Sam Massell, president of the Buckhead Coalition

During its annual business meeting on Dec. 14, the Atlanta Board of Commercial Realtors presented Buckhead Coalition President Sam Massell with the Henry Hill Robinson Award.

According to a press release, Massell was “active in commercial real estate for 20 years, prior to going full-time into the Atlanta political arena, which he ended serving four-years as mayor of Atlanta.”

“As vice president of Allan-Grayson Realty Company, Massell was a charter member of the Real Estate Board’s Million-Dollar Club, and three times earned the Alvin B. Cates Trophy for the outstanding deal of the year,” the press release says.  “The Robinson Award is for ‘his outstanding leadership and tremendous contributions to the improvement of the City in general, as well as to the real estate industry in Atlanta’.”

Dan Whisenhunt wrote for Reporter Newspapers from 2011-2014. He is the founder and editor of