ATL Developments with Geoff Smith: An Interview with Frank Norton, Jr., The Norton Agency
Host Geoff Smith speaks with Frank Norton Jr., Chairman and CEO of The Norton Agency, on the growth dynamics of Metro Atlanta and the North Georgia regions.
Frank Norton, Jr., The Norton Agency
Frank Norton, Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of The Norton Agency. In 1986, Frank Norton Jr., joined the Norton Agency to direct the Commercial and Residential Real Estate Divisions of the Agency. His expertise, combined with his energy and creative imagination, has thrust the company forward at a faster pace. He was elected President of the firm by the Board of Directors in 1997 and Chairman in 2004.
The Norton Commercial and Acreage Group provides clients extensive resources and services associated with the purchase or sale of commercial property and large acreage tracts for development. Investment counseling, corporate relocation, in-depth development services, territory market analysis and an unparalleled customer base give clients confidence as they invest in the community.
In the field of commercial real estate, The Norton Agency’s professionalism, service and knowledge are unmatched. Investors and corporations have a wide range of real estate needs. The Norton Agency specializes in site selection for restaurants, industrial parks, retail centers, neighborhoods, resorts, multi-family and single family developments. In addition, The Norton Agency offers brokerage services for industrial sites and buildings and industrial park development.
Since 1986, Frank has collected and interpreted community market research data through Norton Native Intelligence™ , and has developed consulting and strategic planning services for the firm. Norton Native Intelligence™ is a unique and powerful tool employed by Norton to power their client’s purchases, investments and portfolio strategies. This 30 year statistical database is sought out by relocating businesses, investors and developers alike. The material is modeled to strategically position banking, medical, retail, residential and industrial development and to provide a deeper understanding of ever-changing market dynamics.
Clients as diverse as Hall County School System, Valentine Farms, Northeast Georgia Medical Center, United Community Bank, Wendy’s, Walmart and Publix use the ever changing stream of data to secure strategic opportunities and better anticipate future growth directions.
Geoff Smith, Host of “ATL Developments with Geoff Smith”
“ATL Developments with Geoff Smith” covers all things economic development in the Atlanta Metro area. From everything inside the Beltline to Avalon and beyond, Geoff Smith interviews the movers and shakers making the ATL one of the best places to live, work and play. An archive of past episodes can be found here.
Geoff Smith is a mortgage banker with Assurance Financial working with Real Estate agents and homebuyers to help them get happily to their closing table. Geoff is an authority on the latest economic development trends shaping the Atlanta Metro area. His interviews reveal an inside perspective at how things get done in the ATL.
Geoff is an active member of his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding the position of chairman for the Chamber’s Education Committee. He is also Secretary of the Roswell Youth Baseball Association and coaches his sons in football, baseball and basketball. Geoff enjoys golf, camping and traveling with his wife and two sons. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
“ATL Developments with Geoff Smith” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.