About Us

Alex D. Baker

CEO Emeritus

Alex developed, leased and managed his first shopping center in Birmingham, Alabama in 1982. Since he built that first shopping center, Alex was been responsible for the development and management of over 25 million square feet of retail space throughout the United States. From 1993 to 2010, as a partner with American International Group and the CEO of AIG Baker Shopping Center Properties, L.L.C., he oversaw the development and management of over 20 million square feet. He formed Blackwater in 2010 to continue his successful career in commercial development. Since forming Blackwater, he and his team have developed, re-developed and managed over 5 million square feet of retail space.