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In a possible portent of new office and hotel development on the Buckhead Loop, Ackerman & Co. has hired the man who played a key role in the wildly successful Monarch Tower office tower. Grant Grimes, who worked at Equitable Real Estate and its Compass Management and Leasing Inc. subsidiary for 15 years, jumped to Ackerman on Feb. 2. He had attained the position of executive vice president at Compass, now part of Equitable successor ERE, Yarmouth.
At Ackerman, Grimes will head the company's development division.
Grimes, who started with Equitable in St. Louis and moved to Atlanta in 1984, said he switched jobs because he had a hankering to create new product. …