Robert D. Simons (Bob)

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Development & Leasing
  • Lending, Finance and Investment

Founding partner, Bob Simons leads the commercial real estate department and works with clients throughout the United States. He specializes in complex commercial real estate transactions for major projects from retail and mixed-use developments to office and industrial properties. During his career, Bob has fostered an extensive network of contacts that can assist his clients in sourcing equity and debt for real estate projects.

Representative Experience

  • Facilitated acquisition, development, financing and sales of more than 500 retail properties throughout the United States
  • Development, leasing, financing and disposition of major mixed-use projects
  • Involved in major public-private development projects in the Southeast


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • Emory University, B.A. in History and Political Science, 1983


  • Coverage in Shopping Center Business
  • Interviewed in

Industry Engagement

  • Speaker, Georgia Bar Association and ICSC
  • Moderator, 7th Annual InterFace Multifamily Southeast program
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia Bar Association
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, ICSC
  • Member, NAIOP
  • Editor of International Law Review, Boston University School of Law


  • Legal Elite, Georgia Trend Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law Section (2017-2019)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers (2008-2017)
  • Georgia Super Lawyers — Rising Stars (1998)
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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