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John Drew

SVP/Managing Partner | jdrew@nortoncommercial.com

About Me

John is Senior Vice President and Managing Partner for Commercial Brokerage Services with Norton Commercial & Acreage Group. He is also the Managing Partner for Norton Drew, LLC and JDREW, LLC. John has a proven track record of success in delivering expert real estate advice and service to a wide range of companies, developers, investors, and property owners. He is known for being analytical, knowledgeable and skillful in handling complicated real estate transactions.

John has held executive corporate real estate positions with The Staubach Company and CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). He began his career with Cousins Properties and has provided valuable direction and leadership to his clients, colleagues, and team members for many years. His advice and service have resulted in the successful acquisition and sale of numerous commercial buildings and thousands (1,000’s) of acres of land at optimal prices. He delivers projects on time and on budget, exceeding expectations and resulting in repeat business over extended periods of time.

Partial Land Sales Profile  

  • Currently representing America’s Home Place in the disposition of their 520 acres on GA 400 and along the Etowah River in Dawson County GA
  • Represented Etowah Water & Sewer Authority in the disposition of 305 acres along the Etowah River in Dawson County GA
  • Represented the Big Canoe POA in the acquisition of 720 acres, 200 developed lots and 3 buildings in Big Canoe, GA
  • Represented Signature Bank in the disposition of 483 acres along the Chestatee River in Dahlonega, GA
  • Provided brokerage services for multiple investment and development entities for the acquisition and disposition of thousands (1,000’s) of acres across North GA
  • Provided advice and brokerage services for multiple investment and development entities in the acquisition and disposition of properties across Florida’s Gulf Coast

Partial Corporate Project Profile 

  • Allstate Insurance Company
    Southern Regional Headquarters Lease/140,000 SF
    Regional Commercial Processing Center Sale / 110,000 SF and a 12 acre development site in Atlanta
    Led the site-search, selection and negotiation process for Allstate’s Southern Region on 18 separate lease and sale acquisitions and dispositions
    Obtained state and county tax incentives of $1M
  • The Home Depot, Inc. / The Trion Group, Inc.
    Corporate Headquarters – Lease / 450,000 SF
    Secured The Home Depot as the lead tenant for the Paces West office complex in Atlanta and represented the developer in successful lease negotiations

 

Specialties

Brokerage Services for Landowners, Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services, Development and Investment Property Advisory Services and Facilities Management Services

 

Professional Recognition and Community Involvement

  • Recipient of The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Phoenix Award
  • Recipient of The Dorey Award for Professionalism in Atlanta Commercial Real Estate
  • Recipient of The Meritorious Service Award from Mercer University and Past President of the Alumni Association
  • Board Member for the Joint Development Authority for Dawson, Lumpkin and White Counties
  • Established and leads the Commercial Real Estate Roundtable for the Cumming Chamber of Commerce
  • Dawson County Chamber of Commerce Board Member 
  • The Georgia Technology Forum – Executive Steering Committee
  • The Woodruff Arts Center – Corporate Capital Campaign

 

Work History

  • Norton Commercial & Acreage Group – Senior Vice President/ Managing Partner 
  • Norton Drew, LLC – Managing Partner
  • JDREW, LLC – Managing Principal 
  • The Staubach Company – Vice President of Corporate Services 
  • CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) – Vice President of Corporate Services
  • Cousins Properties – Marketing and Leasing Manager 

 

Education

Mercer University – Bachelor of Science from the College of Arts and Sciences
Warton School of Business – Executive Business Strategy Coursework
Georgia Academy for Economic Development – Economic & Leadership Development
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Coursework
Georgia Real Estate Commission – Brokers’ License

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For Sale

Keith Bridge Road, Cumming, 30041 – 1 ...

$ 275,000
Zoned CBD. Excellent Commercial Site that has been rough graded and is relatively level.
Zoned CBD. Excellent Commercial Site that has been rough graded and is relatively level.
1.00 Acresfull info
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For Sale

UNDER CONTRACT * Appalachian Court—-10...

$ 600,000
10 + Acre parcel of 100 Acre property on Philadelphia Directly off Highway 515 All Utilities Available- septic requ [more]
10 + Acre parcel of 100 Acre property on Philadelphia Directly off Highway 515 All Utilities Available- septic requ [more]
10.00 Acresfull info
For Sale

UNDER CONTRACT * Philadelphia Road / Highway...

$ 12,000,000
We have 175 acres on the north and south sides of Philadelphia Road zoned Agricultural.  We also have the 12.4 acre [more]
We have 175 acres on the north and south sides of Philadelphia Road zoned Agricultural.  We also have the 12.4 acre [more]
175.00 Acresfull info
For Sale

6270 Highway 400, Cumming, Ga. 30028 —...

$ 225,000
Great retail location. 256 feet of frontage on Ga. 400. Traffic count 31,490 at Hampton and 2,670 on Crossroad. Nor [more]
Great retail location. 256 feet of frontage on Ga. 400. Traffic count 31,490 at Hampton and 2,670 on Crossroad. Nor [more]
1.83 Acresfull info

2.25 ACRES 88 Academy Avenue

$ 195,000
2.2 acre in Historic Town Business area of Dawsonville, which includes the corner of Highway 53 & Academy and g [more]
2.2 acre in Historic Town Business area of Dawsonville, which includes the corner of Highway 53 & Academy and g [more]
2.25 Acresfull info

2.13 ACRES Lumpkin Campground Rd, Dawsonvill...

$ 350,000
Excellent access to GA 400 and GA 53 on Lumpkin Campground Road. Property is zoned C-HB which provides a broad rang [more]
Excellent access to GA 400 and GA 53 on Lumpkin Campground Road. Property is zoned C-HB which provides a broad rang [more]
2.13 Acresfull info
For Sale

252 Acres on Etowah River Road, Dawsonville,...

$ 5,495,744
We have a beautiful 252 acre tract just north of Hwy 53, with 5100 feet of Etowah River Frontage. The land is gentl [more]
We have a beautiful 252 acre tract just north of Hwy 53, with 5100 feet of Etowah River Frontage. The land is gentl [more]
252.00 Acresfull info

530 Carlisle Road, Dawsonville

$ 1,040,000
Wonderful 16.3 ac tract on Carlisle Road. Only 1/2 mile off GA 400 in South Dawson. Topography is very gentle. The [more]
Wonderful 16.3 ac tract on Carlisle Road. Only 1/2 mile off GA 400 in South Dawson. Topography is very gentle. The [more]
16.30 Acresfull info
For Sale

3455 Keith Bridge Road, Cumming

$ 1,495,000
Great all purpose building for general commercial uses, including retail and office. Prime location.
Great all purpose building for general commercial uses, including retail and office. Prime location.
6,000 SF 3.78 Acresfull info

222 Carlisle Road, Dawsonville 9.31+/- acres

$ 558,600
9.31 acres near GA 400 corridor. The per acre price is $60,000 per acre. The frontage is zoned for office. We belie [more]
9.31 acres near GA 400 corridor. The per acre price is $60,000 per acre. The frontage is zoned for office. We belie [more]
9.31 Acresfull info
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