Fri 07/ 29/ 11

Four on Friday: Hartman Simons #FollowFriday

By |2011-07-29T07:25:59+00:00July 29th, 2011|

We know you are getting all your Atlanta commercial real estate news @hartmansimons. However, check out our top four twitter recommendations for  #cre thought leaders located around the country. 1. @CoyDavidsonCRE Followers: 7,969 Location: Houston, Texas Bio: #CRE Professional with Colliers International. Tenant Representation and Corporate Real Estate Strategy, Longhorn, New Media & Economics junkie [...]

Tue 07/ 26/ 11

Thinking Outside the Traditional “Retail Box”

By |2011-07-26T07:29:41+00:00July 26th, 2011|

Lori Kilberg, partner The retail industry is still in the doldrums and many shopping center landlords have  had enough. With vacancy rates skyrocketing, landlords are getting creative by leasing to non-traditional tenants (NTT).  Jeffrey Wild with Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff and I presented this concept at the U.S. Shopping Center Law Conference in Hollywood, [...]

Fri 07/ 22/ 11

Four on Friday: Shannon Martin

By |2011-07-22T05:29:46+00:00July 22nd, 2011|

In 2004, Shannon Martin established Retail Leasing Advisors, a boutique firm specializing in retail leasing and consultation services for landlords and developers.  After working independently for a few years, Shannon asked her sister, Angie Hutson, to join the team.  Since 2007, Shannon and Angie have been working together along with their loyal clients to lease shopping [...]

Wed 07/ 20/ 11

Company Culture Counts

By |2011-07-20T09:51:49+00:00July 20th, 2011|

By Irene Vander Els, associate We’ve all read rankings, lists and survey results touting the Best Places to Work for Mothers. Many of us have even consulted such reports when contemplating career moves. However, I’m here to argue the things that truly make a company a good place for working parents are more nuanced. Those [...]

Fri 07/ 15/ 11

Four on Friday: Mitch Lewis

By |2011-07-15T06:49:54+00:00July 15th, 2011|

This week we have the honor of spotlighting CEO and President of Euramax International, an international producer of aluminum, steel, vinyl, copper and fiberglass products, specializing in products used in residential and commercial construction. Mitch Lewis is a long time friend and client of Hartman Simons. We happen to think he is a pretty interesting [...]

Tue 07/ 12/ 11

Client Feedback is Important but It Doesn’t Have to be Formal

By |2011-07-12T11:43:04+00:00July 12th, 2011|

By Bob Simons, managing partner The Fulton County Daily Report recently published a story about whether firms should formally solicit client feedback. The story uses compelling statistics from a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell survey of senior law firm personnel to make the case that more firms should implement processes such as one-on-one interviews or e-forms. The story [...]

Fri 07/ 8/ 11

Four (Photos) on Friday: ICSC Party Highlights

By |2011-07-08T09:25:39+00:00July 8th, 2011|

Our Hartman Simons ICSC Vegas party was a blast and now our photo album is live to prove it. We rocked the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. A special thanks to all who attended! Below are our four featured photos for this week’s Four on Friday. Enjoy! Managing Partner Bob [...]

Wed 07/ 6/ 11

Harman Simons and Bank of North Georgia partner together to “Spread the Love”

By |2011-07-06T10:32:46+00:00July 6th, 2011|

By Sharon Poland, director of business development at Hartman Simons Bank of North Georgia collected enough peanut butter and jelly to make 63,978 sandwiches for children living in metro Atlanta — and built plenty of goodwill along the way. In this unique annual food drive, affectionately called “Spread the Love”, the bank coordinates with its [...]

Fri 07/ 1/ 11

Four on Friday: Monetha Cobb of Franklin Street

By |2011-07-01T08:50:38+00:00July 1st, 2011|

Retail tenant broker Monetha Cobb, who joined up-and-coming firm Franklin Street about a year ago, works with clients including Cato, Bealls and Dollar Tree. She is heavily engaged in the Atlanta commercial real estate industry, whether planning a fundraiser for ICSC’s PAC in Georgia (sponsored by Hartman Simons) or organizing programs for CREW (where she [...]