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Atlanta-Based Real Estate Company To Launch Initiative To Combat Food Insecurity

Cortland sustainability analyst Madeline Robertson joins "Closer Look" to share details about her real estate investment management company's plan to fight against food insecurity.
Cortland sustainability analyst Madeline Robertson joins "Closer Look" to share details about her real estate investment management company's plan to fight against food insecurity.
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An Atlanta-based multifamily real estate investment management company is working to combat food insecurity.

“Food insecurity is an incredible problem that we are facing today, and just in Georgia alone, 1.5 million people are food insecure,” said Cortland sustainability analyst Madeline Robertson.

Cortland, which has a total of 200 apartment communities throughout the country and 30 in Georgia, recently partnered with Move for Hunger, a national hunger-relief nonprofit.

On Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Robertson talked with show host Rose Scott about the new partnership; Cortland’s environmental, social and governance impact; and how housing and food insecurity are connected.

“If we are putting more awareness and resources toward, you know, giving food to the food banks in Atlanta and making that more accessible, hopefully people will have more opportunities to get the food that they need. And then, maybe, they can feel that support from us and put the money that they do have toward their housing or they can try to rebalance,” Robertson said.

Under the new initiative, Robertson says Cortland’s onsite teams will be able to facilitate food drives, and the collected food will be taken to designated Atlanta-area food banks.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.