Business association set to launch

The new Brookhaven Business and Community Alliance will hold an introductory information meeting April 1 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Hudson Grille in Brookhaven Station. The group welcomes Brookhaven business owners, residents and community leaders to participate in a collaborative effort to provide a focus and brand the Brookhaven community.

The meeting is being organized by Gretchen Roberts, the executive director of the Brookhaven Arts Alliance, who will provide an introduction to present community initiatives. She said the purpose is to coordinate the initiatives under one organization, the Brookhaven Business and Community Alliance.

Businesses and professionals in Brookhaven will be able to network while connecting with community stakeholders. Interest groups such as the Brookhaven Peachtree Corridor Alliance, Friends of Brookhaven Park and the Brookhaven Arts Alliance and local public schools, including Cross Keys High School and Ashford Park Elementary School, will introduce their individual goals at the meeting.

Those organizations also will discuss how the Brookhaven Business and Community Alliance can serve as a catalyst for short- and long-term objectives.

“There are so many talented people in our community, doing many positive things, and it’s simply time that we come together to strengthen our voices for the benefit of all residents and businesses in Brookhaven,” said Roberts, who founded the Arts Alliance.

Those interested in attending the April 1 meeting should contact Roberts at

Remodeler Foerst joins Mosaic Group

Scott Foerst has joined Mosaic Group, formerly known as Deckwright and The Building Firm, two Atlanta home remodeling companies, as a remodeling consultant.

Foerst has an architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is a certified EarthCraft remodeler, a licensed Georgia remodeler and a real estate agent. He has 14 years’ experience in remodeling.

Mosaic Group has a showroom at 2358 Perimeter Park Drive, Suite 300, in the Perimeter area of DeKalb County.

SRS Real Estate Partners adds five in Atlanta

SRS Real Estate Partners, with offices at 3400 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, has added five retail real estate professionals from Catalyst Retail Group to its Atlanta team. SRS Real Estate Partners was formerly known as Staubach Retail Services.

Joining Dallas-based SRS from Atlanta-based Catalyst are Palmer Bayless, senior vice president; Brad Westbrook, vice president; Adrienne Crawford and Tim Mittelstaedt, associates; and Julia Rechsteiner, transaction coordinator.

“This team brings a strong reputation and invaluable experience to the SRS Real Estate team,” said Ray Uttenhove, executive vice president.

“Ray and I decided about six months ago to join forces to tackle this market cycle together,” Bayless said.

Recently, Staubach Retail Services announced plans to rebrand the 23-year-old firm as SRS Real Estate Partners.

The 23-year-old SRS continues to focus on representation services of retail real estate clients. Roger Staubach remains on the board and an equity holder.

A Royal Affair Cafe to hold Give Back Party

A Royal Affair Cafe will host a Give Back Party on April 25 at the Parkside Shopping Center in Sandy Springs to provide an opportunity for the community to support children with cancer and celebrate owner Lila Shirley’s six years of being cancer-free.

The evening will feature live music by the Uncle Mike Band and food from the cafe.

The cost is $30 for adults and $10 for children, which includes live entertainment, food and drinks. A Royal Affair will seek donations for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and a percentage of the evening’s profits will go to Children’s Healthcare.

A Royal Affair Cafe is at 5920 Roswell Road, Suite D-205.

For more information, call 404-252-7713, or visit

Travis Reed again is top Harry Norman agent

Travis Reed of Harry Norman, Realtors’ Buckhead office was named No. 1 among the companywide Top 25 Sales Associates of the Year for the third year at a luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. He was also Branch Listing Associate of the Year and Branch Sales Associate of the Year for the Buckhead office.

Other sales associates in the firm’s Buckhead offices who ranked in the top 10 companywide were Studie Young, who ranked second; Cathy Boston, who ranked fourth and was named Branch Sales Associate of the Year for the Powers Ferry office; Carol Young, who was fifth; Elsie Thompson, who was sixth; Christy Harris, who was ninth; and Beverly Mason, who was 10th.