John Hunsinger & Company
5174 McGinnis Ferry Road
Suite #120
Alpharetta, GA  30005
(404) 881-6813 Tel.
(404) 876-2845 Fax
John S. Hunsinger (1930 - 2010)
John S. Hunsinger

John Stewart Hunsinger was a 1954 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned his Master's Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1955.  He received the top academic award in the Industrial Engineering Department in his Sophomore and Junior years, and graduated as the Most Outstanding Senior in his class.  Prior to entering Georgia Tech, he was a high school All-State, All-Southern and Honorable Mention, All American Fullback at Brown High School in Atlanta.  He was the Atlanta Touchdown Club's selection as the most Valuable Back for the State of Georgia in 1949.  Entering Georgia Tech in 1950, he was a member of the undefeated Freshman Football Team.  He played on the undefeated Varsity Football Team of 1952, which was declared National Football Champion by I.N.S. after their Sugar Bowl victory.  He also played as a starter on the successful bowl bound teams of 1953 and 1954, in which Georgia Tech won another Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl game.  During this span, Georgia Tech won 43, lost 5 and tied 2.  Mr. Hunsinger was selected to the Academic and SAE All-American teams in 1954.  His other honors included Tau Beta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, President of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) and ANAK.  He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity while maintaining top academic grades and the Dean's list all four years.

After working for several years following his graduation as an Industrial Engineer and completing a two year stint as an officer in the U.S. Army, he joined Pope and Carter Company of Atlanta as a real estate salesman in 1961.  During his third year with the company, he won the Atlanta Board of Realtor's Million Dollar Club Award for selling a million dollars worth of property in one calendar year.   After winning the award for three straight years, he became a lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Club.  In 1966, he was promoted to secretary of the firm and rose to Vice-President in 1967.  The same year, he became President of the firm's development, construction, leasing and management of industrial warehouses and office parks in the southeast for the partnership, including Trammell Crow of Dallas, TX, and Ewell Pope and Frank Carter of Atlanta.

In 1970, he formed his own real estate brokerage and development firm, John Hunsinger and Company.  Bennett and Kahnweiler Associates, the nation's leading developer of industrial parks, immediately named Hunsinger as co-developer of the Atlanta Gateway Park, the largest industrial park east of the Mississippi.

This park (Atlanta Gateway Park) had lain dormant for half a year due to the financial problems of the owner.  It was quickly rescued and, after the first year, Hunsinger announced sales of over $1 million.   The second year showed sales of $15 million and the final year of the contract showed sales of over $30 million.   Next followed the establishing of Hunsinger-Sonenberg Inc. Mr. Hunsinger continued to be involved with brokerage, management, development and investment in real estate and in the growth of the brokerage company that bears his name.

In 1980, Mr. Hunsinger was elected as a charter member of the Atlanta Board of Realtor's prestigious Phoenix Million Dollar Club, which signifies ten years as a million dollar producer.  In 1985 he was elected Silver Phoenix.  He was elected President of the Atlanta Board of Realtors in 1982.

Click here to view a summary list of Mr. Hunsinger's real estate organizations and honors, as well as social and civic organizations he belonged to.


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