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Peachtree Corners’ Karl Barham Among Brokers Achieving 2022 GABB Million Dollar Club



Twelve members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) were named to the 2022 Million Dollar Club for helping broker the sale of more than $96 million worth of small, medium and large businesses.

Karl Barham, co-owner and President of Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta Peachtree, is among the top five brokers with multi-million dollars in business sales for the year.

Barnham, a Peachtree Corners resident, is a licensed Georgia Real Estate agent and member of the GABB with 25+ years of expert knowledge in business that he uses to help business owners with valuations, business exit planning, M&A and Business Sales transactions.

Karl Barham and Solomon Padilla

When he is not helping clients, Barnham can be found volunteering and supporting a number of great organizations in the Metro Atlanta area including Atlanta Black Chambers of Commerce, StartMe:Atlanta and Junior Achievement. He serves on several nonprofit boards including Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Cornerstone Christian Academy and Global Growers Network.

Among the other business brokers with multi-million dollars in business sales for the year is Barnham’s teammate, Solomon Padilla, Business Advisor at Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta Peachtree.

As a Business Broker and Real Estate Professional Padilla has a passion for helping small business owners accomplish a successful exit of their business. He previously worked as a Trade Activation Manager for Anheuser-Busch InBev, and a Manager for the Largest Italian Wine Importer in the United States.

Solomon is a Veteran of the Navy who served a tour of duty in 2012-2013 in Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom as well as tours representing the U.S. Navy for NATO in Europe.

The GABB Million Dollar Club recognizes professional Business Brokers for successfully closing business acquisition transactions totaling one million dollars or more.

The top producer for 2022 was Rob Margeton, a Principal and Qualifying Broker at Ryco Advisors. Margeton was also honored as a Life Member of the Million Dollar Club for achieving more than a million dollars in sales for three consecutive years or any five years.

In addition to Margeton and Barnham, the other business brokers among the top five for the year are Matt Wochele, founder of Preferred Business Brokers, Inc.; J. Snypp, Vice President at Preferred Business Brokers, Inc; and Steve Josovitz, President Vice-President and Associate Broker at The Shumacher Group.

Business brokers with multi-million dollars in business sales for the year include Padilla; Pedro Ferreira, Business Advisor at Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta North; Lisa Young, Senior Business Advisor at Transworld Business Advisors of Atlanta North; Jeffery Merry, founder of the BUSINESS HOUSE, inc.; and Deanna Dickinson, REALTOR® and owner of Team DMD Consulting.

Other million-dollar honorees were Brooke Hawkins, Business Broker at RamBiz Group and Mannie Maddox, REALTOR® at Coldwell Banker Commercial Metro Brokers.

To find a professional business broker, visit gabb.org/gabb-business-brokers.

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SWGC First Friday Breakfast Meeting with Billy Boughey [Photos]



Photography courtesy of Bruce Johnson
He noted: Wow, you couldn’t ask for a more motivational speaker to kick-start the year!

Billy Boughey is the Founder and President of the Atlanta-based company Elevate Experiences. His talents include keynote speaking, culture coaching, and consulting groups on company culture.

His first book, released in January 2020, titled Culture Reconstructed, is a start-where-you-are guide to building a remarkable team. Billy also hosts his own podcast titled Created for Experience, sharing how experience shapes your future. He’s a certified consultant through Kolbe Corp and enjoys using this assessment to coach people on how to work more effectively in the workplace.

Billy has been featured on FOX 31 Denver, FOX Houston, and in Forbes and worked as a keynote speaker and large-scale emcee includes notable organizations such as Chick-Fil-A, Mcdonald’s, Coca-Cola, Kroger, and more. His vision is to build a world with no unequipped leaders and he infuses that passion into every speaking event. His high-energy message will inspire ways to motivate and equip your organization to make your team members smile and customers rave.

Source Southwest Gwinnett Chamber

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NAC International Signs New Lease at 2 Sun Office Building



A world-leading provider of nuclear fuel cycle technology and consulting solutions,NAC International, has signed a lease at 2 Sun in Peachtree Corners. The company is leasing 23,000 square feet lease in the Class-A office building.

The 98,040-square-foot property in Technology Park recently underwent significant renovations to add amenities. 2 Sun now offers an outdoor tenant patio, campus-wide Wi-Fi and food delivery service for tenants.

