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Conducting Business

Nonprofit mortgage lender Neighborhood Financial Services Inc. has completed its first closing. When its first mortgage closed this week, Neighborhood Financial Services completed its first comprehensive program of pre- and post-purchase home buyer education and flexible financing products. Full-Cycle Lending is a consumer-friendly approach that demystifies the home buying process, helps families secure funds for down payment and prepares buyers for the challenges of home ownership.

Neighborhood Financial Services is affiliated with nonprofit developer the Impact Group.

On The Move

C. Russell Allen has been named BioSouth President and CEO. BioSouth is formerly the Southern U.S. International Bio Alliance Inc. and may play a key role in building a biosciences corridor on Ga. Highway 316 from Lawrenceville to Athens. Allen, who previously served as the vice president of biosciences for the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, will lead the organization in support of the South's bioscience industry.

Prudential Georgia Realty continues has relocated its South Gwinnett office to a new and larger facility. The new office is located in Snellville at 1551 Janmar Road. The South Gwinnett office has 60 real estate professionals.

Todd Parker has relocated from Duke's Nashville Office to the Atlanta Office Group. Parker will market and lease the company's Northeast Atlanta office portfolio, which contains more than 1.7 million square feet of office space.