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The Aberdeen hosts Grand Opening Celebration

August 5, 2010

On June 23rd over 150 guests gathered to celebrate the opening of  The Aberdeen.   The father-and-son duo Taz and Geoff Anderson of Taz Anderson Realty Company who are the developers of The Aberdeen,a  14-story  luxury residential high-rise in Vinings along with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, who is the exclusive marketing firm for the Aberdeen hosted the event. 

To celebrate the opening, the Shepherd Center was presented with a special contribution and dedicated proceeds from the event’s silent auction to the center’s programs.  

The Shepherd Center co-founders Alana and Harold Shepherd and their son James, was the inspiration for the nationally acclaimed treatment and research center for spinal cord and related injuries and illness and the Medical Director Dr. Don Leslie were honored guests at the Grand Celebration. 

Linda and James Shephard, a co-founder of Shepherd Center and the inspiration for its establishment, with Jenny Pruitt, CEO and David Boehmig, President of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty and Shepherd Center Medical Director Dr. Don Leslie

Linda and James Shephard, a co-founder of Shepherd Center and the inspiration for its establishment, with Jenny Pruitt, CEO and David Boehmig, President of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty and Shepherd Center Medical Director Dr. Don LeslieExecutive Director Scott Sikes, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty's Beverly Ricker, Senoir VP Nancy See, and President David Boehmig and Anne Schwall look on as the Putt Against the Pro Contest on The Aberdeen's private putting green began.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From Left, Mike Bugg and Ansley Fetz of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Skyrise Group, and Shephard Center's Gary Ulicny, President and CEO;Bonnie Hardage, director of major gifts, and Dean Melcher, director of annual gifts

From Left, Mike Bugg and Ansley Fetz of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty Skyrise Group, and Shephard Center's Gary Ulicny, President and CEO;Bonnie Hardage, director of major gifts, and Dean Melcher, director of annual giftsHonored guests Harold and Alana Shepherd and co-hosts and Aberdeen developer's Geoff and Taz Anderson of Taz Anderson Realty

Shepherd Center Foundation Executive Director Scott Sikes, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty's Beverly Ricker, Senior VP Nancy See, President David Boehmig and Anne Schwall look on as the Putt against the Pro Contest on The Aberdeen's private putting green began

Shepherd Center Foundation Executive Director Scott Sikes, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty's Beverly Ricker, Senior VP Nancy See, President David Boehmig and Anne Schwall look on as the Putt against the Pro Contest on The Aberdeen's private putting green began

Honored guests, Harold and Alana Shepherd and co-hosts and Aberdeen devolopers Geoff and Taz Anderson of Taz Anderson Realty.

Honored guests, Harold and Alana Shepherd and co-hosts and Aberdeen devolopers Geoff and Taz Anderson of Taz Anderson Realty.

 

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Sunday Sneak Peek: Best neighborhood farmer’s market

June 14, 2010

Welcome to our new weekly blog feature: Sunday Sneak Peek!   Each Sunday we will feature a “Best of Atlanta”-where will explore some well-known and lesser known gems that make our home in Atlanta such a fine city to live in!

When surveying the Atlanta Fine Homes team on the best neighborhood farmer’s market,   Margaret Rodbell, Mike Bugg, Sandra Carey and Jenny Pruitt all raved about the:

Peachtree Road Farmers Market at Cathedral of St. Phillips
2744 Peachtree Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
April 10, 2010- December 18, 2010
April – August: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Sept. – December: 9 am to 12:30 pm

With a vendor list eight pages long, you are sure to find something sweet, something organic, something fresh and something even for your furry friend here!  Plenty of parking!

Peggy Hibbert , a native Atlantean and agent in the Buckhead office,  had no problem identifying her favorite: “The farmer’s market in Virginia Highland/Morningside is FABULOUS!  It’s been going for a long time, so there are a lot of participants with great quality and diversity of choice.  Of course, the produce is amazing; there is also organic meat, flowers, handmade items, i.e., soap and bath salts, cooking classes, etc.  The restaurant adjacent to the market, Rosebud uses the produce in their menu and when you’re finished browsing the market, you can cross the street to Alon’s, the best French bakery in town and get a cinnamon twist and great coffee.   Just one more reason why people love living in VaHighland/Morningside.”

