THE FEW, THE PROUD, THE BOARD
Want to get a jump-start on upcoming deals? Meet the major Atlanta players at one of our upcoming events!
|Congrats to this man, Joel & Granot's Alan Joel, who won this year's Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtor's Realtor of the Yearduring the board's holiday party last week at InterContinental Buckhead. Joel & Granot, under Alan's co-leadership, have had a big year, including helping Popeyes move its HQ to The Terraces. Richard Bowers' Grahame Wood was named as the Young Member of the Year for his work with the Young Council of Realtors.|
|Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed received the board's Henry H. Robinson Award for his advocacy and work to help the CRE communty, including his recent streamlining of the City's permit process. The mayor vowed not to raise taxes over the next two years, citing the need for stability as Atlanta struggles to recover from the Great Recession.|
|Tug o' war! Not only is Commercial Property Professionals' Furman Wood (accepting the gavel from CBRE's John Ferguson) the incoming president of the board, the former Marine also was named as this year's Community Service Award designee for his work with the USO. Furman has organized meet and greet sessions at Hartsfield with other volunteers to welcome troops home and offer any help. Furman says one of his goals as board prez is to interview and video past presidents to get their experiences on record. ?They still have much to offer to the next generation,? he says.|
|We shared a table with KW Commercial's Charlie Lockwood, who tells us that he's been tapped to sell 75 Canton Professional Park, a five-building, 99k SF property in Marietta that's being sold by TI Asset Management. Charlie tells us he's asking for $75/SF (partridge in a peartree optional).|
|We also shared a little mimosa with RG Real Estate's Ryan Goldstein and Pollock Commercial's Jeff Pollock prior to the presentation. Jeff says he just closed an 11k SF deal with Southern Casual Living at the Ten Fourty Commercial Lofts in Grant Park.|