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Published on April 20th, 2015 |


Concorde concierge named Walden Security officer of year

Teddy Beckles didn’t grow up in a building with a doorman in New York, but, his grandmother had a doorman in her building. The first chance he got to be one, he immediately took the job.

“It was one of my first jobs in security and it was a perfect fit for me,” remembered Beckles. “I learned the basics of building security, but also how to assist in the daily lives of residents. I loved

The Concorde concierge

The Concorde concierge Teddy Beckles


Twenty years later, Beckles has swapped his Manhattan work address for a Buckhead zip code.

As the Walden Security account manager for The Concorde 31-story condo building, 2870 Pharr Court South, Beckles manages a staff of four officers who provide 24/7 concierge services to the more than 500 residents of the high-rise.

Most days are kept busy welcoming visitors and getting contractors to the right floor. But last year an older resident in the building called Beckles to report her husband was unresponsive on the bathroom floor. After calling 911, Beckles raced to the unit and began CPR.

He continued CPR until EMT’s arrived and stabilized the man for transport to the hospital. Paramedics stated that the resident was alive purely due to Beckles’ efforts prior to their arrival.

That day the ordinary became extraordinary. For that action and a cumulative career of exemplary service, Beckles was awarded Walden Security’s Officer of the Year. The award was presented in March by Walden Security President and Founder Michael Walden.

“Of course we believe this honor is well-deserved,” said Association Manager Paige Perkins of Community Management Associates. “The fact that Teddy actually saved someone’s life last year is extraordinary and a testament to the training that Walden provides.

“But, beyond that, he performs life-saving and affirming acts every day that don’t include CPR or heroic methods…just quiet acts of kindness, all cloaked in the professionalism that is required, means so much to so many,” Perkins added.

Joseph Pringle joins Skyland Trail at VP finance
Joseph Pringle has joined Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit treatment organization for adults with mental illness, as vice president of finance and strategy.

“In Joe’s new role, he will help develop strategic solutions for the challenges of our growing organization, including enhancing systems, increasing efficiency, and continuing to develop and implement innovative models of care,” said President Beth Finnerty.

“His breadth of leadership experience in behavioral healthcare organizations makes him a wonderful fit for Skyland Trail and our growing services,” Finnerty added.

Previously, Pringle served as the director of operations at Rockdale Physician Practices and practice administrator at Rockdale Family Practice and Saint Joseph’s Medical Group. Prior to that, he was the director of intensive outpatient programs for the Behavioral Health Department at Kaiser Permanente. He began his tenure at Skyland Trail in March.

Raimy Ethington joins Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta
Experienced broker and real estate professional Raimy Ethington has joined Engel & Volkers Buckhead Atlanta as VP Builder Developer Services, according to Shirley Gary, managing broker of the real estate firm that recently moved into the Buckhead Atlanta development.

Raimy Ethington

Raimy Ethington

“Raimy brings more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, including but not limited to sales, marketing, training, and management,” noted Gary. “She has a keen understanding of real estate advertising and marketing strategies. In addition, she is an industry expert in real estate finance, commercial management and strategic sales.”

Since starting her real estate career in 1989, Raimy has grossed more than $550 million in sales, specializing in commercial, residential, and multi-family real estate, as well as developed lots and land.

Gary said Raimy “is an expert of real estate trends throughout the U.S. and is always studying different cities in order to be ahead of the curve and provide the intelligence her clients expect and deserve.”

Engel & Völkers Buckhead Atlanta’s new storefront (‘Property Shop’) is a new concept for Atlanta real estate firms. The Property Shop’s 35-foot glass façade showcases available real estate properties from Atlanta and around the world.

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