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Brookhaven council to vote on citywide affordable housing policy
Saporta Report quotes ACBR's Aaron Johnson

Brookhaven’s city council will soon consider whether to mandate affordable housing citywide in new apartment complexes. At a planning meeting last month, Aaron Johnson, the government affairs director of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, opposed the mandatory 10 percent, adding that REALTORS® might be more amenable to developing affordable housing without the mandatory requirement.

Brookhaven planning chair proposes citywide ‘workforce housing’ mandate
Reporter Newspapers quote ACBR's Aaron Johnson

The Brookhaven Planning Commission chairperson wants the City Council to require a “workforce housing” mandate throughout the city in future multi-unit housing and not just along Buford Highway as part of the zoning ordinance rewrite. But the city could face a fight from outside forces. Aaron Johnson, the Government Affairs Director of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, attended the Sept. 5 meeting and voiced opposition.

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS Raises over $55,000 for Local Charities
Metro Atlanta CEO covers ACBR's Spring Fling | May 16, 2018

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® premier charity fundraising event of the year, the Annual Spring Fling, was held May 10, at City Winery at Ponce City Market. Over 400 REALTORS® and guests came together and raised over $55,000 for two local charities.

Rookie of the year answers 4 questions about Atlanta commercial real estate
Atlanta Business Chronicle interviews ACBR Rookie of the Year Liz Koteles | May 15, 2018

Liz Koteles, vice president, agency leasing with JLL, who was named this year’s rookie of the year by Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, shared her views about commercial real estate in Atlanta.

ACBR inducts 502 members into Million Dollar Club at 60th annual banquet
Atlanta Business Chronicle covers 2018 Million Dollar Club Banquet | March 31, 2018

It’s the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors’ annual forum for recognition, networking and camaraderie. ACBR’s Million Dollar Club Banquet is the largest banquet for the commercial real estate community in Atlanta.

Koteles’ finance, strategy background sets her apart
Atlanta Business Chronicle highlights the ACBR Rookie of the Year Liz Koteles | March 31, 2018

This year’s recipient of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Rookie of the Year award brings a background in finance and corporate strategy to bear in her role as an office landlord representative. A graduate of Washington & Lee University with degrees in business administration and Spanish, Liz Koteles is a vice president with JLL’s Agency Leasing Group in Atlanta.

Serta Simmons HQ move to Assembly honored
Atlanta Business Chronicle covers transaction that won 2018 Alvin B. Cates Award | March 31, 2018

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS'® prestigious Alvin B. Cates Award goes to “a transaction that is considered to be outstanding, noteworthy, and is based on creativity, ingenuity and skill, rather than on volume,” with the size or dollar volume of the transaction “not of special importance.” This year’s winner is a corporate office consolidation with a lot of moving parts that will help launch the first phase of a potentially game-changing mixed-use community in the northeast Atlanta community of Doraville.

Tom Crumpton wins the ACBR President’s Award
Atlanta Business Chronicle covers 2017 President's Award | Jan 5, 2018

Tom Crumpton of Commercial Experts was recognized with the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors President’s Award at a lunch last month, and with good reason, according to ACBR president F. Keene Miller.

Construction, business, hospitality among Georgia's industry growth sectors (Video)
Atlanta Business Chronicle quotes ACBR President F. Keene Miller | Dec 16, 2017

Georgia has a diverse economy that is increasingly supporting the state’s growth and prosperity. “Industrial continues to be the strongest sector and I see that continuing,” said F. Keene Miller, president, brokerage with Ackerman & Co. “The sector has had very strong absorption numbers this year and there is more development on a percentage of the market in than any other sector.”

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS Raises $52,000 for Local Charities
Metro Atlanta CEO covers ACBR's BrokerFest | Nov 06, 2017

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS hosted its 12th annual October BrokerFest on October 18th at American Spirit Works, a social event that raises funds for local nonprofit organizations. Over 400 REALTORS and guests came together to enjoy an exciting evening of networking with the "Who's Who" of Commercial Real Estate and industry leaders.

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