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Salem Chase

Franklin Street has facilitated the sale of two apartment properties in metro Atlanta among private buyers and sellers for a combined $14.4 million. Salem Chase Apartments in Conyers, Ga., and Delta Appletree Apartments in southwest Atlanta were both purchased by out-of-state investors, according to Franklin Street.

Salem Chase Apartments, a 64-unit community located at 50 Salem Chase Drive, sold for $5.65 million. The property includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom units and is on nearly 10 acres. The buyer, from New York, expects to see continued upside as the surrounding area improves.

“Secondary markets appeal to investors seeking a stronger yield, as they usually consist of properties outside of the investment criteria of many buyers, helping avoid greater competition,” said Jake Reid, a senior director for Franklin Street’s multifamily brokerage team in Atlanta. “The record pricing of this asset illustrates that buyers are willing to spend a premium to get a physically superior investment at a lower cap rate.”

Southwest Atlanta Property Fetches More Than $8M

Delta Appletree Apartments, a 210-unit community at 2328 Campbellton Road in Atlanta, sold for $8.7 million. The transaction set a new pricing high for the southwest Atlanta submarket, according to Franklin Street, who represented the New Jersey-based seller and worked with the lender.

Delta Appletree is in a submarket with limited new construction and shrinking amounts of affordable housing, said Roger Schoerner, an associate in Franklin Street’s Atlanta office. “High construction costs create an economic barrier to entry to more affordable markets, driving increased investor demand to markets just beginning to witness the potential rent growth.”

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Wanted Conyers suspect used 13-year-old to lure armed robbery victim, police say

CONYERS, Ga. — Authorities are searching for a suspect wanted for an armed robbery at a Conyers apartment complex last week. A 13-year-old girl is already in custody in connection to the incident.

Calvin Smith, 20, is wanted by the Conyers Police Department for the alleged May 24 incident at the Briar Creek Apartments. Police said no one was hurt during the crime.

According to a police report from the Conyers Police Department, Smith, the young teen and another unknown suspect lured the victim to an apartment complex before robbing him.

The report says the victim flagged down an officer around 10:30 p.m. to report that he had been robbed 20 minutes earlier by the three suspects. He was only wearing a shirt and a towel around his waist at the time.

According to the victim, he met the 13-year-old two days before when he went to a business to buy tacos. He reportedly told police she approached him in the parking lot and asked him for $100 to have sex. He told her no, but said when he went back to the same place, she asked again. The victim told police he asked the 13-year-old where her parents were and then asked if she "had a problem being with an older man," to which she reportedly replied, "no."

This time, though, he agreed to the request, the report says.

The report says the 13-year-old offered to drive the victim to an apartment complex; he was hesitant at first because she appeared young, but agreed.

According to the report, the teen told the man to wait in the car while she went up to the apartment. She returned and the two went upstairs.

When inside, the report says the teen directed the man to head all the way to the back of the apartment, where the bathroom was and take off his clothes. The victim told police he waited several minutes, but instead of the teen, the victim told said two armed men returned and pointed a gun at him.

The victim reported the men demanded he take off his shoes, pants, took the $100 bill and demanded more money, but he told them he didn’t have any more. They then took his keys and ran off to rummage in his car – making off with his cell phone, his green card, a $400 check and a cell phone.

The victim said, once it was clear, he went outside and asked people in the parking lot for help, but they would not. He then got in his car to find a phone when he crossed paths with a police officer.

The officer was able to track down the teen – who the report said had been known by police for runaway and domestic issues – and arrested her on charges of armed robbery.

A judge also issued a warrant for Smith and the other suspect for armed robbery. The victim was also arrested and charged with disorderly conduct (pandering).

Authorities still don’t know Smith’s current location, but hope the public may help in tracking him down. In addition, police said Smith has been in custody previously and is known to authorities.

Any information leading to the arrest of the suspect may result in a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Tipsters will remain anonymous and are asked to contact Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta with any information.