Lincoln Property Company Southeast, one of the U.S.’s largest diversified commercial real estate companies, and Redline Property Partners made the lease announcement. Lincoln’s Senior Vice President Michael Howell, Vice President Matt Fergus and Senior Leasing Associate Seabie Hickson represented the landlord, Redline Property Partners. Cory Hall and Bo Keatley of Savills represented the tenant.

“Peachtree Corners is one of the premier business atmospheres in metro Atlanta, and 2 Sun offers a range of first-rate amenities both on and near the property,” said Lincoln’s Fergus. “The recent capital improvements allow 2 Sun to capture growing demand in the submarket.”

Northeast Atlanta continues to outperform other submarkets over the past couple of years, boasting the lowest vacancy rate among major metro Atlanta areas at just 15.9% across all property classes.

The office submarket also saw positive absorption of 5,117 square feet in Q3 of this year, marking the fifth quarter in the past six with positive absorption, according to a report from Lincoln.

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PCBA Presents Donations to Three Local Charitable Groups



Paint Gwinnett Pink, A. Worley Brown Boys & Girls Club and Corners Outreach each receive $4,000 checks.

The Peachtree Corners Business Association (PCBA) awarded $4,000 checks to three area charity organizations in November and December.

Paint Gwinnett Pink
Left to right: Toby Anderson, PCBA Board; Michael Pugh, PCBA Board; Allison Reinert, PCBA Board; Cindy Murphy, Paint Gwinnett Pink; Dr. Kimberly Hutcherson, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute; Lisa Proctor, PCBA Board; Jennifer Griffen, Paint Gwinnett Pink; Bobbie Menneg; and Donna Linden, PCBA Board.

Paint Gwinnett Pink was presented with the check at the November PCBA Business After Hours Speaker Series. At the November 2022 Business After Hours networking event, a check was given to the A. Worley Brown Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Club. And Corners Outreach received its check at the December Year-End Celebration.

PCBA President Lisa Proctor said that the PCBA was proud to present the checks to the three charities. The money was raised for the organizations through the PCBA’s annual charity event.

“With the PCBA celebrating our 10 year anniversary, we are more committed than ever to find ways to engage and bring our community together in a meaningful way,” Proctor added.

Corners Outreach
Left to right: Monte McDowell, PCBA Outreach; Carolyn Rehling, PCBA Outreach; Donna Linden, PCBA Board; Allison Reinert, PCBA Board; Lisa Proctor, PCBA Board; Larry Campbell, Corners Outreach; Matt Childs, PCBA Board; Toby Anderson, PCBA Board; and Michael Pugh, PCBA Board.
Boys & Girls Club
Left to right: Carolyn Rehling, PCBA Outreach; Michael Pugh, PCBA Board; Jessie Douglas, Boys & Girls Club; Lawrence Mims, Boys & Girls Club; Monte McDowell, PCBA Outreach; Lisa Proctor, PCBA Board; Allison Reinert, PCBA Board; and Donna Linden, PCBA Board.

About the organizations

Paint Gwinnett Pink is an annual 5K walk/run event with one main mission: helping people in the community who are facing a breast cancer diagnosis by raising awareness and funding the best care possible for cancer warriors in our community.

The walk/run event is the largest breast cancer 5K in Gwinnett County and a celebration of survivorship that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer programs at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. The PCBA also participated in the 2022 race/walk with their Team PCBA.

The Boy & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta has 26 Clubs located in 11 counties across metropolitan Atlanta and serves nearly 8,000 kids and teens each year. During critical non-school hours, the club offers youth development programs that promote academic success, healthy lifestyles, character and leadership.

The mission of Corners Outreach is to equip metro Atlanta’s underserved students of color and their families to lead full lives through educational development and economic opportunities.

About the PCBA

The PCBA is a business membership organization focused on innovative approaches, programs, shared resources, community outreach and opportunities for member businesses and professionals to connect and prosper.

Funds for the PCBA Community Outreach program are raised throughout the year from PCBA membership, sponsorship and the association’s annual charity event. Donations and scholarships are awarded at PCBA’s monthly events.

For more information, visit peachtreecornersba.com, call 678-969-3385 or email membership@peachtreeba.com.

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