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.
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