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Georgia town initiates new mixed-use district

A rendering of Salem Gate Market in Conyers

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After several years of working through zoning issues, Tri-Land Properties is ready to give Conyers, Ga., what it says will be the centerpiece of the Gateway Village District.

Ground was broken this week for a full-scale redevelopment of Salem Gate Market, a 253,000-sq.-ft. center in this town some 25 miles east of Atlanta on I-20. Rezoning has opened the door for its re-creation as a mixed-use development that will include a 103-room hotel, a 55,000-sq.-ft. Hobby Lobby, and a 20,000-sq.-ft. Northern Tool + Supply.

Tri-Land says leasing negotiations are underway with additional tenants in food and beverage, fashion, value retail, and sporting goods.

“With Salem Gate Market serving as the first development to move forward under the new guidelines, we are literally blazing a new trail,” said Tri-Land president Richard Dube. “The city of Conyers made this project possible. There were many new specifications and boxes to check in terms of open space, green space, meeting space, and pedestrian accessibility.”

“Tri-Land came to us with a true partnership mentality, and they have embraced the process of working with municipal authorities and responding to the needs of the community at every step,” said Conyers Mayor Vince Evans.

Construction on Salem Gate Market is expected to begin mid-August with a completion target of summer 2020.

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As FIFA bribes flowed, one official’s cash was put in Ga. real estate

On a Saturday morning early this year, Shani Whint opened the cabinet under the sink in the townhouse she was renting in Conyers, exposing a washtub collecting leaking water and a cavity encrusted with mold and filth.

She then pointed to the ceiling, where a yellow stain had spread. That, she said, was coming from an upstairs toilet that had been leaking for weeks.

Facing eviction, Whint had little good to say about her landlord, Jeffrey Webb, and she wasn’t particularly interested in the fact that he had problems of his own. She just wanted the place fixed.

The trail that federal prosecutors in New York have followed in exposing the greed and corruption of the men running FIFA, soccer’s governing body, has pointed in many directions, and one of them is to Georgia, where Webb, among the most corrupt, stashed some of his dirty money in real estate.

A native of the Cayman Islands who has lived in the Atlanta area off and on for the last eight years, Webb is now awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to soliciting and accepting nearly $7 million in bribes. The money came from companies seeking the marketing and broadcasting rights to World Cup qualifying matches and other major soccer events.

Because Webb, 54, has yet to be sentenced, the full extent of his crimes and the nature of his cooperation with the government haven’t been spelled out publicly. In fact, entire sections of the transcript of his plea hearing have been redacted because the proceedings were sealed.

But, in at least one instance detailed by prosecutors, Webb, aided by an associate, moved a portion of the bribe money through a myriad of offshore bank accounts and used it to snatch up homes in metro Atlanta in what was then a down market.

Webb bought an ornate mansion in Loganville for himself and his wife, a local physician. He also bought three rental properties, one in Conyers and two in Stone Mountain. All told, records show, he paid $850,000 for property now worth nearly $2 million.

The purchases gave Webb the look of a savvy investor, not a money launderer, and likely helped conceal his fraud, experts who have dealt with similar cases said.

“Real estate is very attractive to some extent because you can launder money further,” said Chris Quick, a former FBI agent who specialized in financial crimes. “You buy a piece of property and get rents on it. You put the rents into your bank account with the illegal funds and you have the appearance (of legitimacy).”

Records and interviews, though, suggest that Webb showed only a marginal interest in being a landlord.

“I’ve never seen him,” said Rita Tarrence, president of the Stone Mill Condominium Association, which has placed a lien for $5,891 against one of Webb’s properties, a townhouse in Stone Mountain, for unpaid dues. “As far as I know, he’s never been here.”

Webb’s attorney, Ernie Gao, did not respond to phone and email messages seeking to interview him or Webb for this story.

