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

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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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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 family donates $10,000 to Doraville Police Department

Halpern family makes generous donation to city police department

by Robert Kelley, Doraville Insight

(L-R) Jack Halpern, Carolyn Halpern Oppenheimer, and Chief John King. photo credit: Robert Kelley

(L-R) Jack Halpern, Carolyn Halpern Oppenheimer, and Chief John King. Photo credit: Robert Kelley

Local businessman Jack Halpern and his sister, Carolyn Halpern Oppenheimer, were recently recognized at a city council meeting by Mayor Donna Pittman and Doraville Police Chief John King for a generous gift to the Doraville Police Department (DPD). Halpern and his sister made a $10,000 donation to the DPD in memory of their parents, Halpern Enterprises founder Bernard Halpern and his wife, Shirley.

Halpern Enterprises, based in Doraville, is recognized as one of the Southeast’s most experienced shopping center development and management companies.

Chief King noted that the donation was used to purchase two significant pieces of equipment for each officer. One was Officer Survival Packs, that every patrol officer will have in his or her patrol car.

These packs are compact and loaded with the following contents: 1-OSS Combat Compression Dressing; 2-Hemostatic Gauze Packs; 1-Swat-T Tactical Wrap Tourniquet; 2-Sterile 3 inch Gauze Rolls; 6-Sterile 4×4 Gauze Sponges; 1-12 ply 5×9 Sterile Trauma Pad; 1-3×9 Petrolatum Non Adherent Dressing; 1-Set of Rescue Shears; 1-1 inch Cloth Medical tape; and 2 pairs of Black OSS Nitrile Gloves.

This Rip Away Patrol Pack is a two-part Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment (M.O.L.L.E.) system. The back-plate is designed to be affixed to any M.O.L.L.E. component with the pouch being affixed to the backplate with a Velcro backing. This is a tri-pouch compartment that will fit any blowout kit with extra room for additional squad support items or medical supplies.

The kit allows officers to provide immediate first aid on trauma victims awaiting medical assistance.

“Also purchased with the donation were top-of-the-line reflective vests that our officers can wear while they’re on the freeway, especially useful in meeting new Depart of Transportation requirements,” said Chief King. “The roads are pretty dangerous for our officers, especially at night, and the new vests should provide additional protection.

The donation was at the bequest of Shirley Halpern before her recent passing. “This was such a gracious thing for her to do, to think of our police department,” said Mayor Pittman. “She loved the police department and this equipment will be much used and appreciated.”

Reprinted with permission of the Doraville Insight (Vol. 2, Issue 2, Spring 2015).