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Howard Ball

Howard Ball

Founder and Managing Partner

Howard Ball has a real estate career that spans over 31 years. A graduate of the University of Texas he began his career with Trammell Crow Company and has been the driving force behind development, leasing, and property and asset management as a partner / manager of numerous multi-faceted real estate organizations involved in the acquisition, development and management of income producing real estate throughout the Southeast, including retail, office, and mixed-use land developments totaling in excess of $750 million.

In 2006 as the partner of Easlan Capital of Atlanta Mr. Ball directed all aspects of the organizations retail development, leasing and property management culminating with the development of the $220million St. Regis Hotel and Residences one of Atlanta’s most prestigious developments to date in the city.

In 2010 Mr. Ball founded and has been the Managing Partner of Altus Commercial Real Estate, a multi-faceted real estate organization specializing in the acquisition, development and re-development of commercial real estate, with an emphasis on retail shopping centers. Through Mr. Ball’s leadership Altus, has proven track record of success, thus earning a strong reputation and following of satisfied investors and joint venture partners. Since 2010 Altus has acquired and repositioned assets throughout the United States that today are worth in excess of $300 million.

howard@altuscrea.com
404.995.1780

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Andrew D. Fotos

Managing Director – Acquisitions and Property Management

Andrew Fotos has over 24 years of experience in the commercial real estate and corporate finance industry.

Prior to Altus he was an officer of a multi-faceted real estate organization involved in the acquisition, development and management of institutional quality income-producing properties totaling in excess of $250 million in value. He also has served as a Director at National Investment & Mortgage Banking firm, where he managed the financing and resolution of a portfolio of over $750 million in debt.

Mr. Fotos earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Syracuse University.

andrew@altuscrea.com
404.995.1777

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Ashley Ball

Director – Property Manager

Prior to joing Altus Ashley Ball worked as an associate editor for a commercial real estate trade publication. She has also gained experience in the legal field working for a local personal injury attorney.

Ms. Ball earned a A.B. cum laude in History and A.B. cum laude in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and the degree of Juris Doctor from the School of Law at the University of Georgia, during her time at the School of Law Ms. Ball was an editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law.

ashley@altuscrea.com
404.995.1770

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D.L. Ball

Managing Member

dl@altuscrea.com
404.995.1770

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Dawn Estes

Office Manager

dawn@altuscrea.com
404.995.1770

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Howard Ball

CEO

Howard Ball has a real estate career that spans over 31 years. A graduate of the University of Texas, he began his career with Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Ball has been the driving force behind development, leasing, and property and asset management as a partner/manager of numerous multi-faceted real estate organizations involved in the acquisition, development and management of income-producing real estate throughout the Southeast, including retail, office, and mixed-use land developments totaling in excess of $750 million.

Phone: 404-995-1770
Email: howard@altuscrea.com

Ryan Mitchell

Director of Leasing

Ryan is responsible for tenant representation, property management, and leasing. He has been in the Real Estate field for over 10 years. Mr. Mitchell has extensive experience in retail, office, industrial and leasing as well as sales and has brokered transactions totaling over $10 million. Mr. Mitchell’s client list includes Kahn’s, Tuesday Morning, Shoe Carnival, Burlington and Sports Authority. Mr. Mitchell graduated from Georgia State University with a major in Finance and a Minor in Real Estate.

Phone: 404-995-1770
Email: ryan@altuscrea.com

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Dawn Estes

Asset Manager/Investor Relations

Dawn has been an integral part of Altus since 2010. Mrs. Estes has worked in Investor Relations, Asset Management and Property Management. Mrs. Estes attended Kennesaw State University for Business Administration and completed her Paralegal Program with Honors in 2010.

Phone: 404-995-1770
Email: dawn@altuscrea.com

Ashley Ball

Of Counsel

Ashley is a double graduate of the University of Georgia. Ashley also has an undergraduate degree from the Grady School of Journalism and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.

Phone: 404-995-1770
Email: ashley@altuscrea.com

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D.L. Ball

Managing Member

D.L. Ball is responsible for executive and financial decisions that are part of the company and the business. A key player since Altus Commercial Real Estate was founded and an asset to the growth of the company.

Phone: 404-995-1770
Email: dl@altuscrea.com

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