At his plea hearing, Webb acknowledged that he abused his position within FIFA by obtaining bribes and kickbacks. He also stated that the practice was “common” at soccer’s highest levels. Otherwise, he has made no public statements since he was arrested along with other FIFA officials at a Zurich hotel in May 2015.

A hard fall

In many ways, Webb has fallen harder than any of the other FIFA officials and marketing executives swept up in the government’s case, which, to date, has led to 26 guilty pleas or convictions.

A banker in the Caymans, Webb rose through the ranks of soccer in that country to become president of CONCACAF, which governs the sport in North and Central America and the Caribbean. The position made him a FIFA vice president, and he often spoke of how he planned to reform the organization.

But the truth, according to prosecutors, is Webb used his influence to enrich himself illegally before he was elected president of CONCACAF and then continued to do so “almost immediately” after he took office.

Webb, who has been living in Georgia under modified house arrest since posting a $10 million bond, has pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. He is due to be sentenced March 7, although all seven of his previous scheduled sentencing dates have been delayed.

In addition to a lengthy prison sentence, Webb faces deportation to the Caymans, where he would likely have to deal with charges for his alleged role in a hospital procurement scandal. A business associate of Webb’s, Canover Watson, has already been convicted and sentenced to prison in that case.

In his book, “The Fall of the House of FIFA,” British journalist David Conn quotes Sepp Blatter, the organization’s former president, as singling out Webb for his hypocrisy.

Blatter, who hasn’t been charged in the U.S. prosecution but was removed from office and banned from participating in FIFA activities for six years, recalled Webb tearfully presenting himself as representing a new era of fair play and respect. Yet when the authorities in the U.S. built their case, Blatter said, “the first one arrested was him.”

Marriage and a mansion

Webb’s connection to Atlanta is his wife, Kendra Gamble-Webb, an OB/GYN who has been practicing in the city since 2006.

The couple met in Miami and were married in an elaborate ceremony at the St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead in 2013. In keeping with a southern theme, every table at the reception was “smothered and covered” with flowers.

A year later, Webb attended the press conference to announce that Major League Soccer was expanding to Atlanta and spoke of the city one day hosting World Cup matches.

In 2011, not long after meeting his future wife, Webb bought a home in Wellington Lake Estates, a Loganville subdivision of gated mansions built in the style of Mediterranean villas. He paid $590,000 for the 9,851-square-foot home, which had been in foreclosure.

Records in the FIFA case do not detail how Webb obtained the money to buy the property, which became his and his wife’s residence. However, the home was among those listed by the government as subject to forfeiture because of his criminal activity.

When the house was sold last year by Webb’s wife for $1.5 million, the proceeds went to the government, records show.

Within weeks of Webb buying his home, his business associate from the Caymans, Watson, bought the mansion next door. Watson paid $515,000 for the property, which also had been in foreclosure.

Property records still show the home in Watson’s name, although it appears to have been vacated. During a recent visit, a chain secured the gate, and the yard and landscaping appeared as if they hadn’t been cared for in months.

Getting into the market

In 2013, soon after becoming president of CONCACAF, Webb bought his rental properties using money that the government traced to a $3 million bribe. The bribe was agreed to by a Miami-based company, Traffic Sports USA, as part of a deal for the media and marketing rights to World Cup qualifying matches in the Caribbean.

Investigators found that portions of the money were funneled through a series of U.S. and foreign banks before winding up in accounts controlled by a Webb associate, Costas Takkas, in the Caymans. From there, they determined, funds moved to bank accounts in Georgia for Webb’s use.

Property records examined by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show how Webb then jumped into the down real estate market.

His first purchase, a townhouse a few blocks from Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers, cost $64,000. Seven years earlier, the original owner had paid $153,000.

A month later, Webb bought a larger home in Stone Mountain, paying $140,000 for a property that nine years earlier had sold for $305,500. And nine months after that, he bought a townhouse in Stone Mountain for $60,000. That property had been purchased by its original owner in 2008 for $149,900.

