Fri 08/ 26/ 11

Four on Friday: Ben Levenbaum

By |2011-08-26T08:29:07+00:00August 26th, 2011|

At Hartman Simons, we serve more than just the commercial real estate community — and we think our corporate clients also deserve time in the spotlight. Meet this week’s Four on Friday guest, Ben Levenbaum. Ben founded Xceleration, a full-service sales incentive and employee recognition company, in 1999. His experience prior to Xceleration includes developing [...]

Thu 08/ 25/ 11

Beer + Bicycles + Good Cause = Crank it Up!

By |2011-08-25T10:21:46+00:00August 25th, 2011|

Members of Atlanta’s commercial real estate community packed into Sweetwater Brewery on Tuesday night for a happy hour to generate excitement about the sixth annual Spin For Kids bicycling fundraiser for Camp Twin Lakes. Camp Twin Lakes is a non-profit dedicated to providing children with serious illnesses and other challenges with recreational, therapeutic and educational programs. [...]

Tue 08/ 23/ 11

Power Women of Atlanta

By |2011-08-23T11:49:15+00:00August 23rd, 2011|

“Power is control over an environment, but real power is the power of influence,” Donna Preiss, founder and CEO of The Preiss Company, said. “That’s what leaders have.” Preiss spoke these words as a panelist at Bisnow’s “Power Women of Atlanta” event.  The panelists discussed the obstacles they face in their careers, defining success, and [...]

Fri 08/ 19/ 11

Four on Friday: Wilkinson’s George Waymire Climbs to New Heights

By |2011-08-19T08:22:56+00:00August 19th, 2011|

While scouring the nation for multifamily investments, George Waymire “descended” on Atlanta. An acquisitions vice president with Wilkinson Corp. based in Yakima, Wash., Waymire found Atlanta to be the land of opportunity. He enlisted our firm's help for two Atlanta acquisitions in June, due to Hartman Simons’ expertise in real estate and the Atlanta market. Read [...]

Tue 08/ 16/ 11

Georgia Companies “Crank it Up” for 2011’s Spin for Kids

By |2011-08-16T07:48:21+00:00August 16th, 2011|

Beer and Bicycles: If that combination appeals to you, check out Crank It Up, a happy hour next Tuesday, Aug. 23 at Sweetwater Brewery to generate excitement about the sixth annual Spin For Kids bicycling fundraiser for Camp Twin Lakes. Hartman Simons, a law firm specializing in commercial real estate, is leading an effort to [...]

Fri 08/ 12/ 11

Four on Friday: Gary Parkes

By |2011-08-12T07:45:35+00:00August 12th, 2011|

Field measures by day and fox trot by night. This week’s Four on Friday guest, Gary Parkes, can do it all. As executive vice president with The Parkes Companies, Inc., Gary is helping carry on the business with his two brothers that his father started over 33 years ago. With a leadership team passionate about [...]

Thu 08/ 11/ 11

Enter to Win Four Prizes on Friday!

By |2011-08-11T15:22:13+00:00August 11th, 2011|

Winning is “four times” more fun when you win Hartman Simons Four on Friday contest. Four on Fridays is a regular feature on the Hartman Simons blog where we ask interesting people working in commercial real estate four questions, both serious and fun. Each Friday one lucky blog reader will win four fantastic prizes! We [...]

Mon 08/ 8/ 11

Guest Blogger – French Cookware Sizzles Around the U.S.

By |2011-08-08T16:25:23+00:00August 8th, 2011|

By Diane Foster, sales and operations manager for retail division, Le Creuset Things are heating up at Le Creuset with the help of Hartman Simons, our legal counsel and trusted business partner. (Picture: Ryan Rivera posing with his wife's Le Creuset dutch oven) With retailers still feeling the effects of the recession, Le Creuset is [...]

Fri 08/ 5/ 11

Four on Friday: Darrell Lamb

By |2011-08-05T07:41:34+00:00August 5th, 2011|

Express Oil Change and Service Center is paving its way to success in the Southeast. Owned by Darrell Lamb and his business partner, Adam Fuller, the automotive maintenance and repair shop has 26 stores with three more in the works. The pair continues to actively acquire real estate for new stores and Hartman Simons partner [...]

Tue 08/ 2/ 11

Thinking Outside the Traditional “Retail Box” – Part 2

By |2011-08-02T08:03:18+00:00August 2nd, 2011|

Lori Kilberg, partner In a huge retail trend, retail centers are increasingly leasing space to non-traditional tenants such as physical therapy clinics, medical offices, urgent care centers, and educational institutions for satellite campuses. Last week, we talked about why this is a win-win from a business perspective.  Today, at the risk of being Debbie Downer, [...]