Glennis Beacham Sells $11.3 Million Estate

Atlanta, GA- Beacham and Company REALTORS® is thrilled to announce that Glennis Beacham represented the seller of 4270 Harris Trail in Buckhead, Atlanta which sold for $11,350,000.

Situated on 10+ acres of perfectly maintained grounds on one of Atlanta’s most prestigious streets. When this home was built there was no detail left out by original architect, Frank McCall. The banquet sized dining room offers ample space for dinner parties and the open concept chef’s kitchen overlooks the family room. The backyard retreat features a gorgeous in-ground pool, ample patio space and a pool house with full kitchen. This home is beyond perfection.

 

About Beacham and Company REALTORS®

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents and the only agent in Georgia to sell nearly $2 billion in real estate. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent – the most productivity by dollar volume sold than any other Atlanta real estate firm. In 2018, Beacham achieved record sales for the 12th consecutive year despite a down year for the overall market. Known for specializing in the sale of luxury properties, the firm has the highest average sales price in Atlanta among offices with at least $500 million in sales in 2017.

Beacham Welcomes Mark Sargent as Sales Associate!

Born in Jacksonville, Florida, Mark Sargent moved to Atlanta when he was two months old.  After spending a few years in Cherokee and Cobb Counties, Mark’s family moved to the Chastain area of Buckhead, where Mark attended Tuxedo Elementary School, while his father served as the pastor of Sardis Methodist Church on Powers Ferry Road. Later in his childhood, his family moved to Augusta, where Mark finished high school and attended college.

During his college years at then-Augusta College, where Mark majored in English Literature, he worked in the radio business as an announcer and as the Student Pastor of a small church near Augusta.  Following graduation, Mark attended the Candler School of Theology of Emory University, finishing with a Master of Divinity degree, after which he spent the next three decades as a United Methodist pastor, a credential which he still holds.  During his ministry in Augusta, Rome, and Atlanta, Mark led his congregations to significant growth in mission. Mark also holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology, earned during his career as a parish pastor.

In 2011, Mark entered the private sector, traveling the country and the world as a consultant and trainer before entering Real Estate with another Atlanta brokerage.  In January of 2019, he joined Beacham & Company, REALTORS®. He is grateful to have joined the esteemed group of REALTORS® assembled by Glennis Beacham.

Since following his father around the Bobby Jones and Chastain Park Golf Courses as a small child, Mark has been in love with the game of golf.  While his handicap is not scratch like it was for a long time, he hopes to get there again! In case you’re wondering, he has played the Augusta National and maintains a National Membership at The Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, South Carolina, one of the country’s most historic golf clubs.

Golf is not the only thing Mark likes to do from scratch!  He has long loved to play with food and wine, and he loves nothing more than preparing good food for those he is honored to join him at the table.  He loves food of all kinds but has a deep affinity for spice, leading him often to the cuisines of Mexico, The American Southwest, Thailand, and India, among others. Because he loves to eat, he has to run, so Mark also enjoys jaunts along the banks of the ‘Hooch.

Mark is married to Amy Little, one of the most sought-after singers in the Atlanta area.  When she is not teaching voice, she is performing, and Mark loves it when he can proudly watch Amy perform with The Atlanta Opera or any of the other many venues where she shares her gift.

Mark is the parent of three grown children, and he is “Mugs” to his eight grandchildren.

He pledges to bring his insight and experience, his compassion and care, to every client with whom he is privileged to work.

Beacham Appoints Nancy Meister as New Managing Broker

Nancy has a BS in Marketing Management from Bentley College. She began her real estate career in 1999 and joined Beacham & Company REALTORS® in 2008 as one of the company’s top producers. Nancy is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club and a recipient of the ABR “Good Neighbor Award.” She is also currently serving her third term (10th year) on the Atlanta Board of Education, has served on the Board of Invest Atlanta for 5 years, was President of the North Atlanta Parents for Public schools, and is a founding member of the North Atlanta High School Foundation. Nancy and her husband, Steve, reside in Garden Hills where they raised their two sons, Matthew (a Research Engineer at Georgia Tech) and Andrew (a Treasury Service Sales Associate at JP Morgan Chase & Co).

 

Read more about Nancy here. 

 

Rose S. Harper Joins Beacham and Company

After 25 years as a Spanish teacher and Director of Counseling at The Westminster Schools, Rose Harper began a second career in real estate. Rose has deep ties in the area and her love of community and family is evident in her personable and client relationships.

