Monthly Archives: September 2015

Bobby Vermillion joins Judge Commercial

Bobby Vermillion | Judge Commercial Associate Broker

Judge Commercial is pleased to announce that Bobby Vermillion has joined its team as an Associate Broker.

Lori Judge, founder and principal broker of Judge Realty, expressed her excitement over the addition to the team saying, “Bobby has been a friend and neighbor for the past few years. He has an incredible work ethic and great energy. Bobby’s background in hotels, restaurant, retail and residential development is essential in our growing Savannah market. I’m very happy Bobby decided to join our commercial division.”

Bobby Vermillion has been a part of the local real estate community and called Savannah home for the past three years. An enthusiastic believer in the opportunities the city offers to both businesses and individual residents alike, Bobby invested in the purchase and renovation of a circa 1890 Historic District Victorian triplex. “I am excited to be joining the team at Judge Commercial. I believe that they are the most dynamic and forward-thinking full-service agency in town. The fact that they are a locally-owned boutique agency means they are really a part of the Savannah community.”

Bobby attended St Andrew’s University and graduated with a Political Science Bachelor of Arts Degree. During that time, he had the opportunity to visit as well as reside in foreign countries including Zimbabwe, India, and Vietnam. These international travels provided Bobby with a keen understanding of diverse cultures, customs, and architectural styles.

A Williamsburg, VA native, Bobby grew up in a family of dynamic entrepreneurs. From an early age he was able to gain experience and valuable insights into the hotel, restaurant, retail, and residential development business enterprises that his family owned and operated. Currently a resident of the Historic District, Bobby is an active member of the Savannah community with memberships in the The Historic Savannah Foundation, The Telfair Museum, and The Savannah Yacht Club.

Judge Commercial currently manages over 60 commercial units. Acting as the lead brokerage company to streamline the major commercial developments on Broughton Street, Liberty Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Judge Commercial had 2014 closed sales of over $66 million.

For more information on Bobby Vermillion and Judge Commercial services contact 912.236.1000 or visit www.judgerealty.com.

Picker Joe’s Antique Mall and Vintage Market

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Picker Joe’s Antique Mall & Vintage Market recently opened in the vibrant Starland District. Located on 41st Street between Abercorn and Lincoln Streets, the eclectic mix of vintage furniture, clothing, books, trinkets, and more has made the mall the talk of the neighborhood. Boasting 62 dealers, it is currently the largest multi-dealer antique mall north of Victory Drive. We asked mall owner James Plumlee what it was like working with Judge Realty during his search for the new mall location.


What made you chose Savannah as a place to open your business?

I was searching for the perfect location in Savannah to open Picker Joe’s Antique Mall & Vintage Market. After looking at several properties in the area I realized I needed the expertise of a local real estate agent to guide me in the right direction.

What made you choose Judge Realty?

After investigating a few local agents, I decided to go with Judge Realty. They were very knowledgeable, accommodating, and exhibited the utmost professionalism throughout the process.

How would you describe the process from contract to close. How did we do?

Judge was great and handled the process wonderfully. Jason Nielubowicz handled most of the transactions. He was wonderful to work with. Kind, courteous, and very helpful!

Advice for other people interested in buying or selling properties?

Find a good agent! I definitely recommend Judge Realty to anyone looking for property in Savannah. They will guide you in the right direction!


A true Savannah native son, Jason Nielubowicz spent his growing up years living on the Isle of Hope. He has spent 17 years in mortgage and real estate finance, the last decade exclusively originating commercial mortgages . Jason loves the people of Savannah, specifically the friendliness and tolerance that describes most residents. An avid supporter of the local music scene, Jason often can be found at one of Savannah’s many concerts. His other interests include spending time on local rivers, attending meetings of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper Association, and participating in Savannah Bicycle Campaign activities.

For more information on Picker Joe’s visit their website at www.pickerjoes.com. For more information about Jason and Judge Realty please visit www.judgerealty.com or call 912.236.1000.

 

Shields Up by Anna Fox Ryan

Anna Fox Ryan | Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection

This week we take another look into the Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection, the recently acquired piece Shields Up by artist Anna Fox Ryan.

