About Us

Kevin Palmer

CEO, Founder

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.435.8974
Email: kpalmer@phpatlanta.com

Prior to founding PalmerHouse Properties in 2006, Kevin spent 25 years in the financial services industry within Atlanta. Kevin held many senior management positions, including chief administrative officer, chief operations officer and chief compliance officer. He most recently served as chief executive officer, president, and board chairman of one of the nation's largest securities broker-dealers and registered investment advisory firms.

Kevin founded PalmerHouse Properties for one purpose - to build a high energy, creative environment for the real estate entrepreneur. His objective is to foster the success and prosperity of the agents and their clients. Kevin's weighted business and financial expertise offers his team of agents and their clients a unique knowledge base to guide their real estate goals. Kevin has built his reputation based on honesty, integrity and being straightforward with his agents and clients. Committed to providing superior real estate services, value and customer satisfaction to the PalmerHouse Agents, Kevin's vision is to provide valuable experience and counsel to clients selling or seeking the right and perfect home in the greater Atlanta market.

In addition to a Georgia Real Estate License, Kevin also holds multiple securities registrations, including Series 6, Series 7, Series 26, Series 24, Series 53 and Series 65. Kevin also holds the Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional designation obtained through a joint program with FINRA Institute and the Wharton Business School. In 2012, PalmerHouse Properties was ranked #23 in the top 25 Real Estate Companies by Sales Volume in Atlanta by Atlanta Business Chronicle. Additionally, for the third consecutive year, PalmerHouse Properties has been honored with the Atlanta Business Chronicle's PaceSetter Award. Most recently, PalmerHouse Properties was recognized as the 9th fastest growing, privately-held company in Atlanta for 2012, with the 4th and 6th positions in 2011 and 2010, respectively.

PalmerHouse Properties was also recognized in 2011 by Inc. Magazine as the 172nd fastest growing, privately held company in the United States. Kevin believes that the growth of PalmerHouse Properties is because of the company's mission and vision to put its Agents/REALTORS® first - always. Kevin and the PalmerHouse Properties Leadership Team are committed to expansion in order to meet the needs of our Agents and REALTORS®. The main office is located on Piedmont Road in Buckhead with satellite offices in Alpharetta, Marietta, Decatur, Lake Oconee, Toco Hills, Duluth and Canton.

Our Mission: Respect People – Have Fun – Make Money!

Larry Culbertson

President, Managing Director

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 678.637.1899
Email: lculbertson@phpatlanta.com

Larry Culbertson joined PalmerHouse Properties as president and director of PHP Commercial, the commercial division of PalmerHouse Properties, in January of 2015. Kevin Palmer and Larry Culbertson formed PHP Commercial to provide PalmerHouse associates in Georgia and Florida with the training, technology, marketing tools and resources to succeed in the Southeast commercial market.

As president and managing director of PHP Commercial, Larry has more than 18 years of sales and management experience in the commercial real estate sector, including his most recent leadership role within Keller Williams Realty as Associate Broker, where he led the development of new business divisions and trained commercial agents nationwide.

In Larry's own words: "We are creating a specialized team dedicated to the sale of all major product types including office, retail, hospitality, industrial, land, and multifamily. Our team will be distinguished by access and credibility, experience, outstanding client service, and a proven track record. This team will enhance the value of each transaction by providing clients with executable advice, multi-level access to investors, closing leverage, and up-to-the-minute market knowledge."

David MacMillan

Managing Broker Raleigh, NC

Office: 919-307-6226
Email: president@PinnacleCityRealty.com

David MacMillan has a long record of success in helping clients find effective, strategic solutions for their businesses. He built his expertise first as a financial services officer, and then as a marketing consultant and agency owner.

David developed a growing interest in commercial real estate and investments—he pursued that interest as a commercial agent for CBRE in Richmond and KW Commercial in Atlanta. Now he is proud to be serving clients as he helps launch PHP Commercial.

