Past Projects

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Academy Sports+ Outdoors, one of the nation’s largest sporting goods retailers, operates over 100 stores across the southeastern United States and ranks among the highest in sales per store and highest sales per square foot of any other sporting goods retailer in the country, experiencing a compounded annual sales growth rate of 17% over the past ten years. The Cogent Group purchased two locations totaling 172,000 square feet located on a combined 17 acres in San Antonio and Tyler, TX.

Calloway’s (PK:CLWY)

A 4,898 square foot nursery retail facility located on 3.23 acres in Flower Mound, Texas. Founded in 1986, Calloway’s Nurseries is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston markets.


Grey Stogner has developed and managed assets for several institutions including Invesco, General Electric Pension Trust and Sun life, which involves tenants such as Tom Thumb, Costco, Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, Starbucks, and Bank of Ameri ca. This work includes asset management, property management, acquisition, disposition, and financing of the assets. Over the course of their respective careers, Joe Longbotham and Scott Kipp were instrumental in facilitating numerous sale-leaseback transactions, a sampling of which follows:

Company Value Portfolio/Property Information
7-Eleven $133,655,000 33 locations
Beckman Coulter, Inc. $285,000,000 18 buildings, including office, light assembly, warehouse, mfg.
Calloway’s Nursery $2,750,000 Flower Mound, Texas
Circuit City Stores $800,000,000 130 locations, including retail stores and distribution centers
Georgia Pacific $175,000,000 38 distribution centers
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P) $390,000,000 Distribution centers, free standing stores, and shopping centers
Huntington Bancshares $181,500,000 59 bank branches
Raley’s $26,319,000 6 grocery stores
Sovereign Bancorp $330,000,000 127 banks and office buildings
Other sale-leaseback portfolio transactions facilitated by Mr. Kipp and/or Mr. Longbotham, include regional, nati onal and internationally known firms such as Academy Sports & O utdoors, Bank of America, Barnes & Noble, Blockbuster Video, Firestone Tires, The Home Depot, PetSmart, Nordea, Randalls Food Markets, Rite Aid Corp., Sears, Roebuck & Co., Shaw’s Superm arkets, Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie.