Julian Rather is an associate broker at Engel & Volkers Atlanta. He has 18 years of real estate experience, dedicating his career to guiding his clients and protecting their interests in what can be the most significant financial decision of their lives. As a lifetime member of The Million Dollar Club, he is committed to providing his clients insights that are critical to making a truly informed real estate purchase.
Julian has served his clients interests by consulting with financial institutions, attorneys, inspectors, engineers and builders to give his clients a detailed analysis of budgets, reserve funds, condominium declarations, engineering surveys, and the developer’s history on many condominium properties in the Atlanta metropolitan area. He served as the president of three Condominium Associations: The Dakota, Hanover House at Colony Square, and South Park Lofts.
Julian, with his business partner Jeremy Smith, joined Engel & Volkers Atlanta in April 2019. They immediately opened their new Intown Advisors team office at Plaza Towers Condominium (2575 Peachtree Road Suite #302). Julian, along with Jeremy, was the top producing team — with over $12 million in sales — in 2018 at his previous brokerage.
Julian and Jeremy Smith have worked together for the past seven years and have a business that is rooted in client referrals. While their business has focused on condominiums, they have represented buyers and sellers in single-family homes from the $300,000’s up to $1.7 million. Both Julian and Jeremy are thrilled to be part of the Engel & Volkers Atlanta team and to have access to the multiple marketing and social media platforms that the company provides for them and their clients.
In 2013, Julian was awarded the Phoenix Award for multi-million dollar sales performance from The Atlanta Board of Realtors. Additionally, he has earned certifications as an Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), New Construction Specialist (CSP), Accredited REO Specialist (AREO-PRO) and Condominium Sales Specialist.
Julian started his real estate career in 2001, after over 20 years of corporate sales experience in the textile and apparel industry. His corporate clients included L.L. Bean, Lands End and Orvis. Julian was involved in manufacturing apparel business in Mexico, El Salvador and Hong Kong. He worked in New York City, San Francisco, Orlando and Atlanta during his Corporate Sales years.
Currently, Julian lives at Colony House Condominium in Midtown and has a home on Lake Oconee for the past 20 years.
Jeremy joined the Engel & Volkers Atlanta Brokerage in April of 2019 and brings with him eight years of residential Real Estate experience. In 2013, at nineteen years of age, Jeremy became one of the youngest agents to achieve Million Dollar Club status with The Atlanta Board of Realtors. He now is a life member, qualifying every year he has been in Real Estate. Jeremy is business partners with Julian Rather (The Intown Advisors Team) and they have worked together since Jeremy established his Real Estate license. The focus of their business is the “Intown” condominium marketplace. Jeremy has the designation of “Condominium Sales Specialist” and brings a great scope of experience in Condominium sales to both his buyer and listing clients.
In Jeremy’s first two years in Real Estate he was extensively involved in the management of Freddie Mac REO inventory in Douglas and Paulding counties. This experience has provided him with special insight in securing investor/rental properties for his investor clients. Jeremy brings a combination of enthusiasm and work ethic to his Real Estate practice. He coordinates his schedule with Julian so that one of them is always available to meet with a client or show a property. Jeremy puts his clients directly in the center of buying and selling process keeping them updated and informed from start to finish. Customer care and putting his clients interests front and center, is for Jeremy the first priority in every Real Estate transaction.
Atlanta’s “Intown” market is constantly evolving, as are the technologies employed to market residential Real Estate. At Engle & Volkers, Jeremy has access to multiple marketing and social media platforms to optimize the exposure of his listing clients. Jeremy is based in The Plaza Towers Condominium where his Intown Advisors team opened a new office in April of 2019. Jeremy is a true native of Atlanta and has an extensive knowledge of both “Intown” and suburban communities. In 2018 Atlanta Agent Magazine recognized Jeremy as “Best Dressed Realtor”. Jeremy has also appeared in the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and was the Realtor for one of it’s leading stars.
Growing up in a family of carpenters, it’s no surprise that Ricky Russert was so interested in home design. Born in Kennewick, Washington he was raised in the house built by his father and grandfather so you can imagine home building being a part of his daily life.
After graduating High School he received a scholarship to play college baseball and started his major in Business. It wasn’t until after his sophomore year of college when Ricky hung up his baseball cleats and decided to give acting a chance. Ricky has had a very successful acting career since, guest staring in various projects including, The Walking Dead, MacGyver and Banshee as well as movies like Ride Along 2, The Ravine and I, Tonya.
Ricky recently decided to make a change in his career, obtaining his Real Estate license after 15 years of acting. Connecting people to their new home is something Ricky is excited to do, much like building something a home from the ground up.