In each case, Webb bought the property in his own name and then transferred ownership to a company in the Caymans, Kosson Properties Ltd. A similarly named company — Kosson Ventures — had been set up by Takkas for the bank accounts in the Caymans.

Quick, who now heads an investigative firm in Charleston, S.C., said Webb appears to have given investigators a road map by buying the properties in his own name before transferring ownership to the company in the Caymans.

“That just shows a trail to him, which, to me, is a stupid move,” the ex-FBI agent said.

Prosecutors say Takkas, who was sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to money laundering conspiracy, also used some of the $3 million bribe to add a pool to Webb’s property in Loganville.

According to the government, Takkas lied to a Citibank employee in Florida who questioned him about the transaction, calling the pool a wedding gift.

In a sentencing memorandum, Takkas’ attorney, Gordon Mehler, said his client, a British citizen who became close to Webb while living in the Caymans, acted largely out of the misguided belief that Webb would become FIFA’s first black president.

“This idolized version of Mr. Webb blinded Costas from seeing the truth about his own actions as well as those of Mr. Webb,” Mehler wrote.

People `in and out’

The townhouse Webb bought in Stone Mountain has had a succession of occupants over the years, causing consternation among neighbors, according to Tarrence, the condo association president.

“I have heard from people who live closer to the unit that there have been different people … in and out the whole time,” she said.

Homeowners are supposed to notify a management company designated by the condo association when they rent their properties, but Webb has never done so, she added.

Earlier this year, an AJC reporter found two men living in the townhouse, both of whom said they were working as landscapers. One, Roberto Castro, said he and his roommate, Antonio Perez, had been living there for three months, paying Webb $1,000 a month. He said he didn’t recall signing a lease.

Castro said he had no knowledge of Webb’s background or the FIFA case, although he recalled Webb saying he would be trying to sell the property “for the government.”

Records show that the townhouse is still owned by Kosson Properties and that the lien for unpaid condo association dues was placed against it in August. The amount reflects roughly two years of unpaid dues.

Nine months, no repairs

Whint was forced to move out of the Conyers townhouse after a judge ruled against her in the eviction proceeding.

Responding to the eviction notice in court, she wrote that Webb had hired her husband to do work at his house in Loganville to cover the $3,300 in unpaid rent.

She also noted that the townhouse hadn’t undergone any repairs since she moved in nine months earlier and that she had recently learned from a reporter about Webb’s criminal case.

“I think he is pushing me out cause of his criminal indictment,” she wrote.

Records show that the property was sold in April for $129,000, more than doubling what Webb paid for it. That money, too, now belongs to the government.

What is FIFA?

FIFA — the Federation Internationale de Football Association — regulates and promotes soccer worldwide. It is composed of more than 200 member associations as well as six continental federations. One of those is CONCACAF, which governs soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean. Every four years, FIFA stages the World Cup, the most-watched sporting event in the world. In May 2015, prosecutors in the Eastern District of New York unveiled a sweeping indictment that revealed bribe-taking going back decades. In many cases, the key to where important matches would be played or who would televise them hinged on how much bribe money would be paid to top FIFA officials, prosecutors alleged. Swept up in the case were two of the organization’s most powerful figures: Jeffrey Webb, then the president of CONCACAF, and Jack Warner, Webb’s predecessor in that role. Since the initial indictment was revealed, Webb and more than two dozen others charged in the case have been convicted or pleaded guilty. Warner, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, has been fighting extradition to the United States.

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Toddler found unresponsive in pool passes away days before his third birthday

Two year old Jose Salas Morales.

CONYERS, Ga. (CBS46) While most mothers were celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday, the family of Jose Salas Morales was mourning the loss of a two-year-old whose life had barely just begun.

It’s been close to three weeks since paramedics were called to a home on Blackberry Lane where Jose and another toddler were found unresponsive in the residence’s pool.

Jose and the 3-year-old girl were transported to Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital following the incident on April 25. The girl was released a few days later, however, Jose, who remained in ICU, was pronounced dead on Sunday, May 12.

Now, the man who was responsible for watching the children is being charged with murder in the second degree. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office initially charged Trevor Chase Bohannon, 21, with reckless conduct and cruelty to children. He allegedly left the toddlers unattended to smoke pot with a friend in the garage.

As a result of Jose’s death, Bohannon’s charges were upgraded.

May 16th would have been the sweet, little boy’s third birthday.

A GoFundMe page has been started to assist the family with funeral costs of the child who tragically lost his life before it truly began. To donate, click here.

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Conyers sting nabs 9 for pandering, other crimes

CONYERS, Ga. — Nine men are in a metro Atlanta jail after a sting targeting "Johns" soliciting prostitutes.

The operation happened on March 22 in Conyers – one of more than 20 that have taken place since 2013. For law enforcement in Conyers, that year is significant because of two violent acts that were tied to prostitution.

One involved a John being robbed by two men after setting up a meeting with a prostitute on what the department described then as a "popular advertising site."

The second happened a month later and involved four men who allegedly kidnapped, raped and robbed two women who posted an ad for prostitution on another site.

Since then, Conyers Police Chief Gene Wilson and the criminal investigation division have implemented the stings as part of a plan to push back against prostitution and pandering in the city.

"With subsequent news coverage and word of mouth, would-be Johns and prostitutes have proclaimed ‘Conyers is hot’ and are deterred from bringing their business, and the violent crime that comes with it, to our city," the police department shared on social media.

In addition to the pandering and disorderly conduct charges these suspects now face, one man is facing counts of possession of marijuana and obstruction of a law enforcement officer after police say he attempted to escape the scene. After running a short distance, he was caught.

Arrests for pandering and other crimes in Conyers
Conyers pandering and disorderly conduct arrests
Karlos Demond Dubose, 19, of Lithonia – PanderingMarcos Rene Morales-Hernandez, 36, Conyers – PanderingTreymane Davis, 33, McDonough – Pandering, possession of marijuanaJohnny Ray Turner, 52, Decatur – PanderingWenshel Berius, 40, McDonoughDemetrius Bernard Hazel, 34, Stone Mountain – Disorderly conductDemonte Sanchez Franklin, 23, Stone Mountain – Pandering, possession of marijuana and obstructionAntwuan M. Galloway, 32, Covington – PanderingSterling Thomas Wimberly, 52, Waynesboro – Pandering

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15 Balfour Beatty Communities Properties Earn 2018 Top Rated Awards for Multifamily and Student Communities

Balfour Beatty Communities, a leading provider of property management, development and related real estate services for military, multifamily and student housing, today announced that 15 of its multifamily and student housing properties received “2018 Top Rated” awards from ApartmentRatings.com. The awards are based on community reviews and ratings on the site gathered throughout 2018.

“We’re constantly looking for ways to upgrade our property amenities, home features and services to provide an exceptional living experience for our residents,” said Genevieve Bauer, Senior Vice President of Balfour Beatty Communities. “At the award-winning Aspire 349, for example, we recently updated the club house, fitness center, business center and game room. It’s rewarding to know our residents appreciate our customer service and these upgrades and give so many of our properties such high marks.”

The following Balfour Beatty Communities’ properties received the award:

ApartmentRatings.com is one of the largest online rating communities for rental housing, reaching approximately 30 percent of apartment hunters nationwide, and is among the five most-visited apartment hunting sites in the world. Its annual Top Rated awards are given to properties on the site with a 70 percent or above resident rating. Only 5 percent of properties listed on the site are named winners.

About Balfour Beatty Communities

Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC is a diversified real estate services company delivering development, design, financing, construction, renovation, property and facilities management services in the multifamily, student and military housing sectors. A leader in the industry, Balfour Beatty Communities has more than 50,000 residential units and $6 billion in real estate assets under management and has developed or renovated more than 29,000 units with a total value of close to $4 billion. Headquartered outside Philadelphia, PA, Balfour Beatty Communities has more than 1,200 employees and is a subsidiary of Balfour Beatty Investments, Inc.

