Halpern Enterprises opens Belmont Physicians Center in Smyrna, GA

by MDJ Staff
Marietta Daily Journal

Belmont Physicians Center

Pictured is the exterior of the Belmont Physicians Center anchored by Emory Healthcare at Belmont, Smyrna’s 48-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Windy Hill Road and Atlanta Road.

Halpern Enterprises announced the grand opening of the Belmont Physicians Center anchored by Emory Healthcare. This 30,000-square-foot Class “A” Medical Office Building is in Belmont, Smyrna’s 48-acre mixed-use development at the intersection of Windy Hill and Atlanta roads.

Emory Healthcare occupies the entire bottom floor of the building and provides a full range of primary care services, with focus on patients from ages five to adult.

The building is also the new home to Gentle Care Dentistry, Cobb Pediatric Associates and Smyrna Pediatric Dentistry.
Cobb Pediatric Associates provides care for young patients and the two dental practices meet the needs of patients from children to adults.

The two-story building was designed by Lyman Davidson Dooley Architects and constructed by Benning Construction.


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Halpern Enterprises named a Top 5 Commercial Retail Developer in Atlanta

Top Commercial Developer Award given by the Atlanta Business ChronicleATLANTA (November 27, 2017) – The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Halpern Enterprises one of the Top 5 Commercial Retail Developers in the metro Atlanta area.

Coming in second with 311,162 square feet developed in 2016-2017 and 248,850 square feet currently under construction, the Atlanta Business Chronicle specifically noted Halpern’s now-open Belmont retail development, Belmont Phase II retail (currently pre-leasing), and the Belmont Physicians Center, anchored by Emory Healthcare and opening in December. Halpern opened several other centers during this time period — Dawson Crossroads in Dawsonville, Ga. and Ogden Marketplace in Wilmington, N.C. Ocean Isle Market Place is currently under construction in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., as is Leesville Market Place in Raleigh, N.C.

The award-winning developer previously received Development of Excellence accolades from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for its Belmont mixed-use development.

Other developers rounding out the top five include Fuqua Development, Columbia Properties, New City, and North American Properties.

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About Halpern Enterprises

Halpern Enterprises is an award-winning developer, most recently named Top Commercial Developer by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Headquartered in northeast Atlanta, Halpern Enterprises owns 40 retail properties located in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, 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. Learn more about Halpern at www.halpernent.com.



Halpern named a top developer by Chain Store Age

Interior spread of Chain Store Age with an article called "Quality Trumps Quantity"

Halpern named a top developer in the June issue of Chain Store Age

Chain Store Age named Halpern Enterprises one the fastest-growing developers in the nation in its annual development survey. This award marks Halpern’s debut on the Chain Store Age list, which showcases “notable projects by developers who continue to push the envelope.”

The publication recognized Halpern for its new projects in 2016, in particular its Dawson Crossroads shopping center, a Publix-anchored center featuring nearly 100,000 sq. ft. of retail and restaurant space.

Other winners include Simon Property Group, CBL & Associates Properties, and Regency Centers.

For the complete list of winners, see “Quality Trumps Quantity” in the May/June issue (p. 46) of Chain Store Age.

Major mixed-use project to open in Smyrna, Ga.

Photo of Jack Halpern standing front of the Publix at Jonquil

Commercial developer Jack Halpern on the 12-acre Jonquil development, which is set to open in late December. | Photo credit: Kathryn Ingall (Marietta Daily Journal)

by Jennifer Hafer
Reporter, Marietta Daily Journal

Before Publix or any other tenant was identified for the Jonquil development at the corner of Atlanta and Spring roads in Smyrna, commercial developer Jack Halpern had his eye on the property.

“We have been doing business in Smyrna for more than 50 years down the street at what was the Belmont Hills Shopping Center,” said Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises. “We were always aware of the Jonquil site, and we watched as previous owners’ and developers’ plans succumbed to bad timing and the downturn in the economy that took place a number of years ago.”

