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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET MATT COBB

MATT & MADDIE

MATT & MADDIE

MEET MATT COBB:

COMMUNITY MANAGER AT LOFTS AT MERCER VILLAGE & LOFTS AT TATTNALL

Where were you born? Fort Sill, an Army base in Oklahoma, but I grew up in Toccoa, Ga.

What city do you currently live in? Downtown Macon

What is your favorite lunch spot? Spud Dogs. If you haven't tried their Cuban sandwich, you're missing out. 

What do you like most about the Lofts? The incredible atmosphere that the employees, corporate office, and mostly students create. This is a welcoming environment that fosters inclusion, opportunity for growth, and the ability to express yourself without fear of judgment. 

What do you like most about Macon? Macon is an incredible city. There are so many things to love about it. There are fantastic restaurants, plenty of things to get involved in, opportunities for nightlife adventures, and the entire city is dog friendly. As our Convention and Visitor's Bureau likes to say, Macon is truly #WhereSoulLives

What are you most looking forward to? We've officially hit October, so I am looking forward to cooler weather, celebrating birthdays, and the holiday season. #HappyHalloThanksMas

Favorite quote? Either “No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.” or "The noblest of arts is that of making others happy.", both by P.T. Barnum

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET ALEX PUTNAM

Alex Putnam

Alex Putnam

MEET ALEX PUTNAM:

COMMUNITY MANAGER AT LOFTS AT NAVICENT

Where were you born? Douglasville, GA

What city do you currently live in? Macon, GA

What is your favorite lunch spot? Chick-fil-A (she admits with a laugh!)

What do you like most about the Lofts?

The exceptional level of customer service we provide. I love when my residents come to me with a problem and end up leaving with the issue resolved and a smile on their face! These are my people!

What do you like most about Macon?

I love the city vibe and the warm sense of community Macon offers.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am recently engaged!! We are in the process of planning our wedding as well as closing on our 1st home! I cannot wait to start decorating, settling in, and start making memories together!

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET LAURA BETH SHEALY

Laura Beth Shealy

Laura Beth Shealy

MEET LAURA BETH SHEALY:

ASSISTANT MANAGER AT LOFTS AT MERCER VILLAGE AND LOFTS AT TATTNALL

Born: Newberry, SC

Currently Living: Macon, GA

Favorite Lunch Spot: El Camino or Fountain of Juice

Favorite part about the Lofts: There are so many things that I love about working for Sierra Development; it is hard to pick a favorite! But if I had to choose it would be the people. I truly enjoy my coworkers! We are all passionate about our jobs and excited about the products we produce. As a company, I feel that we are always trying to do things to make Macon an even better place to work and live than it already is.

What I am looking forward to: There is always a new project on the horizon for Sierra Development, so there is always something exciting to look forward to! It really is a privilege to watch our projects grow and turn into something that is beneficial to so many people.

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET ANNA DANIELS

Anna Daniels

Anna Daniels

MEET ANNA DANIELS:

Director of Marketing for SIERRA DEVELOPMENT

Born: Macon, Georgia

Raised: Greenville, South Carolina and Macon, Georgia

What do you handle each day?

“It’s a little bit of everything! Since starting with the company over a year ago I have focused on marketing, branding, graphic design, administrative work, property support, employee support, events, communications and pretty much anything else I can help with. Bring it!”

What’s your favorite lunch spot?

“If the weather permits, I grab a Reuben at Sid’s and either eat at Washington Park or Rose Hill. I prefer whichever offers the most solitude. I do enjoy our office lunches. It’s always good to walk down the street to either Barefoot or The Rookery and grab a bite with some of the greatest people to work with.”  

What is your favorite thing about working downtown?

“I love seeing the old being made new again. I pass buildings every day that are taking on a new shape and function. Downtown’s growth is palpable and on a course towards the success we Maconites have always desired. With unique restaurants and pubs, beautiful lofts, a strong artistic and musical culture and the progression of co-working spaces, downtown Macon is getting the attention she deserves. I’m all about reinventing myself and my surroundings. Macon is following the same path.”

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET STEPHANIE DELAY

MEET STEPHANIE DELAY:

PROPERTY MANAGER AT THE LOFTS @ BASS

Born: Atlanta, GA

Currently living: Jackson, GA

Favorite lunch spot: The Rookery or Ingleside Pizzeria

What is your favorite part about The Lofts? First and foremost, I love Sierra Development for a million reasons!  I have worked in this industry for 14 years, so I know what the BEST looks like, and this is it!  I love the well-built product that we offer our residents and the standard of excellence that we provide in everything we do, especially customer service!

What are you looking forward to? So many things!  In my work, I am looking forward to Phase II/Lofts At Bass opening, and growing in my career to advance to the next level.

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Beyond The Desk: David Higdon

MEET DAVID HIGDON:

PROPERTY MANAGER @ THE LOFTS AT MERCER LANDING

Born and Raised: Macon, Georgia

Favorite things to do in Macon: Bike riding at the Amerson Waterworks Park and dinner at Pietro's.

Recommendations for those out and about: Definitely catch the Bragg Jam Music & Arts Festival or a movie in the park.

