Monthly Archives: November 2014

Creators’ Foundry

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The Creative Coast is offering you the opportunity to lease a creative space located inside of the Creator’s Foundry. Surround yourself with innovative, smart, and established companies. There is so much space (1,500SF – 8,000SF) for you to stretch your legs and grow your business. This property comes with plenty of parking and easy access to downtown Savannah. To learn more about this beautiful and historic former industrial warehouse space, contact Lori Judge.

Judge Realty welcomes Emily Kelley – VP of Residential Property Management

Emily O'Neil VP Residential Property Management at Judge Realty

Judge Realty has hired Emily Kelley as the new VP of Residential Property Management. Due to the success of Judge Realty’s Property Management division, Kelley was brought on to help aid in the success of business development.

In this position, Kelley implements the owners’ strategic plans for each property or portfolio of properties, including property management, leasing, financials, relationship management, reporting, maintenance repairs, capital projects, and ongoing administration of all relevant agreements and legal issues.

Originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina, Kelley moved from her home base to Charleston, South Carolina, where she spent 13 years gaining in depth experience in maximizing financial performance, maintaining and growing asset values.  Before moving to Savannah, she worked at some of the largest real estate investment trust companies in the U.S. including AIMCO and Colonial Properties Trust.

Kelley also has experience in managing multifamily portfolios with asset values up to 34M and single family portfolios with combined asset values of 75+M.

Kelley is an advocate of pancreatic cancer research and will be dedicating the month of November (Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month) to raising awareness and funds.  When she lost her mother to the disease several years ago, Kelley made it a point to raise awareness about this little known form of cancer.

“My mother was healthy and fine. Then she woke up one day with a death sentence -that was only a few short months away due to this monstrous disease. She went from being seemingly healthy and perfectly fine to being very sick and dying all with in less than four months. I lost my mother, my best friend to this disease way to early. If I can help one girl have more time with her mom it will fill my heart with joy.”

Emily will be running in the Purple Stride 5k in Atlanta on November 15th.  The yearly event put on by the Pancreatic Awareness Network, takes place all over the United States to raise money for research and treatment.

As a rising form of cancer, it is estimated that more than 46,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year, and more than 39,000 will die from the disease. It is the fourth leading cause of cancer death, with a relative five-year survival rate of just 6%.  It also one of the least funded in research among the major forms of cancer.

We know from the relatively high survival rates associated with breast cancer and HIV/AIDS that federal research funding levels matter in the fight to find new cures and directly relate to improved survival rates.

Emily is even working on forming her own foundation to help with the cause.  To donate, find out more information or join her in Atlanta head to her website.

Night of Future Stars

Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club in Savannah, Georgia.Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club in Savannah, Georgia. Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club in Savannah, Georgia. Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club in Savannah, Georgia.Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club in Savannah, Georgia. Photography by Chelsea Warlick 

The traditional African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” has been widely quoted when examining the partnerships required during the maturation of our youth. In this face-paced, instant information, and pressure-packed world today’s children are faced with a myriad of both challenges and opportunities. Navigating parenthood can be a daunting undertaking – partnerships and supports are welcome and necessary to prepare our youth for tomorrow.

Thankfully in the Savannah community there is no shortage of support in fostering youth development. Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club is one of the many clubs and organizations in the lowcountry whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those in need the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Judge Realty is sponsoring the annual A Night of Future Stars, to be held on Wednesday, November 12th, at Savannah Station.  “I really believe that the youth of today have an advantage that other generations in the past did not possess and I want to make sure we as a community nurture and support their development as best we can” says Lori Judge, owner and lead broker of Judge Realty who has sat on the board of the Boys and Girls club for over 3 years.

Some programs being highlighted for the evening are those that are specifically catered to areas where outreach helps the most including Kids Café (daily hot meals), Power Hour® (mandatory after-school homework help and study hour), SMART Moves® drug and alcohol prevention, NetSmartz® internet safety program, and programs geared toward literacy, abstinence education and leadership skills development.

“We are so excited about this event not only because it’s raising significant support for the Club’s very important programs but it gives our members a great opportunity to showcase the rich talents that they have developed – after all they are our future stars,” said  Vincent J. DelMonte, Executive Director of the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs.

Tickets are still available for the event.  For more information or to purchase ticketss head to www.bgcsavannah.org