Monthly Archives: April 2019

Big Bon Bodega Shares Big Love for Judge Realty

Judge Realty and Big Bon Bodega

Judge Realty Founder and CEO Lori Judge, pictured here with the Big Bon Bodega Family, shared an important role in this recently opened Bodega. When Bodega owner Kay Heritage was looking for a space to open her bricks and mortar Big Bon Pizza spin off bodega location she contacted Lori for assistance. After exploring many possible commercial locations, the opportunity to lease the newly renovated building at 2011 Bull Street became available.

Judge Realty Property Management Division, oversees leasing of the residential and commercial spaces of this architectural gem. Previously a gas station, the building retains much of its former mid-century character. The owner added a residential component making this an exemplary model of how a building can be repurposed for a present use yet remain sensitive to the neighborhood character and history.

Judge Realty has a business mission statement that places clients’ needs above all else. We posed the following questions to Big Bon Bodega for feedback on the leasing process and to follow-up on how their experience with this office measured up to our service goals.

1. What made you choose Judge Realty? It has always been human relationshipwhen we choose whom we do business with. Lori Judge has always been such kind and thoughtful person, professionally and personally. She truly cared about our team and was able to share the vision for our company and correctly pairing us with the right building owner. We are so grateful for her.

2. How would you describe the process from contract to close. How did we do? “Judge Realty team has been nothing but professional and caring from the initial meeting to final closing.”

3. Advice for other small business interested in leasing properties? “Choose Judge Realty! Choose to work with people whom you can trust from your gut; whom you can be life long friends! We chose Judge Realty and so glad we did!

Thanks for the love and positive feedback Big Bon Bodega! Congratulations on the grand opening of your new venture. So glad that we could share the Big Bon Family business journey. Judge Realty is looking forward to enjoying your wood-fired bagels and other items in this new location.

Visit Big Bon Bodega at 2011 Bull Street & | Photography by Daniel Eastwood

3 Fun Facts with Shari Robertson Broome

A Savannah native, Shari Robertson Broome grew up watching her Mother navigate buyers and sellers as they achieved the American dream of homeownership. Shari originally chose the appraisal field to begin carving her own path in the real estate industry. Her portfolio of professional experience includes working with Johnnie Ganem Appraisal Company, the largest appraisal firm in the Savannah area, owning and operating her own appraisal firm, Robertson Appraisal Services for over a decade and acting in the role of Executive Assistant for some of the top producing brokers in the Southeast. Shari was awarded the Affiliate of the Year by the Savannah Board of Realtors for her dedicated work with the RPAC Committee in 2000. Additionally, The Savannah Area Mortgage Bankers Association awarded her with the Affiliate of the Year in 2010 for her service as the Board Secretary. Shari and her husband, Tommy have two grown sons and two rescued beagles. In her spare time, you can find her playing on one of Savannah’s local rivers or cheering on her beloved LSU Tigers. 

Danny Worsley Earns Rave Reviews

Judge Realty’s Director of Property Management Danny Worsley is getting rave reviews from property owners and tenants since joining the Judge Team last fall.

Of the multitude of reviews Danny has received this one from Karen Anselmo is very typical of the feedback he is getting:

“I must say that Danny Worsley, Property Manager at Judge Realty has been the best property manager I have had in the 4 years of renting. I had been a homeowner for decades before renting and dreaded the whole idea. Some of the previous PM’s I have dealt with took days if ever to return calls and texts regarding any situation that may have arised. Danny, returns calls, texts and resolves any problem or situation pretty much within hours. He is polite, professional, relaxed, hassle free making renting one of his represented properties worry free.”

An Englishman living in Savannah, Danny was born in Southend-on–sea, Essex and spent several years living in London before moving to the States as a teenager.

He and his wife and baby daughter now reside in Savannah’s picturesque Kensington Park neighborhood which offers family friendly sidewalks, parks, and tree-shaded backyards for relaxing.

Musically inclined, Danny has a drumming talent that began during his high school years. Danny describes his experience this way, “After forming bands through high school, things got more serious in my 20’s. An underground punk rock band A Girl A Gun A Ghost was put together, toured for over four years, and signed two record contracts. The band imploded in tremendous fashion in 2009.” Danny presently keeps his drumming skills up to speed by practicing in his home music studio.

Photography by Cedric Smith

After earning a BFA from AASU with a focus in Graphic Design, Danny developed an interest in real estate, became a licensed agent, and began a career in Savannah’s burgeoning vacation rental industry before joining Judge Realty. CEO and Founder of Judge Realty, Lori Judge offers her own five star review stating, “Judge Realty is fortunate to have Danny overseeing our residential and commercial leasing divisions. His successful management style is recognized by the many owner and resident positive reviews he has earned in the short time since joining our team.”