Largest Private Pickleball Facility in Georgia Coming Soon to Hoschton

HOSCHTON, Ga. (PRWEB) December 06, 2019

Kolter Homes – a leader in developing next-generation, highly-amenitized, master-planned active adult communities in the Southeastern U.S. – is excited to announce plans for a 30+ court pickleball facility at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes. This new 55+ community is currently under development in historic Hoschton, just north of charming Braselton, Georgia.

Kolter Homes plans to open the new home community for sale this coming spring. One of the community’s leading features is what the company estimates to be the largest private pickleball complex in the state, capable of hosting major tournaments and events.

“The last 10 years have seen pickleball explode as a highly demanded outdoor amenity by residents in our 55+ communities,” Kolter Homes Director of Lifestyle Mark LaClaire said. “At our communities across the Southeast, Pickleball is typically one of the largest and most active resident clubs.

“This is exactly the type of active adult experience that the Cresswind lifestyle brand is providing our residents. Fitness, Nutrition, Relationships: a recipe to live better…longer,” LaClaire said.

Earlier this month, Kolter Homes opened a new 27-court pickleball center at PGA Village Verano in Port St. Lucie, Florida, that serves residents of the community’s Cresswind neighborhood. That facility is estimated to be the largest private pickleball facility in South Florida, and in December will host the inaugural World Pickleball Open, a USA Pickleball Association sanctioned event.

Pickleball continues to grow in popularity because it allows for greater social interaction with more players on the court and more matches. One needs to look no further than other Atlanta-area Cresswind communities – Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville and Cresswind Peachtree City – by Kolter Homes to see that in action.

“Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the country,” Cresswind at Lake Lanier Pickleball Club President Amy Pike said. “When I started my 2-year term as president, there were about 100 players in the club that participated in one league, one annual tournament and two novice clinics.

“As Cresswind at Lake Lanier nears completion, there are now 275 members that participate in five to seven annual tournaments, two full leagues in the fall and spring, a Monday night drop-in league in the summer and frequent clinics and social events.

“What I like about it is even if you don’t move very well (we’re talking about people ages 55+ that have had knee and hip replacements) you can still get out and play pickleball,” Pike said. “The game itself is also very social. It just has a different feel and vibe than tennis does. Tennis has an elite air to it while pickleball is more relaxed and allows for more casual, social interaction.”

To learn more about pickleball at Cresswind Georgia at Twin Lakes, visit

About Cresswind Georgia:

Cresswind Georgia is the newest adult community in the Atlanta area from Kolter Homes. Located in Hoschton, Georgia, the community offers several hundred acres of preserved nature with walking trails and resort style amenities including two lakes, a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor pools, a large activity lawn and more. Cresswind Georgia will open for sales in Spring 2020 with the opening of its model park. To learn more about Cresswind Georgia, visit

About Kolter Homes:

Kolter Homes brings nearly three decades of experience in homebuilding to its master-planned communities in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida, Kolter Homes is the home building affiliate of The Kolter Group LLC, a private investment firm focused on real estate development, investment and construction. Since 1993, Kolter, as both sponsor and operator, has entered into over $10 billion of real estate transactions across multiple asset classes and geographies. Kolter is currently developing in over 30 locations throughout the southeastern United States.

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Greenberg Traurig’s Kristen Walker Ng Honored as 2019 National Law Review ‘Go-To Thought Leader’ on Immigration

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) December 06, 2019

Based on an analysis of more than 100,000 legal news articles, legal publisher The National Law Review (NLR) recognized Kristen Walker Ng, an associate in Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Immigration & Compliance Practice, as a 2019 “Go-To Thought Leader” in Immigration.

According to NLR, the Go-To Thought Leadership Awards recognize exceptional authors in 35 legal practice areas for their contributions in providing practical guidance and highlighting timely and important legal news and developments. The awards also take into account whether articles are “reader favorites” and “quoted or cited by other publications and/or syndicated by other media.” The 75 honorees represent less than 1% of contributors to NLR’s daily legal news service.

