Media Relations Manager, NAP Atlanta
Lauren Ness established her career in commercial real estate in 2016 when she joined North American Properties as the social media coordinator at Avalon. After leading the charge on the property’s social media strategy for three years, Lauren was promoted to marketing manager. Upon gaining invaluable experience in marketing and events at the award-winning mixed-use destination, she transitioned to Marketing Manager at Colony Square, the 50-year-old mixed-use icon at the heart of Midtown Atlanta. There, she continued to hone her skills and utilize her expertise to lead the team in activating Midtown’s Living Room for the first year post-redevelopment.
Lauren was named media relations manager in 2022 and now focuses on supporting all PR efforts for the Atlanta office and its growing portfolio, including Avalon, Avenue East Cobb, Birkdale Village, Colony Square, Mercato, Newport on the Levee, Ridge Hill, and The Forum Peachtree Corners.
Lauren is a Georgia native, growing up “OTP” (outside the perimeter for non-ATLiens) in Marietta, Georgia. After graduating high school, she moved to Athens, Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with an emphasis in Digital Marketing from the University of Georgia. After college, Lauren moved to Atlanta and has called the City home ever since. Outside of work she enjoys live music, fitness, and checking new destinations off her travel bucket list.