Ron Clark Academy Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us as we transform the life of a student.

NAIOP GA is partnering with our designated benefactor, the Ron Clark Academy, to positively impact the lives of their students.

Due to the pandemic, our holiday philanthropy event, the RCA Xtreme Room Makeover was cancelled. In lieu of this wonderful event, we are continuing the giving spirit and raising much needed scholarship funds for these deserving RCA students.

We are calling on you to join us for our RCA Scholarship Fundraiser.

Please click HERE to contribute.
Short Facts
• $25 supports one week of breakfast and lunch for a student
• $50 provides one quarter of after school programs for a student
• $140 provides one year of classroom supplies for a student
• $525 sponsors an educator to attend professional development at RCA

Large Facts
• $18,000 covers the annual cost of tuition for one student
• 60% of RCA graduates attend top-tier private and boarding schools in the nation
• 95% of RCA families depend on generous scholarship funds
• 100% of RCA alumni graduate high school

Honoring Representative John Lewis

Visiting Washington, DC annually at the NAIOP Leadership and Legislative Retreat, gave many of us thru the years the opportunity to meet on Capitol Hill with our representatives on critical issues.  Rep. John Lewis always took the time meet with us, listen, ask questions and then graciously and humbly walk us through his wall of pictures of the Civil Rights Movement and History in his office.  While the discussion included commercial real estate, it never failed that we would learn so much more from his wisdom and our meetings would touch each of us on a deep level. 

He was always on the right side of history and will certainly be forever missed. It was our honor to be in his presence, and as we commit to Move Forward Together, his vision for hope and equality will serve as our guide.

COVID-19 Legislative Update

Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act

Owners and managers of all classes of real property should consider the implications of the Georgia COVID-19 Pandemic Business Safety Act (the “Act”), which was signed into law on August 5, 2020 and grants protections against certain COVID-19 liability claims.  Specifically, the Act grants protection from COVID-19 liability claims arising on any property owned, occupied, leased, operated, maintained, or managed by an individual or entity, whether residential, agricultural, commercial, industrial, or other real property located within the State of Georgia.  

The Act provides further protection against COVID-19 liability claims if: 

A.     Any receipt or proof of purchase for entry (for example, a ticket or wristband) issued to a claimant for entry or attendance includes the following statement in at least ten-point Arial font placed apart from any other text:  

“Any person entering the premises waives all civil liability against this premises owner and operator for any injuries caused by the inherent risk associated with contracting COVID-19 at public gatherings, except for gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm, by the individual or entity of the premises.”; or 

B.     Any entity or individual posts a sign at a point of entry to the premises containing the following warning in at least one-inch Arial font placed apart from any other text: 

“Warning: Under Georgia law, there is no liability for an injury or death of an individual entering these premises if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19. You are assuming this risk by entering these premises.”  

The protections provided by the Act expire after July 14, 2021, and do not apply if a claimant proves that the actions of the entity or individual showed gross negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, reckless infliction of harm, or intentional infliction of harm.

A thorough review of the Act is advised and can be accessed using the following link: http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20192020/195211.pdf

Thank you to everyone who donated and came out to the NAIOP GA Food and Fund Drive!

In just two weeks, we were able to raise over $45,000 and donate over 1,700 pounds of food to the Atlanta Community Food Bank, making this the largest single team donation in their 41 year history! 


We did it!  TOGETHER!

We could not have done this without the efforts of so many dedicated NAIOP members and their companies.  In particular, we’d like to give a special shout out to Prologis for their $25,000 contribution!

“As the country and Georgia respond to the coronavirus outbreak,
Prologis is proud to support organizations like the Atlanta Community Food Bank, which is on the frontlines of fighting hunger,” said Kent Mason, senior vice president and Atlanta market officer, Prologis. “Through our COVID-19 relief fund, we recognize the important work they are doing to assist vulnerable populations in metro Atlanta during these unprecedented times.”

#togetherwecare



NAIOP Georgia Sponsorship Opportunities

· BE recognized
· BE involved
· BE NAIOP
· BE a Sponsor

~ NAIOP sponsors are the BEST! Make your company part of our team!

Sponsorships allow us to provide quality programs with educational, philanthropic and governmental initiatives that benefit YOU, the Atlanta commercial real estate community. Your sponsorship will put you in front of over 600 members of the Atlanta CRE community.

Check out our Sponsorship Opportunities below and contact John or Debbie with any questions and to request a Confirmation Form:
John Grimsley, VP Sponsorship
john.grimsley@highwoods.com | (404) 4431875
Debbie Koenig, Executive Director
dkoenig@naiopga.org | (404) 751-2300

2020 NAIOP Georgia Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in sponsoring our October Golf Tournament,
please contact the NAIOP office (404) 751-2300.