“The GNFCC 400 Insider,” Episode 32, Experts on North Fulton Development Trends: An Interview with Josh Barnes, Orkin & Associates and Dean Collins, Axis Companies
A discussion of North Fulton development trends was on the table on the latest “GNFCC 400 Insider,” including insight into developments of the Crabapple Market in Milton and Six Bridges Brewing in Johns Creek, Host Kali Boatright welcomed Josh Barnes, Vice President of Real Estate Investments at Orkin & Associates, and Dean Collins, Founder and President of Axis Companies. The “GNFCC 400 Insider” is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
Josh Barnes, Orkin & Associates
Josh Barnes is the Vice President of Real Estate Investments at Orkin & Associates, in Milton, GA. He is responsible for asset management activities of Orkin’s real estate portfolio including acquisitions, dispositions, leasing and development.
Orkin is a third-generation, family-owned company that was founded in 1964. The company’s culture extends back to the late 1800s when Otto Orkin began what evolved into the world’s largest pest control company, Orkin Pest Control. Otto and his children operated the business until selling it to Rollins Inc. in September, 1964. At that time, his fourth child, William, established Orkin & Associates. In the years since, Orkin has grown from a raw land investment business to a multi-faceted company holding a diversified portfolio of real estate and other assets.
Josh, a native of the Atlanta area is a licensed real estate agent. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Georgia State University. He and his wife Whitney reside in Woodstock, GA with their two children.
For more information go to the Orkin & Associates website, or call Josh, 678.297.2700.
Dean Collins, Axis Companies
Dean Collins is Founder and President of Axis Companies. Axis offers a unique blend of services in land development, design, project management and construction management services. This Development Suite paired with significant industry experience, allows for services to reside under one professional management team. Clients have the flexibility to choose either individual services to supplement in-house staff, or turnkey services to manage an entire project or program. All projects from site selection and purchase/lease negotiations to general contractor bidding and construction project management are performed in-house.
For more information go to the Axis Companies website, or call Dean, 678-395-4920.
About GNFCC and “The GNFCC 400 Insider”
“The GNFCC 400 Insider” (formerly “North Atlanta’s Bizlink”) is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce (GNFCC) and is hosted by Kali Boatright, President and CEO of GNFCC. The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit, member-driven organization comprised of over 1400 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals. Their service area includes Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Roswell and Sandy Springs. GNFCC is the leading voice on economic development, business growth and quality of life issues in North Fulton County.
The GNFCC promotes the interests of our members by assuming a leadership role in making North Fulton an excellent place to work, live, play and stay. They provide one voice for all local businesses to influence decision makers, recommend legislation, and protect the valuable resources that make North Fulton a popular place to live.
For more information on GNFCC and its North Fulton County service area, follow this link or call (770) 993-8806.