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Making News: Our Clients in the Headlines


The Wilbert Group’s clients have been making news, and we’ve been securing them headlines across the Southeast. Take a look:

1. Crescent Communities CEO Todd Mansfield offered his take on the recent uptick in U.S. housing starts to Bloomberg Business. “With the job situation improving slowly, unemployment going down, people seem to have more confidence in the economy,” Mansfield told Bloomberg. “That has gotten some people off the dime who want to upgrade their home or get out of the basement.”

2. The North Atlanta Business Post discusses Avalon’s ongoing popularity and the mixed-use community’s Phase II, which will add a 650-space parking deck, 256 residential units, an office tower, hotel, conference center and another 150,000 square feet of retail space.

Avalon Phase II

Rendering of Avalon’s Phase II

3. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s popular “5 Questions for the Boss” feature recently profiled Aaron’s new CEO John Robinson.

4. Multi Housing Advisors spoke with Bisnow about how investors are still looking to buy multifamily housing despite a sluggish first-quarter economy. MHA’s Jordan McCarley told Bisnow that the high demand is resulting in more creative deal structures.

5. covered the industrial panel at the recent RealShare Atlanta conference. Panelist and attorney Summey Orr of Hartman Simons told the audience that the “handful” of developers who stayed in the Atlanta industrial market during the downturn now find themselves with “a lot of opportunities.”

Broughton Street

Savannah’s Historic Broughton Street

6. Developer Ben Carter weighed in on Savannah’s economic recovery in this Atlanta Journal-Constitution article. Carter is planning a $100 million makeover of Savannah’s historic Broughton Street that will bring new retail, restaurants, apartments and office spaces. Earlier this spring, Carter also opened the first phase of a Tanger outlet mall near the city’s airport.

Media Moves: What’s The Scoop?


By: Nick Prather

As former journalists, we still love to get —and share— the latest newsroom scoop. In Media Moves, we highlight the latest happenings in journalism and media.

#1 gives Atlanta its own edition. Last week, commercial real estate website rolled out its Atlanta edition. The city is the third new market this year to receive its own exclusive edition, which features insights and analysis from Globe St.’s editorial team and Atlanta trendsetters. Florida-based Jennifer LeClaire edits the Atlanta edition.

jasonkelly#2 Bloomberg names a New York bureau chief (with Atlanta roots). Bloomberg News has named Jason Kelly to replace Karen Toulon as the New York bureau chief. Kelly, an Atlanta native, worked in the Bloomberg bureau here and also at the Atlanta Business Chronicle and as editor of Atlanta-based Digital South magazine during the dot-come boom. We last saw Kelly in Atlanta when he was promoting his book, “The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Industry That Owns Everything.”

#3 AJC adds another magazine. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has expanded its line-up once again. Living Northside is the AJC’s newest magazine to cover local lifestyle content, including communities and activities on the north side of Atlanta. Living Northside will be available for subscription sometime in April.

#4 The Verge is driving by tech news coverage. The Verge has covered tech news since its launch in 2011 but now it is turning its eyes on cars. Deputy editor Chris Ziegler says a car is, “the biggest gadget you’ll ever own.” With more companies trying to develop self-driving cars, news that The Verge will now cover cars is not surprising. The technology that goes into these cars is still young and will be ongoing for many years.

Media Moves: What’s The Scoop?


by Savannah Duncan

Charles Gay. Via

As former journalists, we still love to get —and share— the latest newsroom scoop. In Media Moves, we highlight the latest happenings in journalism and media.

#1 Meet the Press. Charles Gay recently shared his first The Biz Beat blog as the new senior editor for the paper’s business section. He’s been an editor at the paper for 16 years, covering a slew of topics including community news, state politics, business, sports and all manners of local news.

#2 Rest in Peace. Ben Bradlee, executive editor of The Washington Post for 26 years, passed away on Oct. 21. He was 93 years old. President Obama said, “A true newspaperman, he transformed the Washington Post into one of the country’s finest newspapers, and with him at the helm, a growing army of reporters published the Pentagon Papers, exposed Watergate, and told stories that needed to be told — stories that helped us understand our world and one another a little bit better.”

#3 Bisnow Business. National Bisnow editor Amanda Marsh recently announced that she is leaving Bisnow on Oct. 31 to pursue a freelance writing career. She has been with Bisnow for six years.