CEO of Massell Commercial Real Estate, Steve Massell is a Lifetime and Phoenix – Designated member of the Million Dollar Club, an exclusive society of real estate professionals in The Greater Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. He is also part of an elite group of commercial real estate brokers who have earned the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. This degree is recognized as the highest accreditation in the industry and is often referred to as the “PhD. of Real Estate”. Only 5% of the 80,000 real estate professionals across the U.S. and Canada hold this degree.
Steve works with “High Net Worth” individuals, family trusts, limited partnerships and investment groups to transact income producing properties throughout the United States. Similar to the fisherman with his fly, he stands in the “constant stream of deals,” casting about for the trophy pick. He evaluates each opportunity and advises his client if a particular project meets their objectives.
Steve Massell entered commercial real estate in 1987 – building on a legacy of three generations of commercial real estate expertise. With a notable track record as business leaders, effective politicians and diplomats, the Massell family has played a major role in Atlanta’s history. As a former president of the Buckhead Business Association, and as the son of a former Atlanta Mayor, Steve Massell has built a solid network of contacts among political, media and business leaders. This coupled with sound experience and certified education makes Steve a definitive authority on the Atlanta market and its investment potential.
Jan Schroder has served as editorial director of The 100 Companies and is now editor-in-chief of The Travel 100, a monthly enewsletter that features stories on destinations, cruises, travel products and travel tips. She has several years of editorial and writing experience in the travel industry.
Her corporate work includes the writing and editing of columns, enewsletters, magazines, and books for a variety of clients in the real estate, legal, business and financial industries. She specializes in blog posts and has written more than 1,200 in her career. As a college essay coach, Jan helps students with their college and grad school essays.
Jan is a native of Atlanta, a graduate of the Westminster Schools and the University of Virginia.
Founder & CEO of The 100 Companies, Chris previously founded PR firm SPR Atlanta in 2002, selling it in November 2017. He established and served as publisher of his own chain of Atlanta neighborhood newspapers in 1994, selling them to real estate developer Tom Cousins in 2002. Prior to that, he worked for six Southeastern daily newspapers, serving as advertising director, creative director, promotions director, editor and reporter – winning awards in several states for his reporting and print advertisement design.
A fifth-generation Atlantan, Chris is a graduate of Westminster and the University of Virginia and the creator and producer of Moments on SaportaReport.com where he was a founding member. He continues to serve clients through Schroder PR, when he’s not riding his bike, traveling the country attending music festivals, meeting potential members of The 100 Companies or visiting with his children, his granddaughters, family and friends.
As Vice President of Operations and Editorial, Margaret oversees the editing and production of the 100 newsletters. She is also the primary contact for client onboarding and assists with business development.
A North Carolina native and graduate of the University of Georgia, Margaret has more than 10 years of experience in public relations, marketing and strategic communications. She started her professional career with Schroder PR in Atlanta, and went on to work for upscale lifestyle and restaurant agencies before transitioning to music and entertainment publicity. Margaret calls Nashville, TN home and is a proud dog mom to a husky named Kobe.