An executive with the real estate group The Ardent Companies has been named to the board of directors of the Buckhead Community Improvement District.

Scott Werbel of The Ardent Companies.

is managing director of acquisitions at Atlanta-based Ardent. He replaces David Allman of Regent Partners, the former board chair, who left in May.

The BCID is a self-taxing group of commercial property owners in Buckhead’s central business district that plans and funds improvements related to transportation, public safety and beautification.

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