BREAKING: Crash takes out power poles, traffic lights in Atlanta

A crash Friday morning took out two power poles and traffic lights, according to Atlanta Fire Rescue.

Investigators are working the scene at the intersection of Northside Drive and Whitehall Street.

Whitehall Street is blocked, fire officials said just before 10:30 a.m.

According to witnesses, a speeding car barreled into a power pole at the intersection before the driver got out and ran.

Officials have not released details about the crash.

We’re working to learn more.

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Looking into El Chapo’s metro Atlanta reach

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ATLANTA, GA (CBS46) With the conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, CBS46 is learning more about the influence his cartel has on metro Atlanta.

“This is a huge victory,” said Robert Murphy, the special agent in charge of the DEA’s Atlanta office. “It’s a symbol that we need to show in this country that it may take 20 years but we’re going to get you.”

Murphy said El Chapo’s powerful Sinaloa cartel is one of two cartels that bring most of the drugs into our region from Mexico.

“Controlled everything in the Atlanta market, they controlled everything from drugs crossing into the United States, the distribution, the manufacturing and quite frankly this is where fentanyl being mixed with heroin started, this was Chapo Guzman’s idea.”

Murphy said cartels bring in the cocaine, meth, heroin and a large amount of marijuana that is found in metro Atlanta. The drugs are shipped into this area on trucks using our highways system, often hidden among legitimate deliveries.

Methamphetamine continues to be the drug seen the most by law enforcement in metro Atlanta. It’s cheap and addictive. Cartels bring in into the U.S. in liquid form and convert it in meth labs here.

“We can’t have this, we’re having too many people die and dropping dead, our kids, our children, our future, it’s a risk to our national security,” said Murphy.

While Guzman’s conviction won’t stop drug trafficking, Murphy said it has caused disruption among cartels and he’s confident it sends a message.

He said, “Who wants to raise their hand and be the next one because we keep chopping them off.”

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Winter Storm Watch Issued For Metro Atlanta Ahead Of Super Bowl

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — As tens of thousands of people converge on Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for north Georgia, including all of metro Atlanta, from late Monday night through Tuesday evening. Forecasters are calling for total snow accumulations of up to 2 inches, with higher amounts possible in the north Georgia mountains. A winter storm watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel.

According to latest forecast, rain is predicted on Tuesday before 4 pm, then an increasing chance of rain and snow with a high near 43. On Tuesday night, temperatures are expected to plummet to the low 20s, accompanied by a 30 percent chance of snow before 7 pm.

Sunny conditions are forecast for Wednesday, with a high near 43. On Super Bowl Sunday, forecasters are predicting a 30 percent chance of rain, with a high near 57.

Delta Air Lines has issued weather waivers for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and 28 northeast airports, including New York’s LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports, ahead of projected winter weather on Tuesday and Wednesday. The waiver will allow customers traveling to, from or through any of the outlined cities on these days to make a one-time change to their travel plans without incurring a fee.

The largest potential for impact will be in Atlanta, where Delta’s meteorologists are forecasting a potential for up to half of an inch of snowfall on Tuesday.

The last time Atlanta hosted a Super Bowl was in 2000, for Super Bowl XXXIV at the Georgia Dome between the then-St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans. Two ice storms enveloped the city, clogging traffic and causing major service disruptions that lasted through game day. The Rams won the NFL championship in thrilling fashion, but the lasting memories of the game surrounded the weather and the arrest of NFL superstar linebacker Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens on murder charges. Those charges were dropped in favor of an out-of-court settlement.

On Friday, President Donald Trump and Congress agreed to a temporary end of the recent, record-setting partial government shutdown, as air traffic increases into metro Atlanta ahead of Super Bowl Sunday. The agreement came as delays were reported on Fridayat some of the busiest’s airports in the United States, including at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The Federal Aviation Administration briefly halted flights into New York City’s LaGuardia Airport Friday, which affected air travel across the country.

Delta and Southwest Airlines have already added additional flights into and out of Atlanta in advance of the game, as well as the day after the game, now being called "Mass Exodus Monday.

Here is the National Weather Service forecast for the rest of the week:

Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Monday Night
A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. South wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday
Rain and snow before 1pm, then a chance of snow between 1pm and 4pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow after 4pm. High near 44. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 40.

Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 42.

Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28.

Friday
A 20 percent chance of rain before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 56.

Saturday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Sunday
A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57.

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GA lawmakers prep for new session- voting machines, medical marijuana laws, and more to be reviewed

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 14 for the 2019 legislative session. Here is a look at some of the issues and trends to watch for:

On the same day that lawmakers are sworn in at the Capitol, Kemp will be sworn in as Georgia’s 83rd governor. Kemp has yet to reveal exactly what legislation he will pursue in his first year in office.

During the primary, Kemp supported right legislation such as more gun rights and stricter abortion laws. But recently, Kemp has sounded more moderate, pledging to work across the aisle to increase teacher pay and expand access to health care.

Georgia’s electronic touchscreen voting machines, in use since 2002, have garnered widespread criticism due to the machines lack of accountability and security.

While almost everyone acknowledges the need for a replacement, debate is taking place over exactly what the new system should be.

Democrats have vowed to continue pushing for hand-marked paper ballots tabulated by an optical scanner, citing that they are the most secure, cheapest, and allow voters to verify their choices before casting a ballot.

In December, a Georgia Senate committee recommended that state lawmakers consider creating an authority to oversee Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport.

They say the current management structure, with power consolidated with the City of Atlanta, isn’t working. They pointed to past corruption and scandals as proof.

However, others in the Capitol may be more reluctant to mess with the success the airport has seen- becoming one of the world’s busiest under the city’s management.

The Georgia legislature also appears ready to consider bills allowing for the sale and cultivation of medical marijuana. Currently. Georgia has some of the toughest marijuana laws in the country.

Current state laws allows individuals with 16 specific conditions to possess low potency marijuana oil. However, marijuana remains illegal to grow, process, buy, sell and transport.

This has created an odd legal loophole where about 6,000 Georgia patients are registered to legally possess the drug but can’t legally obtain it. Many want this loophole fixed.

According to data from the National Conference of State Legislatures, women will hold 72 of 236 seats in the Georgia General Assembly. That equates to just over 30 percent of the legislature.

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Super Bowl security plans top-secret, but Atlanta is ready, city says

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It will create an epic traffic jam, even for Atlanta. An estimated 1 million visitors are expected to hit town for the Super Bowl, the biggest game in sports.

And though they won’t all have tickets to the game on Feb. 3, fans will be lured to 10 days of concerts and other events around the city.

Without divulging the extent of security measures in place, and without talking publicly about the disasters they have prepared to face, the Atlanta Police Department and numerous other law agencies say they are ready to keep all of those people safe.

Atlanta leaders have visited the two most recent Super Bowl host cities for guidance, held countless planning meetings, and are ready for anything, according to the law enforcement agencies and the NFL. Planning began for Super Bowl LIII even before NFL owners voted in May 2016 to bring the big game to Atlanta for a third time.

Within weeks of her promotion to top cop for the Atlanta Police Department — and with two years before the city’s Super Bowl — Chief Erika Shields learned the city was already running behind on security planning for the game. Now, with just weeks to go until kickoff, a security plan is in place that includes local, state and federal law enforcement.

“Oh, we’re more than ready,” Shields said at a recent planning event. “We’ve been preparing for two years, and at this point we’re ready to just execute on our game plan.”

Learning from Minneapolis, Houston

After 10 days of Super Bowl frenzy wrapped up in February, the face of Minneapolis police returned home at 4 a.m. after the big game.

“My wife looked at me and said, ‘You can breathe,’” John Elder told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“No, not until we get these people out of this town,” Elder replied.

Elder, a licensed officer in Minnesota, serves as the director of public affairs for Minneapolis police and was part of countless meetings leading up to the 2018 game. According to the FBI, security efforts at the 2018 Super Bowl included the largest number of federal officers in the game’s 52-year history. No major security incidents were reported, according to Elder.

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“We did not have any of those ‘Oh drat!’ moments because we were willing to learn and really listen to other people to find out what works and what doesn’t work,” Elder said.

Besides visiting Minneapolis, Atlanta officers also visited 2017 Super Bowl host Houston, within weeks of Shields becoming chief.

“Our team came back from Houston and said, ‘We’re behind.’” Shields recalled. “I was about two months as a police chief, and I thought how can I be behind already and the Super Bowl is two years off?” Shields said.

It was time to kick planning into high gear, and APD joined various other law enforcement agencies — including the GBI, FBI, Homeland Security and World Congress Center police — to get going. Atlanta had previously hosted the Super Bowl in 1994 and 2000. But the 2019 game would literally be a whole new ballgame.

At an early December meeting hosted by the NFL, Atlanta’s Assistant Police Chief Rodney Bryant said it’s hard to compare current security challenges to those from nearly two decades ago.

“Reason being the world has changed,” Bryant said. “We see different threat levels. Our technology has changed, and so we’re here to see how well we are prepared to address today’s event.”

NFL pleased with preparations

In October, the team tasked with keeping Super Bowl crowds safe submitted its plan to the NFL. The collaboration between various agencies has been key, according to Amy Patterson, operations and logistics vice president for the Super Bowl Host Committee. Plus, Atlanta has hosted various other big events, including the recent SEC championship college football game. The first week of December, the NFL returned to town for a workshop to discuss a variety of “what if” scenarios. The event was closed to the public and the media.

“Suspicious packages, protests, it runs the gamut from the simple scenarios up to what happens if we have a mass casualty in the stadium,” Patterson said. “What’s exciting today is to see all the different agencies around the table together in the same room talking about how they partner and how they get through these issues and scenarios together as one team, not as individual agencies.”

So what about when it’s time for the real thing? Much of the security will be behind the scenes, according to law enforcement leaders. There will be one “ground zero” command center, along with 13 incident command centers around the city, meaning constant communication will be key.

The Atlanta police department already has several security measures in place that can be utilized, including 200 cameras around the city and 100 “ShotSpotter” devices, which detect gunfire.

Also, a new cellphone app called “See Something, Send Something” allows users to instantly upload pictures or text anything suspicious to police. The app was implemented by the Georgia Department of Public Safety, along with the GBI and GEMA.

Law enforcement officers will be ready, Hacker said. But keeping the city and visitors safe will take more than just those in uniform.

“The eyes and ears of the public are so important… We really depend on the businesses. We depend on the private citizens. We depend on people seeing things on social media,” Hacker said. “We depend on anybody that sees anything that just doesn’t seem right. We depend on them to let us know.”

The time spent planning will pay off, Elder said. His advice to his Atlanta law enforcement counterparts is simple: “Have fun and enjoy it.”

“I know they’ll be on their toes,” Elder said. “It will be great.” ___

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Pot Brownies Sickens Two Atlanta Students, Employee

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ATLANTA, GA — Two students and a school employee were taken to a local hospital Friday after apparently consuming brownies that had been laced with marijuana. The incident happened at South Atlanta High School, where school officials are now investigating claims that another employee brought the pot-laced brownies to school and handed them out to students.

According to an Atlanta school system spokesperson, “The school employee who is believed to be responsible has been removed from the school and faces disciplinary action pending the outcome of the investigation.”

The employee, according to Channel 2, is a veteran special education teacher at South Atlanta High School. All three people who were sickened by the brownies were treated and released.

Police responded to the school Friday afternoon after learning the three people who had consumed the brownies had fallen ill.

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InterCapital Group Snags Suburban Atlanta Asset

Villas at West Ridge in Lithia Springs, Ga.

InterCapital Group has acquired the 230-unit Villas at West Ridge near Atlanta. The seller, Adams LaSalle Realty, landed $27.3 million for the asset, according to Douglas County records. InterCapital funded the acquisition with a 10-year, $22.9 million Fannie Mae loan originated by Greystone. Adams LaSalle had picked up the asset in 2013 for $17.6 million from GFI Capital Resources Group, according to Yardi Matrix. Cushman & Wakefield represented the seller.

Located at 7850 Lee Road in Lithia Springs, Ga., the nine-building community is situated on 36.3 acres just south of the Tom Murphy Freeway, enabling direct access to downtown Atlanta. The 2,500-acre Sweetwater Creek State Park is located across from the property on Lee Road, and a Publix-anchored community retail center is also nearby.

Coveted amenities

Built in 2002, the community’s one-, two- and three-bedroom units were 97.8 percent leased, according to Yardi Matrix data from March 2018. Apartments range in size from 880 to 1,479 square feet. Residents have access to 510 parking spaces and can rent garages for an additional monthly fee. On-site amenities include:

outdoor swimming pool laundry facilities fitness center business center clubhouse playground

“Atlanta’s west side, particularly the western suburbs, are attracting both residents and investors,” said Cushman & Wakefield Senior Director Nathan Swenson, who represented the seller in the transaction, in a prepared statement. “Residents are drawn to quality of life, easier commutes and expanding employment centers all along Atlanta’s western flank, and investors are looking to capitalize on these demand factors, reinforced by limited new supply of multifamily coupled with a near inability to build new multifamily.”

