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Built on a History of Success

Not By Bread Alone


The beginning of Burton Property Group dates back to 1900 and a loaf of bread.

Smith’s Bakery,founded in 1900 by Gordon Smith, began as a four-baker operation and quickly grew to a prominent regional bakery with four plants and 600 employees. The bakery was a staple in Mobile and distributed baked goods all along the Gulf States.

In 1983, one of the Gordon Smith's children, Margaret C. Smith, took her portion of Smith's Bakery stock and directed her Great Nephew Roe Burton, to build a company to keep the family together and so began MCS Investments Inc. In 1991, MCS Investments made its first major investment in Silver Sands Shopping Center in Destin, FL., one of the largest outlet malls in the United States.


Over the past few decades, MCS Investments has built a sizeable real estate portfolio that was invested in everything from  single-family residential , resort condominium developments, commercial warehouses, raw land, retail shopping centers, and office buildings along the Gulf Coast. In 2012, the company was sold to Simon Property Group, the world’s largest publicly traded REIT.  At this time, the Burton Family decided to start a new company, and the Burton Property Group (BPG) was born.

BPG's investment strategy is to acquire, own, and operate quality, income producing real estate with strong credit tenants. BPG’s portfolio exceeds 1.3 million with expansion plans to be over 2 million within 5 years.

BPG Properties

BPG’s goal is to enhance the value of retail spaces by attracting strong national tenants and building well-balanced portfolios.

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Silver Sands Factory Center, purported to be the nation’s largest outlet mall, stretches over 50 acres along busy U.S. 98 in Destin. With sales volume topping $185 million a year, according to the center, its parking lot is jammed on a...