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Ackerman, Charles

Charles Ackerman

Founder

Our beloved founder, Charles Ackerman (1933-2017), established Ackerman & Co., one of the largest full-service commercial real estate firms in the Southeast. In his lifetime, he developed more than 6 million square feet of office, retail and residential projects ranging from Tower Place, Crown Pointe and the former Swissotel — now The Westin Buckhead Atlanta — to national projects such as the corporate headquarters for Bechtel Corp. in San Francisco. His creativity and insight in commercial development garnered numerous awards for architectural and design excellence. In 2011, he was awarded Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Best in Atlanta Real Estate Visionary Award, joining the city’s most iconic commercial real estate figures.