|Commercial real estate execs in Atlanta and Washington are mourning the loss of Rutledge Beacham, the 32-year employee of Carter who became well known as a face of the company and the nation's property management industry.|
Beacham, right, here with colleague Sammie Smith, passed away Tuesday night of complications from surgery. ?We'll always remember Rutledge and the indelible impression he left,? Carter Chairman and CEO Bob Peterson said. In Washington, BOMA International leaders were saddened by the loss of a longtime member who held several local and regional leadership positions. ?Rutledge has been a part of the fabric of the organization,? said BOMA International chief Henry Chamberlain. ?We got a lot of things done because of him. Most of all, he had a big smile for everyone.?
At the time of his death, Beacham, 64, oversaw management of 2.7M SF that included the three office towers at Atlantic Station and Piedmont West Medical Office Building. In this photo, Beacham and Carter colleague Dena Rodrigues check out the roof of the tower at 171 17th St. Atlantic Station. Phil Skinner, partner at law firm Arnall Golden Gregory and tenant at 171 17th, offered these sentiments: ?Rutledge was first and foremost a gentle man and a gentleman. I will miss seeing him around the building daily, and will miss his wise counsel.?