Bill Taylor’s long contribution starting the AAMA and bringing other automakers to the state as members of a very effective Economic Development Partnership.


Lance Hunter also offered brief comments of gratitude to Bill Taylor, Steve Sewell and Hyundai for their efforts to bring the automotive industry to Central Alabama. Lance mentioned that we sometimes forget the very real human benefits that the industry offers to employees of suppliers. Many hard working people in Central Alabama have been able to accomplish a lot more for themselves and their families because of the jobs provided by the industry.

“It has been my honor and privilege to serve as the Master of Ceremony for this event. Hodges is so excited to be the Platinum Sponsor of Networking with Hyundai purchasing and key suppliers event. Hyundai has brought significant economic impact to Montgomery Alabama in last 11 years. Hyundai keeps growing fast in North America’s automotive industry. This event provided great opportunities to suppliers to meet with Hyundai purchasing representatives and key suppliers. I am so excited to be the part of this amazing event!” – Ena Park 


During the panel discussion, Dan Drouin, Plant manager of Lear.

Hodges Warehouse + Logistics Sponsors Zoobilation 2015!

Hodges Warehouse + Logistics sponsors the 2015 Zoobilation, music and samplings from the finest eateries in Montgomery. This event was held at the Montgomery Zoo and included a vast collection of auction items, fine foods, networking, music, and refreshments. SSA, Korean American Association accompanied Hodges Warehouse + Logistics to this event.

Hodges Warehouse and Logistics was also accompanied by Matthew -President of Seungsan Pack (SSA)/Vice president of Korean-American Association of Great Montgomery,
13 employees from SSA,
Ahn Soonae -President of Hana Factory Automation/President of Korean-American Association of Great Montgomery,
Kyounghee Nam – Vice president of Korean-American Association of Great Montgomery,
Kay Taylor – Branch Manager of Wilshire bank,
Lisa Lee – Corporate Banking Vice President BBVA Compass, Ahmee Moon – BBVA Compass, Sungkeun Park – Mobis RDC purchasing manager and
Samuel Eum – Seco Komos Automotive.

Local vendors of Zoobiliation included Blackfinn Ameripub, Bruster’s Ice Cream of Prattville, Cafe Louisa, Capitol Oyster Bar, Central, Chappy’s Deli, Chick-fil-a Midtown, Chris’ Famous Hot Dogs, Cricket Dust Mystic Seasoning, Cuco’s Mexican Cafe, Down the Street Cafe, Farmer’s Market Cafe, Golden Corral, Jim N Nicks Community BBQ of Montgomery, Jimmy Johns Gourmet Sandwiches, Johnny Ryan’s, Kelley’s Food Services of Alabama, King’s Table Catering, Lek’s Railroad Thai, Martha’s Place, Mellow Mushroom, Mr. Gus’ Ristorante, Nancy’s Italian Ice, Peppertree Steaks and Wine, Scott Street Deli, Sinclair’s, Southern Food Service Management, Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe, The House at the Renaissance Hotel, The Vintage Olive, US Foods Service, Vintage Year, Wickles Pickles, Wintzell’s Oyster House, Whitfield Foods, and Zoe’s Kitchen.

Hodges supports local businesses anytime possible. This fundraiser for the North American Alligator exhibit had a little something for everyone. It was great seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones as well.

Zoobiliation 2015



For more information on Zoobiliation 2015 visit