Why is Brent Sobol the right one to help you?
Brent Sobol has a strategic career focus on repositioning distressed multifamily properties of 100 units or more, primarily in low income areas, serving in roles of owner, property manager, speaker and consultant. Simply put, he likes helping people.
Since coming to Atlanta in 2001, through various entities and syndications, Brent has owned, managed, financed and invested in over 6,500 rental and condominium units with annual combined operating budgets of $42,000,000 and real estate values in excess of $128,000,000. He has overseen the successful repositioning of fourteen apartment communities with capital improvement expenditures totaling over $27,000,000.
Brent has never been involved in a bankruptcy or foreclosure.
Working with R. James Properties, Inc. from 2001 to 2005, Brent served in many roles including: Leasing Agent, Maintenance Technician, Property Manager, Regional Manager and eventually Co-General Partner.
Prior to working with R. James Properties, Inc., Brent worked in project management and sales in the building materials industry for subsidiaries of Home Depot, International Paper and Georgia-Pacific.
Competent in all aspects of residential remodeling, Brent holds certifications from the Atlanta Apartment Association in mold remediation, the Environmental Protection Agency in air conditioning management and the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool Operator.
Brent resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife of 15 years, Laura who is an occupational therapist for special needs children.
They have one daughter, a fourth generation housing manager, Jane.
As a Dean’s List business graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Brent financed his college education through the management, remodeling and sale of rental property.
Active in Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and other service organizations, Brent was the recipient of the J.C. Penney United Way Volunteer of the Year Award as well as the Congressional Silver Medal for over 500 hours of volunteerism. In 2007 and 2008, Brent was a back to back winner of the highest professional honor in the apartments industry, the National Apartment Association (NAA) Paragon Award. In 2009, the Atlanta Police Department bestowed upon Brent their first ever Citizen of the Year Award for pioneering efforts to reduce crime and create safer neighborhoods in Southwest Atlanta.
Brent is a third generation real estate professional and stays involved civically and professionally via membership in the Atlanta Apartment Association, Jaycees, International Students House (London, UK) and Washington University Regional Alumni Board. Nicknamed 'The Professor,' Brent loves sharing knowledge and has taught on many real estate and property management topics to numerous groups and in conjunction with many for profit and nonprofit organizations.
In 2009, Brent founded Legacy Community Housing Corporation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables respectable affordable housing as well as educates the apartment profession on crime free housing best practices.
Truly, thank you for your interest in this important community topic.