We recently celebrated the one year anniversary of our newest office in Atlanta. Although the industry (and the country) has been in a bit of an upheaval for the past several months, this office has achieved remarkable growth in a short period of time.
As with each Atlantic office, our success is determined by our people, and this is where we have seen the most impactful growth over the last year. Bob Stasiowski joined us in November after operating independently at his own brokerage and advisory firm. Bob is a 20 year veteran of the Atlanta commercial real estate industry having also spent several years with JLL and a national developer, JDN Realty.
More recently, we’ve added a second industry veteran in Bre Wagner Clagett. Bre comes to Atlantic from Retail Leasing Advisors and throughout her 20 year career has held positions at EDENS, Brand Properties, and The Shopping Center Group. Bob and Bre each bring a host of landlord and developer relationships with them and have helped kick start our project leasing business in Georgia and Alabama with nearly two dozen new listings.
“Since opening the office, we’ve worked diligently to find retail industry pros who are both a solid fit culturally with Atlantic and can be foundational pieces for what we are building here in Atlanta. First with Bob and most recently with Bre, I think we have done exactly that.” said Shelley Jordan Bell, Managing Partner. “The experience, incredible work ethic and integrity that they each bring to the Atlantic platform will be critical as we continue to grow our office.”
The new leasing assignments run the gamut from larger grocery-anchored centers with junior box, in-line and pad opportunities to developable land sites. Clients include both local and regional landlords as well as major shopping center owners such as RPT Realty, Slate Asset Management, Continental Realty Corporation, The Metrontario Group and Food Lion, Inc.
Striving for balance, the office has built upon Shelley and Bob’s extensive tenant representation experience to add nine additional tenants to its active roster. These new clients include Lowe’s Outlet, Skechers, Learning Care Group, CorePower Yoga, Menchie’s, Icebox Cryotherapy, Total Row Fitness, Rocket Fizz and Planet Fitness.
“Like the other Atlantic regional offices, we know a diverse client base is key to long-term success. In addition to expanding our third-party leasing portfolio, we’ve also been able to secure additional tenant assignments in collaboration with our offices in Charlotte and West Palm Beach.” continued Shelley. These new clients are opportunistically seeking sites despite the current challenges of the retail environment. Our team’s depth of relationships and experience put them in prime position to take advantage of these opportunities as they arise. We remain excited about the bright future of the Atlanta office and look forward to our continued growth.