Favorite Thing about The Lofts: It is a new adventure for Macon and Mercer to have these state-of-the-art lofts in such close proximity to downtown, the stadium, and campus. Seeing each person's expression when they first walk in has been wonderful. 

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET REED JONES

Live at Lofts Macon

MEET REED JONES:

INTERN @ LOFTS AT MERCER LANDING

Born & Raised: Metter, Georgia! Everything's better in Metter!

Favorite Food: Dovetail - hands down! It's truly one of Macon's best kept secrets. If you're looking for me on a Saturday morning, I'll be at Dovetail waiting on my Fried Chicken Benedict!

Favorite Thing About Mercer: Is "everything!" an acceptable answer? From the Admin Building Tower to Plunkett Basement, I love every single thing. Where else can you get a beautiful campus, a top notch education, and be able to know just about everyone on campus. I hate that I only have two years left!

Favorite Thing about The Lofts: Location! Whether you live at Village, Tattnall or Landing you are never more than ten minutes away from the other side of campus. Living at the Lofts at Mercer is convenient and you really get the whole package when you choose the Lofts as your home!

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BEYOND THE DESK: MEET KAELEIGH COLLINS

MEET KAELEIGH COLLINS:

LOFTS AT COLLEGE HILL ASSISTANT MANAGER


Born: Macon, Ga.

Currently Living: Macon, Ga.

Favorite lunch spot: The Rookery, “They have the best milkshakes!”

What is your favorite part about The Lofts?

“I feel like The Lofts are all one big family. All of the employees get along great and we all help each other out when any of the other properties are in need.”

What are you most looking forward to?

“I am really looking forward to all the upcoming projects Sierra ( Live at Lofts ) is doing. Especially the opening of Capricorn. I think it is going to be a really neat and unique property to Macon. There is really nothing else like it.”

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Beyond the Desk: Meet Nikki Rogers

Nikki Rogers

Nikki Rogers

MEET NIKKI ROGERS:

LOFTS AT COLLEGE HILL PROPERTY MANAGER

 

Born: Clayton County

Currently Living: Henry County

Favorite place to go for lunch:

“The Rookery…yummy!!”

What do you love about The Lofts at College Hill?

“I absolutely love everything about the Lofts. I feel that College Hill has so many unique things to offer both Mercer Students as well as young professionals. The amenities we offer are untouchable.  The gym and yoga room alone are awesome! You add that with the coffee bar, billiards room, patio with fire pit and the amazing rooftop terrace and prospects are ready to lease before even viewing the loft itself.  Sierra Development spared no expense with the amount of upgrades that were put into each Loft. And the simplicity of having one bill, the all-inclusive lifestyle is perfect for busy students and young professionals.”

What do you do when you’re away from College Hill?

“My greatest passion in life is raising my three wild and crazy boys!!  They keep me on my toes and young!! If I had to say where my happy place is … it would be at whatever baseball park they are playing at!!  Next to my boys, the thing I am proudest of is my non-profit, Caring for a Cause. I started it back in 2010, we help local families and mostly those with sick children.  We do fundraisers to help with expenses and to raise awareness for the different diseases. Not only does it feel AMAZING to help others but it allows my boys to see why we are here; to help and love people.”

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Beyond the Desk: Meet Colleen Closson

Colleen Closson

Meet Colleen Closson

Property Manager @ the Lofts at Mercer Village + Lofts at Tattnall

 

Born: Belleville, Illinois

Raised: Charleston, South Carolina

Favorite thing about Fall?

“When a few of the trees start to lose their leaves, the air gets kind of crisp, and the sun is shining, it’s the perfect time to be outside.”

Dinner plans?

“I’m always at Margarita’s. Every day, another one of my friends wants to go there, and I just can’t let them go alone.”

Favorite thing about the Lofts?

“Location, location, location. The whole campus is accessible, as is Mercer Village, and it’s so easy to meet up with friends. I can leave at the last possible minute for class and still be on time.” 

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Beyond the Desk: Meet Tyler Reagan

Tyler Reagan

Meet Tyler Reagan

Assistant Property Manager @ Lofts at Bass

 

Born & Raised: Warner Robins, GA

Highlight of Summer ‘15?

“Heading to Seaside beach with my family and friends.”

Find Her in the Village...

Tyler’s favorite Mercer Village hot spot is Margaritas. What’s her usual? Bradfordito’s Favorite!

What is Tyler’s Lofts claim-to-fame?

Beyond being active on the @LiveatLofts Instagram, Tyler also hosted the Lofts pumpkin carving event this Fall. “Tattnall Square Park is one of my favorite things about living in the Lofts and I loved spending time with my friends.”

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Beyond the Desk: Meet Asheley Bonner

Ashley Bonner

Meet Asheley Bonner

Assistant Property Manager @ Lofts at Mercer Landing

 

Born: Born in Milledgeville.

Raised: Raised in Dallas, Texas (Go Cowboys!)

Coffee order?

“Let’s pass on the coffee. I’m open to anyone buying me chai tea latte with skim milk and delivering it to my office.”

What she is most excited about this Fall:

“Football. I am so excited about the Mercer football season, because there was no football when I was here as a student.”

Favorite thing about the Lofts?

“Living in the Lofts gives you a sense of the real world before you’re actually in it. You are more independent and have an opportunity to start figuring things out.” 

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