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"This is the most brokers we've had named to the Million Dollar Club and it's an indication that the growth of our brokerage team is yielding great results for our clients." Kris Miller, Ackerman & Co
ATLANTA, GA, March 19, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ackerman & Co. announced today that three of its brokers – Brian Lefkoff, Courtney Brumbelow and John Speros – took home Top 10 broker honors and another eight of the firm's brokers were named Million Dollar Club members at the 2020 Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors awards.
"It's very gratifying to have this many Ackerman brokers receive Million Dollar Club recognition," said Kris Miller, President of Ackerman & Co. "This is the most producers we've ever had named to the Million Dollar Club and it's a clear indication that the continued growth of our brokerage team is yielding great results for our clients."
Ackerman Retail Executive Vice President Brian Lefkoff received the award as the No. 5 Retail Broker and Executive Vice President Courtney Brumbelow notched the No. 8 Retail Broker award. As the leader of Ackerman Retail's Tenant Representation Group, Lefkoff completed several major transactions in the past year, including a 30,000-square-foot lease on behalf of Painted Tree Marketplace in Buford, Ga., which marked the retailer's first store in Georgia. Brumbelow, the head of Ackerman Retail's Landlord Representation Group, completed nearly 100 real estate transactions for her clients.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for both Brian and Courtney, and very well deserved," said Leo Wiener, President of Ackerman Retail. "They've played a huge part in growing Ackerman Retail's services platform and expanding our market share in Atlanta's competitive retail environment."
Ackerman Retail's growing client list ranges from local and regional favorites such as Flying Biscuit Café, Slutty Vegan and Old Lady Gang to national brands including Goodwill, Painted Tree Marketplace and Regal Cinemas.
Recognized as the No. 5 Land Broker, John Speros, the head of the Ackerman/Pioneer Land Group, completed land transactions totaling more than $70 million.
"There are very few brokers who possess John's market knowledge and his skill getting deals done," said F. Keene Miller, President of Brokerage. "John has long been one of our top-producing brokers, and this past year he closed some of his biggest and most complex transactions."
One of those transactions was the $18 million, 65-acre Exchange at Gwinnett mixed-use project, which Speros brokered with Senior Vice President Larry Wood. The project, which was named as one of the three finalists for ACBR's 2020 Alvin B. Cates Award, will feature a variety of experiential and entertainment concepts, including Top Golf and Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, as well as traditional retailers such as Rooms To Go.
"In addition to all of the market issues that affect these types of developments, the physical aspects of the property were very complex," Speros said. "Today's retail is all about experience and entertainment. I think Exchange at Gwinnett is really going to set a standard for change in how projects are developed in the future."
The 2020 ACBR awards also honored members of the Million Dollar Club, which recognizes brokers with production of $5 million or more in commercial sales and leasing activity. This year's members from Ackerman & Co. include Sean Patrick, Brett Buckner, Bryan Davis, Chris Miller, Jimmy Stevens, Larry Wood, Kelly Wilson and Kris Redding.
About Ackerman & Co.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired 37 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has 4 million square feet under management, and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion.
Ackerman Retail, a division of Ackerman & Co., offers a best-in-class services platform, delivering solid results for local and multi-market clients across the Southeast. To date, Ackerman Retail has completed more than 10 million square feet of transactions valued at $1.7 billion.
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