So when the 12-acre property hit the market two and a half years ago, Halpern jumped on it, believing the site was in a good location with a great road network and that the city of Smyrna would embrace a mixed-use development there.

“In terms of our investment, it’s in the millions of dollars,” Halpern said. “Most of the initial investment was in the form of land, but we also spent a lot of money getting the site ready to be redeveloped. We demolished some of the improvements prior owners had made on the property that were no longer of any value to the development that we planned for the property, then there were utilities and new infrastructure.”


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Developer unveils latest plans for Friendly and Hobbs site

screenshot of article in Triad Business Journalby John Brasier
Reporter, Triad Business Journal

Developer Jack Halpern is now targeting March 2018 to open his mixed-use project at the corner of Friendly Avenue and Hobbs Road, and the latest conceptual plans reveal a shift in the residential component of the project.

Halpern, the chairman of Atlanta-based developer Halpern Enterprises, unveiled his plans for the prime commercial location at Wednesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Greensboro at the Terrace at Greensboro Coliseum. The plans now call for a 41,421-square-foot retail and restaurant complex, to be paired with 13 single-family homes.

A residential component to the project is not new, but the mix has fluctuated, with the last known plan showing 22 townhomes. Now earmarked for 13 single-family homes, the residential portion of the project would be built by another developer still to be contracted, Halpern told Rotarians.


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Jonquil’s Publix pencils in mid-December opening

Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, updated attendees at Thursday morning’s Smyrna Area Council meeting on Halpern’s two Smyrna developments, Belmont and Jonquil.

By Jon Gargis, Marietta Daily Journal:

Jack Halpern updates the Smyrna Area Council

Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, updated attendees at Thursday morning’s Smyrna Area Council meeting on Halpern’s two Smyrna developments, Belmont and Jonquil. Photo by Jon Gargis.

SMYRNA — Construction continues on Jonquil, the mixed-used development on a 12-acre site at the corner of Atlanta and Spring roads. One major portion of the project — its grocery store anchor — is expected to be open by the end of the year.

Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, the company behind the estimated $40 million-plus Jonquil development, told attendees at Thursday morning’s meeting of the Smyrna Area Council that Publix would be opening its doors in mid-December.

“It’s been a tight construction schedule to be able to turn this store over to them in time, but it looks like we’re going to make it. They should start stocking the store before Thanksgiving and open it in the middle of December,” Halpern said.

Jonquil will also consist of retail shops and luxury apartment units. Among the retail offerings in the development will be Willy’s Mexicana Grill, an Atlanta-based restaurant chain, and Newk’s Eatery, which just entered the Cobb market with a location going into the new Kennesaw Marketplace at the corner of Cobb and Barrett Parkway.

Halpern said Jonquil’s retail spaces are slated to open by the end of first quarter of 2017 — with 100 percent of them expected to be leased by this year’s end — while the 260 residential rental units, which are being developed by Wood Partners, are expected to be completed in the middle of 2017 with leasing beginning then.

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Boom Town: Marietta Daily Journal details Halpern’s newest mixed-use projects

Marietta Daily Journal - Boom TownDetails about Halpern’s two new mixed-use developments, Belmont and Jonquil, are revealed in a double-feature in this morning’s Marietta Daily Journal:

SMYRNA — The retail shops at Belmont are completely filled, and the residential units, both houses and apartments, are filling up fast as the Smyrna redevelopment project nears completion.

Belmont is a 48-acre mixed-use development at the corner of Atlanta and Windy Hill roads that Jack Halpern, chairman of Halpern Enterprises, hopes will bring business and job opportunities to Smyrna and “improve the quality of life for Smyrna residents.”

In May 2008, the city approved a development agreement with Halpern Enterprises for the redevelopment of the former Belmont Hill shopping center, which was hailed as the largest shopping center in the South when it opened in 1954. The center was demolished in 2009, but further development was stalled by the economic downturn.

For the full story, keep reading “Boom Town” at the Marietta Daily Journal.