Career Summary & Current Responsibilities
David Branch has over thirty years of experience in the areas of site acquisition services, institutional land investment services, and corporate real estate advisory services.
David has negotiated a number of Atlanta’s most significant land and investment properties transactions, including the ground lease for IBM’s 50 story office tower in Midtown, the acquisition of Alltel’s 68 acre regional headquarters complex in Alpharetta, the land assemblage of the 25 acre Securities Centre Office Park in Buckhead and the sale of the three city block Peachtree Portal Property in Downtown Atlanta, which was recognized as the Atlanta Business Chronicle 2003 LAND DEAL OF THE YEAR.
As a corporate real estate advisor, David has represented clients on numerous national and regional headquarters relocations and build- to-suit requirements throughout the United States, which collectively total well in excess of one million square feet of space.
A frequent speaker and seminar panelist on land marketing and land investment services, David has also represented numerous banking, office, hotel and retail users in site acquisition, disposition and land assemblage assignments.
In 2011, David and the SSG team successfully completed the assemblage of the 1400± acre LakePoint Sporting Community & Town Center mixed-use development. The LakePoint Project (featuring one of the world’s largest Amateur Sports Complexes) has received numerous industry awards, including Bartow County’s Economic Development Deal of the Year and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best of Atlanta Real Estate Award (Finalist: Land Category). David also received the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtor’s Alvin B. Cates Award, recognizing the LakePoint Land Assemblage as the Most Outstanding Commercial Real Estate Transaction in Atlanta in 2011.
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina Bachelor of Arts, English, 1970
ORGANIZATIONS & AWARDS
Past President – Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
1991 Realtor of the Year – Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Board of Advisors
International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC)
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Number One Producer: CBRE, Sharp Boylston and Site Services Group Number Two Producer – GVA Advantis
Recipient - Atlanta Business Chronicle Land Deal of the Year/2003 Recipient - Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Top Ten Land Brokers Award (#3 in 2011) Recipient - Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors