About Us

Kevin Palmer

CEO, Founder

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.435.8974
Email: kpalmer@phpatlanta.com

Prior to founding PalmerHouse Properties in 2006, Kevin spent 25 years in the financial services industry within Atlanta. Kevin held many senior management positions, including chief administrative officer, chief operations officer and chief compliance officer. He most recently served as chief executive officer, president, and board chairman of one of the nation's largest securities broker-dealers and registered investment advisory firms.

Kevin founded PalmerHouse Properties for one purpose - to build a high energy, creative environment for the real estate entrepreneur. His objective is to foster the success and prosperity of the agents and their clients. Kevin's weighted business and financial expertise offers his team of agents and their clients a unique knowledge base to guide their real estate goals. Kevin has built his reputation based on honesty, integrity and being straightforward with his agents and clients. Committed to providing superior real estate services, value and customer satisfaction to the PalmerHouse Agents, Kevin's vision is to provide valuable experience and counsel to clients selling or seeking the right and perfect home in the greater Atlanta market.

In addition to a Georgia Real Estate License, Kevin also holds multiple securities registrations, including Series 6, Series 7, Series 26, Series 24, Series 53 and Series 65. Kevin also holds the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional designation obtained through a joint program with FINRA Institute and the Wharton Business School. In 2012, PalmerHouse Properties was ranked #23 in the top 25 Real Estate Companies by Sales Volume in Atlanta by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Additionally, for the third consecutive year, PalmerHouse Properties has been honored with the Atlanta Business Chronicle's PaceSetter Award. Most recently, PalmerHouse Properties was recognized as the 9th fastest growing, privately-held company in Atlanta for 2012, with the 4th and 6th positions in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

PalmerHouse Properties was also recognized in 2011 by Inc. Magazine as the 172nd fastest growing, privately held company in the United States. Kevin believes that the growth of PalmerHouse Properties is because of the company's mission and vision to put its Agents/REALTORS® first - always. Kevin and the PalmerHouse Properties Leadership Team are committed to expansion in order to meet the needs of our Agents and REALTORS®. The main office is located on Piedmont Road in Buckhead with satellite offices in Alpharetta, Marietta, Decatur, Lake Oconee, Toco Hills, Duluth and Canton.

Our Mission: Respect People – Have Fun – Make Money!

Larry Culbertson

President, Managing Director

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 678.637.1899
Email: lculbertson@phpatlanta.com

Larry Culbertson joined PalmerHouse Properties as president and director of PHP Commercial, the commercial division of PalmerHouse Properties, in January of 2015. Kevin Palmer and Larry Culbertson formed PHP Commercial to provide PalmerHouse associates in Georgia and Florida with the training, technology, marketing tools and resources to succeed in the Southeast commercial market.

As president and managing director of PHP Commercial, Larry has more than 18 years of sales and management experience in the commercial real estate sector, including his most recent leadership role within Keller Williams Realty as Associate Broker, where he led the development of new business divisions and trained commercial agents nationwide.

In Larry's own words: "We are creating a specialized team dedicated to the sale of all major product types including office, retail, hospitality, industrial, land, and multifamily. Our team will be distinguished by access and credibility, experience, outstanding client service, and a proven track record. This team will enhance the value of each transaction by providing clients with executable advice, multi-level access to investors, closing leverage, and up-to-the-minute market knowledge."

Bijal Patel

Associate ACBR

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.992.4713
Email: bpatel@phpcommercial.net

Bijal received his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He worked for 11 years at one of the largest US. based humanitarian relief organizations.

During this time, he managed internal audits of various business processes and travelled to several conflict zones in over 30 countries spread across Africa, Asia and Latin America.

After leaving the corporate world Bijal chose to invest and advice clients on investing in cash flowing properties. He fully understands opposing perspectives of buyers and sellers and finds a common ground. Bijal is a team player with strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively and superior work ethics, which allows him to build and maintain long lasting relationships.

Bijal loves dirt! He currently actively invests in new residential construction and advises clients in investing in the same arena. Bijal concentrates on sourcing land for residential development and Industrial use in Dawson, Forsyth, Lumpkin, Hall, Jackson and North Gwinnett.

In his free time Bijal loves to cycle and play golf with his daughter.

Jon Kaplan

Associate ACBR, Hotel Specialist

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 404-434-1444
Email: jkaplan@phpcommercial.net

Jon has over 28 years of experience as a business executive and began his real estate career in 2005.

Prior to his career in real estate, he was a VP for a technology company which went public in 2000.

He was a key member of the executive team involved in growing revenue to over $100M.

Today, Jon specializes in the purchase and sale of hotels throughout the U.S. He focuses on hard to find off market upscale hotels that range from $15M-$100M+. He has built partnerships with large hospitality focused investors and hotel owners.

Jon is very disciplined in the art of prospecting. His typical day starts with cold calling, aggressively identifying buyers and sellers to create the next transaction. Through his discipline of prospecting Jon has created a strong network and solid relationships with large hospitality investors who have the resources to make quick decisions when the market demands.

Jon and his family moved to Atlanta in 2002 from Naples Florida. He received a B.A. in Psychology with honors from SUNY Binghamton and earned a M.ED. in education from Lesley College

Chad Ranzy

Associate ACBR

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.402.8449
Email: cranzy@phpcommercial.net

Chad has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing, across various industries. He has a passion for real estate and has been licensed since 2013. His outgoing personality, drive and enthusiasm allowed him the ability to build a solid foundation of commercial and residential clients.

As the current sales manager for an Atlanta builder of multifamily properties, Chad is known for “sealing the deal” and exceeding the investment goals of his clients. He excels at positioning, driving demand, and strategically increasing market value of multifamily assets which often appeal to owners, developers, and real estate syndicators.

Chad is originally from Mobile, Alabama. He moved to Atlanta in 2002 after obtaining a degree in Marketing and Industrial Distribution from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also holds a degree in Construction Management.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and traveling.

Lisa French

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 404-408-3058
Email: lfrench@phpcommercial.net

Lisa has over 25 years of experience in project management, supply chain management and logistics across varying industries. She is a solutions-oriented person with strong communication skills and attention to detail. Honesty and a passion for helping others has led her to cultivate long lasting personal and professional relationships. Lisa’s focus is on strategies that fit her client’s long-term real estate investment objectives.

Robert Aldrich

Associate ACBR

Office – 404-876-4901
Cell - 404-934-5332
Email: raldrich@phpcommercial.net

Robert has over twenty years of experience in the leasing, management and sale of Commercial Office, Industrial, Medical and Retail Property. He has worked in Asset and Fund Management in both the US and Canada. Operational experience from the ground up. Experienced in complex commercial property acquisition, disposition in most major North American markets. Portfolio Management expertise including leasing, marketing, operations, investor/equity entity level management, strategic tax planning, cash flow optimization, debt finance, insurance risk management. Thirteen years’ experience working with foreign investors including German/European banking and investment firms.

Michael Usdan

Associate ACBR

Office – 404-876-4901
Cell - 404-805 -3536
Email: musdan@phpcommercial.net

Prior to joining PHP Commercial, Michael served as an Investment Associate for Franklin Street specializing in multifamily properties in the Georgia market. As part of the multifamily investment brokerage team, he was responsible for advising clients on disposition strategies and trends, navigating methods to optimize value, preparing offering memorandums, pricing analysis proposals, and additional marketing materials.

Previously, Michael worked as an acquisitions and development assistant for Southbound Development Group in Atlanta. While in college, he became licensed as a certified player representative (agent) by the National Basketball Players Association and International Basketball Federation. He also served as the co-founder and head of the Midwest Region for a national concert and entertainment event producer.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Indiana University at Bloomington. He is a licensed Real Estate Sales Associate in the state of Georgia and an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.

Roxanne Hazen

Senior Commercial Realtor

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.272.3880
Email: rhazen@phpcommercial.net

Roxanne Hazen has a passion for commercial real estate and helping Business Owners, Developers and Investors achieve their sales, leasing and investment goals. She joined PHP Commercial in 2013 and has been a top performing agent, winning PHP Commercial’s Top Producer Award in 2019, PHP’s #2 Company-wide Award in 2018, and PHP’s Single Largest Sale for $32.2M in 2018. Prior to PHP Commercial, Ms. Hazen was professional Fundraiser in Atlanta for 13 years, a Mortgage Broker, and part-time home renovator/flipper, before becoming a Realtor with Prudential in 2009, serving on Prudential’s Commercial Council.

Ms. Hazen’s experience has cut across all disciplines of commercial real estate, including office, retail, industrial, multi-family and land properties. She has excellent negotiating skills, extensive knowledge and experience in the greater Atlanta market, and a solid list of real estate resources including skilled title attorneys and lenders. Her success is founded on two principles: looking out for her client’s best interest and helping clients increase their wealth via real estate. Ms. Hazen lives in Johns Creek with her husband, Gus Nassif and two cats.

Education
  • Elon University - Bachelor of Science, Business Administration & Minor in Finance.
Affiliations
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
  • Georgia Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors

Judd Swartzberg

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 770-490-5235
Email: Jswartzberg@phpcommercial.net

Judd Swartzberg, an Atlanta native was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up working in father’s successful real estate and development business. Judd elected to build his career in CRE and obtained his real estate license in 2021. Judd recently joined the SwartzCo Team at PHP Commercial. Judd learned early on how to deliver exceptional service and add client value. Judd is excited to be turning his full time focus toward the Atlanta commercial real estate market.

Ryan Swartzberg

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 770-689-8377
Email: rswartzberg@phpcommercial.net

Ryan Swartzberg is a true entrepreneur. Starting his first business at eighteen years old dedication, commitment, and striving for something more has been with him from the start. Ryan's experience with commercial real estate began at a very young age. At twelve, he started helping his father with his commercial real estate development company. Along with commercial real estate, Ryan has a background in construction and construction management as well. At twenty-one he started buying houses, renovating, and selling them soon after their renovations. At twenty-two Ryan got his real estate license and he has since been with PHP Commercial. Ryan's passion and skills are most emphasized in Tenant/Landlord rep and Seller/Buyer rep. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia he knows the area and market like the back of his hand. With a strong passion for what he does and remarkable dedication to his clientele, Ryan is sure to deliver exceptional service and results.

Dave Richards

Associate ACBR

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 770.710.2040
Email: drichards@phpcommercial.net

Dave has an extensive background in commercial real estate, having spent over 30 years with FedEx Global handling sales and leasing of FedEx facilities throughout the Greater Metro Atlanta area. Upon his retirement from FedEx in 2014, Dave obtained his real estate license from GIRE and then joined the ACBR.

Dave previously worked with Nygaard Properties as Director of its Commercial Properties Division. Dave later worked for Engel Volkers and Keller Williams. Dave has been with PalmerHouse since January 2018 and joined PalmerHouse Commercial as an Associate in March 2019.

Dave brings to PHP Commercial a background in marketing, sales and investment consulting.

Memberships:
  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
  • National & Georgia Association of Realtors
  • Investment Services
  • CoStar, Loopnet, FMLS
  • President, Winfield on the River HOA
Education
  • Georgia State University – Marketing major, BBA program
  • Extensive worldwide travel with FedEx Global

Adam Bagci

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 404-913-8283
Email: abagci@phpcommercial.net

Adam graduated with a bachelor's degree in business management from Turkey and got his MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University in May of 2011.

Adam began with PalmerHouse Properties in 2015 after his experience of construction management in Atlanta for commercial projects. He specialized in working as an owner’s representative in with construction of private school campus and office buildings.

Adam enjoys the fast-paced environment of commercial real estate brokerage. He looks forward to building relationships with new clients and continuing to be a part of a thriving community. When Adam finds time for leisure activities, he can be found with his family on vacation or fishing.

Lebrean Mitchell

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 404-281-0729
Email: lmitchell@phpcommercial.net

Lebrean is an experienced business owner with a demonstrated track record of success in leadership, training, operations, and business development. His personality amplifies his ability to generate new business. His strong interpersonal skills, experience, and inherent knowledge of effective communication allow him to foster and build long-standing relationships. Designing, creating, and implementing solutions that capture the vision of his client's expectations is what drives him. Lebrean has a passion for service, a comprehensive understanding of various industries, and a deep-rooted interest in technology. Contact Lebrean to discuss your commercial real estate investment requirements.

David Rambin

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 770-990-5624
Email: dcarswell@phpcommercial.net

David Rambin is a serial entrepreneur and a 2006 graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree in Business Management.

Upon graduation, David joined with a college friend and the two owned and operated an AT&T retail location in Watkinsville, GA. They grew the AT&T business over the years to three locations before selling the business in 2014. In 2008, David opened his first Little Caesars Pizza restaurant in Gainesville, GA. He grew the business to eighteen locations before selling to a private equity company in 2017. David established the brand Five Spot Frozen Yogurt and owned two frozen yogurt shops from 2010 until selling the business in 2018.

David is an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® and the 400 North Board of REALTORS®. He is an investor in modified gross lease and triple net properties. David has strong negotiation skills and always puts his client’s interest first.

David has a passion for traveling and enjoys playing tennis, golf, cooking and exploring the outdoors.

Tony Crawford

Associate ACBR

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 678.837.9305
Email: tcrawford@phpcommercial.net

Tony Crawford is a professional with over 20 years of experience in the private sectors. Tony has shaped his career In Project Management with some of the top Consumer Package Goods companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Clorox, and Coca Cola. Tony started his real estate career as full-time realtor in 2014. He is constantly ready to take on a challenge and has access to the latest tools and resources to provide his exclusive clients with current market knowledge and research. Tony earned his B.A. from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has worked on his MBA at Troy State University.