David is licensed in Georgia and North Carolina, and is a CCIM Candidate. He is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors, the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

An accomplished writer, editor, speaker and teacher, David uses his communication skills to inspire others. He recently created and taught a business course in Entrepreneurial Leadership to academically gifted high school students as part of the Duke University Talent Identification Program. He also has tutored adults seeking their GED.

A native of Richmond, David is a graduate of Duke University and The University of Georgia.

Roxanne Hazen


Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.272.3880
Email: rhazen@roxannehazen.com

Roxanne has extensive knowledge and experience in commercial real estate, including sales, leasing, landlord and tenant representation, throughout the Greater Metro Atlanta area. She handles land, retail, office, industrial and income properties. She has a good pulse on the commercial landscape, including growing areas with the best demographics and highest traffic counts. She's knowledgeable in local happenings, and does extensive research for her clients.

Roxanne joined PalmerHouse in June of 2013. She previously worked with Prudential Georgia Realty - Commercial and Investments Division, serving on PGR's "Commercial Council." She has been a Licensed Realtor since 2009.

She brings to PHP Commercial a background in marketing, sales, finance and commercial lending.

  • Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
  • National & Georgia Association of Realtors
  • Investment Services
  • Loopnet, Xceligent, FMLS & GAMLS
  • Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce
  • Elon University - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Finance.

Roxanne teams with her husband Gus R. Nassif, a PHP Commercial Associate Broker/Realtor.

Ryan Swartzberg

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 770-689-8377
Email: rswartzberg@gmail.com

Ryan Swartzberg is a true entrepreneur. Starting his first business at eighteen years old dedication, commitment, and striving for something more has been with him from the start. Ryan's experience with commercial real estate began at a very young age. At twelve, he started helping his father with his commercial real estate development company. Along with commercial real estate, Ryan has a background in construction and construction management as well. At twenty-one he started buying houses, renovating, and selling them soon after their renovations. At twenty-two Ryan got his real estate license and he has since been with PHP Commercial. Ryan's passion and skills are most emphasized in Tenant/Landlord rep and Seller/Buyer rep. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia he knows the area and market like the back of his hand. With a strong passion for what he does and remarkable dedication to his clientele, Ryan is sure to deliver exceptional service and results.

John A. Limbach

Associate Broker

Office: 404-997-2734
Cell: 678-230-8619
Email: JohnALimbach@gmail.com

John A. Limbach has a lifetime involvement and experience in the Greater Metro-Atlanta, GA real estate industry. From Single-Family Residential Construction to Commercial Investment Portfolio Management, he has a very well rounded real estate background.

John joins PHP Commercial as an Associate Member specializing in: Residential Land, Multi-Family, Retail, Mixed-Use Development, Office Space, & Adaptive Re-Use Properties. He has an educational background in Financial Investments and International Business from The J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Atlanta's own Georgia State University, as well as, completed CE courses through The University of Georgia, Center for Continuing Education in Athens, GA.

John joined PalmerHouse Properties & Associates in August 2013 and quickly excelled in commercial transactions involving investment properties and land speculation. He brings to PHP Commercial experience involving: Financial Analysis, Investment Properties, Real Estate Development, & Cutting-Edge Marketing Skills. He also brings with him an incredible sphere of influence throughout the Southeastern region and works in conjunction with: Lenders, Development Associates, Buyers, & Sellers.

John is an active member in multiple organizations throughout the Metro-Atlanta, GA Area, including: The Urban Land Institute, The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS®, The U.S. Green Building Council, The Young Council of REALTORS®, & The 400 North Board of REALTORS®.

Lastly, John hopes to provide his clients with exceptional service by going the extra mile and offer a creative perspective in order to get them the results that they need.

Jennifer Spivey

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 470-344-6502
Email: jen@spiveyandassociates.com

Prior to entering the private side of real estate in 2006, Jennifer worked with the State of Georgia, first in the State Energy Program where she promoted green building and then with the Georgia Land Conservation Program where she facilitated over $55M in complex real estate transactions. She also has extensive experience with zoning, permitting, and environmental ordinances in Fulton and DeKalb Counties were she worked with commercial land development for over ten years.