Her husband, two sons, and two Poms, Coco & Chanel, live in Vinings where they often gather family and friends.  Rose is motivated, organized, and persistent in meeting her clients’ needs. She endeavors to find the just the right home for them. Through her knowledge of the area’s neighborhoods, schools, and ability to listen and understand her clients’ needs, she makes the process of buying or selling a home an enjoyment.

Rose and her husband love to travel, reading, and spending time with their children and grandchildren at all their sporting events. If you have any questions about the area, or are thinking of selling or purchasing a home, Rose would be happy to help you!

 

Education:  Masters of Education in School Counseling & Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

  • Fluent Spanish speaker “mi casa es su casa”
  • Volunteers at Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ acclaimed Designer Showhouses.
  • From Houses to Homes, nonprofit Guatemala

 

NEW Spring 2019 Beacham Series Released

ON THE COVER: 461 Tam O Shanter Drive

ATLANTA, GA- We are excited to announce the release of our Spring 2019 The Beacham Series™! The cover home, 461 Tam O Shanter Drive, is a stunning modern masterpiece designed by Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects. Located in the prestigious Atlanta Country Club in Marietta, GA. Custom-built with 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths.  The soaring living room offers a gas fireplace flowing into the banquet sized dining room overlooking the private backyard patio. The sleek kitchen features expansive counter space, upgraded appliances and natural light galore.

This is a special edition highlighting the history of The Beacham Series™, showcasing the previous magazines dating back to Spring 2007. As the company grew, so did it’s notoriety. This award-winning publication became an influence of many other industry trends that unfolded in the decade ahead. For 12 years The Beacham Series™ has featured the most beautiful homes and historic estates throughout Atlanta.

Within the pages of this 12×12″ magazine you will discover the breadth of talent from architects to photographers and a unique design perspectives. Our Beacham agents and staff truly offer More Luxury Per Square Foot™ by way of service, integrity and innovation.

 

When Glennis Beacham founded Beacham and Company in 2006, she claimed, “This company’s success will come from offering the very best marketing Atlanta Real Estate has ever seen.” She was right. Beacham & Company clients and friends showcase both the current and past issues of the magazine on their coffee tables and in their bookcases. Architects and designers confess to using them as inspiration, and many homebuyers find their new homes in the pages of the Series. The Beacham Series™ garners national respect and earns many awards for its photography and layout, but the best part about it is the pride Beacham customers share over having their homes featured in this special publication.

The Beacham Series™ has a circulation of 25,000 including Atlanta’s most influential and affluent addresses. The magazine is also distributed to top executives in the world’s largest real estate relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.

Click here to view the current issue of The Beacham Series™

To obtain a print version, email [email protected] or call 404-261-6300.

Beacham Gives Back: $11,976 to Promise686

Promise686 was the first quarterly charity of 2019 for Beacham and Company REALTORS®. This organization equips churches and families to meet the needs of orphans and children in foster care. Beacham and Company REALTORS® agents and staff donated $11,976 to the non-profit.

Promise686’s goal is to raise awareness, educate church communities and help reduce the barriers that make it harder to adopt and foster children. In 2013, the organization launched a foster care strategy with the initial goal of recruiting 100 new foster families in Georgia. This initiative is carried out through trained lay leaders who train and organize volunteers who want to serve. In 2016 they reached their goal of 100 new foster families and 100 church partners. Because of their adoption matching rants and legal grants, some of the financial burdens of adoption are reduced. The matching grant program encourages community-building for the adoptive family to have resources and a special network of support.

If you would like to submit a charity for consideration, you can email us at [email protected]. Please keep in mind that charities must be approved by our agent.  If you know a Beacham agent, we encourage you to contact them directly about participation in this program.

 

 

Marshall Saul Joins Beacham and Company REALTORS®

Marshall Saul is a native Atlantan with deep ties to his community through a network of friends, family and local business owners.  He has a strong passion for real estate and making connections that ultimately shines through in his work and relationships.  Marshall received his real estate license following graduation from The University of Georgia in 2006 and has spent the last 13 years gaining skills and expertise that make him a truly insightful realtor.  Before entering the world of real estate full-time, Marshall started his working life in financial services with an Atlanta based insurance brokerage.  He spent several successful years focusing on business development, enrollment and client management of 2-200 sized employer groups working on their benefit packages.  Marshall continued to work his way up, eventually becoming a junior partner with the brokerage.  Through this time, he kept his license active and referred out business while also directly participating in real estate investment projects.  Marshall made a bold decision at 27 years old to purchase a vacant lot in Brookhaven and build his first home.  He quickly became immersed and engaged in the design/build process of single-family new construction.  Although challenging, Marshall really enjoyed building his home and ultimately decided this was a niche he wished to carve out through transition to a full-time real estate career.   

