About Hardie Real Estate Group
Founded by Eben Hardie, an experienced real estate developer and investor with 35 years of experience in commercial real estate, Hardie Real Estate Group was formed in early 2012 to invest in industrial and office real estate assets throughout the Southeast. Hardie Real Estate Group is a privately owned company whose principal has both developed and managed over 26 million square feet valued at more than $1 billion.
Hardie Real Estate Group's focus is investing in quality industrial buildings and sites for corporate tenants. This includes the development of new buildings and acquisitions of value-add opportunities. Our team takes pride in being relationship-oriented and providing our tenants and partners with the highest level of service, performance and profitability.
Eben Hardie III
Eben Hardie is an experienced real estate developer and investor with 34 years of experience in commercial real estate investment, leasing, acquisitions and dispositions, development, asset management, finance and construction. Eben formed Hardie Real Estate Group LLC in the spring of 2012 to invest in industrial and office real estate assets throughout the Southeast.
Since the formation of HREG, Eben has completed three notable transactions. The 1111 Broadway building in Braselton, Ga, occupied by Home Depot through 7/31/2014, was leased to Hitachi Koki USA in February, 2014 and sold to Hillwood Properties of Dallas, Texas in March of 2014. HREG negotiated a new 7 year lease for the entire 544,838 sf building with Hitachi Koki, accomplishing a back fill on a large Class A bulk building more than 8 months ahead of move-out by Home Depot. This building was developed as a spec building in 2005 and has been occupied by Home Depot ever since.
In addition, the 580 West Industrial Court building, a 607,183 sf manufacturing and distribution building, has been leased to Sugar Foods and the lease has been extended for an additional 12 years through June 30, 2028. This led to a successful refinance with Protective Life Insurance Co, and that loan was closed in May, 2014.
Most recently, HREG, in association with Palatine Partners, acquired the 243,000 SF industrial property known as 2750 Sullivan Road. Located in College Park, GA, 2750 Sullivan is an adaptive reuse of the former Levitz Furniture showroom and warehouse. After a rehab that will include a new roof, new sprinkler system (upgrade to ESFR), new dock facilities and paving, 2750 Sullivan will be the only building inside I-285 for smaller tenants that offers 32' clear ceilings for storage and an ESFR sprinkler system. Construction is expected to start September 1, 2015 and finish in December 2015.
Prior to forming HREG, Eben was a Managing Partner with Solution Property Group LLC from 2001 through early 2012. At SPG, he had primary responsibility for all acquisitions, asset management, financing and development of projects from 2001 until 2012.
As the deal originator at SPG, over a 12 year span, he was involved in 5,000,000 sf of purchase and sale transactions, totaling $240,000,000; including the acquisition of 2,800,000 SF of existing "value add" office and industrial space, and the new development of 2,200,000 SF of industrial space in Atlanta and Savannah.
His former work experiences have included a Senior Vice President position and head of the Atlanta Industrial Business Unit at Duke Realty and The Weeks Corporation. Eben also served in senior management positions at Cauble Development Services and Kern & Co. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and a primary focus on Real Estate.
A New Orleans native, Eben has lived in Atlanta for the last 35 years. He is involved in numerous non-profit organizations that focus on sports with a specific interest in offering sports activities to at risk children.
Daniel A. Hanison, CPA
After graduating from The Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech with concentrations in Accounting and Finance, Daniel started his career in audit services with Grant Thornton. As an associate and senior associate, Daniel provided services to both public and private clients in a variety of industries including real estate, technology, food & beverage and consumer products. After three years in public accounting, Daniel decided to pursue a more finance-orientated role with Community and Southern Bank prior to joining the Hardie Real Estate Group team.
Born and raised in London, England, Daniel has lived in Atlanta for the past 16 years. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys traveling, golf, tennis and skiing.
Daniel is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Georgia.
Project Manager Nick grew up in the construction industry, learning various trades hands-on. At 23, he formed a commercial and residential renovation business and grew it for the next decade. After completing his degrees in Business and Psychology, Nick served in the United States Army working as an intelligence and foreign language analyst. He then returned to the private sector and resumed his work in project management in the commercial construction industry, leading the construction process for various buildings and development projects throughout the Atlanta area. He joined the Hardie Real Estate Group in early 2018. Born and raised in Bellevue, Iowa, Nick has lived in Georgia for the past 6 years. In his spare time, Nick enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and playing music. Additionally, he advises startups and small businesses, contributes to an international non-profit, and is completing his MBA at Georgia Tech. Nick is a certified Project Management Professional and a member of the local Atlanta chapter of the Project Management Institute.