Oakhurst Realty Partners is a leading provider of commercial real estate services focusing on brokerage, management and leasing, tenant representation, and development/ redevelopment. The Oakhurst Realty Partners team has directly participated in over $4.8 billion in transactions located throughout the United States. Employing an owner's mentality, Oakhurst Realty Partners currently manages and/or leases over 400,000 square feet in 35 retail and office buildings located throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Oakhurst Realty Partners has an excellent reputation for representing restaurant, retail, office, medical office, and industrial tenants in metropolitan Atlanta and has completed over 750 leases since its inception over 10 years ago.
A. Barton Lester, Managing Partner
Mr. Lester is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Oakhurst Realty Partners. Mr. Lester has over 21 years of commercial real estate banking and transaction-related experience and co-manages all aspects of Oakhurst Realty Partners. Prior to forming Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Lester directly participated in and executed investment sale transactions totaling over $3.3 billion of retail and office properties during his tenure with Eastdil Secured. Mr. Lester was an Officer in the Real Estate Group at Wells Fargo Bank and has been involved in both the origination and the securitization of commercial real estate loans in excess of $4.8 billion. Mr. Lester received an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and prior to that, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business.
B. Fisher Paty, Managing Partner
Mr. Paty has over 18 years of commercial real estate banking and transaction-related experience. Mr. Paty is a co-founder of Oakhurst Realty Partners and co-manages all aspects of the company. Prior to forming Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Paty has served in investment banking, brokerage, asset management, acquisitions, and consulting. At Eastdil Secured, he directly participated in and executed investment sale transactions totaling over $1.5 billion of office, retail and industrial properties. As a Leasing Representative, he has been involved in hundreds of lease transactions. As an Asset Manager, he has managed over 4.5 million square feet of office, retail and warehouse properties located throughout the U.S. Mr. Paty started his career in the Real Estate Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Paty is a Board Member of the Decatur Downtown Development Authority and the Decatur Development Authority, serves on the Economic Development Advisory Board for the City of Lawrenceville, and is President of the Avondale Estates Business Association. Mr. Paty holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Magna Cum Laude) with dual majors in Real Estate and Finance, and a minor in Economics from University of Florida. In addition, Mr. Paty is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Eric Carlton, Vice President
Mr. Carlton is a Vice President with Oakhurst Realty Partners and has over 13 years of experience in commercial real estate with a focus on tenant representation and development. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Carlton is active in retail and office leasing, investment sales, and land transactions. Prior to Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Carlton was with Joel & Granot Real Estate for five years and previously served with Grubb & Ellis Co., where he brokered the largest lease transaction in the Gwinnett office submarket in 2008. Before starting his commercial real estate career, Eric worked for several Congressional offices and a trade association in Washington, D.C. He has completed over $115 million in sales and leasing transactions to date, and is one of the few commercial real estate agents in Atlanta to have earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED A.P.) designation awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council where he subsequently served on the Steering Committee and the Diversity Committee to write the LEED for Retail - New Construction standards. Eric is a member of the Professional Standards Committee of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, and serves on the Board of the Technology Association of Georgia Finance Society. Mr. Carlton holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and is a Board Member of the T.U. Atlanta Alumni Association.
Todd Semrau, Vice President
Mr. Semrau is a Vice President with Oakhurst Realty Partners and has over 21 years of experience in restaurants and hospitality. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Semrau is active in restaurant and retail tenant representation, restaurant and retail landlord representation, investment sales, and land transactions. Mr. Semrau is also the owner of Urban Eats Consulting Group which is a full service hospitality advisor focusing on assisting retail mixed use, restaurants, food halls, food courts, hotels, lifestyle centers and food trucks with a variety of consulting services.Mr. Semrau holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business.
Steve Wohl, Vice President
Mr. Wohl is a Vice President with Oakhurst Realty Partners and has over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate with a focus on development, brokerage (leasing and sales), site selection and consulting. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Wohl is active in retail and office leasing, investment and land sales. Prior to Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Wohl was a Principal with Village Realty Group, LLC where he focused on advising developer and investor clients and a variety of business clients in acquisitions, leasing, and financial analyses. Previously, he served as a lead Development Manager with Atlantic Realty Partners where he was active in overseeing the development of over 650 multifamily units and 40+ acres of land development in Atlanta over a four year period. Mr. Wohl also has extensive experience in site selection for the telecommunications industry. Mr. Wohl is the Board Chairman for Member of Resources for Residents and Communities of Georgia, a 501(c)(3) affordable housing and community development organization, and was a participant in Urban Land Institute's inaugural class for the Atlanta District Council's Regional Leadership Development Program. Mr. Wohl holds a Master of Business Administration (concentration in Finance) from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs (Cum Laude) from University of Michigan.
Kristie Scruggs, Property Manager
Ms. Scruggs joined Oakhurst Realty Partners in 2015 and brings over nine years of experience in commercial real estate with a focus on property management, design and construction. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Ms. Scruggs leads the Property Management Division for the company's portfolio of office and retail properties located throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Prior to Oakhurst Realty Partners, Ms. Scruggs was a Regional Property Manager for Publix Super Markets, Inc. where she managed over 200 tenants located in 17 grocery anchored shopping centers in four southeastern states. Previously, she served in the Construction and Design Department for the grocery store chain, Safeway, Inc. Ms. Scruggs holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Management (Cum Laude) from Florida A&M University.
Brittney Rankins, Brokerage Support Associate
Ms. Rankins is a Brokerage Support Associate with Oakhurst Realty Partners. She has been with Oakhurst Realty Partners for more than six years and has over 11 years of experience in commercial real estate. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Ms. Rankins assists with brokerage support for the company's portfolio of office and retail properties located throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Prior to joining Oakhurst Realty Partners, Ms. Rankins was a Marketing Director with The Wiley Real Estate Group, Inc. where she assisted in preparing marketing materials for commercial properties. Ms. Rankins started her career with SunTrust Bank. Ms. Rankins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in Management from the University of Phoenix.