Come Rain or Come Shine

Judge Realty in Savannah GaJudge Realty presents “Come Rain or Come Shine,” a public art installation by Savannah, GA-based artist Ben Tollefson and Indiana-based artist Elmer Ramos. The piece is the fourth iteration of Judge Realty’s sponsorship of public art projects and was conceived through the collaborative joining of two distinct art practices. The artwork is a whimsical interpretation of local weather patterns such as short bursts of afternoon rain, common in the summer months in Savannah. “Come Rain or Come Shine” borrows its name from the title of a song by Savannah native Johnny Mercer.

Judge Realty in Savannah GACome Rain or Come Shine” is comprised of numerous low -relief sculptures of elements of weather; clouds and raindrops figure prominently, while a massive rainbow hovers at the top of the composition. The artists combined elements of each of their respective artistic practices in the conception of the project. Ramos, a trained printmaker, employs techniques of the printmaking craft to new and surprising ends. He is known for his blends of vibrant color, which he isolated through the cutting and collaging of bold, abstracted shapes. This use of color and shape informs the simple, but radiant elements in the project. Tollefson, an oil painter, creates images of imagined environments. These environments frequently include clouds and rainbows as sculptures that exist only in the paintings. Like Ramos, Tollefson embraces a saturated color palette. The sculptures are mounted on the thin rods off the facade of the Judge Realty building, creating depth and dramatic shadows in the sunny spring weather, and providing a joyous backdrop for visitors. The project is a bold, vibrant, and playful setting, a bright contrast to the subdued color and dappled sunlight that characterizes downtown historic Savannah.

Members of the public are invited to a free block party to celebrate the opening of the installation on Friday, April 6 from 4 – 7 pm, which includes games, drinks, and refreshment.

420 East Waldburg

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420 East Waldburg Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
2 Bedrooms & 1 Bathroom
1,176 Square Feet
Realtor Sales Associate: Pamela Peterson

Gorgeous second-floor condo in a historic brick building. Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a spacious living area with a recently renovated kitchen, bathroom, newly installed custom built windows and a freshly painted interior. Beautiful fireplaces in every room, high ceilings, refinished hardwood floors throughout, and a modern kitchen and bathroom. One off-street parking space behind the building. The interior renovation was just completed during 2017-2018, and the building is now undergoing the condo conversion. This condo will make a great low maintenance home or Savannah getaway. The condo docs do allow short term/vacation rentals.

To learn more about this property, or to schedule a viewing, contact Pam Peterson today at 912.401.2264 or stop by 347 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA.

318 Lawton Avenue

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318 Lawton Avenue, Savannah, GA, 31404
4 Bedrooms & 3 Bathrooms
2,311 Square Feet
Sales Associate: Casey Krinsky

This adorable home features tons of upgrades, original features including hardwood floors and built-ins, and lots of storage. All four bedrooms are great sizes! The master is located on the first floor and has a great master bath plus large walk-in closet! All three bathrooms are updated. The backyard is fenced in.

To learn more about this property, or to schedule a viewing, contact Casey Krinsky today at 912.236.1000 or stop by 347 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA.

Paprika Southern Magazine Thinks “Art Is the Spice of Life”

Paprika Southern and Lori JudgePhotography by Siobhan Egan

Judge Realty’s CEO and Founder Lori Judge is an avid art collector and supporter of the Savannah art community. Art and style magazine Paprika Southern sat down with Lori to get her tips on starting and maintaining a personal collection.

Lori’s top tips include; educate yourself by exploring art galleries and attending art shows, set a budget, and do not be afraid to negotiate on purchase prices.

Also featured in this article are gallery owners Leslie Lovell of Roots Up Gallery and Susan Laney of Laney Contemporary Gallery. Both owners agree that collecting art adds value and enjoyment to life and all three of these collectors say their number one tip is to “buy only what you love.”

Pick up the latest Paprika Southern issue to read the entire article. Interested readers can also find this stylish publication at

Visitors are always welcome to view a portion of Lori’s collection at the Judge Realty office located at 247 Abercorn Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm and weekends 11 am to 4 pm.