When not selling real estate, Jennifer can be found enjoying city life, hiking, travelling, and volunteering.

Maja Gottlieb

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 404-786-2986
Email: majagottlieb@gmail.com

Maja brings to the PHP Commercial team years of extensive experience with results in oriented sales, strategy marketing, consulting, development, and other related real estate services. Maja is recognized as a top producer with an established proven performance record. She has the exceptional ability to comprehend multifaceted problems and frame effective solutions for achieving multiple goals. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with expertise in developing and maintaining strong and productive working relationships with clients at all levels. Highly trained in cognitive behavior patterns, social psychology, verbal and nonverbal communication, sociocultural linguistic, and community networking.

Maja started her real estate career in 1998 and specialized in rehab/renovation/land/commercial property sales of Atlanta’s Downtown, Midtown, East and West Side Gentrification.

Maja earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of GA and completed her Completed Heart Centered Hypnotherapy Certification from the Wellness Institute.

Additionally, Maja is a Certified yoga instructor, Thai massage therapist, and Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner an accomplished Multi-sport Competitor with completion of 10 Ironmans and multiple Triathlons, Marathons Road & Cycling Races and an Artist with Roswell Clay Collective at Roswell Art Center West.

Joseph Hafif

Associate, ACBR

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 678-455-5435
Email: joe.hafif@palmerhouseproperties.com

Joseph Hafif has long-term, hands-on experience in commercial real estate investments. His company owned and built a 29-home subdivision in Jackson, N.J. during the 1980s. Since then he has owned several multi-family apartment buildings and he is currently a part-owner of six strip-mall shopping centers.

In addition to his real estate background Mr. Hafif has held licenses in financial services and still retains his state insurance license, all of which provide him with the expertise necessary to assist clients who prefer to shift their IRA holdings toward real estate.

Mr. Hafif joins PHP Commercial division as an Associate Member, specializing in residential land, multi-family, retail, mixed-use development, office space, & adaptive re-use properties.

A couple of interesting and fun facts about Joe, he is an avid squash player and his grandfather is the author of the book Psycho (Robert Bloch), which was made into a movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

Contact Joe directly to learn more about investing in commercial real estate.

LaDonna Smiley

CBB, Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 770-946-2208
Email: info@ladonnasmiley.com

LaDonna Smiley offers her clients more than just real estate experience and expertise. She also brings her energy, determination, competitive spirit, and her beliefs about success. Her main focus is to actively listening to her clients objectives and needs, she then takes the steps needed to turn those goals and desires into reality. She not only explains the buying, selling and leasing process in detail, she also stays in close communication with her clients, keeping them informed, letting them know that she is always working toward their best interests, and giving them reassurance, and faith that together they can get the deal done.

Prior to getting her Real Estate License, she was a successful Real Estate Investor, because of that career it allows her to bring her creative negotiation skills to Real Estate transactions. Her desire is to build strong, long-lasting relationships, and to become a trusted resource for her clients.



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Lisa Barber

Associate ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 678-772-0173
Email: Lisa.Barber@palmerhouseproperties.com

Lisa began her career in real estate in 2003 as an agent learning both the residential and commercial aspects of the business. She quickly moved to real estate as an entrepreneur and investor and has been working as a property scout for fellow investors for several years in the Metro Atlanta area.

She has an eye for off-market distressed properties and a passion to revitalize neighborhoods and communities. Her specialty is residential and commercial investment properties inside Atlanta’s I285 perimeter. She is considered a professional “bird-dog” and can find YOU a property with her eyes and boots on the ground approach. She also analyzes target markets and areas researching economic development and demographic trends, school zones and desirability, flood zones, and city and county zoning. Lisa joined PHP Commercial as an agent to bring her skills in finding property to the Commercial Team.

She resides in Dekalb County with her partner and is the mother of 4 grown boys who are creating families of their own. She owns both a business consulting firm, and real estate investment firm. She is on the Board of Directors for Pride School Atlanta as Board Secretary.