Walker Ng focuses her practice on business immigration and compliance matters, including legislative issues. She advises individuals and companies on a wide range of immigration matters, including nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based cases, citizenship issues, and investor cases (E-2 and EB-5). She provides immigration counsel to clients, including HR managers, high-level executives, and employees to help ensure comprehension of each respective immigration process and procedure and to collaboratively produce a tailored immigration strategy and approach for each individual matter. In addition, she works on immigration reform policies and advocates for smart policies for clients.

Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Practice attorneys regularly share valuable thought leadership through a variety of channels. The firm’s Inside Business Immigration blog addresses the latest developments affecting employers, including the E-Verify program, Form I-9 compliance, Department of Labor issues (H-1B, H-2B, and LCA), identity fraud in the workplace, electronic forms I-9s, EB-5 investor regional center compliance, and ICE worksite-enforcement audits. Greenberg Traurig’s EB-5 Insights blog covers the broad range of challenges and opportunities presented by the EB-5 program, including the immigration, tax, and securities compliance issues integral to creating and maintaining successful regional centers and projects.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Immigration & Compliance Group:

Greenberg Traurig's Immigration & Compliance Group is a multidisciplinary business immigration practice representing businesses, organizations, and individuals from around the world on a wide range of immigration-related matters. The group has achieved international recognition for legal advocacy, results-oriented service, and responsiveness to its clients.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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Greenberg Traurig Closes Parkmerced Refinancing for Maximus Real Estate Partners

NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 06, 2019

The global Real Estate Practice at law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP recently closed on the $1.75 billion refinancing of San Francisco’s Parkmerced on behalf of owner Maximus Real Estate Partners. The financing included a $1.5 billion mortgage loan from Barclays Capital Real Estate Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Realty Corp. and a $275,000,000 mezzanine loan from AIMCO.

“We were pleased to advise and assist our long-time client Maximus on this refinancing. Parkmerced is an iconic development and we are excited to be part of a project that is key to the local community and that will serve the global aim of developing sustainable urban living,” said Stephen L. Rabinowitz, managing shareholder of the law firm’s New York office and chair of the office’s Real Estate Practice, who led the Greenberg Traurig team. “Our work on this wide-ranging transaction involved a national team of Greenberg Traurig lawyers from multiple disciplines, including Real Estate, Tax, Labor & Employment, and Corporate, and is a prime example of how our national platform can be mobilized to serve clients and complete transactions anywhere in the United States.”

Greenberg Traurig and Rabinowitz have represented the owners of Parkmerced since 2005. Parkmerced, at 152 acres and 3,221 units is the largest private residential property in Northern California. The refinancing clears the way for financing the first phase of a long-term revitalization and development that will bring 5,600 new units to Parkmerced. The fully developed property will include nearly 10,000 homes; 80,000 square feet of office; 230,000 square feet of retail; a new elementary school; and 64,000 square feet of amenities. The re-envisioned Parkmerced is set to feature a cutting-edge design, improved mass transportation, and an emphasis on sustainability, making it the only carbon-neutral neighborhood in the world.

In addition to Rabinowitz, Greenberg Traurig’s deal team included Shareholders Kristen J. Lonergan (Real Estate), Josh Farrell (Real Estate), Adam Goldstein (Real Estate), Bradley R. Marsh (Tax), Steve Mastbaum (Tax), Charles Birenbaum (Labor & Employment), Brian L. Colborn (Corporate) and Randall C. Single (Real Estate), and; Associates Karen L. Geringer (Real Estate), Janel Pellegrino (Real Estate), Alice Y. Chu (Real Estate) and Julian Henry (Real Estate); and Paralegal Tana Brkani.

About Greenberg Traurig's Real Estate Practice: The Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice is a cornerstone of the firm and recognized leader in the industry. The firm’s real estate attorneys deliver diversified and comprehensive counsel for property acquisition and investment, development, management and leasing, financing, restructuring, and disposition of all asset classes of real estate. The team draws upon the knowledge and experience of more than 400 real estate lawyers from around the world, serving clients from key markets in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. The group’s clientele includes a broad range of property developers, lenders, investment managers, private equity funds, REITs, and private owners. The firm’s real estate team advises clients on a variety of matters across a broad spectrum of commercial, recreational, and residential real estate, including structured equity and debt and the hybrids.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.

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