Saturday, August 3, 2013

SterlingFunder CEO David Lilenfeld to Speak at Entrepreneur Boot Camp in Atlanta, GA

David M. Lilenfeld

 ATLANTA, GA — David Lilenfeld, co-founder and CEO of SterlingFunder, will speak at the Urban League Young Professionals 5th Annual Entrepreneur Boot Camp Aug. 3. Lilenfeld will participate in the Crowdfunding 101 panel. 

“I’m happy to share my crowd-funding knowledge and participate in a conversation about this topic,” said Lilenfeld. “This event is certainly a great opportunity to not only share experiences, but learn a great deal as well. I’m excited to exchange ideas with others in the Atlanta entrepreneurial community.”

The annual event gives young entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive guidance and training from key leaders in the metro Atlanta business community. The daylong conference will include networking opportunities and workshop sessions. Course topics include time management, funding, creative effective business plans and more.

SterlingFunder is an Atlanta-based equity and debt crowd-funding platform. In addition to facilitating national crowd-funding transactions, SterlingFunder is the nation’s only crowd-funding portal for non-accredited investors, under the Invest Georgia Exemption.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Caroline Wilbert
The Wilbert Group
404-405-6479 (c) 404-748-1250 (o)

Stan Johnson Co. Hires Lanie Rea as Director of Research

Lanie Rae

TULSA, OK— Stan Johnson Company, a leading real estate brokerage and advisory firm specializing in net-lease investment sales, announced today that it has hired Lanie Rea as Director of Research.  In this role, Rea will build, lead and supervise a customer-focused research team aimed at mining key economic and industry trends to benefit the firm's clients. 

            "We are excited to have Lanie join our firm as she will provide insight that will help our brokers better serve their clients,” said Jeff Cox, Chief Operating Officer of Stan Johnson Company. “We are confident that Lanie will play an integral role in growing our firm.”

For the past five years Rea has been with Jones Lang LaSalle where she most recently served as Vice President, Director of Research Operations, Americas. Rea holds a Bachelor degree from Ohio State University.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

David Ebeling
Ebeling Communications
(949) 278-7851

Cousins Properties Reaches Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Goal

American Cancer Society Center, 250 Williams Street, Downtown Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA – The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (Atlanta BBC) recognized Cousins Properties for reaching a milestone achievement in sustainability for its American Cancer Society Center (ACSC) building. The ACSC, located downtown at 250 Williams Street, was one of just 20 Atlanta properties to complete its Atlanta BBC goal in 2013.

Lauren Dufort
 Atlanta BBC participants work to realize a 20 percent reduction in energy and water consumption in commercial properties by or before 2020. 

Cousins is among the first Atlanta BBC participants to achieve this goal within less than two years of the program’s launch.

 Atlanta, along with Seattle and Los Angeles, were the first cities selected by President Obama in 2011 to participate in this U.S. Department of Energy-backed sustainability program that has since expanded throughout the country.

Denise Quarles
Originating in Downtown, the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge has grown to include participation throughout the city, including the Midtown and Buckhead communities. Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) works in partnership with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability to manage the Atlanta BBC. 

 To date, the Atlanta BBC boasts more than 80 participants, representing more than 65 million square feet of commercial space working to implement sustainability improvements.

 “We commend and congratulate Cousins for taking this important step to improve Atlanta’s energy and water efficiency,” said Lauren Dufort, Director of Sustainability at Central Atlanta Progress.

 “The City of Atlanta applauds Cousins in its efforts to make our city a more sustainable place to live and conduct business,” said Denise Quarles, Director, City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. “Their hard work is just the beginning, and we are glad that they paved the way for other Atlanta BBC participants.”
President Barack Obama
Cousins was formally recognized in a ceremony held July 16 at Hudson Grille Midtown.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kyle Stapleton
P 404-214-2191

NAI Realvest Negotiates New Retail Lease at Jourdan Crossing in Oviedo, FL for Oviedo Spinal Dynamics

Jourdan Crossing, 310 West Mitchell Hammock Road, Oviedo, FL

George Viele
ORLANDO, Fla. – NAI Realvest recently negotiated a new retail lease agreement for 1,370 square feet in the Jourdan Crossing retail center at 310 West Mitchell Hammock Rd. in Oviedo.

 George Viele, vice president at NAI Realvest, brokered the transaction representing the landlord, Jourdan Crossing, LLC. 

Tenant Oviedo Spinal Dynamics LLC, a medical group specializing in treatment of the spine, skeletal, muscle and nervous system, is opening in early August at Jourdan Crossing.  

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142

Hendricks-Berkadia negotiates sale of 289-unit Addison Landing Apartments in Jacksonville, FL for $19,185,000

Addison Landing Apartments, 9455 103rd Street, Jacksonville, FL

Cole Whitaker
ORLANDO, FL --- Hendricks-Berkadia Real Estate Advisors, which ranks as one of the leading multi-family investment banking and research companies in the nation, recently negotiated a $19,185,000 sale price for the Addison Landing Apartments located at 9455 103rd St. in Jacksonville.

Hal Warren
Cole Whitaker, partner who heads the Southeast Division of Hendricks-Berkadia, negotiated the transaction with associate partner Hal Warren and vice president Jason Stanton representing the seller, Jacksonville Zone, LLC. 

