Management Team

 

Donnie Laurens

Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing Specialist

 Direct: 478-803-4112

 DLaurens@fickling.com

Donnie Laurens

Sr. Vice President

CAREER SUMMARY

Donnie started his career with Fickling & Company (formerly Fickling & Walker) in 1978 as the Property Manager for the Commercial division. He has served as Leasing Agent, Commercial Real Estate Sales Agent and is currently Sr. Vice President and Director of Commercial Property Management.

As the Property Manager/Leasing Agent, Donnie has been responsible for the management portfolio of 2,000,000 square feet of property in the Macon area. He was also responsible for the leasing and rehabilitation of 40,000 square feet in the BB&T Building in downtown Macon. In 1988, he represented Allstate in the leasing and development of 40,000 square feet in Perimeter Crossing in Macon, with 20,000 square feet occupied by Allstate. Donnie was responsible for the leasing and development of new developments such as North 75 Office Park (28,000 square feet 100% leased in 6 months), Northside Square Retail Center (9,000 square feet), and BellSouth Mobility Plaza (17,000 square feet).

Notable past assignments include: 22,555 square feet in the CIGNA Building in Macon for BellSouth Mobility, with a lease worth over 2.5 million dollars; listing agent for CIGNA to sublease 40,000 square feet of office space with 100% occupancy achieved in 9 months to tenants such as Merrill Lynch, Aetna and BellSouth Advertising.

Donnie has been instrumental in the leasing of downtown Macon properties: 20,000 square feet of office space in the Wachovia building; 15,000 square feet in the Rivoli Bank building with 100% occupancy achieved; 35,000 square feet of office space leased in the Fickling & Company building.


EDUCATION & HONORS

  • Associate in Business Administration, Macon State College
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker, Georgia
  • Member of the Million Dollar Club for 20 straight years
  • Received the Eagle Award, 1995
  • Received the Phoenix Award, 2000
  • Received the Silver Award, 2005
  • Named the Middle GA Association of REALTORS®, REALTOR® of the Year, 1995
  • President of MGAR, 1996
  • Received his CPM designation, 1985
  • Received his SIOR designation, 1995
  • Guest columnist, Real Estate section, the Brief
  • Macon Telegraph's business publication
  • PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS
  • Middle Georgia Association of Realtors
  • Georgia Association of Realtors
  • National Association of Realtors
  • Institute of Real Estate Management
  • Society of Industrial and Office Realtors
  • Member, Downtown Council
  • Macon Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Boys & Girls Club
  • Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church

 Direct: 478-803-4112

 DLaurens@fickling.com