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Judge Realty agents tee’d up this week for the SCAD Museum of Art public performance by artist Pia Camil. This installation, specially commissioned by the SCAD Museum of Art, is the latest and the largest iteration of Camil’s ongoing interest in t-shirts as repositories of cultural information. The artwork is one colossal fabric mass comprised of more than 1,000 repurposed t-shirts stitched together yet maintaining each tee’s neck opening.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia.

The Judge team joined Camil in Forsyth Park as she leads a public, participatory performance to kick off SCAD deFINE ART 2018. Onlookers and volunteers collectively wore the garment generating a moment of togetherness.  Accompanied by the SCAD drumline, the walk provided a unique opportunity to be a part of an artistic performance celebrating diversity.Judge Realty in Savannah, Georgia

This performance is part of SCAD deFINE ART 2018, held Feb. 20-23 at university locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, and Hong Kong. This is an annual program of exhibitions, lectures, performances and public events that highlight emerging and established artists.

Judge Realty and its founder Lori Judge have a history of support for local art projects and artists. An avid collector, Lori Judge established the Judge Realty Art Collection and has made it available for public viewing. Interested art lovers are welcome to enjoy the works of Katherine Sandoz, Will Penny, Marcus Kenney, Tobia Makeover and several other artists at the realty office located at 347 Abercorn Street. Regular office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and weekends 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease

Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge RealtyJudge Realty Property Management Division is pleased to announce that leasing has begun at 2411 Habersham Apartments. This vintage 1920’s eight-unit complex, once known as the Williams Apartments and later the Tomo-Chi-Chi Apartments, has been given a complete face lift. Broker Lori Judge matched investors with this property and the results are noteworthy. The new owners have transformed this vintage building into a renter’s dream, resulting in a significant contribution to the ongoing revitalization of this trendy Starland District neighborhood.

Lori Judge states, “Last year, Judge Realty formed our New Development Division to provide consulting, navigating, and assistance to real estate investors and developers. Our services range from property acquisition to rental management. We are pleased to have assisted in this sale and to now provide the management and leasing. Who could have guessed this neglected building could be transformed into the gem it is now? Not only does this renovation provide exceptional housing, it also generates several external community benefits. A rehabilitation of an existing property is a catalyst; helping to attract other investors and improving neighborhood conditions. It indicates an economic viability helping to spur other residential and commercial activity, increasing population, and improving neighborhood safety.”Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge Realty

Each of the two bedroom, one bath, 1200 sf apartments features a bonus sun room, in-unit washer/dryer, all new kitchen appliances, storage area, and access to a gated off-street parking lot. In addition, the units are equipped with smart technology, allowing residents to access security cameras via a mobile app. The location, across from the popular Green Truck Pub and Al-Salaam Deli offers easy access to Starland District amenities.Stunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge RealtyStunning Apartment Renovation Available to Lease with Judge Realty

Director of Property Management Nicole Floyd and Associate Broker/Leasing Agent Bruce Jacobs expect the apartments to rent quickly. Interested renters should contact our main office 912-236-1000 or visit us online

This building renovation and its impact on the neighborhood attracted the attention of the Savannah Morning News. Reporter Katie Nussbaum researched the building’s history and produced an article which appeared February 11th as a BiS Section Sunday edition feature story. Nussbaum’s article can be viewed HERE

Community Spotlight: Out of the Judge Realty Office and into the Emmaus House Kitchen

Judge Realty team at Emmaus in Savannah, Georgia

Judge Realty agents spent a busy morning last Friday volunteering at the Emmaus House; the team provided meal prep and service to Savannah’s homeless and in need population. An outreach program of United Ministries of Savannah, the Emmaus house located at 18 Abercorn St. mission is, “focused on confronting food insecurity in downtown Savannah.” Founded in 1982 by several area congregations, last year this program served an astounding 4,000 hot meals each month and also provided laundry and shower facilities to Savannah’s neediest residents.Judge Realty at Emmau in Savannah Ga