Jennifer Spivey

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 470-344-6502
Email: jspivey@phpcommercial.net

Prior to entering the private side of real estate in 2006, Jennifer worked with the State of Georgia, first in the State Energy Program where she promoted green building and then with the Georgia Land Conservation Program where she facilitated over $55M in complex real estate transactions. She also has extensive experience with zoning, permitting, and environmental ordinances in Fulton and DeKalb Counties were she worked with commercial land development for over ten years.

When not selling real estate, Jennifer can be found enjoying city life, hiking, travelling, and volunteering.

Jennifer R Houston

Associate Broker, ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Direct: 404-348-7900
Email: jhouston@phpcommercial.net

Jennifer Houston is a relationship-driven, results-oriented real estate professional providing real solutions for her commercial clients. A native of Chicago, Jennifer was born into a family of entrepreneurs. Her grandfather and uncles were all contractors and investment property owners with experience building commercial properties. This early exposure to the industry set the foundation for what has now become a thriving career in real estate since 2005. And as a salon owner and operator of 14 years along with her husband, Jennifer has a keen understanding of her clients’ commercial real estate needs.

With a B.S. in Accounting, Jennifer is a numbers girl whose secret sauce is protecting her clients’ bottom-line, by negotiating the best price for them. She has worked with organizations across a wide spectrum of sectors, including serving churches in identifying worship space, as well as attorneys and accountants seeking office space. Jennifer is skilled in fostering landlord and tenant relationships on both the commercial and residential side of business. She is also experienced in assisting business owners with purchasing franchises, as well as identifying commercial property to lease/purchase for their franchise.

Jennifer has extensive experience in both the commercial and residential sides of real estate. She has sold several multimillion-dollar luxury homes, and specializes in assisting out of town and foreign investors with their commercial and residential needs in the surrounding Atlanta Metro Area.

Jennifer has been married for 18 years to her wonderful husband Roderick, who is a customer service professional and business owner. Together, they have lived in Metro Atlanta for more than 15 years, so she knows the area very well.

Her ultimate goal is to serve with a spirit of excellence. Jennifer loves to educate her clients by equipping them with real time information they need to take the stress out of the buying process and successfully close on their future.

Service. Relationships. Real estate. That's the order in which Jennifer does business and she is ready to serve you today! 404-348-7900 proverbsrealty@gmail.com

Timothy Fairley

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 925-918-1975
Email: tfairley@phpcommercial.net

Timothy’s career in sales began 26 years ago in Oakland, CA (Bay Area) while working for the largest independently owned alarm company in the United States. He worked in management and quickly transitioned into sales. After a few years on the residential security side, he moved into the commercial sales side of the company and eventually promoted to the corporate sales division. Timothy achieved multiple top sales awards in residential, commercial and corporate sales throughout his 26 years with the company.

His multilevel sales experience assisted him in successfully managing many large corporate accounts such as Jamba Juice, Pete’s Coffee, Safeway Super Markets, and CBRE Property Management Company just to name a few. His experiences working in commercial and corporate sales is what initially peaked his interest in the commercial real estate market.

Timothy began his entrepreneurial endeavor into the real estate market thirteen years ago as a residential sales agent. His experience in the commercial and corporate industry, accompanied with his ability to effectively communicate and provide excellent customer service, will prove to provide a successful outcome for his commercial real estate clients!

Maja Gottlieb

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 404-786-2986
Email: mgottlieb@phpcommercial.net

Maja brings to the PHP Commercial team years of extensive experience with results in oriented sales, strategy marketing, consulting, development, and other related real estate services. Maja is recognized as a top producer with an established proven performance record. She has the exceptional ability to comprehend multifaceted problems and frame effective solutions for achieving multiple goals. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with expertise in developing and maintaining strong and productive working relationships with clients at all levels. Highly trained in cognitive behavior patterns, social psychology, verbal and nonverbal communication, sociocultural linguistic, and community networking.

Maja started her real estate career in 1998 and specialized in rehab/renovation/land/commercial property sales of Atlanta’s Downtown, Midtown, East and West Side Gentrification.

Maja earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of GA and completed her Completed Heart Centered Hypnotherapy Certification from the Wellness Institute.

Additionally, Maja is a Certified yoga instructor, Thai massage therapist, and Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner an accomplished Multi-sport Competitor with completion of 10 Ironmans and multiple Triathlons, Marathons Road & Cycling Races and an Artist with Roswell Clay Collective at Roswell Art Center West.

PHP Commercial's professionals provide a full range of services to companies, investors and developers throughout Atlanta and beyond. Our approach to real estate allows us to know the market and our clients, enabling us to quickly find the right deal, in the right place at the right price.

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