Engel & Völkers has brokered the former estate of Tyler Perry in Atlanta, Georgia, for 15 million US dollars. The property was owned by the famous US actor up until 2016. With its secluded, rural location and premium amenities, the estate makes the consummate retreat. Christa Huffstickler, Licence Partner of Engel & Völkers Atlanta, is delighted about this deal, which marks the most expensive real estate transaction so far this year in the US state of Georgia: "While the Atlanta residential market is working its way back to normal, Engel & Völkers Atlanta is closing record-breaking, multi-million dollar deals demonstrating our position as the top brokerage firm in the city. With the trust of her buyer, Lisa Robinson was able to close this mammoth listing that many before her struggled to move. At Engel & Völkers Atlanta, we have a track record of closing deals, establishing meaningful relationships with our clients and providing clients with the best experience possible. This sale reaffirms that. We are so proud to have Lisa, a powerhouse in the market, on our team and look forward to continuing to make our mark in Atlanta."
The property is located on a 17-acre plot overlooking the Chattahoochee River and is one of the largest estates in Atlanta. It features seven bedrooms, an infinity pool, a ballroom, tennis courts, state-of-the-art gym, spa, theatre, indoor pool and housekeeper’s suite. "It's been nothing short of a miracle that this deal closed during the corona pandemic through our hard work, expertise guiding buyers and force in the market. I'm grateful for the sage leadership of our Mayor Keisha Lance-Bottoms in naming real estate professionals as critical for infrastructure, which allowed my team to function within her social distancing guidelines” said Real Estate Agent Lisa Robinson, who realised the sale. In response to the measures in place to combat coronavirus, Engel & Vöklers made it possible for the buyer to take a live virtual tour of the property using FaceTime.
The US actor and film producer Tyler Perry is one of the established greats of Hollywood’s entertainment industry. He has starred in film blockbusters including “Gone Girl” and “Star Trek”, and gained enormous popularity with the series “Meet the Browns”. Since 2005, Tyler Perry has been known through the character “Madea”, who he has impersonated in several films. Forbes Magazine named him the highest-earning artist in the entertainment industry in 2011. Tyler Perry has been nominated for numerous awards and in 2011 he received the Image Award from the “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People”. In 2019, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.