Monthly Archives: January 2016

Judge Realty adds WANT by Lily Kuonen to the Permanent Collection

Faceless PortraitBorn on a pull-out couch in a free-standing kitchen in Arkansas, Lily Kuonen is anything but traditional. Kuonen seeks to defy the tradition of interdisciplinary correctness of creation with her work, exploring as many mediums as she can. “As an artist, when you have an idea, a concept, you have to see it through no matter what form it’s in,” she added. Kuonen graduated from SCAD with her MFA in painting and has spent the past eight years in the Southeast challenging artistic standards.WANT-New_860

Kuonen’s work Want was recently added to the Judge Permanent Collection, a perfect fit in her eyes. “A cinderblock is foundational, strong when it’s with other cinderblocks: it represents stability,” she said. The beauty of Kuonen’s work, however, is in the breakdown of that foundation. “A cinderblock may be strong, but when you remove a part of the whole, it becomes delicate, fragile.” Focusing on the deconstruction of something so visually stable, she wants to challenge what is “acceptable” in an artistic environment. With her work, she hopes to “engage a sense of desire to touch and interact with my work, I want people to want to touch my art, I want them to engage with it in a way that isn’t predicated.”

Naturally, working with concrete presented problems, “It’s difficult to make,” she laughed, “I used an angle grinder and always ended up covered in concrete dust. I showered 15 times trying to make this piece.” She said her initial inclination to concrete was natural, “Whenever I’m in my studio, my work isn’t constricted to paint and canvas, but when I do paint, I put the canvases on cinderblocks. Whatever’s in my studio is fair game.”Kuonen_L_06_860

Kuonen wants to create an entire typeface from cinderblocks. She’s currently writing grants to pursue this project, from there she can fill a gallery with tactile words and phrases. The idea came to her while she was looking at a digital clock, “Everything can be represented by that figure. Numbers, letters, I realized I could make any word or phrase from that basic shape.”

To see more of Kuonen’s work and learn more about her visit lilykuonen.com and stop by Judge Realty to view her piece and the rest of the Judge Permanent Collection at 347 Abercorn Street, Savannah, GA.

Craftsman Style Home For Sale Near Daffin Park in Savannah, Georgia

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Don’t miss out on this cute craftsman style home! Priced affordably at $84,900 with just enough space, offering two bedrooms and one full bathroom. Located at 1325 East 42nd Street, just one block from Daffin Park, tennis courts, 1.5 mile jogging path, dog park, and play ground for the kids.

Take a step into the bright living area and right away you’ll notice the wood floors, exposed brick fireplace, and spacious and updated kitchen. The back yard is fenced for privacy, kids, and pets. This would make a wonderful home or investment property. With just a few finishing touches this home will be just right. Contact Pam Peterson today to schedule a showing! 

Generation NEXT

Lori Judge brings an innovative, socially conscious, and modern take to this historic city’s real estate scene simultaneously incorporating her commitment to supporting Savannah’s arts culture and environmental sustainability concerns. Proudly adding her selection as a Savannah Magazine GenerationNEXT member to her accolades, she is excited to spend the next year further developing her concept of what a modern real estate company can encompass, from operating a green, solar powered, art infused office environment to residential and commercial sales and management brokerage.Lori Judge of Judge Realty

This year Eco-Broker Judge is making a major push to focus the Judge Realty Permanent Art Collection on three central themes; the environment, the economy, and energy. “These three issues, the environment, the economy, and energy need to strike a balance and work in harmony. If one of these elements is out of balance this creates a negative effect on the whole system,” states Judge. Incorporating artists like Ansley West Rivers and her piece Hatch Nuclear Power Plant, Altamaha River GA, Judge wants the statements behind her Permanent Collection selections to work in tandem with her business ideals, highlighting how we can create longevity and minimize anything detrimental to our eco-system.PowerPlant 001

When Savannah Magazine interviewed Judge, she was asked, “What is Savannah’s biggest problem and how should we solve it?” Judge responded, “I think our problem is not having the structure to keep young students around after graduation. This would diversify the socio-economic makeup of Savannah and grow industry.” It is Judge’s hope that by supporting local, young artists who are focusing their work on sustainability, that she too can help raise awareness while helping establish some of Savannah’s newest talents who are trying to carve a niche for themselves in our local culture. Judge elaborates, “Savannah is already a naturally beautiful place. I believe art and artists enhance this aesthetic.”

