Scenes From Spring Break 2016
From skiing and fishing to sandy beaches and staycations, we caught up with quite a few Atlanta real estate pros to find out what they're doing for Spring Break 2016.
Here we have Niles Bolton's Stephanie Kirkpatrick spending her spring break at Big Sky, Montana. Stephanie, just about to slalom a slope with her son Xander, is designing Aaron's new HQ space.
Ackerman & Co's Ben Campbell managed to catch this sizable trout during opening day along the Nantahala River in North Carolina. Wait till he tells you the size of the trout he caught just after this picture was taken.
Bull Realty founder and radio personality Michael Bull has the need. The need for speed. In a Razor four-wheel drive ATV he took to Durhamtown Off Road Resort outside of Atlanta. Michael and his son pushed speeds approaching 70mph along dirt tracks, jumping off hills, all while blasting music out of the Razors' stereos on this 6,000-acre resort.
With two children off to college "doing who knows what," and a third child on a service trip with Wesleyan High School students to Panama (perhaps this explains the Panama Papers leak?), Pope & Land's Mason Zimmerman took a break from his typical highway morning commute for a different kind of morning ride on Lake Lanier.
Ackerman & Co's Frank Farrell, along with his wife, Cece, and son John, are studying ancient sewer system designs in Segovia, Spain; shown visiting the aqueducts here.
Transcend Commercial Real Estate Brokerage's Patrick Braswell (here with his son Bo) spent the break with his family on Amelia Island. Patrick just helped Yip Yip Media move from Atlanta Tech Village to offices off Davinci Court in Peachtree Corners, in one of the rare examples of a tech firm opting for the suburbs over the city. "They are coming out of ATV and chose to be within walking distance of the Forum on Peachtree," Patrick says.
Transwestern's Bruce Ford, his wife, Sou, daughter Emily and son James ascended 1,100 feet to One World Trade Center's observatory in NYC during Spring Break.
Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio's Dan Joy went fishing off the coast of Charleston with his son Zach. The 11-year-old managed to wrangle in a six-pound sea trout, "far bigger than my four-pound red fish."
Here we have Whit Wilbert, the 9-year-old son of Wilbert Group's Tony Wilbert. For the family's staycation, Tony's already instructing the budding real estate newshound what's important—the names of the various skyscrapers in Atlanta.