Joe Marburger

Associate Director

Associate Director Joe Marburger specializes in retail investment sales. His responsibilities include assisting in the acquisition and disposition of multi-tenant retail assets throughout the Southeast. While specializing in retail properties, Joe’s experience in land brokerage helps provide clients with a unique perspective on alternative uses by offering adept analysis of zoning ordinances and comprehensive study of land-use regulations.

With over $72M in transactional experience, Joe’s comprehensive understanding of real estate technology and geographic information systems (GIS) drives his market trend analyses and furthers his ability to help clients navigate the market dynamics impacting properties while negotiating complex real estate transactions.

Joe is a licensed real estate agent in Georgia and Texas and an Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors member. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at Georgia Southern University.

An avid Braves and Falcons fan, Joe enjoys golf and watching sports.

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Thomas Martin

Director

Associate Director Thomas Martin specializes in retail investment sales with a focus on unanchored multi-tenant retail between 5,000 SF and 50,000 SF. His responsibilities include valuation and positioning of income-producing retail real estate and guiding ownership through all aspects of the sale process.

Active in Atlanta and the Southeast, Thomas’ experience representing sellers and buyers of investment real estate has earned him more than $50M in investment sales. Before pursuing a career in commercial real estate, Thomas spent 10 years as a research biologist specializing in birds, conservation and tropical systems.

Thomas is an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and Young Council of Realtors. He earned his Bachelor of Arts at Millsaps College and Master of Science at University of Mississippi.

A husband and father to two girls, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family. He’s also an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hunt, fish and shoot, being ranked as a National Sporting Clay Association shooter, and is an Eagle Scout involved in the Boy Scouts Atlanta Phoenix District.

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Mindy Elms

Senior Director

melms@lavista.com

Office: 770.729.2813

Role
  • Retail

Active in Atlanta’s commercial real estate market since 2000, Senior Director Mindy Elms specializes in tenant and buyer representation, with a focus on chef-driven, local restaurants. She also represents owners of shopping centers and mixed-use developments in their leasing efforts.

Mindy works with Atlanta’s finest restaurants as well as national and franchise-driven brands and also boasts proven experience in office, industrial, and retail tenant representation across the Southeast. Her deep understanding of all facets of the real estate process coupled with her strong relationships with landlords, owners, and other brokers positions her for client success.

Mindy is active in the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) and ICSC.

Mindy studied Business Administration at Western Carolina University. When not working, Mindy enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

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Mindy Elms

melms@lavista.com

Office: 770.729.2813

Role
  • Retail

Ed O’Connor

Senior Director

eoconnor@lavista.com

Office: 770.729.2826

Roles
  • Industrial
  • Retail

Lavista Senior Director Ed O’Connor has been active in Atlanta commercial real estate brokerage since 1996. With Lavista for 10+ years, Ed specializes in both landlord and tenant representation.

As an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Ed has earned the Phoenix Award and multiple Top 10 Million Dollar Club accolades. For many years, he was recognized as a Top Producer by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Million Dollar Club. Named a CoStar Power Broker many times, Ed also participates in Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) and serves as a Lilburn Community Improvement District Board Member.

Ed earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Illinois State University.

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Ed O’Connor

eoconnor@lavista.com

Office: 770.729.2826

Roles
  • Industrial
  • Retail

Phil J. Ryan

Senior Director

pryan@lavista.com

Office: 770.729.2843

Role
  • Retail

Active in Atlanta’s commercial real estate industry for 30+ years, Senior Director Phil Ryan is recognized as a leader in metro Atlanta for representing landlords in the disposition of retail investment properties.

Phil understands all aspects of shopping center development, and his responsibilities include assisting landlords with shopping center leasing management, from pre-construction to completion; advising property owners on marketing, operation and renovation of income-producing retail real estate; representing landlords in shopping center site acquisition, design and development; and conducting problem property analysis to secure successful workout solutions.

Phil participates in Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC) and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) and has earned the ACBR Phoenix Award for 25 years of multi-million dollar production. He attended West Virginia University and is active in the WVU Alumni Association.

Phil enjoys traveling with his family and being an avid sports fan, supporting WVU football and basketball. He is married with one son.

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pryan@lavista.com

Office: 770.729.2843

Role
  • Retail