Atlanta OfficeAboveAtlanta.com is owned and operated by Above Atlanta REALTORS®. The agency’s focus is on high rise condominiums for sale or lease in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm is quite knowledgeable about all of the unique neighborhoods that make up the Atlanta area and offers full service real estate services. Come visit us at 860 Peachtree Street.

Our Team

Jeffrey Taylor Johnson

Jeffrey Taylor Johnson

Broker/Owner/Agent

Jeff graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA, however like many, he decided his love for real estate trumped his major from college and thus became his focus. As a native-Atlantan, Jeff understands the city and its vibe.  When choosing a neighborhood or development, it is paramount to understand what you are buying into.  With his knowledge of the city and its individual developments, he can assist you in helping you find the home that fits you and your lifestyle best.

Having worked with many brokerages in Atlanta, he went out on his own in March of 2010 and created Above Atlanta REALTORS.  This agency is new with fresh ideas, and he has added agents that have a focus on intown.  Above Atlanta, he hopes will be your real estate brokerage.  We appreciate your visit to our website, which he created himself using simple techniques that make it easy to use.

Laurie Leslie

Laurie Leslie

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Laurie is passionate about real estate, especially high rise living. She lives in a high rise condo herself and enjoys the convenience of living in the city after down-sizing from a large suburban home. Her bubbly personality and knowledge of the city makes working with her a joy. She enjoys meeting new people and helping them with the home buying process or the home they want to sell.  She has very strong negotiation skills as well.

Michael Caggiano

Michael Caggiano

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Licensed since 1996, Mike has a proven track record as an On-Site manager in several luxury properties including Trump Place in New York City and as realtor at Halstead Properties Company. He was responsible for On-Site Marketing at the Condo Store in Tampa/Orlando/Atlanta where he was the #1 sales agent in Midtown. Mike has experience selling to clients from all over the world and a deep understanding of the luxury market.

Corey Sayre

Senior Real Estate Consultant

With over 10 years of luxury condo sales experience, Corey is recognized as one of top new home sales agents in the city of Atlanta. Utilizing his sales experience and MBA with a concentration in Marketing and Advertising, he has been the #1 on site sales agent for properties like 1010 Midtown & the On-site Sales Manager for Condo Developments in Tampa/Orlando/Sarasota/St. Petersburg with Coldwell Banker The Condo Store.

Malcolm Edwards

Associate Broker

I have called Atlanta home since 1987. I love everything about Atlanta and take pride in knowing each neighborhood, the histories, and what makes each one a special place to call home. My knowledge and passion enables me to match your needs and desires to the ideal buyer or seller in the perfect area for you! My goal is to ensure that every client is so happy with my work that they will tell their friends about me. My client’s satisfaction is evident; a lot of my business comes from those I have previously helped. I strive everyday to be the one Realtor you will rave about to your friends!

You, the client, are the most important part of any real-estate transaction. As an agent, it is my privilege and duty to work for your best interest. To do that, I offer you: Listening Skills – it is not about listings or other clients I may have, but about YOUR needs and desires, seeking to get what you want out of your sale, purchase, or lease.

I was a Realtor for the past 13 years with Coldwell Banker The Condo Store before calling Above Atlanta Realtors my home. I am a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Club and was Top 5% nationally in volume Real Estate sales 2002 – 2005 and 2007, specializing in High-rises, lofts, townhomes, and condos . There are many opportunities for both buyers and sellers in this market. If you or someone you know needs to sell or wants to buy, please let me know. Inventory is low, and rates are at a record low as well. Call me for a complimentary comparative market analysis of your home.”

Kako Watanabe

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Born in Japan, Kako has lived in Atlanta since 1986 after she moved from The Big Apple. She’s a longtime resident of metropolitan Atlanta (Inman Park, Virginia Highland), and knows the Intown areas like a native. Kako has extensive business and customer service experience. She worked for Japan Airlines passenger sales for ten years. She then launched her own successful travel agency. During the ’96 and ’98 Olympics Kako organized housing accommodations for many athletes from various countries. Warmhearted and trustworthy, Kako will exceed your expectations of a professional, hardworking realtor. If your dream is urban living, Kako is the best person to call!