WRH Income Properties, Inc. of St. Petersburg, Fla. acquired the 289-unit apartment property consisting of 20 two and three-story buildings built in 2006 with one to four bedroom apartment homes.  
Jason Stanton

Amenities include controlled access entry, swimming pool, fitness center, business center and 24-hour maintenance.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142

Crossman & Company Makes Florida Trends' Top 100 Best Companies List

Mark Howard
Orlando, FL (July 25, 2013) — Crossman & Company was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. (The Orlando-based company placed 21st on a Best Small Companies list of 31 firms.)  Crossman & Co. made the list for the fourth consecutive year.

The fifth annual Best Companies list appears in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.

"Our Best Companies coverage this year is simple and direct: We went to the employees of the Best Companies To Work For and asked them to tell us what they like most about working where they work," says Mark Howard, executive editor.

"The responses are illuminating. Some of them highlight innovative perks, benefits and incentives, while others reveal how these top companies communicate effectively with their employees and empower every worker to make decisions. We hope these ideas are instructive for other companies that are looking to create a Best Companies-type workplace."

The Best Companies To Work For In Florida program was created by Florida Trend and Best Companies Group and is endorsed by the HR Florida State Council.

For a list of the 100 Best Companies To Work For In Florida, go to

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Mark Howard,
 Executive Editor


CBRE Orlando Closes Sailpointe at Lake Monroe in Sanford, FL for $18.5 Million

Sailpointe at Lake Monroe Apartments, Sanford, FL

ORLANDO, FL -- CBRE is pleased to announce that it has sold Sailpointe at Lake Monroe in Sanford for $18,500,000. This 256-unit rental community was built in 1985, and was 94% occupied at closing.

Shelton Granade
 Shelton Granade, Luke Wickham, and Justin Basquill of CBRE’s Orlando office exclusively represented the seller in the transaction.

Luke Wickham
Sailpointe offers 1 and 2 bedroom units averaging 811 SF with resort-style amenities oriented to maximize views of Lake Monroe. The property is within walking distance of downtown Sanford, the Sanford Marina, and the Riverwalk recreational area.

CBRE’s Central Florida Multi-Housing Group continues to be the market leader, and has closed more than $410,000,000 in the Orlando MSA thus far in 2013.

Justin T. Basquill
For a complete copy of the company’s news release,  please contact:

Shelton Granade, Luke Wickham or  Justin Basquill
Executive Vice President, First Vice President,  Director of Operations
T 407.839.3103, T 407.839.3130,  T 407.839.3169

189 S. Orange Avenue
Suite 1900

Orlando, FL 32801

Crossroads Village: National Urgent Care to Open This Fall in Atlanta, GA

Crossroads Village shopping center, Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA- Amanda Steidtmann of Crossman & Company signed a new-lease for 3,210 square feet at 3979 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30345.  Crossroads Village leased the space to National Urgent Care. National Urgent Care is expected to open this Fall.

Amanda Steidtmann
 “There’s always a need for people to be able to have access to a physician outside of traditional office hours. Crossroads Village is helping to meet that need.” Stated Steidtmann.

 National Urgent Care is a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare who invested $2.3 million in three urgent care centers in metro Atlanta. National Urgent Care will provide walk-in services for minor illnesses and injuries.

 Crossroads Village, located in Fulton County is positioned just off of Buford Highway and has excellent daytime traffic.

For more details on spaces available for lease please contact Amanda Steidtmann, or 770-541-0864.

Crossman & Company was founded in 1990 and is a regional shopping center brokerage firm which represents over 200 shopping centers in FL, GA, AL, TN, SC and NC.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

 Claire Pag├ín at

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Cohen Commercial Realty Signs Dr. Bryan Aling in New Lease Transaction

Shoppes at Cresthaven, West Palm Beach, FL

Bryan S. Cohen
West Palm Beach, FL— Bryan S. Cohen, and Allan Carlisle announced today the signing of Dr. Bryan Aling, to lease a 1,600-square-foot unit at Shoppes at Cresthaven located on the northwest corner of Military Trail and Cresthaven Boulevard. 

Allan Carlisle

Cohen Commercial Realty represents the landlord, Sansone Group.  There he joins Winn Dixie, YouFit, Dollar Tree, and Dade Medical College in Shoppes at Cresthaven.

 For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Jamie Crocker 561-471-0212
Cohen Commercial Realty, Inc.
P.O. Box 223244
West Palm Beach, FL 33422

National Retail Properties Inc. Announces Second Quarter Operating Results

Craig Macnab
Orlando, FL – National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NNN), a real estate investment trust, announced its operating results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2013.

Craig Macnab, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are very pleased to have completed a number of attractive acquisitions during the second quarter which allowed us to increase our earnings guidance again to a level that produces approximately 8% growth in FFO per share over 2012's results.

“Additionally, we raised $877 million of very well-priced long-term capital during the first half which positions us well to fund future acquisitions. While this may modestly constrain 2013 per share results, securing this low cost capital provides us with increased visibility in per share growth for 2014.”

National Retail Properties invests primarily in high-quality retail properties subject generally to long-term, net leases. As of June 30, 2013, the company owned 1,838 properties in 47 states with a gross leasable area of approximately 20.2 million square feet.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Kevin B. Habicht
Chief Financial Officer
(407) 265-7348