Leon Novak, CCIM

Founding Member / Managing Partner

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Leon Novak is responsible for the alliance relationships with financial partners and individual investors, as well as the overall leadership of the firm along with his two partners, David and Terry. Leon is also a founder and partner with Dimension Development Partners, LLC., a development arm of The Trilogy Group. He has been active in both the local and national real estate markets for the past 44 years and is known in the industry for being a pioneer and self-starter. Prior to The Trilogy Group, Leon was the principal broker for Novak & Associates, Inc., a full-service real estate brokerage firm he founded in 1973, which specialized in free-standing single-tenant and multi-tenant retail property brokerage. A year later he expanded the business by creating Novak Development Corporation with its primary focus being the development of retail properties. Leon who is actively involved in the community and the industry currently serves on the Board of Counselors for the Carter Center and is on the advisory board of BB&T Bank.
CREDENTIALS
2000 recipient of the Silver Phoenix Award for qualifying for the Million Dollar Club of the Atlanta Board of Realtors for 25 years. Member of The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
EDUCATION
Graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration
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Leon
Novak, CCIM

Founding Member / Managing Partner
Leon Novak is responsible for the alliance relationships with financial partners and individual investors, as well as the overall leadership of the firm along with his two partners, David and Terry. Leon is also a founder and partner with Dimension Development Partners, LLC., a development arm of The Trilogy Group. He has been active in both the local and national real estate markets for the past 44 years and is known in the industry for being a pioneer and self-starter. Prior to The Trilogy Group, Leon was the principal broker for Novak & Associates, Inc., a full-service real estate brokerage firm he founded in 1973, which specialized in free-standing single-tenant and multi-tenant retail property brokerage. A year later he expanded the business by creating Novak Development Corporation with its primary focus being the development of retail properties.

Leon who is actively involved in the community and the industry currently serves on the Board of Counselors for the Carter Center and is on the advisory board of BB&T Bank.
CREDENTIALS
2000 recipient of the Silver Phoenix Award for qualifying for the Million Dollar Club of the Atlanta Board of Realtors for 25 years.
Member of The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
EDUCATION
Graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration
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David
Blass

Founding Member / Managing Partner
David Blass is one of the three managing partners of The Trilogy Group, LLC. His primary responsibility is the identification and acquisition of future development sites, quantifying marketable risks and overseeing final project development. David is also a founder and partner of Dimension Development Partners, LLC, a development arm of The Trilogy Group. He brings nearly 35 years of experience in the commercial real estate business including a strong background in retail leasing and tenant relations.

Prior to The Trilogy Group, in 1993, David founded Blass Properties, Inc. a full service real estate company specializing in redeveloping and re-tenanting distressed shopping centers. During that time he converted more than one million square feet of underperforming retail assets into highly marketable centers. He also served as a preferred developer and real estate consultant for companies such as Rite Aid Drug Stores and IHOP. In 1996, he teamed up with his future partners subsequently merging their companies to form The Trilogy Group.

David focuses specifically on the development of strip shopping centers and single tenant “Build to Suits” with nationally recognized tenants such as the IHOP, Sprint, VisionWorks, Panda Express, West Marine, Floor and Décor, Sleep Number, and Del Taco.

David is an active member of the Atlanta community and serves as a board member of Alterman Properties, a privately held real estate company.
CREDENTIALS
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
EDUCATION
Graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration majoring in Real Estate & Finance.
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Terry
Sullivan

Founding Member / Managing Partner
Terry Sullivan is responsible for overseeing the development of the strategic direction for the company as well as providing management oversight for the day to day aspects of the business. Along with his two partners he is also responsible for the overall leadership of the firm. He has spent nearly 35 years in the commercial real estate industry and has received numerous awards for his performance as an outstanding producer in Retail Specialty.

