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Transwestern Brokers Disposition of 33,934 SF MOB in Morrow, Georgia

October 10, 2023

ATLANTA – Transwestern Real Estate Services (TRS) announces it has brokered the disposition of Southlake Medical Plaza, a 33,934-square-foot property at 6635 Lake Drive in Morrow, Georgia. Transwestern Senior Managing Director Kevin Markwordt, CCIM and Managing Director John V. Lopez, CCIM, RPA represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction to Clayton County Board of Education for $3.2 million.

“We are thrilled to achieve a win-win for our client and the community within months of taking the property to the market,” said Lopez. “We believe the sale represents the asset’s highest and best use given the major investments Clayton County Board of Education has been making in the immediate area.”

The 3.89-acre property is adjacent to Southlake Mall, a regional shopping center anchored by Macy’s. Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) purchased the former Sears department store on the mall property in 2021, announcing plans to invest $50 million to transform the space into a 7,000-seat arena. CCPS is the fifth-largest school district in the state with more than 52,000 students.

“We would like to express our grateful appreciation to Transwestern and Dudley Thomas Spade for working with the district in completing this property purchase in such a professional manner,” said Dr. Anthony W. Smith, CCPS Superintendent/CEO of Schools. “Their cooperation has allowed our construction team to move forward with a renovation project that will enhance the efficiency of the district’s administration.”

The buyer was represented in the transaction by Diana Campbell, CCIM, Senior Partner and Associate Broker at Dudley Thomas Spade SRE.

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Media Contact:
Jaime Luckey

Kevin Markwordt

Senior Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6508

John V. Lopez

Managing Director

Atlanta, Georgia

(404) 842-6562