Joani Gruczkowski

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Joani Gruczkowski is an Atlanta native and currently lives in the Old Fourth Ward. Other areas she has called home include Virginia Highland, Buckhead, and Duluth. Having been a Real Estate professional since 2002, she knows and understands intown living as well as life outside the perimeter. Count on Joani to provide the highest level of service; whether you are looking for the coolest loft or condo, or a home in the perfect subdivision.
Joani specializes in working with buyers and understands the importance of providing as much information as possible about communities, amenities, schools, transportation, parks and community events…everything she would like to know about an area before making a purchase or signing a lease. Atlanta is a premier city that is still growing…the Beltline Project and the Peachtree Trolley are just a couple of examples of the changing cityscape of our great city! Trust Joani to assist you with your next lease or purchase. She will work diligently to make sure your Real Estate experience is simply the best!

Gay Bennett

Senior Real Estate Consultant

A resident of Midtown for over 20 Years, Gay is an outstanding agent with a strong focus on Atlanta ‘s Midtown, Downtown and Buckhead markets while expanding her attention to the additional areas of Roswell, Milton, Alpharetta, and Cumming Communities!

She provides the highest level of professional service, and is passionate about her customers and the communities she serves.

For the last twelve years, Gay has worked with the Novare Group, The Condo Store, The Marketing Directors, and Coldwell Banker Residential. With these teams, Gay has been a part of launching and selling some of Atlanta ‘s most prestigious properties including: Peachtree Lofts, Lofts @ The Park, River West, Metropolis, Spire, Gallery, TWELVE Centennial Park and ViewPoint.

As an onsite agent, Gay was required to be an expert on not only the features of the properties she was selling but also had to be knowledgeable of all the developments she was in competition with. Having sold out new construction buildings in the toughest market we’ve seen in the last decade was a true accomplishment for her.

She is vastly experienced in assisting buyers, sellers and investors in purchasing condominium, residential or commercial properties.

If you are looking for a dedicated, knowledgeable Intown agent and one expanding her market outside the Perimeter, look no further. Call Gay today.

James Robbins

Senior Real Estate Consultant

James has lived in Atlanta for 12 years. His family is in the construction business. This gave him extensive knowledge of building materials and quality construction techniques. James is very connected in Atlanta real estate circles, which gives him insights into many properties before they are listed. Always seeing the silver lining, he is a pleasure to work with.

Pete Miller

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Pete is the Cherokee County specialist.

Kseniia Abramovych

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Blair Boyd

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Blair Boyd has an undergraduate from Georgia State University in CIS and a Masters from Kent State University in Health Informatics. Originally licensed in 2000, he has many years of experience selling Atlanta real estate.
Blair understands that while buying or selling a home is an emotional experience, it’s also a financial one. He will guide you through the process, providing expert advice and statistics so that you can feel confident in your real estate decisions.

Ben Harris

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Ben Harris is a real estate guru. He has been with AboveAtlanta since day one and is a high rise expert, not to mention a noted interior designer. His design skills enhance his abilities to find his clients homes that make a statement and exemplify his clients true lifestyle. He is a go-getter when faced with the task of finding his clients the best place to for their needs.

Brenda Anderson

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Prior to selling real estate, Brenda worked with the City of Atlanta for over nine years. She worked in the real estate division. Brenda worked with an organization in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and was featured in Essence Magazine. She also worked twelve years in Property Management mostly in new construction and Luxury rentals in Atlanta.
Brenda has been active in the real estate profession since 2008. Her portfolio of professional experience includes working with Harry Norman and Coldwell Bankers. Brenda professional confidence and easy going style comforts clients through this sometimes stressful situation. Specializing in Results!

Chelsea Horan

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Danny Bergeron

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Davi Yehudah

Senior Real Estate Consultant/Rental Specialist

David M. Ray, Jr.

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Eddie Duke

Senior Real Estate Consultant

James “Jim” Seiter

Senior Real Estate Consultant/Rental Specialist

Jeff Sowell

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Jeff’s 23 years of combined customer service and banking experience give him a unique understanding of two of the most important parts of a real estate transaction: the numbers and the people. His understanding of the financial aspects of buying and selling a home and his communication and interpersonal skills help his clients stay calm and informed throughout the entire process. As a Georgia native, Jeff’s knowledge of the Atlanta area helps his clients find just the right neighborhood to fit their needs. Jeff’s relaxed, courteous style and his philosophy of honesty and integrity let his clients feel they’re in good hands.

