Tremont City Living was recognized by the Georgia Home Builder’s Association (HBA) and Southface for its commitment to sustainable development and ‘green’ living. The rental community, which was developed by Coro Realty Advisors, LLC, began leasing last year and is presently 70 percent rented. The recognition for the best new multi-family project was made at an awards banquet in January that marked the 10th anniversary of EarthCraft development in the Southeast.  Tremont was praised for having achieved more points then any other multi-family project by incorporating its sustainable features, which include energy saving construction, appliances and systems, as well as a commitment to an ongoing sustainable lifestyle. Working with the development team, which included Nelson Architecture and Hogan Construction, Tremont was specifically designed to meet the Earthcraft designation.  Because of the early planning and foresight the entire process added less than one percent to the total cost of the project which was $24 million. The boutique community of 78 homes  offers 34 distinctive plans including both flats and townhomes – many with street front entrances, an extremely appealing feature for residents. In addition, the community includes boutique retail space. For more information about leasing at Tremont City Living, visit www.tremontcityliving.com or call (404) 446-1515. The leasing center is open seven days a week at 15 Habersham Road.
WicksteadWorks has been named 2010 Renovator of the Year by Southface and The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA).  It is the second straight year the Atlanta-based remodeler has earned this honor. The Renovator of the Year award recognizes an EarthCraft House renovator that has gone above and beyond established measures to decrease energy consumption in an existing home. For example, one renovation project of WicksteadWorks was for a family with two asthmatic children. After the project was completed, the children’s asthma symptoms were completely gone due to WicksteadWorks’ renovations of the crawl space and HVAC system. Once the renovations were complete, the house became EarthCraft certified. www.wicksteadworks.com.
Coldwell Banker’s parent company, Realogy Corporation, has launched a campaign to raise funds through the Realogy Charitable Foundation, to support victims of the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti. The foundation will distribute all funds raised by employees, sales associates, vendors, partners, friends of Realogy and the general public directly to the American Red Cross International Response Fund.  You can make a donation to the American Red Cross International Response Fund through the Realogy Charitable Foundation. Your secure online donation can be made with a credit card/debit card or electronic check. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law. For more information, visit www.coldwellbankeratlanta.com.
Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty saw a remarkable 29 percent increase last year in closed business, reflecting the number of homes sold and significant growth of the firm.  Co-founders Jenny Pruitt, CEO, and David Boehmig, President, are expanding their Buckhead office and corporate headquarters within the Piazza on Paces complex on Northside Parkway. www.atlantafinehomes.com.
Harry Norman, Realtors has earned the Website Quality Certification presented by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to member companies that have demonstrated excellence in website design, functionality and execution. Every aspect of  HarryNorman.com was reviewed to ensure standards were met in eight key areas, ranging from design and content to human interactivity to search engine optimization.
Atlanta real estate, despite the economy and many misleading news reports, still had a very active year in 2009. Prudential Georgia Realty, for instance, sold 6,800 homes in metro Atlanta in 2009 for a gross residential sales volume of more than $1.5 billion. According to data collected by Trendgraphix, Prudential was number one in listings for 2009, with 3,025 listings. For more information, visit www.atlrealestatescoop.com.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.