Why we choose Mimi McCain at Ganek and help Give Back to the Community

By Bill Forrest, REALTOR


I love Mimi McCain – We have a saying at Forrest & Company “For a closing without pain you gotta send it to Mimi McCain”  That truly sums it up.  I have been practicing real estate for well over 20 years (I started when I was 10 lol ) and Mimi is the best I have ever worked with in the industry. Just as important is the support team she has developed at Ganek at her Poncey Highland Office.  I know that when I hand a file off that it will get on the calendar and everything will be seamless and stress free for me and my clients.  This is the hallmark of a great working realtionship and why I choose Mimi when given the chance.

About Mimi:

Graduated from the University of North Florida in 1991 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology with honors. Graduated from the Georgia State University College of Law in 1995. During law school Mimi worked at internships at Georgia Indigent Defense Council, Catholic Social Services, Atlanta Legal Aid and the Campaign for Military Service. Mimi was active in the leadership of many Law School extra-curricular groups. Mimi started out as a litigator with several small firms, practicing first in family law then employment, education and civil rights law, then transitioned to a transactional real estate practice in 2001. Joined Ganek Wright Minsk as an Associate Partner in October 2004.  Mimi handles residential and commercial closings and builder/developer representation. Helped develop several East Cobb custom home subdivisions, from the acquisition and development loan through construction loans and the ultimate sale to the buyers. Has assisted banks with creating and managing successful asset dispostion title, contract and closing systems for their REO residential and commercial properties. Also delights in helping Realtor clients by keeping them up to date on trends in the market and changs to the GAR contracts and the law.


About Ganek and Giving Back:

Ganek has benefited greatly by the growth and stability of the Metro Atlanta area. We have seen the metro area thrive and we have been fortunate to have participated in this growth through the thousands of transactions we have closed. We believe it is time for us to take another step in our commitment to the community. Effective today, we will donate a portion of our attorney fee from every closing to one of the following charities as chosen by the buyer:


Founded in 2001, HomeAid Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds and renovates housing facilities for organizations serving homeless families and individuals in the metro Atlanta area. HomeAid Atlanta is the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, and is a local chapter of HomeAid America, a leading national provider of transitional housing for the temporarily homeless.


Founded in 1986 by the Junior League of Atlanta and located in the North Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families.

Dedicated to helping families overcome the issues that contribute to homelessness, including domestic violence and job loss, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter focuses on the long term self sufficiency of the family – which sets us apart from other Atlanta homeless shelters.  Since 1986, the Atlanta Children’s Shelter has cared for almost 8,000 children and provided services for more than 5,000 families.


Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives. Since its inception in 2004, nearly 90 cents of every dollar has gone directly to our program services for Veterans. HFOT builds these homes where the Veteran chooses to live, and continues its relationship with the Veterans after home delivery to assist them with rebuilding their lives.


In 1989, unwilling to accept the decline of their beloved park, a small group of concerned citizens and civic leaders joined together to form Piedmont Park Conservancy, a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Piedmont Park. In 1992, The Conservancy established a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, making official the public–private partnership and mutual goals to rehabilitate and maintain Piedmont Park.

Through the generosity of corporate, foundation and individual contributions, Piedmont Park Conservancy has raised more than $23 million in private funds to complete the first half of the Master Plan restoration, including the renovation of Oak Hill, Lake Clara Meer and the Meadowlands. Through its member support, Piedmont Park Conservancy funds landscaping maintenance workers and off-duty police officers to keep Piedmont Park safe, clean and beautiful, and offers a variety of educational programming through its new Community Center.


The Atlanta BeltLine is a sustainable redevelopment project that is transforming the city. It will ultimately connect 45 intown neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, modern streetcar, and parks – all based on railroad corridors that formerly encircled Atlanta. When completed, it will provide first and last mile connectivity for regional transportation initiatives and put Atlanta on a path to 21st century economic growth and sustainability.


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