Shields Up is a charcoal on Rives BFK paper piece that is a part of Ryan’s Power Series. The purpose of the series was to reflect and investigate power and energy as they both conflict in relationships.

“In using power structures, I wanted to explore the relationship of energy and how it was exchanged. Was it positive or negative? Was it developed and grown? I used charcoal in bursts of the powder instead of clean lines, almost in a spitfire as they engaged with one another,” says Ryan about the series.

Anna Fox Ryan energy paintings began with the observation of industrial energy, and evolved into the observations of electromagnetic fields in living beings, commonly called the energy body or aura. Her interest in energy fields started at a young age and have, over time, progressed into a full education in shamanism. A Fine Arts, magna cum laude, graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design, Ryan is based in Philadelphia. Ryan also lectures on drawing and energy throughout the country.

The Judge Realty Permanent Collection started in early 2014. Built to showcase a private collection that is open to the public, the pieces are on rotation for guests and passerbyers to enjoy at Judge Realty. Presently, with over 30 pieces in the collection, Judge Realty aims to support local and regional artists and help the creative community thrive.

Office Property for Sale – 109 Oglethorpe Professional Court

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Judge Commercial is pleased to present this prime Southside professional corner unit office condo. This open, light filled office space, consists of approximately 1,940 square feet and is located at 109 Oglethorpe Professional Court. This condo is in excellent condition and has been recently updated. It features a reception area and waiting room, private offices, 2 restrooms, storage, break room, conference rooms and plenty of parking for your employees, clients and guests. Contact Lori Judge today at 912-236-1000 to learn more! 

Falling into Festivals

As we lament the close of the Summer, we are cushioned by one of the best seasons in Savannah, Fall. One of the greatest greetings to this season are the festivals that begin starting in September. This week on the blog we review some of September’s best events sure not to disappoint and filled with music, food and spirits.


 

Craft Brew Week/Craft Brew Festival August 31st – September 6th – One thing the fall does bring in addition to cooler weather, is the harvest. Craft Brew week starts this week with a taste of Savannah breweries that put on special events to showcase their beers all week. Locations include The Distillery, Green Truck Pub and Crystal Beer Parlor. Savannah Craft Brew Fest will take place at the Savannah Convention Center this Saturday from 12:00p.m. – 5:00p.m.

Falling into Festivals | Bacon Fest | Judge Realty BlogPhoto Credit: Bacon Fest

Bacon Fest September 4th and 5th – As if there are really any more words we need to add to this, the 2nd Annual Bacon Fest will take place on River Street. Get ready for select local restaurants to serve up their mouthwatering bacon creations all weekend long! Participating restaurants include: Ampersand, Bayou Café, Cheesecake Market, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Feather & Freight, Leopold’s Ice Cream, Savannah Rae’s Popcorn, The Naked Dog, Tondee’s Tavern, Treylor Park, and Wet Willie’s.

Falling into Festivals | Revival Fest | Judge Realty BlogPhoto Credit: Revival Musicfile Productions

Revival Festival September 12th – Brought to you by the creators of Savannah Stopover, Revival Festival celebrates Southern music including old-school electric blues to American folk. The lineup includes Fruit Bats, Those Darlins, and Robert Lee Coleman and The Night Owls.

Savannah Jazz Festival Sept 20th–27th – Join us for the 34th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival presented by Coastal Jazz Association! The annual festival celebrates jazz as a living art form‑built on a constantly evolving tradition and will offer all types of jazz, from Dixieland, traditional swing, straight‑ahead and bop to melodic standards, and funky down‑home gutbucket blues. The festival boasts the best in international, national, regional and local jazz talent. Sponsored by the City of Savannah, the Festival is free and open to the public.

Falling into Festivals | Oktoberfest | Judge Realty BlogPhoto Credit: The Waterfront Association

Oktoberfest Oct 2nd- 4th- As the finale to September’s events comes one of the largest and most celebrated throughout the world, Oktoberfest. From the infamous Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, and Oompah Dancing, the celebration at the 32nd Annual Oktoberfest takes place on Historic River Street. Enjoy a bit of Germany, Savannah style, with a beer garden offering a variety of beers and food booths featuring German cuisine and live performances.