When Judge isn’t spending time at her organic farm located in Metter, GA, she is in the office changing our idea of what a real estate company can be. Drop in and visit the solar powered Judge office to view Lori’s Permanent Art Collection and learn more about her approach to a sustainable business and community.

Judge Realty 2015 Top Producers

Judge Realty is extremely proud to announce that Casey Howard and Pam Peterson are our 2015 Top Producers. Howard, the VP of Asset Management and Leasing for Judge Commercial, completed an astonishing $13M in multi-family sales, $2.5M in hospitality, $4M in shopping centers, and leased over $4.5M in retail, office and warehouse transactions this year earning the Commercial Top Producer Award. Peterson, a residential Sales Associate, finished the year strong with just under $7 million and received the Residential Top Producer Award.2015 Top Producers | Judge RealtyPhotography: Juwan Platt

Howard has over 11 years of experience providing advisory, asset management and brokerage services in all commercial property types with a concentration in multi-family and retail real estate. She has a broad array of expertise in commercial real estate including lease negotiation and restructuring, site selection, build-to-suit oversight, tenant/landlord representation, investment sales, and more. Her creative, value-driven approach leverages a unique perspective, skill set, and network of industry connections she developed during her years. Howard’s national network of users, developers, private investors, REITs, and brokerage relationships creates a strong platform to deliver far-reaching representation for her clients. She and her husband, Robert, have 3 children, Eva and Preston (4 1/2 yr old twins) and Ella (2 1/2 yrs old).

When asked about her success this year, Howard said, “These days my definition of success is very different from what it might have been 5-6 years ago. Success might have been defined in very quantitative terms, whereas, my definition of success nowadays is much more qualitative. Success for me is having people around you that you love, and that love and support you. You get to have a positive impact on people. I find that more important than anything right now.”

Lori Judge, Owner/ Broker of Judge Realty said, “Casey originally joined Judge Commercial as our property manager. Soon after, clients were requesting her to represent them in leasing and sales. We realized that her strengths were in brokerage. Her energy and drive is effective and unlike anyone else in the market. I’m proud and excited for Casey and her big year.”2015 Top Producers | Judge Realty

Peterson, a New Smyrna Beach native, said, “I entered the real estate business in 2010. I was fortunate to be trained by the best. My mother is the Broker/Owner of a successful real estate company in Florida. She taught me the business, drawing from her 15 years of experience. When I relocated to Savannah to live with my fiancee, I was anxious about starting over in a new city. It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with Savannah and I found the perfect fit working for Lori Judge. I’m confident this was the right move!”

While talking to Peterson about her successful year she said, “What a great year! I’m so appreciative when clients choose to include me in one of their biggest decisions, buying or selling their homes. This year I’ve been blessed to work with wonderful clients, friends, and enjoyed being part of the Judge Realty team. Since joining Judge Realty two years ago, I’ve thrived in the team environment and learned a tremendous amount working closely with our broker, Lori Judge. All the agents are happy to lend a helping hand when needed. I’ve been able to grow my business and learn a lot from my colleagues. I’m looking forward to another successful year here with Judge in 2016! ”

Judge said, “Pam brings a fresh outlook and perspective to residential real estate. She is always ahead of the game and providing the best possible service to her clients. I’m proud of Pam’s exceptional year and look forward to her continued growth in our market.”

Casey Howard
VP Asset Management & Leasing
choward@judgecommercial.com / 912.661.3215

Pam Peterson 
Sales Associate
pam@judgerealty.com / 912.401.2264