Monthly Archives: October 2014

Casey Howard

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I love being a commercial agent because… My job is so unbelievably rewarding. I get the privilege of doing what I love – helping owners realize the maximum potential in the assets through leasing/management and helping businesses find the perfect location to help their business grow. I’ve been involved in almost every aspect of real estate from the time I was 16 – working in residential, hotels, multi-family, commercial, development/construction, and management. Anyone that knows me well will tell you that I”m a bit addicted to what I do – it is completely thrilling for me – you never have the same day twice and if you’re not learning something new every day in this industry, you’re doing something wrong. I enjoy applying business analytics in all my dealings, as I’m a bit nerdy that way.. I want to see the numbers. 

Any real estate tips? I’d offer this advice with a smile: “Have a direction. Have a plan. Then go after the best fit.” In commercial real estate, our clients typically already have a pretty solid idea of their space/location requirements, budget, etc. But making the decision to relocate, grow your business or open a new business is a huge undertaking – that’s where we come in.  There’s so much overlap between leasing and management of a property. On a commercial management side, owners have to understand that attracting new tenants and holding on to existing ones is directly interlinked with property management. Income figures and monthly reports show more than rent accumulated and utility expenditures, it also shows new business generation and extrapolated numbers for the upcoming months. Having this knowledge has provided a value – adding service for our clients as they maneuver through. 

Favorite neighborhood in Savannah? I’m biased… I live in South Harbor on Skidaway Island and I love everything about it. I love being so close to the water and South Harbor is a smaller, family-oriented neighborhood where you’ll see tons of kids out exploring, families out boating, or hanging out by the pool… it’s like its own small little oasis tucked away on the outskirts of Savannah. 

I can’t live without… I can’t live without my family. I lead a crazy, but great life – with three children under 4 years old (yes, 2 of the three are twins in case you were wondering), life never has a dull moment. I have 3 1/2 year old twins, Eva and Preston, as well as a 1 1/2 year old little girl, Ella. They are all 3 type-A personalities and stubborn as they come, but they are the sweetest, funniest little kids I could have ever asked for. And they teach me far more than they will probably ever realize. And my husband, Robert Howard, is the Chief Information Officer at Armstrong University, and my best friend and rock – he pushes me to reach my fullest potential and is such an amazing person. At the end of a long day of work, it takes these smiles to wipe everything away and help me realize waht life is really about – they’re amazing. 

What makes me happy in Savannah… I’m an avid runner and love doing long runs down Green Island Road with my husband, Robert, and across the new Skidaway Island Bridge – running is somewhat therapeutic for me. One of my favorite events in Savannah every year is running in the Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon in Downtown Savannah. It’s incredible – the people that come out to cheer all of us on and the businesses and organizations that volunteer for the event that make it a really great time!

Favorite tools of the trade? Well, the obvious favorite here is my iPhone, but aside from that, it would by my MacBook Air… it goes with me everywhere. I’m a fairly big research nut, so I spend a lot of time gathering data for my clients, preparing reports, researching market trends, etc., in order to stay on top of the ever-changing climate we’re in. 

Savannah is an amazing city because… Some things about Savannah never change – it remains one of the nation’s prettiest cities, planned around a network of 21 squares, where tourists shop, children play, and lone saxophonists play their favorite jazz soundtracks for people passing by. But that doesn’t mean Savannah has nothing new to offer. In fact, most notable is the economic growth we continue to experience: between 2012 and 2013, tourism spending increased from $2 billion to $2.6 billion, in six years Gulfstream has gone from 3,500 employees to over 9,000, the Georgia Ports Authority continue to see gains year-over-year handling more cargo than ever before, and the region’s health care sector increased employment by 3.8 percent last year, adding some 4,500 workers since 2005. There’s just a ton of great things going  on here and the potential is huge for our city. 

Modern General by Sylvester & Co.

 

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Sylvester & Co. is an authentic American General Store that takes pride in supplying Savannah with products from small manufacturers and artisans in their Broughton Street boutique. Sylvester & Co. promote individuality and self-expression with their simple and functional products all in a beautiful storefront.

Judge Realty helped Modern General by Sylvester & Co. find their current location in downtown Savannah, and we can do the same for you. With our qualified commercial agents ready to help you, we are only a phone call away.

Judge Realty Loans Urban Impositions to Telfair Museum

Kedge Volta is a part of the Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection.

 

Judge Realty will be loaning out their Kedgar Volta Urban Impositions for the Telfair’s Savannah Collects showing at the Jepson Center October 3, 2014–January 18, 2015.

Telfair Museums teamed up with local collectors in the greater Savannah area to create an exhibit of beloved treasures housed throughout the community. From eighteenth and nineteenth century silver, furniture, paintings, and prints to modern and contemporary art, lenders to the exhibition each have graciously spared one beloved object from their collections for the duration of the show.

Judge Realty made the Volta piece a part of their permanent collection back in March, after a show held in Miami as a part of Art BaselLori Judge was immediately taken by the piece and knew it was going to be a great addition to the collection that she ultimately wanted to share with the community.

“My vision from the beginning was the idea of a private art piece displayed for the public to enjoy. Since Urban Impositions sits in the window of Judge Realty it was a great start to displaying works for the public.  When Telfair asked to borrow the piece for the exhibition I was thrilled.  The piece is now getting more exposure and public enjoyment which is thrilling to me because it is now bigger than my original vision.”

The reason behind this piece’s importance is how it relates to the local community.  While producing this series, Volta came up to the Hostess City and filmed pedestrians on the streets of downtown Savannah and placed them in his images. The people scene walking through the image are that of Savannah pedestrians.

Urban Impositions is a multimedia video and photography installation by Cuban artist Kedgar Volta. Inspired by the vacancy of the urban environments he found when he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, from his home in Havana, he used his artwork to underscore the absence of people by superimposing ghostly images of the population of other places in Jacksonville’s downtown scene.

Urban is one of many borrowed pieces from the community.  Approximately 25 works will be on display the entire duration of the exhibition. Each work is from a different collector. It runs October 3, 2014 through January 18, 2015.