GROUP KORA Hosts Chinese Investors at The Residences

GROUP KORA, iStar and Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta recently hosted a cocktail reception for high net worth Chinese investors from around the world who are part of a private wealth club and were in Atlanta seeking business and real estate opportunities. We presented a complete overview of the state of the booming Atlanta real estate market and the new construction at The Residences to the Chinese delegation. GROUP KORA’s own Fang Yang delivered a presentation to the investors completely in their native language of Mandarin, discussing opportunities for investment in the bustling Buckhead submarket. John Woodward, Senior Director of Foreign Investment at the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Dr. May Gao, Chairman and Founder of the SAUPO Conference at Kennesaw State University and China Daily Deputy Bureau Chief, and Yuan Zhang from Private Wealth Pacific Northwest were among some of the guests in attendance.

This is another milestone for our sales team as they continue to work with Chinese buyers looking to invest in Atlanta and with the Mandarin Oriental brand. Read more about our Chinese buyer outreach here and contact us to learn more.

What’s New in Buckhead

One of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Buckhead is known for its posh culture scene, including dining, nightlife and wellness. It’s no surprise that luxury condos in Buckhead are in high demand, given that most have easy access to unique experiences, chef-driven restaurants and world-class shopping. Here’s what’s new in Buckhead this month.

New Green Space Planned Atop GA400

A new park, indented to create a multitude of connections along Peachtree and Lenox Road, is in the works. Spanning a total of nine acres over the GA400 freeway and through MARTA’s Buckhead station this new greenspace is meant to be a “highly centralized, highly attractive, property-value-boosting space in the heart of commercial Buckhead.”

Nine New Retailers at Lenox Square

Lenox Square mall plans to add a mix of nine permanent and temporary shops this spring and summer. Coming soon, local shoppers can expect to see an Amazon pop-up shop, Sweet Hut Bakery & Café and three casual men’s apparel brands, UNTUCKit, Elk Head Clothing and Hammer Made. Crafted and The Merchant, both novelty shops, have also recently opened at Lenox. Finally, mall-goers can expect to see some familiar stores relocate including footwear retailer, Standard and denim retailer, G-Star RAW.

Two New Fitness Opportunities Coming to Buckhead

This spring, Buckhead will welcome two new fitness concepts, Highland Yoga and F45 Training. Highland Yoga studio, offers a unique hot yoga option that includes “vigorous power Vinyasa, creative movement and mindfulness practices.” F45 Training, claimed as the fastest-growing group fitness training network in the world, will debut its first Georgia location in May at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.

Robb Report Showcases The Maisonettes at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Robb Report, a top luxury publication, featured The Residences’ newest luxury living option, The Maisonettes. The article gives readers an inside look at the three exclusive villas that offer multi-story living and provide the comfort of a private home with all the unsurpassed amenities and legendary service of Mandarin Oriental.

“A new standard of luxury can be found in the Maisonettes at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, a collection of three villa-style private residences (from $2.8 million) that are part of The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. Each three-level abode features a one-of-a-kind floor plan and plenty of outdoor space. Hardwood floors, marble accents, massive windows, and hand-crafted stone fireplace mantels give the units a sleek, elevated feel.”

Read the full article here and learn more about the Maisonettes here.

Luxury Housing News

The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is at the forefront of trends and technology in luxury high-rise living. Below are links to three noteworthy real estate stories that caught our eye recently.

30 Luxury Home Design Trends and Features Adorning 2017 by Caroline Feeney for Inman News.


“Luxury buyers look for anything but cookie-cutter, while convenience, style and recreation opportunities make the top of their wish list.”

Raise A Glass to Wine Cellars, A Luxury Amenity Many Buyers Demand by Kristine Hansen for


“Wine cellars and wine rooms- often decked out with exotic woods, glass walls, and even a tasting room- are catching up to media rooms as a must-have amenity for buyers, especially in the luxury market.”

Luxury Apartments Offer Co-working Space As Live And Work Habits Collide by Erik Dolan-Del Vecchio for Bisnow.


“Residential developers have not been blind to the explosion of co-working practices, and with the latest Gallup survey showing 43% of working Americans spend at least some time working remotely, many luxury apartment buildings are swapping the outdated conference room for trendy co-working spaces, the New York Times reports.”

GROUP KORA Honored at Atlanta Realtors Association Top Producers Gala

We are proud to announce that our GROUP KORA sales team, led by exclusive listing broker Karen Rodriguez, was honored at the Atlanta Realtors Association’s Top Producers Gala celebrating Atlanta’s finest in the real estate industry.

Karen, founder of GROUP KORA with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, received the Phoenix Award for ten years of being a top producer in the multi-million-dollar club. Since taking over sales at The Residences two years ago, Karen and GROUP KORA have sold over 63 million in sales at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, and only a few homes remain available in the building. In late 2016, they sold $30 million in just 30 days, an unheard-of feat in the Atlanta market.

Celebrate Easter with Culinary Delights at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

From adorable bunnies to chocolate and champagne, the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is the perfect place to celebrate Easter with your family this month with two delicious events from our world-class food and beverage team.

Have a sweet tooth? Chocolate Afternoon Tea will be held Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The indulgent tea will include a selection of chocolate truffles, cakes and fondue paired with coffee or tea and a glass of champagne. Children are welcome to join and will be given the choice of hot chocolate or juice.

Residents also have the option to join us at our Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt. Our lavish Easter Brunch will be complete with an Easter egg hunt and special appearance by Floppy the Easter Bunny, followed by a petting zoo from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring adorable bunnies, chicks and sheep! Brunch is priced at $95 per adult and $45 per child and includes the children’s festivities.

For more information or reservations, please contact +1 (404) 995-7545 or