Prior to The Trilogy Group, Terry worked for CB Commercial Real Estate Services, Inc. for 16 years where he ascended the ranks to become Vice President of Retail Services. His responsibilities included developing market penetration strategies as well as all aspects of site acquisition for major retailers, banks, restaurants and other related uses for shopping centers and/or out parcel locations. He represented both developers and retailers. In 1996, Terry joined Novak Development Corporation as Executive Vice President which was later merged with Blass Properties, Inc. to form The Trilogy Group.
CREDENTIALS
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
EDUCATION
Graduate of Ohio State University in Columbus with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Real Estate
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Marla C.
Chaliff, CCIM

Senior Vice President
Marla Chaliff is Senior Vice President of the Trilogy Group.  She is also a founder and partner of Dimension Development Partners, LLC, a development arm of The Trilogy Group. Marla specializes in site selection, land development and market analysis.  She has an extensive background representing national tenants throughout the country, with a particular emphasis on retail, restaurant chains, and the banking industry. This includes having been actively involved in banking mergers and acquisitions within the Atlanta market and the Southeast region.

Marla’s area of expertise is in the land acquisition process.  In her twenty-year tenure in the business, she has specialized in the acquisition of land, with a particular emphasis in assemblages,  the purchase of land carve-outs and outparcels. She has relationships with all of the big box tenants and developers that offer these types of opportunities and has vast knowledge of the land purchase process.

Marla consults with Sprint Corporate and numerous IHOP franchisees across the country in land acquisition, market analysis, and site development. She has managed both the site selection process and development for her corporate clients. She is experienced in restaurant development, with the construction of approximately 80 IHOP's. Marla also currently serves as a real estate consultant for the Del Taco restaurant chain and Heartland Dental in the Atlanta market.

Marla has also worked closely with numerous financial institutions.  She has represented clients on both the acquisition and sale of banking properties. She has recently been the exclusive broker for the sale of surplus former Wachovia sites. Her client list includes American Realty Capital, American Financial Realty Trust, Synovus, Habersham Bank, Community Bank of the West,  and Bank of North Georgia.
CREDENTIALS
Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)
Member of the Georgia Chapter of CCIM
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Top 10 Retail Producer
Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Phoenix Award
EDUCATION
Graduate of the University of Georgia
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Julie
Solomon

Senior Vice President
Julie Solomon is a Senior Vice President with The Trilogy Group in Atlanta, and has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, specializing in retail services. Julie’s foundation of success is built on providing clients with unparalleled market knowledge and integrity. She joined The Trilogy Group after owning her own business for 13 years. Julie is a recognized industry leader known for her creativity in finding sites.

Julie has an extensive background in representing national tenants. She currently represents Best Buy, The Fresh Market, Cobb Theatres, SoulCycle, Bloomin Brands, Skechers, Sears, iFLY, Pinstripes, Advance Auto, Chipotle, The Vitamin Shoppe, Taco Mac, Zoës Kitchen, Sportsman’s Warehouse and Merlin Entertainment (LEGOLand). She is also known for creating lasting relationships which is exemplified by her tenure with Best Buy, whom she has represented for over 17 years as well as Toys R Us, with whom she shared an 18-year relationship.

Due to her positive performance record in assisting clients with their strategic expansions, Julie has been instrumental in helping several retailers with their entry into the Atlanta marketplace including Home Depot Expo, IKEA, The Container Store, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Petsmart, ULTA, Linens N Things, American Family Insurance, Caribou Coffee, Zoës Kitchen and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Julie has a reputation for providing detailed, in-depth service to her clients and remains an invaluable resource throughout the transaction. She has completed multiple deals with Home Depot, Petsmart, OfficeMax, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Toys R Us, Linens N Things, Ulta and Goody’s.

Julie began her career at Cushman & Wakefield, where she served as the Senior Director of the Retail Division. Prior to starting her own company, she worked at Merchants Resource Realty/Thomas Enterprises in charge of anchor leasing for their Southeast portfolio.


CREDENTIALS
Head of the SE/SC Region for the X-Team Retail Services Network
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
Founding Member of the Real Estate Group of Atlanta
Commercial Real Estate Licenses in Georgia & Alabama
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Business Administration-Emory University
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Chuck
Evans

Director of Brokerage Services
Chuck Evans joined The Trilogy Group in 2004 and was named Director of Brokerage Services in 2008. He oversees and is responsible for the growth of the company’s brokerage division, development of new business and focuses on providing comprehensive consulting services to meet clients’ specific needs.

