Wilbert Wins: Media Relations - August + September

Wilbert Wins: Media Relations - August + September

For most of our clients, media relations is an important piece of an integrated PR program. Coverage in well-respected media outlets has credibility. Plus, many outlets have large and relevant audiences. We’ve built relationships with local, regional and national journalists, which helps us effectively pitch stories about our clients.

Below are a few notable media mentions our team has secured for clients recently.

  1. Investors are flocking to the Sunbelt where fast-growing cities are creating a frenzy among those looking to profit from the rising land value. Wilbert client Drapac Capital Partners was featured in an article in The Wall Street Journal, where COO Sebastian Drapac spoke about the firm’s own unique land investment strategy.
  2. Day & Night Cereal Bar, a restaurant serving more than 100 varieties of cereal, is opening at Wilbert client Atlantic Station in mid-October. Franchisee Rhonda Jones recently spoke with Atlanta Magazine to give some insight into the new concept, which is sure to draw crowds once open. Read the full interview via Atlanta Magazine
  3. Shaneel Lalani, new owner of Underground Atlanta, was recently featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle about his vision for the redevelopment of the iconic Atlanta development and what inspired him to take another chance on it. 
  4. In Charlotte, Wilbert client Blaze Properties made another big move in the Queen City through the acquisition of a 107-unit townhome community, following a sale and the announcement of a new development earlier this year. Charlotte Business Journal has the full story. 
  5. Wilbert client Branch Properties announced some exciting new tenants for the upcoming Merganser Commons at Dogwood Estates shopping center in Milton, Florida. Pensacola News Journal shared the news along with some insight from Branch Partner, Brett Horowitz, on what these new additions mean for the community. 
  6. Connect CRE reported on Wilbert client MDH Partners’ record lease signing with GXO Logistics, which will occupy a 954,611-square-foot, two-building industrial development in Fort Worth, Texas. 
  7. Wilbert arranged an interview with Bisnow and Quinn Residences CEO Richard Ross to discuss the state of build-for-rent in the current rental housing market. Read his industry predictions for the next year here.
  8. The Atlanta Central Library has seen some major design changes since its opening in 1980, including a #44 million renovation in 2021 led by Cooper Carry. Retrofit Magazine spotlighted the project, which thoughtfully blended modern design and technology while honoring the historical significance of the building. 
  9. Georgia’s Own Credit Union founded its Georgia’s Own Foundation in 2016 with a mission of empowering youth across Metro Atlanta. Atlanta Journal-Constitution recently highlighted the work the Foundation has done through partnerships with a number of local organizations, especially during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This story was featured in print as well as on the front page of AJC’s Living section. 
  10. Urbanize Atlanta recently shared a profile on Wilbert client Portman Holdings’ first residential project, Sora at Spring Quarter. Set to be completed in 2025, the project will include 370 units and above-standard amenities such as an infrared sauna, a sky lounge on the 29th floor and multiple fitness centers. 
  11. More U.S. manufacturers are making real estate decisions than ever before, and Industry Today recently published a byline by Scott King, SVP of industrial at JLL about the four things these manufacturers should consider including operational needs, employee base, ESG goals and automation. 
  12. The stars aligned for Mark Toro of Toro Development Co. at State Farm’s former campus in Johns Creek, which was left empty after the previous tenants left. Toro now has plans to turn the 43-acre site into an upscale mixed-use development that will include 900 residential units. Read the full story via Atlanta Business Chronicle. 
  13. Halcyon’s party for dogs in honor of International Doodle Dog Day on September 18th garnered some media attention, including in Creative Loafing. The event featured a “Pooch Parade,” vendors, free swag and a best-in-show contest.