Mitch Kaminer
Mitch Kaminer

Mitch Kaminer, associate broker with RE/MAX Paramount Properties and owner of Kaminer Property Management, has been honored with the 2013 Realtor of the Year Award by the Atlanta Board of Realtors. Todd Emerson, senior vice president and managing broker of Harry Norman, Realtors Atlanta Perimeter and Blue Ridge Offices, was named 2014 President of the Atlanta Board of Realtors.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Jan. 30 for a new $72 million luxury high-rise in Buckhead. SkyHouse Buckhead is being developed by Novare Group and Bastson-Cook Development Company. Located on Stratford Road behind Maggiano’s, the 26-story, 362-unit high-rise apartment community will be connected to the Buckhead MARTA station and the west side of Ga. 400 by a new, under-construction pedestrian bridge spanning the highway. The building will feature residential units of one, two and three bedrooms, with high-end finishes and floor-to-ceiling glass. The “SkyHouse” will be on the 26th floor with a clubroom, fitness area, and outdoor plazas that include an infinity swimming pool, fireplaces, covered outdoor lounges and 360-degree views. The building is expected to be complete in early 2015. Novare has already developed similar SkyHouse projects in Midtown Atlanta and in Dallas.

Traton Homes has announced the development of The Enclave at Dunwoody, which features six, single-family “executive luxury homes” priced in the $700,000s. The community is located not far from I-285 on Happy Hollow Road. for more.

Online real estate brokerage firm Redfin recently released its Top Ten Hottest Neighborhoods of 2014 list and the Morningside-Lenox Park neighborhood is number one in the Atlanta market and third nationwide. The Springfield and Dunwoody Club Forest neighborhoods are also in the local Top 5. Redfin bases its list on homebuyer searches on leading into the new year. Page views, “favorited” homes and insights by Redfin agents all play into the selection process. Nationally, Morningside-Lenox Park ranked with up-and-coming neighborhoods in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Denver and Chicago.

iStar Residential has announced a new sales team for The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Karen Rodriguez of Dorsey Alston Realtors will lead the revamped sales efforts. The Residences currently are being built out with contemporary, high-end finishes and built-in fireplaces with marble surrounds. Each unit will also feature a 36-inch Viking gas grill as well as a fireplace on its balcony. The team is also revamping the common areas with modern color palettes and marble floors. iStar has partnered with local architectural firm Harrison Design Associates to craft unique layouts that showcase the spectacular views. Additionally, plans are under way to build out all the remaining unfinished shells. Harrison Design also designed a three-bedroom model home that was staged on the 45th floor to demonstrate The Residences’ new contemporary appearance. For more, visit

Harry Norman, Realtors has relocated its Buckhead Northwest office to 4401 Northside Parkway, Suite 250, Atlanta, 30327, within the new One Riverside live, work and play community.

A proposed office tower in Buckhead would feature a shimmering glass exterior that would be the first of its kind in Atlanta, according to a report in Curbed Atlanta. The 30-story tower would be the third and final building in the Alliance Center complex near the intersection of Lenox Road and Ga. 400. According to commercial real estate firm Tishman Speyer, the exterior design is a “faceted glass curtain wall system.” The building would offer 500,000 square feet of leasable space.

Rockhaven Homes has announced that framing is under way at Brookhaven’s newest luxury townhome community, The Haven on Briarwood. Located on a quiet street and surrounded by mature hardwoods, the development features three-story townhomes with shake, brick and stone exteriors; two-car garages, 10-foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens and more. For more information, visit

Harry Norman, Realtors Buckhead North Office has announced the formation of a new team, The Waters Group. A native Atlantan, Teresa Waters is a consistent top-producing agent and a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club. Clayton Howard has joined The Waters Group as a new Realtor in Harry Norman’s Buckhead North Office. As a member of the Millennial Agent program with the Buckhead North Office, Howard will serve the younger market of homebuyers and sellers. For more information, visit

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.