Joey Elia

Senior Leasing Consultant

Josh Marsh

Senior Real Estate Consultant/Rental Specialist

Kathleen Carmical

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Lynn Hampton

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Lynn Hampton is a native Atlantan and a successful real estate agent who offers clients a unique perspective to buying and selling real estate in the Atlanta area. Lynn has been a realtor for over eight years and has lived and worked in different areas around Atlanta, so she knows the city and its vast suburbs. This has given her an edge over many agents. She translates her Atlanta knowledge into assisting homebuyers with listing the best price for the area or making sure a buyer doesn’t over pay. She has worked with both the Atlanta condo buyer/seller and the suburban home buyer/seller which gives her a unique combination of expertise that most agents don’t have. Typically, agents either focus on the condo market or the suburban home market, but rarely do agents have expertise in both and this translates into knowledge her clients greatly appreciate.
Through her many years in real estate she has worked with homebuyers in practically every price range — giving her great negotiating skills. Prior to being a realtor, Lynn worked in education at the college level working with faculty at both Mercer University and Georgia Tech. Lynn is an agent who listens to her clients’ needs and desires and assists them throughout the complete home buying or selling process. Lynn is an agent that clients can trust and enjoy working with when buying or selling a home or condo

Mark Hilliard

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Michael Morris

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Michael Morris is a native-Atlantan with a knack for helping his client’s find homes that meet their expectations. As a noted interior designer, he lends his design skills to clients to make their new house a home….with style.
Michael’s infectious personality makes him a delight to work with, not to mention his intense knowledge of real estate to protect your interests. A home purchase may be the biggest investment you may make in your lifetime and working with Michael will give you peace of mind.

Mitchell Bedgood

Director of Retail Services

Sharon Hodges

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Shawn Roman

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Shawn graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BS in Administration of Justice and Public Safety. Since then he has spent a significant amount of time in the corporate world before starting a career in real estate. He currently holds real estate licenses in both Georgia and Florida and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Georgia Association of REALTORS® and Atlanta Board of REALTORS®.

Shawn’s area of expertise is Metro Atlanta, consisting of the 45 neighborhoods that surround the Atlanta Beltline Project. He specialize in the Midtown market consisting of condominiums, single family homes and distressed properties with a focus on Green building.

He utilizes the most current home research tools. He is objective, open, honest and easy going, paying particular attention to the details in the transaction and puts his client’s interests first! He will always return inquiries promptly and provide answers to your questions.

His commitment to his clients is to provide the best possible service available and to make the home buying experience a pleasant one. He makes sure to protect his clients in the transaction and to find a home not just a house! His clients become his friends for life. His successful business is based on repeat customers and referrals.

Judy Hollowell

Developer Services Relationship Manager

Tashaun Cathey

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Bobby Grant

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Christine Kalski

Associate Broker

Christine Kalski realizes that buying and selling a home is probably one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. That is why she believes in building a strong relationship with her clients.  Her clients know that she is easily accessible and is always providing the best customer service possible. Christine and her husband Larry live in “The Brookwood” a high-rise condo between Buckhead and Midtown.

 

Christine is a full time Real Estate Associate Broker and a native Atlantan with years’ of experience in buying, selling, and leasing properties in the Atlanta Real Estate market.

 

Christine is very passionate about real estate and enjoys helping her clients through the entire process, from start to finish. She brings years of top notch customer service, organization, and problem-solving skills.  She is known and has been recognized through awards for her outstanding performances, strong attention to details, communication and follow-up.

 

Christine’s success is based on her dedication to perform above and beyond, and her “can do attitude”, which greatly reflects her work ethics, along with her continuing education! She has a solid foundation of the real estate business, and a superb knowledge of the latest real estate news, training, social media, networking, marketing, financing, statics, and trends.

 

Designations/Achievement

Licensed Associate Broker by the Georgia Real Estate Commission

Member of the Atlanta Board of Realtors®

Member of the National Association of Realtors®

Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club Member

Senior Marketing Consultant

Certified Relocation Specialist

Luxury and Investment Property Specialist

Havana Fox

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Julian Price

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Kelly Gilstrap

Senior Real Estate Consultant

Robin Stanford

Senior Real Estate Consultant