In 2010, Partner Jeff McElhinny returned home from his time in Charlotte and opened Atlantic’s Mid-West office based in Pittsburgh. Initially focused on national retail rollouts, the office has since grown to handle the local expansions of dozens of retailers in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Both Jeff and his partner, Garrick Hagins, spent a combined 14 years working at Dick’s Sporting Goods through some of that company’s most aggressive growth. That direct experience gives them a perspective which is unique to the brokerage business and helps them to better-advise their clients. Their vision is to provide the service that they know they would have wanted as retail real estate managers.