Press Release

Sembler Announces New Client Partnership in Central Florida

PETERSBURG, FL – (OCTOBER 6, 2020) – The Sembler Company is pleased to announce its Znew client partnership to lease and manage a privately-held portfolio of shopping centers in Central Florida. The Sembler Company will serve as both the Leasing Agent and Property Manager for Aloma Shopping Center (Winter Park, FL), Southgate Shopping Center (Lakeland, FL), and Shoppes of Aloma (Winter Park, FL).

Publix-anchored Aloma Shopping Center is 95.5% occupied, while Southgate Shopping Center, also anchored by Publix, is 99% occupied, and Shoppes of Aloma, an unanchored retail strip center, maintains 94.4% occupancy.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to work on such distinct assets as Southgate and Aloma and to create a new partnership with a like-minded group,” said Vice President of Leasing, Nichole Popovics.

“The Sembler Company’s ability to view properties from an ownership perspective always proves to be an asset to our third-party clients,” added Sue Harker, Vice President of Property Management.

The Southgate Shopping Center, built in 1957, is a storied Florida landmark, having appeared in the 1990 film Edward Scissor Hands, as well as more recently, The One and Only Ivan, streaming on Disney+.

“We are very excited to begin our partnership with Sembler. With a team of seasoned professionals and a 50+ year legacy of success, we are confident that our properties are in great hands,” said Ann Clement, a principal owner of the portfolio. “

Available spaces among the three centers range from 880 to 4,206 square feet. Contact Serina Morison ( for Aloma Shopping Center and Shoppes of Aloma property leasing information. Contact Kathryn Wyant ( for Southgate Shopping Center property leasing information.

The Sembler Company has increased its third-party client portfolio by 18% thus far in 2020 and plans to continue that increase into 2021. In addition to increased third-party client partnerships, the company is actively seeking additional investments in grocery-anchored shopping centers throughout the Southeast United States, including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

About Sembler:

The Sembler Company is celebrating nearly 55 years of creating retail real estate value. Sembler provides a full array of retail real estate services, including development and redevelopment, acquisition, property and asset management, leasing, and other related services throughout the Southeastern United States and Puerto Rico. Sembler has developed more than 357 projects totaling 29 million square feet and currently leases and manages 10 million square feet. Sembler is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, with satellite offices in Atlanta, GA and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit

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