Jennifer R Houston

Associate Broker, ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Direct: 404-348-7900
Email: proverbsrealty@gmail.com

Jennifer Houston is a relationship-driven, results-oriented real estate professional providing real solutions for her commercial clients. A native of Chicago, Jennifer was born into a family of entrepreneurs. Her grandfather and uncles were all contractors and investment property owners with experience building commercial properties. This early exposure to the industry set the foundation for what has now become a thriving career in real estate since 2005. And as a salon owner and operator of 14 years along with her husband, Jennifer has a keen understanding of her clients’ commercial real estate needs.

With a B.S. in Accounting, Jennifer is a numbers girl whose secret sauce is protecting her clients’ bottom-line, by negotiating the best price for them. She has worked with organizations across a wide spectrum of sectors, including serving churches in identifying worship space, as well as attorneys and accountants seeking office space. Jennifer is skilled in fostering landlord and tenant relationships on both the commercial and residential side of business. She is also experienced in assisting business owners with purchasing franchises, as well as identifying commercial property to lease/purchase for their franchise.

Jennifer has extensive experience in both the commercial and residential sides of real estate. She has sold several multimillion-dollar luxury homes, and specializes in assisting out of town and foreign investors with their commercial and residential needs in the surrounding Atlanta Metro Area.

Jennifer has been married for 18 years to her wonderful husband Roderick, who is a customer service professional and business owner. Together, they have lived in Metro Atlanta for more than 15 years, so she knows the area very well.

Her ultimate goal is to serve with a spirit of excellence. Jennifer loves to educate her clients by equipping them with real time information they need to take the stress out of the buying process and successfully close on their future.

Service. Relationships. Real estate. That's the order in which Jennifer does business and she is ready to serve you today! 404-348-7900 proverbsrealty@gmail.com

Lisa R. Richardson

Associate, ACBR

Office: 404-876-4901
Cell: 678-752-1942
Email: Lisa.r@candacerealty.com

Lisa Richardson offers real estate solutions tailored to meet the need of business owners, investors. Lisa brings to PHP Commercial 22 years of experience in the construction industry as a construction manager and commercial builder. She uses a combination of solid solutions with her real estate knowledge and hands on construction expertise as an added value aim to ultimately benefit her clients. She has exceptional experience through the design, approval, financing, contract negotiations, and the development & construction phase which aids her clients with specific real estate strategies.

She specializes in investment sales, commercial office, retail, multi-family, and commercial development.

Lisa is motivated by the ability to work with her clients from the inception of their ideas to the final results. By choosing Lisa, you will get an honest, ethical commercial Realtor® that knows how to listen to capture her client's needs, work through complex situations, and will work tirelessly to bring those goals to fruition.

Lisa currently holds her license as a Georgia licensed residential/light commercial contractor and she earned her B.S. in Construction Technology from Texas Southern University. She is a native Texan who is an organic gardener, loves the outdoors, and enjoys golf and recreational fishing.

Jennifer J. Thompson

Associate, ACBR

Office: 404.876.4901
Cell: 404.229.6583
Email: jenniferjthompson@me.com

Jennifer brings a lifetime of experience to the real estate business. She was involved in her family's farming enterprise based in Indiana from a young age and experienced the family’s diversification into the hotel industry in the 1980’s.

Graduating from Ball State University her career path led her to the families hotel business, the trading floor at the Mercantile Exchange in Chicago, and to Smith Barney in Atlanta from 1997-2002. Ultimately re-focusing on the family business. Her father and uncle were the major forces behind her real estate fascination, being groomed by entrepreneur’s has developed her ability to offer creative solutions for her clients including 1031 exchanges, GRAT’s and other diversified investments opportunities. Jennifer is currently involved in developing a gateway project with the city of Franklin, Indiana, and multiple projects in the Midwest and Southeast.

PHP Commercial's professionals provide a full range of services to companies, investors and developers throughout Atlanta and beyond. Our approach to real estate allows us to know the market and our clients, enabling us to quickly find the right deal, in the right place at the right price.

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