Adrian Smith loves to shop locally and enjoys the many options that Atlanta offers to buy organically.    She  highly recommends The Piedmont Park Green Market. “They always have live music playing, a wide variety of veggies, cheeses, meats, some dairy products and even doggie treats! There are tons of dogs around (all on leashes of course). They also have handmade jewelry and other custom crafts, all being local! There are even live cooking demonstrations, as well as coffee and delicious morning treats like danishes and such to munch on while you’re shopping. The farmer’s have mostly been the same ones selling there for years. It’s nice to feel like you have a relationship with the people who are growing your food. Then, you can take a walk through Piedmont Park once you’re done shopping. Who doesn’t love that? I don’t think you have to be certified organic to sell food at this market, which is nice because there are so many wonderful farmers that don’t have the money to go through the certification process, but practice growing everything naturally and most of them would be glad for you to come out to the farm and see for yourself.”

For a listing of all Georgia Farmer’s markets check out this site.

Which Farmer’s Market do you love?   Let us know!

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Luxury developers cut penthouse prices

September 30, 2009
By Michelle Shaw, Atlanta Journal Constitution

Below are excerpts from the story online. Please click here for the entire story on the AJC about penthouse prices in Atlanta

Sovereign

Sovereign

A few developers are sticking to their original pricing. Regent Partners, for instance, is developer of Sovereign in Buckhead, an 82-unit building where prices start at $1 million. The homes are built atop commercial space that is bringing in enough money that Regent doesn’t feel pressure to discount the condos, said company spokeswoman Kristi Torgler.

Aerial View of The Aberdeen in Vinings

Aerial View of The Aberdeen in Vinings

Geoff Anderson, developer of The Aberdeen in Vinings, isn’t changing his plan either, but for different reasons. Built for the 55 and older crowd, the Cobb County high-rise is designed for those who will spend more time in the home than not. Each unit offers unfettered views of the Atlanta skyline.

“The reason our pricing hasn’t changed is because our value proposition hasn’t changed,” said Anderson, president of Taz Anderson Realty Co. “We’re offering people something they can’t get anywhere else: We’re a luxury property that’s not in Buckhead, that’s not in Fulton County, and where seniors get a significant break on property tax once they turn 62. There’s nothing else out there like us.”

Realtors who market these homes see a rosier picture than many in the industry.

Mike Bugg, Sr VP SkyRise Group

Mike Bugg, Sr VP SkyRise Group

Mike Bugg, senior vice president of SkyRise Group, a division of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, said he thinks international travelers and those who are looking for a second home in the city will purchase homes of this type.

“The interest is picking up,” Bugg said. “And that is the first step.”

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Taz Anderson Calls on Jenny Pruitt and the SkyRise Group to Exclusively Market The Aberdeen

July 20, 2009
(standing, l-r) Taz Anderson, founder of Taz Anderson Realty Company, Jenny Pruitt, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and co-founder and SkyRise Group Senior Vice President Mike Bugg  joined (seated, l-r) Geoff Anderson, president of Taz Anderson Realty, and Anne Schwall, SkyRise Group Vice President, in discussing marketing for The Aberdeen, the elegant high-rise manor atop a hill crest in Vinings.

(standing, l-r) Taz Anderson, founder of Taz Anderson Realty Company, Jenny Pruitt, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and co-founder and SkyRise Group Senior Vice President Mike Bugg joined (seated, l-r) Geoff Anderson, president of Taz Anderson Realty, and Anne Schwall, SkyRise Group Vice President, in discussing marketing for The Aberdeen, the elegant high-rise manor atop a hill crest in Vinings.

ATLANTA/VININGS  – Two family-oriented firms have allied to present Atlantans and newcomers with the opportunity to live at The Aberdeen, the elegantly refined high-rise manor inspired by the rich Scottish heritage of Taz Anderson’s Highland clan. 

Taz Anderson, the former Georgia Tech football star and founder of Taz Anderson Realty Company, and his son, Geoff Anderson, firm president, have tapped Jenny Pruitt, co-founder and CEO of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, and her son-in-law and company president David Boehmig, to exclusively market The Aberdeen, the 14-story luxury residential environment and English-style gardens, atop a 3-acre hill crest at 2931 Paces Ferry Road in Vinings.   

“Our SkyRise Group, an innovation of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, will lead the sales and marketing of this extraordinary residence,” Jenny Pruitt announced.  “SkyRise Group Senior Vice President Mike Bugg, along with Vice President Anne Schwall and Director of Sales Marcia White, are proven experts in the sales of the finest high-rise homes, from Midtown to Vinings.”

“The Aberdeen, where European traditional design and skyline views are complemented by a complete continuum of luxury services, from 24-hour concierge attention to amenities including a putting green and golf academy, Bocce Ball court, beautiful salt water heated pool with sun shelf, state-of-the-art fitness center, Picnic Pavilion and nature trails, offers an unrivaled lifestyle,” Jenny Pruitt added. 

Referring to its location, she noted, “As a Vinings resident myself, I can vouch that one of the distinct advantages of this close-in historic village is Cobb County’s dramatically lower tax structure.”

Rear Elevation of the Aberdeen, Ready for Residents in October 2009

Rear Elevation of the Aberdeen, Ready for Residents in October 2009

The Aberdeen’s 55 residences, offered from $864,000 to penthouses over $3 million, range from 1,675 square feet to over 4,500 square feet.  Elaborate crown moldings, wide plank flooring, Viking appliances and Waterworks fixtures reflect the meticulous planning by Todd Stalder of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart & Stewart Architects, while interior designer Carole Weaks has used color, scale and comfort in selecting furnishings and decorative accessories throughout The Aberdeen’s communal areas.   

For more details, please visit www.aberdeenatl.com  or call Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty sales center at 770.435.6428.

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Celebrating two years

July 15, 2009
From left, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and co-founder Jenny Pruitt and top agents Suzanne Close and Wes Vawter.
From left, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty CEO and co-founder Jenny Pruitt and top agents Suzanne Close and Wes Vawter.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty recently celebrated the second anniversary of its founding with an alfresco reception hosted by The Brookwood at the new Peachtree Road LEED-designed high-rise condo building in Buckhead.

The firm was founded Jenny Pruitt, CEO, and David Boehmig, president, in June 2007.  The company recently launched its Skyrise Group, which focuses on multi-family luxury high-rise properties, such as The Brookwood. Three model residences were toured during the evening.

Click here to see the entire story from the Northside Neighbor.

Photos by Jamey Guy.

From left, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty President David Boehmig, Senior Vice President Nancy See, Vice President of Marketing Janet Blanton and party host Robert Hughes of The Brookwood.

From left, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty President David Boehmig, Senior Vice President Nancy See, Vice President of Marketing Janet Blanton and party host Robert Hughes of The Brookwood.

From left, Burma Weller with SkyRise Group, Senior Vice President Mike Bugg and Joy Bowen.
From left, Burma Weller with SkyRise Group, Senior Vice President Mike Bugg and Joy Bowen.
 
From left, co-host Raymond Kearns of Campbell and Brannon with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty agents Jackie Sanford and George Heery and host Mike Riley of The Brookwood.

From left, co-host Raymond Kearns of Campbell and Brannon with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty agents Jackie Sanford and George Heery and host Mike Riley of The Brookwood.

From left, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty agents Kay Quigley, Suzanne Dils and Sam Bayne and Anne Schwall, senior vice president of the firm's Skyrise Group, and her husband Craig on The Brookwood's great lawn.

From left, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty agents Kay Quigley, Suzanne Dils and Sam Bayne and Anne Schwall, senior vice president of the firm's Skyrise Group, and her husband Craig on The Brookwood's great lawn.

 

 
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Top Performers Honored at Dinner hosted by NEO and The Mansion on Peachtree

April 1, 2009

Set amidst the setting sun over the Atlanta skyline, the Top Performers of 2008 of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty were honored with a dinner at NEO and a cocktail reception in the finished model on the 42nd floor at The Mansion on Peachtree. 

 

In attendance were the more than 30 top agents from the company, including top 10 agents Wes Vawter, Wendy Zoller, Heery Brothers, Tina Hunsicker, Leslie and Bill Ransom, Margaret Cox, Frank Wynne, Peggy Hibbert, Tom Hicks, and Burma Weller. 

 

Key managers also attended the dinner including Jenny Pruitt, David Boehmig, Nancy See, Mike Bugg, and Janet Blanton. 

Tommy Robinson, Marci Robinson, Frank Wynne, Carmen Pope, Mason Eldridge
Tommy Robinson, Marci Robinson, Frank Wynne, Carmen Pope, Mason Eldridge
Letty Hicks, Jenny Pruitt, Wendy Taylor
Letty Hicks, Jenny Pruitt, Wendy Taylor
Sam Bayne, Wendy Zoller, Burma Weller
Sam Bayne, Wendy Zoller, Burma Weller

 

Brett Friedmann, Wes Vawter, Tina Hunsicker

Brett Friedmann, Wes Vawter, Tina Hunsicker

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“In the Lap of Luxury”

March 3, 2009
The March edition of Atlanta Intown features Nancy See, Sr. VP, Managing Broker and Michael Bugg, Sr. VP SkyRise Group, both of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, in their article: “In the Lap of Luxury.” 
Please click on the story below to see the entire story online.
Atlanta Intown March 2009
Atlanta Intown March 2009
 In the top of Luxury