For over 11 years, Oakhurst Realty Partners has been a leading provider of commercial real estate services focusing on brokerage, management and leasing, tenant representation, and development / redevelopment. Employing an owner's mentality, Oakhurst Realty Partners currently manages and/or leases over 600,000 square feet in 45 office and retail buildings located throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Oakhurst Realty Partners has an excellent reputation for representing restaurant, retail, office, medical office, and industrial and tenants in metropolitan Atlanta and has completed over 550 leases since its inception.
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. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, he has overseen the development/redevelopment of over 215,000 square feet and is active in asset management and leasing. 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 is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Oakhurst Realty Partners. Mr. Paty has over 20 years of commercial real estate banking and transaction-related experience and co-manages all aspects of Oakhurst Realty Partners. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, he is active in asset management and leasing, as well as the redevelopment and repositioning of properties. 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, 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).
Steve Wohl, Senior Vice President
Mr. Wohl is a Senior 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.
Ben Campbell, Vice President
Ben Campbell is a Vice President with Oakhurst Realty Partners and has over five years of experience in commercial real estate. Ben gives his success to his mentors, who are among the top leaders in the industry. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Campbell is active in land transactions, building investment sales, and leasing. Prior to Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Campbell was with Ackerman & Co. where he was rewarded Young Broker of the Year in 2016. Mr. Campbell excels at meeting each client’s objectives due to his strong interpersonal skills, extensive market knowledge, and employing strategies to maximize value. Ben is on the Board of Directors of the Young Professionals of Habitat Atlanta and a member of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. A native of Atlanta and a graduate of Druid Hills High School, Ben holds a Bachelor’s degree in Managerial Science from the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
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.
Talani Casariego, Vice President
Ms. Casariego has 18 years of commercial real estate consulting experience in the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia. Talani has appraised a wide range of properties ranging from high rise office buildings to a private airplane hangar on Peachtree DeKalb Airport grounds. She earned the prestigious MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute in 2017 and continues to provide expert witness testimony and appraisal services. Over the last 10 years she has helped her clients buy or sell over $15 million in land, office, and retail assets. She also helped to lease numerous intown retail and office spaces. Talani joined Oakhurst Realty Partners in 2018 to focus on individually owned office, retail, and adaptive re-use buildings. She is a member of the Decatur Rotary Club
Brian Chambers, Vice President
Brian Chambers is a Vice President with Oakhurst Realty Partners and brings over 12 years of commercial real estate experience, with a focus on healthcare real estate. Prior to Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mr. Chambers was a Director of Advisory Services with Meadows & Ohly, LLC, where he focused on advising health systems and large medical practices with real estate services including tenant representation, market due diligence, market assessments, asset disposition, predevelopment analysis and overall real estate strategy. As a Portfolio Manager with Meadows & Ohly, Mr. Chambers managed a portfolio in excess of 500,000 SF of on-campus medical office, represented landlords in more than 350,000 SF of leasing transactions and managed first and second-generation tenant improvement projects. Before his time in healthcare real estate, Mr. Chambers was a Project Manager with Hardin Construction and helped manage the construction of two high-rise developments in Atlanta. Mr. Chambers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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.
Brittney Rankins, Brokerage Associate
Ms. Rankins is a Brokerage 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.
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
Sharon Frost, Senior Accountant
Sharon Frost is a Senior Accountant with Oakhurst Realty Partners and has over 10 years of accounting experience. At Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mrs. Frost oversees and manages all accounting operations for multiple retail, office, and industrial properties as well as oversees corporate accounting. Prior to Oakhurst Realty Partners, Mrs. Frost held accounting positions at The Shopping Center Group and Habif Properties. Mrs. Frost holds a Master of Business Administration (concentration in Accounting) and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from Strayer University.
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.