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Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Announces Sudden Passing of Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO, John A. Williams – Atlanta Business Chronicle

ATLANTA, April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") is profoundly saddened to announce that the Company’s Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John A. Williams unexpectedly passed away earlier today. The Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Vice-Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Daniel M. DuPree to succeed Mr. Williams as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Leonard A. Silverstein, a co-founder of the Company along with Mr. Williams, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board and will continue as President and Chief Operating Officer.

The Board and the Company are indebted to Mr. Williams for his strong leadership, real estate vision, outgoing personality and boundless energy. The Board’s thoughts are with John’s family at this very difficult time. Mr. Williams is survived by his wife Nancy; three children, Jay, Sarah Brook and Parker, and two grandchildren, Jack and Harrison.

Messrs. Silverstein and DuPree stated, "John was a dear friend, partner, mentor and influence in our lives and careers. He was a visionary and understood the importance of creating a company that is built on culture, associates, reputation and brand. We are committed to continuing John’s vision to create the preeminent real estate investment trust in the United States."

About John A. Williams

Over the course of his career, Mr. Williams directed and coordinated the development, construction, and management of more than $15 billion in real estate developments. Approximately $5.5 billion of this activity has focused on multifamily housing, with the balance in other property types including hotels, condominiums and offices. Mr. Williams founded Post Properties, Inc. ("Post Properties") in 1970. He took Post Properties public as a REIT in 1993. When he resigned as Chairman of Post Properties in 2003, the company had approximately 30,000 apartment units and had averaged funds from operations growth of 7% per year commencing with the Post Properties initial public offering.

Mr. Williams was listed on National Real Estate Investor’s list of "The 20th Century’s Most Influential Developers," along with Atlanta Business Chronicle’s award for "Atlanta Residential Developer of The Decade," for the 1990’s; followed by, Harvard Business School extending its "Community Leadership Award" to Mr. Williams in 2000. He has received numerous honors and awards from Cobb County, Georgia including, "The Mack Henderson Public Service Award," in 2005. Mr. Williams was recently inducted into the Multi-Housing News Hall of Fame: First Class in 2004, and given, The Four Pillar Award in 2007 by The Council for Quality Growth. John A. Williams is and has always been very active in varied philanthropic activities, outreaches, and organizations in Georgia and around the World. In the spring of 2008, Mr. Williams was inducted into the Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business Hall of Fame as well as the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Management Hall of Fame. He is widely credited with coining the phrases "Smart Growth" and "Live, Work, Play."

Mr. Williams served on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Falcons of which he is also a minority owner. He has previously served on the boards of Riverside Bancshares, Inc., where he was the largest stockholder, the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority, the Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, Post Secondary/Vocational Education, the Executive Committee of the National Apartment Association. Mr. Williams has also served on the Board of Directors of NationsBank and Barnett Banks, Inc., Crawford & Company, Post Properties, Inc. and Rentech, Inc. He is the Founder and past Chairman of the Cumberland Community Improvement District. He served as president of the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Atlanta, Chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Metro Business Forum, Chairman of the Regional Business Coalition, Chairman of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, and Chairman of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, serving two terms. While serving as the initial Chairman of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority, Mr. Williams was responsible for leading the effort to build the $200,000,000 Exhibition Meeting Venue and Ballroom complex. The large ballroom, one of the largest in the south, was named "The John A. Williams Ballroom." These facilities were completed in 1995. He also led the effort to build the state-of-the-art Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre which cost $150,000,000. The 2800 seat main theatre is named "The John A. Williams Theatre."

About Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc.

Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. is a Maryland corporation formed primarily to acquire and operate multifamily properties in select targeted markets throughout the United States. As part of our business strategy, we may enter into forward purchase contracts or purchase options for to-be-built multifamily communities and we may make real estate related loans, provide deposit arrangements, or provide performance assurances, as may be necessary or appropriate, in connection with the development of multifamily communities and other properties. As a secondary strategy, we may acquire or originate senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in multifamily properties, membership or partnership interests in multifamily properties and other multifamily related assets and invest a lesser portion of our assets in other real estate related investments, including other income-producing property types, senior mortgage loans, subordinate loans or real estate loans secured by interests in other income-producing property types, membership or partnership interests in other income-producing property types as determined by our manager as appropriate for us. At December 31, 2017, the Company was the approximate 97.8% owner of Preferred Apartment Communities Operating Partnership, L.P., the Company’s operating partnership. Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, commencing with its tax year ended December 31, 2011. Learn more at www.pacapts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "trend", "will", "expects", "plans", "estimates", "anticipates", "projects", "intends", "believes", "goals", "objectives", "outlook" and similar expressions. Because such statements include risks, uncertainties and contingencies, actual results may differ materially from the expectations, intentions, beliefs, plans or predictions of the future expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and contingencies include, but are not limited to, those disclosed in PAC’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. PAC undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required by law.

