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Governor Kemp Names 15 Appointments
ACBR Board Member T. Dallas Smith named to GA Dept of Economic Development Board of Directors | May 22, 2019

Governor Brian P. Kemp named fifteen (15) appointments to five (5) boards and commissions, including the Georgia Department of Economic Development Board of Directors, Board of Community Affairs, State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia, Georgia Student Finance Commission Board of Commissioners, and Georgia Composite Medical Board.

ACBR honors Phoenix recipients for longevity
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports on the ACBR Pheonix Awards | April 4, 2019

Honoring 45 years of Million Dollar Club membership, the Bruce B. Wilson Diamond Phoenix Award is named after a founding partner of Wilson Hull & Neal, an esteemed leader in the CRE industry and the award’s first recipient. This year’s award goes to Andy Ghertner, Cushman & Wakefield executive managing director, an office tenant representative described by his peers as iconic and the epitome of the industry.

Caroline Fisher picked as ACBR Rookie of the Year
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports on ACBR honors | April 1, 2019

A senior leasing associate at Lincoln Property Company, Caroline Fisher is this year’s recipient of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR) Rookie of the Year award.

Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® recognizes top producers
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports on ACBR 2019 Million dollar Club| April 1, 2019

In March, the commercial real estate community honored outstanding achievements of 2019 for both the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®.

ACBR Awards: Gulch deal to transform downtown
Atlanta Business Chronicle reports on 2019 Cates Award | March 29, 2019

The Atlanta Board of Commercial REALTORS® this year honored a deal with the potential to dramatically transform a long-underutilized tract in downtown Atlanta with its Alvin B. Cates Award.

Real estate industry suits up for ‘weird’ legislative session
Atlanta Agent Magazine quotes ACBR's Aaron Johnson | Feb 8, 2019

Aaron Johnson, government affairs director at the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, agrees that the restrictions many of the municipalities want would make it “almost impossible to make the homes affordable; it’s a way to control affordable housing.”

Amy Fingerhut awarded for work with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Atlanta Business Chronicle covers 2018 ACBR Community Service Award | Jan 5, 2019

For her dedication to the nonprofit LLS, Amy Fingerhut received the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ACBR) Community Service Award for 2018, which recognizes ongoing efforts of individual ACBR members who make “exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their community,” according to the award description.

Viewpoint: Commercial real estate is energized in the new year
ACBR President John Heagy offers a viewpoint column on the year ahead | Jan 4, 2019

ACBR President John Heagy: "'Tis the season for forecasts! We are all spending a lot of time attending, and even participating in, a variety of industry forecasts for 2019 relative to projections for commercial real estate. In summary, it appears that most economists, financial institutions and those with industry expertise predict that the year ahead will see continued growth at a moderating pace when compared to 2018."

ACBR REALTOR®/Young REALTOR® of the Year: T. Dallas Smith and Stewart Thrash
Atlanta Business Chronicle covers 2018 ACBR Annual Awards | Jan 4, 2019

During 2018, REALTOR® of the Year T. Dallas Smith, president and CEO of T. Dallas Smith & Company, served on the ACBR board of directors and chaired its diversity committee, whose activities included a race awareness workshop at Ebenezer Baptist Church and an event with Quintin E. Primo III, CEO of Capri Capital Partners, one of the largest minority-owned real estate organizations in the country. Meanwhile, ACBR Young REALTOR® of the Year award winner Stewart Thrash, a senior associate in CBRE’s Advisory & Transaction Services unit, got his start in Atlanta commercial real estate in 2013 as an intern at Fairlead Commercial Real Estate. He had qualities that impressed his boss at Fairlead, Jeff Shaw, now CEO of Bridge Commercial Real Estate LLC and ACBR awards committee vice chairman – enough to bring Thrash on full-time the following year as a leasing associate.

NELSON regional VP receives ACBR 2018 Affiliate Award
Atlanta Business Chronicle covers 2018 ACBR Annual Awards | Jan 4, 2019
The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors’ (ACBR) Affiliate of the Year award is given to the affiliate member who has made the greatest contribution of time, energy and resources to the organization during the calendar year. The 2018 winner is Jeanette Meyers of NELSON, a global architecture, interior design, branding and consulting services firm.
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