Discovering new food, Discovering new wines, Consulting, Networking, Investing
My background: I have lived in Atlanta most of my life, and have seen the many changes over the years. I graduated from Woodward Academy in 1985. I attended the University of Georgia for 3 years, then left to start an apparel manufacturing business in the NE Georgia mountains. After the passage of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), domestic manufacturing experienced a steep decline, and I decided to pursue real estate development. Prior to getting my real estate license, I was a residential subdivision developer. I have an extensive knowledge of the mechanicals of homes, and offer the client a tremendous service with my consulting on how a home works as well as the negative issues of specific homes. This provides the client with an extra level of protection and information that the vast majority of agents can't offer. Many homes built in the past 20-25 years have been constructed with defective materials such as polybutelene pipes or composite siding, or with potentially defective materials such as synthetic stucco. I also have written Home Owner Assoc. covenants, and I can point out issues that could have an impact on my client. I live in the Emory/Toco Hills area of DeKalb county with my wife Diane, our 6 year old daughter Amelia and 3 year old son Wells, our 2 White Standard Poodles, Martha and George, and our cat, Tigger. My hobbies include cooking all types of cuisine, wine, entertaining, fishing, on-track driving schools, NCAA football (go Dawgs!) and of course, Real Estate.
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I'm a beverage distributor looking for contacts in the Atlanta area, as i am new here, just relocated from VA. Our product is MonaVie, one of the fastes growing Networking companies in the USA, and it is our big moment in Brasil right now, so i am heading to Brasil on April 25th, Doing Rio de Janeiro e Sao Paulo.
Please check out our website. http://www.monavie.com. We could meet some time, as I am in Atlanta area also, that way you could semple our product. Would love any advice you could offer. Thanks! Carol
Hi Benjamin If you get a moment please take a look at my page. My website is very popular with commercial real estate brokers. It has all the tools and resources that Restaurant Owners need to open and operate their businesses. And it is COMPLETELY FREE because we sell space on our web to businesses that sell to the FoodService Industry.
Also, I am trying to create a dynamic Atlanta Network, so I hope you accept my "Friend" request.
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Please tell me about your real estate brokerage firm. One of the many hats I wear is with Restaurant Forum, the Official Magazine of the Georgia Restaurant Association. Earlier this month we launched our companion website, www.RestaurantINFORMER.com, and we offer on-line real estate listings for $35 per month and banner ads begin at $195 per month.
If appropriate I would love to send you more information. My e-mail address is email@example.com and phone number is 404-261-4690.
Also the GRA has a meeting next Tuesday, January 30 3:00 p.m. at TROIS in Midtown and you are welcome to attend as my guest. There is a group of us (we have a fun social club for restaurant industry professionals) who plan to stay afterwards in the bar.
I understand the art of making work fun!!
I am going to send a friend request and I look forward to hearing from you.
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