Tue 11/ 29/ 11

Selling of Distressed Notes is Big Business

By |2011-11-29T09:23:03+00:00November 29th, 2011|

By Jeremy Cohen, partner If you told me five years ago that the selling of distressed notes by banks would become a virtual retail industry, I wouldn’t have believed it. Yet here we are, and business is booming. As an example of the frenzy, I recently had three different clients bidding on the same note. [...]

Fri 11/ 25/ 11

Four Trends on Black Friday

By |2011-11-25T04:00:00+00:00November 25th, 2011|

It’s Black Friday! Nicknamed “Black Friday” because it is traditionally the day retailers go from being “in the red” to being in “the black,” the day after Thanksgiving has become an American tradition, as well as an early predictor for holiday shopping sales. At Hartman Simons, we have many, many retail clients — so we [...]

Fri 11/ 18/ 11

Five on Friday: Bob Godard

By |2011-11-18T14:07:00+00:00November 18th, 2011|

Bob Godard is a household name if you have been in the Atlanta real estate business for any length of time. The founder and president of Compass Real Estate, Bob has completed hundreds of millions of dollars in real estate transactions during his career. Compass is currently focused on acquiring office, industrial and retail properties [...]

Tue 11/ 15/ 11

Fundraiser Kicks Off 2011 ICSC Southeast Conference

By |2011-11-15T18:38:31+00:00November 15th, 2011|

By Sharon Poland, director of marketing and business development Last night's fundraiser for Georgia ICSC's political action committee proved a large success as hundreds of people packed the party that officially kicks off of the ICSC Southeast Conference. Hartman Simons is proud to have been a sponsor of the event. Retailers, brokers, investors - and [...]

Fri 11/ 11/ 11

Four on Friday: Join Hartman Simons and Support America SCORES Atlanta

By |2011-11-11T09:14:40+00:00November 11th, 2011|

Poetry and soccer may seem like an unusual combination, but not for America SCORES Atlanta, an afterschool program addressing illiteracy and obesity. Hartman Simons managing partner and America SCORES Atlanta board member Summey Orr is one of several board members who helped organized a fundraiser for the organization themed “Inspired Art.” The event will be [...]

Fri 11/ 4/ 11

Four on Friday: ICSC Law Conference

By |2011-11-04T09:44:48+00:00November 4th, 2011|

By Lori Kilberg, partner Changing lease provisions in the new economic environment and negotiating operating covenants were among some of the hot topics discussed at the ICSC Law Conference last week in Phoenix. However, for this week’s Four on Friday I wanted to share four key takeaways and a picture of four of us enjoying [...]

Wed 11/ 2/ 11

Hartman Simons Receives “Best Law Firms” Ranking

By |2011-11-02T13:43:30+00:00November 2nd, 2011|

The rankings are in and U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers® has named Hartman Simons one of the 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms.” Hartman Simons is ranked for its real estate law practice area. According to U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers®, achieving a high ranking is a special distinction that signals a unique [...]

Tue 11/ 1/ 11

Help Hartman Simons Support ICSC’s Political Action Committee

By |2011-11-01T12:37:35+00:00November 1st, 2011|

By Sharon Poland, director of marketing and business development Mark your calendar for a Nov.14 fundraiser for Georgia ICSC’s political action committee, which lobbies for the shopping center industry. This year, the committee is focused on water and transportation issues, according to Ted Sandler, chairman of the committee. The fundraiser will be at Cinco Mexican [...]