3344 Peachtree / SOVEREIGN tops out

Regent Partners, LLC celebrated the topping out of the 635-foot, 50-story 3344 Peachtree mixed-use building and its luxury condominium home component, SOVEREIGN on Nov. 1. The development is officially the tallest landmark in Buckhead.

The building is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2008, with business tenants occupying the building this spring and residential homeowners moving in this summer.

The 3344 Peachtree development has 500,000 square feet of Class A office and retail space that is now 50 percent leased with signature tenants including Jones Lang La Salle, Fifth Third Bank and Littler Mendelson, PLC. It will also be the new home to The Buckhead Club, as well as Buckhead Life’s newest restaurant and the contemporary Fresh 2 Order café.

SOVEREIGN, the residential component, includes 82 luxury homes starting on the building’s 28th floor and going up to the 50th floor. The homes, priced from $1million, offer expansive city views and a private club service. To complement the building’s kinetic and sweeping architecture designed by Atlanta architects, Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates (SRSSA), Regent Partners has commissioned world-renowned artist Todd Murphy to curate and design an original art and sculpture collection for the building’s public spaces and residential lobbies.

The condominium homes range in size from nearly 2,000 square feet to more than 10,000 square feet. The two top stories include some 19,000 square feet that will be divided into two distinctive homes.

Isenberg & Hyman Assoc., Veracor merging

Sandy Springs-based Veracor Consulting Group and Isenberg & Hyman Associates have merged their insurance and benefit services businesses and will operate as Veracor.

Martin Isenberg and Barry Hyman have been associates since 1969, helping families and businesses with insurance needs. In addition to Isenberg and Hyman the four other partners of Isenberg & Hyman Associates, located at 6151 Powers Ferry Road in Sandy Springs, are Chris Broyles, Ryan Coker, Frank Cochran and John Ellard.

Veracor also has provided group insurance, disability coverage and retirement planning to companies for a number of years. Veracor’s offices are at 7000 Central Parkway N.E. in Sandy Springs, where the newly merged firm will consolidate its operations in November.

Buckhead Life Group signs with OpenTable Inc.

After more than three years of negotiations, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group Inc. has signed up with San Francisco-based Open Table Inc. to allow diners to make online reservations for all of its restaurants in Atlanta and the one in Boca Raton, Fla.

Online reservations can be made at www.buckheadrestaurants.com or www.opentable.com.

Open table will also track diners’ preferences for tables, wine or even food allergies, which Buckhead Life’s internal reservations system has done. It was a feature Buckhead Life did not want to lose.

RockBridge Bank hires David Fentress

Sandy Springs-based RockBridge Commercial Bank has hired Buckhead resident David Fentress as senior vice president to head up the bank’s commercial real estate activities.

Most recently, Fentress was senior vice president/market president of the Vinings office for Integrity bank. He has 20 years of experience in the Atlanta market in commercial and industrial and commercial real estate lending with such institutions as Chattahoochee National Bank, Conerstone Bank and SunTrust Bank.

RockBridge completed the largest banking capitalization in Georgia history last year at $36.6 million and opened at 5607 Glenridge Drive in November of 2006. RockBridge targets the financial needs of commercial clients and real estate developers, through a full array of cash management services, check image capture for remote deposits and an image lockbox system.