Accomplished journalist Sibley Fleming said goodbye to Bisnow this week. Fleming, an Atlanta native and resident, served as editor of Bisnow’s National Real Estate edition for several years.
Fleming joined Bisnow, the largest publisher of online commercial real estate news, from National Real Estate Investor, arguably the most-respected trade in commercial real estate.
Fleming also is an accomplished author, and her journalistic lineage is hard to beat. Here’s her bio from LinkedIn.
Fleming was born in Atlanta, Ga., and attended Centenary College in Shreveport, La., on a music scholarship. She has worked as a feature writer and columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and managing editor for National Real Estate Investor magazine (2005–2010). She is now the national editor for real estate publications at Bisnow.
She has written and edited seven books, including How to Rock Your Baby, for which she received the 1997 Family Channel Seal of Quality. In 2000, she was named Outstanding Writer by the National League of American Pen Women and was named Georgia Author of the Year by Georgia Writers for her book, Celestine Sibley: A Granddaughter’s Reminiscence, about her grandmother, a well-known Atlanta reporter and newspaper columnist for more than three decades. Fleming has also worked in public relations with accounts including BellSouth, The Coca-Cola Company and United Distillers and Vintners.
Bisnow will not be the same without Sibley, who likely will had to Florida for while to be with close family. In the meantime, Elliot Golan, managing editor and director of content at Bisnow, will fill in as editor of National Real Estate Bisnow. Here’s his bio:
DIRECTOR OF CONTENT AND MANAGING EDITOR
An L.A. native, Elliot grew up near the glitz and glamour, yet somehow didn’t get the memo. Calm and casual, you’ll find him in the weight room hours before the sun comes up. (Seriously, dude gets up before 4 am… did you even know there was a “before 4 am.”) Instead of writing for his college paper at Humboldt State, Elliot thought it better to get paid for his skills, spending more than a year writing for the local daily and hosting nationally syndicated shows for the NPR affiliate. (He cannot get you Diane Rehm’s autograph, so don’t ask.) Elliot’s degree in journalism landed him back in L.A. and without any cash, but fully employed as a real estate reporter for the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, where he garnered awards from the Alliance of Area Business Publishers and the L.A. Press Club. He joins Bisnow editing the West Coast, where he’s finishing up his MBA and not working on his tan at all (he’s half Egyptian, it’s just not fair). When he isn’t squatting and dead lifting more than twice his bodyweight, Elliot is kibitzing with brokers, occasionally talking about real estate numbers and actually understanding them. (He even knows some Yiddish.)