062619_MNS_Dorsey_intown Patrick Wood Rip Sartain Michael Rogers Carson Matthews

From left, Dorsey Alston, Realtors’ Patrick Wood (senior vice president), Rip Sartain (senior vice president and managing broker), Michael Rogers (president and CEO) and Carson Matthews (senior vice president and managing broker) stand in front of the building that will house its new intown office.

Five years after opening a second office in east Cobb, Dorsey Alston, Realtors is expanding again.

Founded in 1947, the Buckhead-based firm is Atlanta’s oldest and largest locally owned and operated residential real estate company and has over 250 agents. Dorsey Alston June 17 announced it will open its first intown office in Virginia-Highland — and third overall — during the fourth quarter of this year.

In a news release, Dorsey Alston announced it closed on the purchase of a building located at 853 N. Highland Ave. June 10. Constructed in 1919, it previously housed Harvest restaurant before being converted to La Raine’s Bridal Boutique. Dorsey Alston has a history of selling homes in intown markets.

“We are excited to announce our intown office, the first in our 72-year history,” President and CEO Michael Rogers said in a news release. “This is a great location for our agents to represent home buyers and home sellers in these thriving, close-in neighborhoods, where many Atlantans — old and new — want to live.”

Atlanta’s intown neighborhoods are flourishing as a result of public-private investment. Projects like the Atlanta BeltLine, Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market, as well as a strengthening public school system, have added to the momentum driving intown home sales.

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