 

Marshall has since aligned himself with several builder/developers on development projects with a focus on speculative and custom new construction homes in the Brookhaven/Chamblee market.  He has participated in various sides of in-fill development, everything from pure sales & acquisitions to project management, floorplan and interior design, capital raising, site planning and assessment, permitting and various other pre-construction activities.   Marshall continues to focus on development projects through his network of builders, investors, agents and clients while also enjoying his work with traditional buyers and sellers on their real estate transactions.

 

Marshall has built his second home in the Sexton Woods neighborhood of Chamblee and currently resides there with his wife Terri, daughter, Olivia and dog Jozy.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing golf, traveling whenever possible and all things Atlanta United and Tiger Woods.   Marshall appreciates working with like-minded people and looks forward to the opportunity of being of service to you and your real estate needs.

Nikki Mercer Joins Beacham & Company®

Nikki Mercer is a seasoned business professional with a track record of delivering superior results for her clients.  At Beacham, she leverages her decades of business success in order to ensure optimal outcomes for her clients buying, selling and investing in real estate.

Throughout Nikki’s business career, her clients considered her a trusted advisor as she assisted them in growing their businesses and making significant technology investments. She also spent more than a decade in executive recruiting, placing CEOs and executive teams in corporate, entrepreneurial, and PE-backed companies.  The significant parallels to real estate include Nikki’s superior client service, sharp negotiations skills, and a keen ability to assist her clients in navigating complex situations and making solid investments, recognizing a home purchase is often her client’s largest financial investment.

Nikki and her family have relocated to several dynamic real estate markets including San Diego, Chicago, Charleston and Atlanta, where they invested in single family homes as well as vacation and rental properties. From the family’s experience relocating for corporate roles, Nikki recognizes what it takes to execute a flawless corporate relocation and she feels a firsthand connection with executives and families experiencing relocation – whether it’s moving to or from Atlanta.

She leverages Beacham’s relocation expertise and Leading RE network to make an otherwise stressful relocation situation thoroughly enjoyable and successful.

Nikki began her real estate career in Charleston and Kiawah Island before returning to Atlanta.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her masters degree in International Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.  Nikki’s passions include animal rescue, ensuring children earn their high school diplomas, and preserving land and advocating for smart development.  She served for several years on the boards of Communities in Schools of Atlanta; Duke Cancer Center, one of America’s leading cancer institutions; and Dix Park, a group credited with successfully saving and transforming 300 acres of urban land into a public park.  She is a member of the Urban Land Institute of Atlanta.  Nikki and her two rescue dogs, Charlotte and Fiona, reside in Peachtree Park.

 

Glennis Beacham of Beacham and Company® Sells Historic Brookhaven Home for $2.7 Million

ATLANTA, GA- Beacham and Company REALTORS® are thrilled applaud the recent sale of 4010 E Brookhaven Drive in Historic Brookhaven, Atlanta for $2.7 million dollars. Glennis Beacham represented the seller and our own Kristen Sodemann represented the buyer.

Total renovation from the ground up with the best view in Brookhaven overlooking the Buckhead skyline and sunset views over the Capital City Country Club. Inside you’ll find stunning details like the high ceilings, oversized windows, shiplap walls and antique hardwoods and beams. Both the main floor and second floor have fabulous porches with ample entertaining space. There is even a guest house with full kitchen and bath.

 

About Beacham and Company REALTORS®

Beacham & Company, REALTORS® is Atlanta’s top-selling luxury real estate office. The firm was founded by Glennis Beacham, one of Atlanta’s most celebrated real estate agents and the only agent in Georgia to sell nearly $2 billion in real estate. The firm has 100 agents who average $7 million in sales per agent – the most productivity by dollar volume sold than any other Atlanta real estate firm. In 2018, Beacham achieved record sales for the 12th consecutive year despite a down year for the overall market. Known for specializing in the sale of luxury properties, the firm has the highest average sales price in Atlanta among offices with at least $500 million in sales in 2017.