Additional Information

The SEC has declared effective the registration statement (including prospectus) filed by the Company for each of the offerings to which this communication may relate. Before you invest, you should read the final prospectus, and any prospectus supplements, forming a part of the registration statement and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offering to which this communication may relate. In particular, you should carefully read the risk factors described in the final prospectus and in any related prospectus supplement and in the documents incorporated by reference in the final prospectus and any related prospectus supplement to which this communication may relate. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the Company or its dealer manager, Preferred Capital Securities, LLC, with respect to PAC’s mShares Redeemable Preferred Stock Offering and Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock and Warrant Unit Offering, and JonesTrading Institutional Services LLC, with respect to PAC’s ATM Common Stock Offering, will arrange to send you a prospectus if you request it by calling Leonard A. Silverstein at (770) 818-4100, 3284 Northside Parkway NW, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia 30327.

The ATM Common Stock Offering prospectus, dated July 18, 2016, including a base prospectus, dated May 17, 2016, can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1481832/000148183216000152/atmprospectus.htm

The mShares Redeemable Preferred Stock Offering prospectus, dated January 19, 2017, can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1481832/000148183217000008/a424prospectus-mshares1.htm

The Series A Redeemable Preferred Stock and Warrant Unit Offering prospectus, dated March 16, 2017, can be accessed through the following link:

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1481832/000148183217000061/a424prospectus-15bseriesar.htm

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Top North Atlanta Real Estate Agent Opens Merge Real Estate Solutions

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Alpharetta, GA — (SBWIRE) — 04/02/2018 — Lorieal Green, a real estate industry veteran, has opened a new real estate brokerage based in North Fulton. Not many brokers can boast being a second-generation Realtor and probably fewer can say they’ve earned an MBA with honors. Those distinctions have worked in Lorieal’s favor, helping her build a successful reputation and a robust list of satisfied clients. Her career honors include being chosen by REALTOR Magazine as a "Top 30 Realtor Under 30" nationwide as well as earning a spot in the prestigious Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle.

Merge Real Estate Solutions –Alpharetta Real Estate Brokerage is an innovative real estate firm focused on providing an exceptional client experience while educating the consumer on the entire real estate process. "My firm will host webinars, workshops and various community events focused on legacy building through real estate. I am passionate about helping others create a pathway to their real estate goals. That’s really how the name of the company came about. It is our job to "merge" the desires of our clients into a distinct set of specifications that allow us to actually locate the property, or properties, that suit their needs." States Green.

Lorieal’s emphasis on customer service has been the key to her success throughout her 15 year career. As a seasoned millennial and tech-savvy, forward-thinking visionary, Lorieal is able to stay steps ahead of industry trends. Her mastery of the market, financial prowess and positive impact on clients’ wealth-building dreams, garnered national attention when Lorieal was featured as the Black Enterprise Magazine cover story for their annual financial edition in April 2011. Sharing her financial success secrets with millions of readers was one of Lorieal’s proudest moments.

Lorieal Green, has filled numerous leadership roles in the local real estate community as a Director of the Atlanta Realtors Association, Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Education with the Cobb Association of Realtors and Communications and Public Relations Chair with the Georgia Association of Realtors. Nationally, Mrs. Green has served as Outreach Chair of the National Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network and currently serves on the Professional Standards Committee.

For more information on Lorieal Green, visit www.wemergeatl.com or Follow her @ThePropertyQueen on Twitter and Instagram. On Facebook she can be found @ThePropertyQueenATL.

Note to the Media: Lorieal Green is available for interviews, speaking engagements and byline articles

on local, state and national real estate trends. Her perspective has been featured in Black Enterprise,

REALTOR magazine, Marietta Daily Journal and Georgia REALTOR. She has also presented at Inman CONNECT- one of the real estate industry’s most respected conferences.

Contact Information:
Merge Real Estate Solutions
Lorieal Green
11175 Cicero Drive #100, Alpharetta, Georgia 30022
404-939-3847
Email: lgreen@wemergeatl.com
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