Specializing in site selection, land development and market analysis, Chuck represents regional and national retail tenants through helping to develop and implement strategic growth and disposition initiatives in the Southeast and, on occasion, nationally. For some clients, he acts as an outsourced real estate department providing a full range of services from market analysis, reporting and transaction negotiations to Real Estate Committee presentations. His client list includes retailers such as JCPenney, Five Below, Del Taco, West Marine, Floor and Décor, Garden Ridge, Main Event Entertainment, Pet Supplies Plus, Lowe’s Home Improvement Excess Properties, and Ashley Furniture HomeStore.Chuck has also completed multiple deals with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Michaels Arts & Crafts, Ulta Beauty and Kauffman Tire.

Prior to joining The Trilogy Group, Chuck was a Vice President with The Staubach Company for nine years, where he represented major retail brands such as Disney Regional Entertainment, Brinker, Target, Sears and Athlete’s Foot.
CREDENTIALS
Licensed Agent with the Georgia Real Estate Commission
Licensed Agent with the North Carolina Real Estate Commission
Licensed Agent with the South Carolina Real Estate Commission
Licensed Agent with the Alabama Real Estate Commission
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
EDUCATION
Graduate of The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science
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David
Shanahan

Development Partner
As the Development Partner for The Trilogy Group, David Shanahan oversees the management of critical functions key to the success of the overall business including due diligence, design, permitting, construction and tenant coordination. During his 35 plus years in real estate he has owned his own business for 10 years – Shanahan Development where he provided consulting and development services for a number of major clients in the northeast. He has worked for the Lincoln Property Company in Boston and for Home Depot as the North East Real Estate Manager. He was also the Vice President of Development for Dewberry Capital.

David brings to the group a tremendous amount of experience in development. He has worked on projects ranging from high-rise complexes and downtown office buildings to power centers in excess of 500,000 square feet. During his tenure at Home Depot he was responsible for developing over 40 locations throughout the Northeast. He was also involved in the development of 18 Circuit City sites. He prides himself in the level of services the firm handles internally and the broad range of experience they are able to provide to clients.
CREDENTIALS
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
EDUCATION
Graduate of Lafayette College
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Steven
Bodner

Vice President
Steven Bodner is Vice President of the Brokerage Services Division at The Trilogy Group. Steven is responsible for site selection, market analysis and strategic growth initiatives for several retail and industrial clients. He serves as a real estate consultant for a number of retail and restaurant users including Del Taco, Heartland Dental, Einstein Bros Bagels, Navy Federal Credit Union and several concepts local to the Atlanta market. Steven also represents land owners and landlords in marketing their sites and negotiating sale and lease contracts. His current client list includes Atlantic Realty Partners, Rivercrest Realty, Behringer Harvard, Noro Management, Novare Group, and Trilogy Development.

Previously, Steven was an Investment Sales Associate at Colliers Spectrum Cauble Realty, in Atlanta. At Colliers, he helped to facilitate the sale and of over $200 million in retail property in the Southeast. He represented publicly traded REITs along with nationally recognized developers and shopping center owners.

Steven lives in Atlanta with his wife, three daughters and dog, Otis. He serves on the Piedmont Park Conservancy Event Planning Committee, is a member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association and is a coach at Tophat Soccer Club.

CREDENTIALS
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
Member of the University of Georgia Alumni Association
Piedmont Park Conservancy Event Planning Committee
Board Member AB67, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
Temple Sinai Preschool Strategic Planning Committee
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, University of Georgia
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Greg
Craft

Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President for The Trilogy Group, Greg Craft specializes in tenant and landlord representation. During his more than 20years in the real estate industry, he has served as real estate manager for major corporations, including Ashland Oil/Super America, Boston Market, Payless ShoeSource and Donato’s Pizzeria Corp, a subsidiary of the McDonalds Corporation.

His current and former clients include Advance Auto Parts, Sherwin Williams, Express Oil, Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, The Krystal Company, Panda Express, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Einstein Brothers Bagels, Raising Cane’s, Hardee’s, Rita’s Water Ice, Donato’s Pizzeria Coroporation and Knockouts Haircuts for Men.

