Phil entered the real estate business in 1976, and joined the company full time the following year, after graduating with a BBA degree from Emory University. Under his leadership as CEO for the last 20 years, the company has focused on being the most knowledgeable in the market, ensuring that all clients have the best data available to assist in their purchasing or selling decisions. Company marketing programs guarantee sellers international exposure for their property, with a variety of print, on-line and other media tools. The firm is noted for its success in the luxury market, having sold thousands of homes above the million dollar mark. In addition to customer service, philanthropy is also a top priority, with the company, agents, and staff supporting over 100 charitable causes each year.