 

One of our own acknowledges her grandfather, Jesse Hill Jr., during Black History Month

By Jessica Cooke Scarborough

One of the reasons I love Atlanta is for its richness in #BlackHistory and #BlackExcellence.  Atlantans are literally surrounded by greatness and legends!  One such legend is my grandfather, Jesse Hill Jr., a prominent Atlanta businessman, civil rights leader, political activist and change agent who played a part in every major development in the City of Atlanta for over 40 years.  I am proud to be his namesake.

Jesse Hill Jr. was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1926 with business and service in his blood.  He grew up assisting his mother who was active with their local Urban League and his grandfather who sold wood and coal in the winter and ice and watermelons in the summer.

Jesse received his Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from Lincoln University and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan, becoming one of their first African American MBA graduates.  At the completion of his studies, Hill moved to Atlanta becoming an actuary with Atlanta Life Insurance Company making him only the second African American actuary in the entire country.

Professionally, Hill rose steadily through the corporate ranks of Atlanta Life and in 1973 Hill became Atlanta Life’s third President, Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the Board.  Simultaneously, Hill became the first president outside of the family of founder Alonzo Herndon, another legend in #BlackHistory and in life.  Hill went on to hold this position for over 20 years setting record breaking growth in total assets, revenues, profits and shareholder value and Hill’s professional and civil rights activities were always closely intertwined.

Under Hill’s leadership, Atlanta Life quietly underwrote finances for civil rights initiatives throughout Atlanta and the South, including providing bail money to release demonstrators arrested in sit-ins and other protests.  Hill and Atlanta Life Insurance Company are also credited for increasing African American access to affordable mortgage financing in the South.

Soon after his arrival to Atlanta in 1949, Hill quickly became acquainted with most of the key leaders of the time through the Hungry Club which held its meetings at the Butler Street YMCA where Hill first resided and which was then the only forum for black and white leaders to collectively engage in serious dialogue on contemporary issues.  As Chair of virtually every major voter registration drive in the black community during the 1960s registering over 50,000 new black voters, Hill also founded and chaired the All Citizens Registration Committee, a precursor to a political organization that has since nurtured the careers of Atlanta’s last four mayors.  And though Hill never held a political office, he had an ear to nearly every high ranking politican in Georgia from President Jimmy Carter to city council members and everyone in between.

Hill founded The Atlanta Inquirer, the weekly newspaper that became the voice of the civil rights movement in Atlanta.  And in 1960 along with other young black leaders of the time, Hill produced a survey of Atlanta’s black population entitled “A Second Look: The Negro Citizen in Atlanta” which challenged the predominant belief in Atlanta’s white community that Atlanta was a model for racial harmony in the South.  Hill was also a key player in the integration of Georgia colleges and universities namely the University of Georgia.

Hill achieved a laundry lists of first for African Americans.  In 1977 he was elected president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and became the first African American to hold such a position in any major U.S. city.  An integral figure in bringing public transit to Atlanta, Hill was appointed the first chair of MARTA Board of Directors and first African American to serve on the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia.  He was also elected as the first black member of the Board of Directors of the Commerce Club, and was the first African American receipt of the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Progress and Service.  Hill served on a number of corporate boards including Delta Air Lines, SunTrust, Comsat, Knight-Ridder, Morse Shoes, National Service Industries, and Rich’s, often as the first minority member.

Hill served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change for over 15 years and also chaired the local NAACP.

Hill was a key player in bringing the 1996 Olympic Games to the City of Atlanta and subsequently served as a member of the Board of Directors for the 1996 Olympic Games.

Hill had a knack for bringing the city’s white leaders and black leaders together at one table to transform Atlanta from a mid-sized southern city to the large international city we think of today.

My grandfather left his earthly body and transitioned to heaven on December 17, 2012 but his legacy is all around Atlanta!  Whether taking Marta to a game, running through Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, or riding down I-75/85 and passing the exit for Jesse Hill Jr. Drive in the heart of downtown, I am reminded of the words of another #BlackHistory leader and family friend, “Nothing good and nothing of importance happened in this town that Jesse wasn’t somehow involved in.”

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Jessica Cooke Scarborough, Esq. is a third generation Atlantan and an Ivy League educated attorney who completed her Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.  Following law school, Jess practiced at one of Atlanta’s largest and most well respected law firms.  In more than five years of legal practice, Jess represented developers, lenders, borrowers, servicers, asset managers, and financial institutions in a wide array of real estate, finance, lending and securitization issues. Jess became an agent with Beacham & Company in 2014 and has been one of the firm’s most consistent producers. She and her husband, Jae, have two daughters and live in Smyrna.