Ackerman & Co. Bolsters Retail Division with Addition of Jonathan DiGiovanni and Roosevelt Brown

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    ATLANTA, GA, December 21, 2017 — Ackerman Retail, the retail division of Ackerman & Co., announced today it has hired Jonathan DiGiovanni as vice president of retail services and Roosevelt Brown as vice president in the firm's medical retail practice.

As a tenant representation specialist for Ackerman Retail, DiGiovanni will advise tenants in site selection, lease transaction and strategic growth initiatives. He joins Ackerman & Co. from Arby's Restaurant Group, where he was a real estate asset manager. His previous commercial real estate and retail experience also includes brokerage and asset management positions at InvesTrust Properties, Perfumania Inc., Princeton Realty Group and The Shopping Center Group.

Brown, who brings extensive medical industry expertise, will focus on investment sales, site selection and transaction services as he helps expand the firm's medical retail market capabilities at a time when medical facilities are increasingly being established next to traditional retail stores. Brown previously marketed products and services in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as a senior pharmaceutical account manager at Relay Health (a McKesson Company) and executive national sales manager at DataRx.

“I'm very pleased with the direction our retail president, Leo Wiener, is leading the group. Ackerman Retail is steadily winning new assignments and expanding its presence in this quickly evolving sector,” said Kris Miller, president of Ackerman & Co.

In other recent additions to its team, Ackerman Retail hired Stephen Lapierre as an associate in the Investment Sales group and Alaina Kiewit as a senior associate of retail marketing.

About Ackerman & Co.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired nearly 35 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has more than 7 million square feet under management, and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion.

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Brad Bennett

Brad Bennett

Brad grew up in a small town in northern Iowa. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children.
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