The volunteer morning began at 7:30 am as agents donned aprons and began a non-stop culinary dance choreographed by Emmaus House Executive Chef Freda Payne. Chef Payne has been associated with the Emmaus House for nearly 20 years. She is a skilled coordinator who seamlessly led the agents from slicing and dicing to after-meal cleanup and showed the team what it takes to feed 200 plus patrons every day.Lori Judge at Emmaus with Judge Realty

Many thanks to Executive Director Ariana Berksteiner for allowing Judge Realty the privilege of experiencing this 20-year-old program and educating the team on community volunteering.

Anyone interested in the work of this ministry, sign up for their newsletter or to volunteer, please visit the Emmaus House website HERE

Nicole Floyd promoted to Director of Property Management

Director of Property Management at Judge RealtyJudge Realty is pleased to announce that Nicole Floyd has been promoted to Director of Property Management. Founder and CEO Lori Judge explains, “Originally a Judge Property Management assistant; it quickly became clear that Nicole’s business acumen qualified her for a more prominent role at Judge Realty.” Broker In Charge, Debbie Dennis, states, “Nicole has been instrumental in implementing organizational and growth strategies simultaneously focusing on our core mission of providing attention to detail and exceptional client services.”

Originally from Boston, MA, Nicole, her husband Jalil, a Savannah College of Art and Design web developer, and young son enjoy spending free time at Savannah’s family-friendly outdoor events and parks. Other recreational time is spent following Major League Baseball and supporting her hometown Boston Red Sox.

Nicole’s community activities include time spent volunteering at the United Ministries of Savannah Emmaus House and the Greenbriar Children’s Center. A lifelong lover of all things literary, Nicole had one of her poems published at age twelve and hopes to eventually publish her own poetry collection.

Congratulations, Nicole! 

325 Tattnall

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325 Tattnall Street, Savannah, GA, 31401
Agent: Bobby Vermillion

Downtown midcentury office building for sale. This 6,000 square foot building spans the block between Tattnall and Jefferson along West Harris Street. Set on 2 floors with a staircase and elevator directly off of the reception area, the current floorplan consists of 15 offices, 4 bathrooms, a large conference room, kitchen, and ample storage areas. The block and steel contrition allow endless possibilities as far as configuration. Easy street parking around building with parking also available in adjacent city garage.

To learn more about this property, or to schedule a viewing, contact Bobby Vermillion today at 912.509.1000 or stop by 347 Abercorn St. Savannah, GA.

Judge Realty proudly announces 2017 Top Producers

Judge Realty proudly announces our 2017 Top Producers. Bringing in more than $15M combined sales and leases for 2017, these agents had a very successful year. From the Residential Department, Kim Iocovozzi’s 2017 sales exceeded $8M. From the Judge Commercial Department, Bobby Vermillion exceeded $7M. Iocovozzi, a Savannah native, specializes in multi-family, estate lots, and marsh front subdivisions. Vermillion, originally from Virginia, focuses on representing clients on income-generating properties. Kim Iocovozzi, Judge Realty Top Producer 2017

Kim Iocovozzi saw successful residential sales this year of upscale homes, including 187 Penrose Drive. Designed by noted Savannah architect, Neil Dawson, the AIA Savannah Citation award winning home was a highlight listing for Kim’s year.  In addition to Penrose, Kim also sold a classic Historic District condo located at 3 W. Jones St., 220 East Point Drive located on deep-water, and an Ardsley Park gem located at 633 East 45th.  These properties alone exceeded $2M in sales.

Bobby Vermillion, Judge Realty 2017 Top Producer

Bobby Vermillion had a successful year in commercial real estate, with combined sales and leases exceeding $7M. He saw great success on the west side of Savannah, selling both 223 MLK and 1018 MLK to clients starting exciting new local businesses. 

Thank you to our two Top Producers for helping the Judge Realty team meet its 2017 sales goals.