Shopping center developer opens new headquarters in Sandy Springs, Ga.

Jack Halpern, Mayor Rusty Paul, Carolyn Oppenheimer, and Councilman Andy Bauman smile as they cut a large red ribbon

L to R: Jack Halpern; Rusty Paul, Mayor of Sandy Springs; Carolyn Oppenheimer; Andy Bauman, Sandy Springs City Council | Photo credit: Eric Bern Studio

Atlanta, Ga. (September 7, 2016) – After 50 years on Buford Highway in Doraville, Ga., Halpern Enterprises opened its new headquarters in Sandy Springs, Ga., with a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new building.

Executive Vice President Carolyn Oppenheimer welcomed about 80 guests, including dignitaries Mayor Rusty Paul of Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs City Councilman Andy Bauman, and representatives from the Sandy Springs Perimeter Chamber.

As to the timing and reason for the new headquarters, Oppenheimer credited her brother Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, for having “the foresight to realize that our company deserved a home and a space that was in keeping with the organization we’ve built for today and the future.”

“It’s great to see expansion and development of local businesses that employ locally, and I’m really proud to have you [here],” said Bauman in his public remarks.

Mayor Rusty Paul spoke of the value of having a longtime family business relocate to the city, citing family as “the true core of our community.” He went on to add, “Thank you for investing – coming home to Sandy Springs, investing in our community, and creating jobs here.”

Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, expressed gratitude “for the successful years we enjoyed on Buford Highway.” He recounted Oppenheimer and himself asking where Halpern should consider home “for the next 50 years.” He paused and said, “[Sandy Springs] seemed like a good answer.”

The relocation of Halpern Enterprises brought 32 full-time jobs to the city of Sandy Springs. Halpern expressed the great privilege the company has in being a corporate citizen in the city: “We hope that our company will prove to be an asset to the community for many years to come.”

At the conclusion of Halpern’s remarks, he and Oppenheimer were joined by Mayor Paul and Councilman Bauman for a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

Guests were treated to tours of the new building and a reception. The architects for the new headquarters were Larry Sweat, Grant Mosely, and John Knight of MSTSD; furnishings by Turner Boone; construction by Hodges & Hicks; and interior design by Susan B. Bozeman Designs.

Halpern Enterprises is located at 5200 Roswell Rd., Atlanta, GA 30342.

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Jack Halpern, Mayor Rusty Paul, Carolyn Oppenheimer, and Councilman Andy Bauman smile as they cut a large red ribbon

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Headquartered in northeast Atlanta, Halpern Enterprises owns 35 retail properties located in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. With leasing, management and maintenance staff assigned to each shopping center, Halpern’s tenants receive personal attention and high value for their rental dollar. Halpern is continually growing its portfolio, both through acquisitions and new development, and all Halpern properties are well located in high-traffic areas convenient to major residential developments. More information is available at www.halpernent.com.

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Industry Trends from the Bisnow “Retail & Restaurant Roundup”

Jack Halpern shares insight on retail trends at a Bisnow event

Jack Halpern, Chairman of Halpern Enterprises, shares insight on retail trends at a Bisnow event

Jack Halpern, Chairman of Halpern Enterprises, served as an expert panel member on Bisnow’s recent “Retail & Restaurant Roundup” event at the JW Marriott in Buckhead.

Rent prices are nearing the ceiling of what a “typical tenant can afford,” according to the panel of development experts.

In other trends, restaurants are currently the “darling” tenants of new development projects. Of particular mention was Halpern’s redevelopment project in Smyrna, Ga., the 48-acre Belmont, with the retail Shops at Belmont as the focus. “Over half the square footage in that project is devoted to restaurants,” according to Halpern.

Other panelists included Loudermilk Co.’s Robin Loudermilk, Marcus & Millichap’s Michael Fasano, and North American Properties’ Ron Pfohl. The panel was moderated by Franklin Street’s Monetha Cobb.

For more details, read the full summary at Bisnow.

Halpern Enterprises to exhibit at RECon 2016

Halpern is exhibiting at RECon: Booth S323RHalpern Enterprises will be an exhibitor at ICSC RECon in Las Vegas, NV, May 22-25, 2016. RECon is the global convention for the shopping center industry.

Halpern debuted 8 new shopping centers this spring at ICSC Carolinas and will be meeting with retail and restaurant brands at RECon who desire space in its more than 30 centers across the southeast.

Visit Halpern at ICSC RECon in Booth S323R.

Halpern to exhibit at ICSC Carolinas, open 8 new centers in North and South Carolina

We're exhibiting at ICSC Carolinas Conference & Deal Making, Booth 735

Halpern Enterprises will make its debut appearance as an exhibitor at the ICSC Carolinas Conference & Deal Making convention in Charlotte, NC, on March 8, 2016.

While Halpern currently owns and manages a single shopping center in the Carolinas (Rock Hill Crossing in Rock Hill, SC), the developer has eight centers coming to North and South Carolina, with some opening as soon as Fall 2016.

“We’re thrilled to be tripling the size of our South Carolina footprint and to enter several booming North Carolina markets,” shared Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises.

Anchor tenants will be grocery stores, including Publix and Walmart Neighborhood Market. Several centers, such as the Greensboro center at the intersection of Friendly Ave. and Hobbs Rd., will be mixed-use developments that bring luxury homes to the retail centers. Hotel brands are also being considered for introduction to the centers.

“These new centers in the Carolinas represent our commitment to grow and diversify business opportunities,” according to Bill Brown, Halpern’s president. “Retailers are excited about the opportunities we’re bringing them to expand into growing markets like Wilmington, Greensboro, and Raleigh.”

Visit Halpern at the ICSC Carolinas convention in Booth 735 to secure space for your brand in the eight new centers Halpern is developing in North and South Carolina:

Rawlinson Crossing, Rock Hill, SC | Opening Fall 2016
Ebinport Market, Rock Hill, SC | Opening Winter 2016
Ogden Marketplace, Wilmington, NC | Opening Summer 2017
Friendly-Hobbs, Greensboro, NC | Opening Winter 2017
Ocean Isle Beach, NC | Opening Spring 2018
Southern Pines, NC | Opening Spring 2018
Oak Island, NC | Opening Summer 2018
Leesville-Strickland, Raleigh, NC | Opening Summer 2018

For leasing information, contact:

Dan Gagne dgagne@halpernent.com | (770) 508-3322

Rianne Bell rianne@bellmooregroup.com | (704) 529-6720 x302

Halpern’s centers set themselves apart with a Halloween tradition

As part of a longstanding tradition that shows our commitment to giving back to the communities we serve, Halpern is again treating shopping center shoppers with candy this Halloween.

For 12 years, Halpern has purchased Halloween treats for trick-or-treating in three of its Georgia shopping centers: Old Orchard Square in Ellijay, North Griffin Square in Griffin, and Newton Plaza in Covington.

This ties into the need to do interesting things at shopping centers for the holidays, both to entice potential visitors and to keep centers relevant and at the forefront with regular customers.

“We like to plan unique events and holiday traditions at our shopping centers,” said Carolyn Oppenheimer, Executive Vice President at Halpern. “These types of traditions not only attract visitors and create a positive experience for shoppers, but also help increase customer traffic to our tenants. These events help to solidify our reputation as a committed, caring partner in the communities where we do business.”

Halpern President Bill Brown to speak at Bisnow Retail Summit

Bill-Brown-Bisnow-featured-speakerHalpern Enterprises President Bill Brown is a featured speaker at Bisnow’s 5th Annual Atlanta Retail Real Estate Summit on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Bisnow, Brown, and other leaders of the commercial real estate community will discuss the state of Atlanta retail.

Bill Brown joins Bisnow’s lineup of expert panelists, who will break down current trends and what retail tenants are looking for, in addition to new development and investment activity. The event will be moderated by Lori Kilberg, Partner at Hartman Simons.

For more information or tickets, please visit Bisnow.