A Birmingham real estate firm has added an industry veteran to its team. Ponder Properties said Stan Bussey has joined the company to handle commercial sales, development and leasing.

Bussey has been in real estate since 1986, when he was named rookie of the year by the Birmingham Area Board of Realtors. He went on to a successful career in commercial real estate during which he has helped bring new hotels, restaurants, retail, offices and warehouses across Alabama. Bussey helped bring 20 different businesses to John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover over the years, according to information from Ponder Properties.

Bussey is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and has been married to wife Pat for 44 years. He is involved at Metropolitan Church and in leadership for the Salvation Army ARC in Birmingham.

Ponder Properties is one of the largest commercial real estate firms in Birmingham, according to the BBJ’s Book of Lists. It is headquartered in Meadowbrook and does commercial leasing, sales, development and restaurant sales and leasing and commercial property management.