Further, Greg also handles real estate development and certain aspects of property management for Rosenfield Restaurants throughout the Southeast including over 100,000 sq. ft. of small retail strip shopping centers.
CREDENTIALS
Licensed Agent with the Georgia Real Estate Commission
Licensed Agent with the South Carolina Real Estate Commission
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
EDUCATION
1992 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University;
B.A. in Paralegal Science with a minor in Business Administration
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Henry
Neal

Vice President
Henry Neal is an Associate Broker for The Trilogy Group responsible for marketing retail properties and listings of land and income properties as well providing site selection services for Legacy Academy Childcare Facilities. He has more than 30 years experience as a commercial real estate agent, specializing in the brokerage and development of retail properties. He has sold over $150 million dollars of undeveloped land and $30 million dollars of retail income properties. In the past few years, Henry has specialized in the purchase of bank owned retail income properties. He has also been active in the industrial properties market. He represents developers in assembling land in Kroger and Publix retail strips.

Before joining Novak Development Corporation which later merged with Blass Properties, Inc. to become The Trilogy Group, he was the Vice President of Scott Hudgens Companies. He was in charge of marketing the peripheral land surrounding the 10 regional malls the company developed in Georgia. He continued those responsibilities as a Vice President for Wheeler/Kolb Management Companies under a management fee and commission agreement.

Henry is active in the community through his involvement with St. David’s Episcopal church where he is a member of the men’s club. He is married with two children in college.
CREDENTIALS
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
EDUCATION
Graduate of Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration
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Tom
McLennan

Vice President
Tom McLennan is an Associate for The Trilogy Group who manages national tenant accounts; oversees procurement of new development properties and coordinates lease and development activities with the company’s Development Director. He has spent more than a decade in the commercial real estate business. Prior to becoming member of the Trilogy Group team he worked on site selection and development for Rite Aid Drug Pharmacies.
CREDENTIALS
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors.
Member of the National Association of Realtors.
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Member of the North Buckhead Neighborhood Planning Unit
EDUCATION
Graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Real Estate.
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Taylor
Dozier

Associate
Taylor Dozier is a Leasing Associate with The Trilogy Group and for the last two years has worked with Julie Solomon specializing in tenant representation. He is responsible for site selection, market analysis and strategic growth initiatives for several retail clients. Taylor represents a number of retail and restaurant tenants including Chipotle, Bloomin’ Brands, Pieology, Vitality Bowls, Uncle Julio’s, Centurion Restaurant Group (Bulla), Loyalty Market Concepts (Taco Mac), Skechers, The Vitamin Shoppe, Sprint, IT’SUGAR, Godiva, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Phenix Salon Suites, Take Five Oil Change and Advance Auto Parts as well as concepts local to the Atlanta market. Taylor also represents land owners and landlords in marketing their sites.

Taylor brings over 10 years of experience in the Atlanta retail market. Previously, he worked with Sterling Organization and was responsible for the leasing and management of North DeKalb Mall in preparations for redevelopment. Taylor spent 7 years at Hendon Properties as a Development Associate in Atlanta working on acquisitions, site selection and various development process roles. At Hendon Taylor performed due diligence and underwriting of the Hull Storey portfolio, consisting of 13 mall properties in addition to various open air centers in major and secondary markets throughout the Southeast. Taylor performed market studies and site selection for national tenants for the purpose of shopping center development or redevelopment. He also served as tenant representative broker for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores in Georgia.

Throughout his career, Taylor has forged many meaningful relationships throughout the industry. He has a creative approach to site selection, is detailed in method and follow through and puts his clients first.

Taylor lives in Atlanta in Collier Hills with his wife Katie and son Hunt.
CREDENTIALS
Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors
Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers
Former President of The Lovett School Alumni Executive Board
University of Virginia Club of Atlanta
HIGH Museum Wine Auction, Uncorking Cru Co-chair
Buckhead Coalition Diplomatic Leadership Corp
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia