Terry Ponder

Associate Broker | Birmingham, AL

Office: +1 205 201 7300
Direct: +1 205 536 7241
FAX: +1 256 533 3798

Career Summary

Specialties:  Commercial leasing and sales, land sales, property development, medical, retail, restaurant sales and leasing, property management and light industrial development.


  • Dekalb College
  • Georgia State College

Background & Experience

With over 30 years of retail and commercial real estate experience, in August 2020 Terry agreed to a merger and accepted position as Associate Broker with NAI Chase Commercial in the Birmingham office.

Terry is founder of Ponder Properties Commercial Real Estate LLC, a full service commercial real estate firm. He has leased and relocated numerous stores, developed and sold many shopping centers in the Birmingham Metro area while working for landlords all over the USA. In addition, represented a number of tenants, chain stores, and firms in their search for additional locations.

Terry was employed by Sherwin Williams, starting as a clerk in the Atlanta Regional office and ending up as National Retail Sales Manager with the responsibility of 1,752 stores and 23,000 employees. Tiring of traveling constantly and missing his family, he moved to Birmingham to go into business for himself. Terry founded an independent paint and decorating store with one part time employee. As the years passed it grew to five stores and a payroll of $1.5 million per year.

He sold the stores in November 1996 and turned his focus to real estate development. Since that time, Terry has helped develop, lease and sell numerous shopping centers, office complexes, etc., and has handled thousands of leases. He has sold many millions of dollars of property including buildings, land, offices, shopping centers, etc.

In 1996, Terry’s first year in Commercial Real Estate, he won the award of Rookie of the Year with the Birmingham Association of Realtors with 26 deals under his belt.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member Birmingham Commercial Real Estate Club
  • Member Birmingham Area Assoc. Realtors
  • Member NAR – National Realtors Association
  • Life Member Commercial Million Dollar Sales Club Birmingham Association of Realtors

Partial Client List

  • La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries
  • Bedzzz Express
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Benjamin Moore Paints
  • Kabel Hearing
  • Birmingham Internal Medicine
  • Regional Paramedics
  • Boost Stores
  • Mayer Electric
    *Numerous medical, dental, professional office users, banks and retailers.