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Corporate History





















Mel Sembler Associates is founded.

Mel Sembler Associates opens their first shopping center, Green Village Shopping Center, in Dyersburg, TN.

Mel Sembler Associates opens their first Florida shopping center, Jefferson Plaza, in Ft. Pierce, FL.

Mel Sembler Associates incorporates and becomes The Sembler Company.

President George H. W. Bush appoints Mel Sembler United States Ambassador to Australia and Nauru. Atlanta office is founded.

Puerto Rico office is founded. Sembler reaches 5,000,000 sq. ft. milestones.

The Sembler Company opens thirty-four stores for Eckerd, the most of any developer in the country. At this time, four Publix shopping centers are opened in Florida and Georgia, two are opened in Puerto Rico, over 2 million sq. ft. of retail shopping center under construction making The Sembler Company the largest retail developer in Tampa bay.

The Sembler Company develops 100th store for the Eckerd chain.

The Sembler Company named Top Retail Developer in Atlanta by The Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC), earning the title each consecutive year through 2011. President George W. Bush names Mel Sembler Ambassador to Italy. 

The Sembler Company reaches 10,000,000 sf milestones. They launch their largest retail project in Henry County, Henry Town Center, a $60 million 800,000 sq. ft. power center with 100 stores & restaurants. In addition, they announce plans to develop retail project at former Atlanta gas light Company site.

Three Targets are opened in one day on October 7th: Clearwater, Florida; Athens, Georgia; and North Charleston, South Carolina. After two years of development, Clearwater Mall opens on November 6th and is named Best Retail Deal of 2003. The Sembler Company breaks ground for Edgewood Retail District. Henry Town Center is named Deal of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle (ABC).

The Sembler Company breaks ground for Perimeter Place and Park Place meanwhile announcing plans for Legacy Place and Winter Garden Village at Fowler Grove.

The Sembler Company breaks ground on multi-level shopping center, Lindbergh Plaza in Atlanta and also breaks ground on Legacy Place and Lindbergh Plaza. 1,100,000 sq. ft. have been leased in the last twelve months. Perimeter Place named Top Mixed-Use Deal of 2005 by Atlanta Property news. Sembler opens Edgewood Retail District in Atlanta, GA, the company’s first mixed-use project.

The Sembler Company rebrands to Sembler. Perimeter Place opens. Sembler breaks ground on Boynton Town Center and on largest project to date, Winter Garden Village, with over 1,100,000 sq. ft. Sembler named sixth fastest growing retail developer by Chain Store Age magazine.

Sembler celebrates 45 years and 128 shopping centers, totaling 23,254,055 sq. ft. developed to date. Sembler opens Legacy Place and Oakleaf Town Plaza.

Sembler is named fifth fastest growing retail developer and fifth fastest growing management company in the U.S. by Chain Store Age magazine. Winter Garden Village receives National Gold Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors Society, is named the Best Retail Project by Southeast Construction magazine and receives first place in the 2008 Retail Store of the Year Design Competition from Chain Store Age magazine.

Winter Garden Village is named the Best Shopping Venue, ranked 2nd best in the Southwest by the Southwest Orlando Bulletin, as well as the finalist for the Innovative Design and Development by ICSC’s Inaugural Design & Development Awards.

Sembler is named the Top Retail Developer in Atlanta for 11th straight year.

Sembler celebrates their 50th year anniversary.

Sembler opens three grocery anchored shopping centers: Midtown Marketplace (Kroger), Shoppes at Trinity Lakes (Publix), and North Port Center (Walmart Neighborhood Market). The company broke ground on a Kroger anchored development, Bradford Creek, located in Huntsville, AL. Sembler also announced it's first development in North Carolina, Amberly Village, which will be a Publix anchored pedestrian oriented shopping center.