Balfour Beatty Investments is part of Balfour Beatty plc, a global leader in construction services, support services, and infrastructure investment.

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Holly Hunter Is Keeping It Real

Holly Hunter talks about her film and TV career with such a casual, I-can’t-believe-I’m-still-working attitude, that you almost forget just how damn good she is. Almost. From her breakout role as a baby-crazy cop in the Coen Brothers’ sweetly absurd Raising Arizona to, more than 30 years later, her Independent Spirit–nominated turn as a mother fighting for her comatose daughter in The Big Sick, Hunter, 59, has defied the gloomy cliché that compelling roles for female actors only evaporate over time. Continue reading

American Landmark Acquires 1,212-Unit Multifamily Housing Portfolio in High-Growth Markets

TAMPA, FL – American Landmark, one of the fastest-growing multifamily owner-operators in the country, has acquired four properties in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina as part of a four-property portfolio purchase totaling 1,212 apartment units.

The four properties acquired in the portfolio are:

Arbor Terrace, to be renamed One Rocky Ridge, is located at 1 Rocky Ridge Boulevard, Douglasville, GA. Built in 2003, the property has 300 apartments and is 95 percent occupied.

Summerset, to be renamed The Oxford, is located at 50 Greenleaf Road, Conyers, GA. Built in 1999, the property has 240 apartments and is 96 percent occupied.

Bella Apartments Homes, to be renamed The Aspect, is located at 3101 Segreto Lane, Kissimmee, Fla. Built in 2010, the property has 432 units and is 96 percent occupied.

Arbor Village is located at 10825 Dorchester Road, Charleston, S.C. Built in 2014, the property has 240 units and is 93 percent occupied.

“As the unemployment rate continues to decrease nationwide, our focus continues to be on high-growth areas where we can provide exceptional value-add amenities and services to residents,” said Christine DeFilippis, Chief Investment Officer at American Landmark. “We’re looking forward to additional opportunities that will allow us to elevate the living experience for area residents while still providing homes at price points that they can afford.”

American Landmark, and its debt and equity partner Electra America, are selectively acquiring value-add properties in strategic locations across the Southeast. The firm, whose property portfolio currently consists of approximately 23,000 apartments in five states, expects to complete $1.5 billion in multifamily acquisitions in 2018. All of its newly acquired properties are upgraded and modernized, providing many of the amenities today’s renters desire most.

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Property Details for 2819 Biscayne Dr

2819 Biscayne Dr, Conyers, GA 30012
2819 Biscayne Dr, Conyers, GA 30012
Property Features
Bedrooms: 4
Baths Full Main: 2
Breakfast Area
Deck/Patio Porch Workshop Lot Size: 1/3 – 1/2 Acre Lot Description: Cul De Sac Lot Description: Private Backyard Lot Description: Sloping2819 Biscayne Dr, Conyers, GA 30012
2819 Biscayne Dr, Conyers, GA 30012

2819 Biscayne Dr, Conyers, GA 30012 is a single family home for sale, and has been listed on the market for 4 days. 2819 Biscayne Dr is in the Lake Capri Estates neighborhood, which has a median listing price of $175,000. The median listing price for Lake Capri Estates is 13% greater than Conyers at $199,000, and 10% less than GA at $250,000. Nearby neighborhoods like Honey Creek, Fieldstone, Brentwood, and Smyrna Downs have a median listing price of $225,000. The schools near 2819 Biscayne Dr include Rock Chapel Elementary School, Lithonia Middle School, and Lithonia High School, which are all in the Elementary School: House, High School: Rockdale County, and Middle School: Conyers district. There are similar and nearby single family homes for sale include 1942 Millstream Holw, 1934 Millstream Holw, and 2995 Riviera Dr NW.

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