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Tony Wilbert
Atlanta
Former real estate reporter turned real estate PR person, social networker.
Interests: public relations, tom petty, my wife, washington redskins, commercial real estate, residential real estate, kids and dog sweet tea, rehoboth beach, del.
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We've Moved to SkylineViews.Rocks. Come on Over! skylineviews.rocks Tony Wilbert twilbert@thewilbertgroup.com Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Skyline Views
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The resort client Dart Realty (Cayman) is developing on Seven Mile Beach is coming along swimmingly. It's a sight - and site - to see. The resort will comprise hotel rooms, for-sale residences, beach bungalows, restaurants and more. Kimpton Hotels... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2015 at Skyline Views
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Commercial real estate is at the center of the biggest U.S. business story of the day, week and probably month. GE Capital Real Estate confirmed plans to sell its massive commercial property portfolio to seven usual suspects in a deal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (April 9, 2015) - In the late 1960s, before mixed-use was cool and when hippies still ruled Midtown, Jim Cushman had a vision. He foresaw the need for a place where people could work, live, shop and play at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (April 8, 2015) - A just-posted DRI filing seems to show that the mystery project at Majestic Logistics Center at the Fulton County airport is moving closer to revealing itself. Majestic Realty Co. of Los Angeles says it plans... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (April 8, 2015) - It's hard to believe Atlanta's rocking retail developer has been going at it for 30 years, but it's true. Buckhead's Charlie Hendon is prepping for his 30th Hendon Rocks party at ICSC's RECon show in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (April 7, 2015) - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution went looking for a new breaking news reporter, and it found one with a nice mix of old and new media experience. But I bet it was the reporter's new media experience... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (April 5, 2015) - Don't count on starting your July 4th holiday with an all- American meal at OK Cafe after all. The Buckhead restaurant, badly damaged in a December 2014 fire, seemed poised to reopen June 1. But... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Skyline Views
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Dateline BUCKHEAD ATLANTA (The community, not the MXD by OliverMcMillan) By Tony Wilbert April 3, 2015 - Having covered and/or followed Atlanta commercial real estate since former Mayor Sam Massell carried the Centennial Olympic torch past the old Buckhead bar... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Skyline Views
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 25, 2015) - Former Atlantan Brian Leary is doing exactly what Crescent Communities hired him to do - lead its charge into new urban commercial and mixed-use developments. Or, as the Charlotte Observer puts it, "Crescent Dives... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (March 24, 2015) - A sole yellow backhoe is making quick work this week of the Garden Hills Shopping Center, doomed by a December 2013 fire that ravaged the single-story structure that once housed the type of neighborhood cinemas... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Skyline Views
ATLANTA (March 20, 2015) - It's great to see Thad Ellis, a friend and Delaware native, leading Cousins Properties' new development effort in Charlotte. It comes as The Wilbert Group ramps up its efforts in the Queen City, led by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Skyline Views
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This post is courtesy of Ralph Bivins, the king of real estate news in Houston. Be sure to subscribe to his email blasts here. His story is based on industry-leading research from JLL, a client of The Wilbert Group. Since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Skyline Views
By Tony Wilbert, The Wilbert Group SAVANNAH (March 5, 2015) - Henry Unger, the longtime AJC staffer who covered Coke like no other and served as Sunday business editors and other positions, is leaving the paper. We hear he'll head... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at Skyline Views
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By Tony Wilbert, The Wilbert Group ATLANTA (March 3, 2015) - Like a healthy baby born at Piedmont Hospital across Peachtree, Cornerstone's proposed medical development in south Buckhead is alive and kicking - and growing. Cornerstone affiliate CDP Medical Building... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (Feb. 27, 2015) - Metro Atlanta's position in the movie and film industry is about to get a big boost, thanks to Pinewood Studios. The studio and and post-production company has filed plans to add a humongous studio and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (Feb. 26, 2015) - While the potential of snow dominated Atlanta's news cycle this week, a big national commercial real estate story developed that will have a major impact here. The headline and subhead on the story by Peter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Skyline Views
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UPDATE from Rodney Ho of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Frank Ski's Restaurant & Lounge is for sale at $395,000 in cash for the assets inside the building and the rights to a long-term lease for $18,000 a month. Rodney also, in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (Feb. 24, 2015) - It's great to see the TOD explosion in metro Atlanta, with MARTA taking the lead. It's also cool to see Buckhead developer (and Wilbert Group neighbor) Noel Khalil spearheading the proposed development at the Avondale... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (Feb. 22, 2015) - Though PulteGroup has been in Atlanta less than a year, its CEO is taking quick action to ingrain himself in the business community and serve as a needed vocal advocate for the city and region.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Skyline Views
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2015) - In its earnings announcement today, Whole Foods Market confirmed it has signed a lease for a new store in Charlotte. That location, Whole Foods' first in Uptown Charlotte, will be a key piece of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (Feb. 9) - The battle to own commercial real estate news in Atlanta is intensifying in 2015 as marquee companies consider the metro area for headquarters relocations. But in what could foreshadow a stunning shift, the fight for print... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Skyline Views
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Thanks to an updated LinkedIn profile and a tombstone ad in the local business weekly, we now know Lisa Dunavin is the managing principal of DTZ Atlanta. Dunavin held the same title at Cassidy Turley Atlanta since last summer. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Skyline Views
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ATLANTA (Jan. 13, 2015) - What a week it's been for Atlanta's commercial real estate market. First, Mercedes-Benz USA confirmed plans to move its headquarters from Montvale, N.J., to suburban Sandy Springs, Georgia (with assistance from JLL Atlanta, a client... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Skyline Views
ATLANTA - A well-known, well-like Atlantan just grabbed the national reins of North America's most-influential commercial real estate trade association. Steve Martin, managing principal of SDM Partners, took over as national chairman of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Skyline Views