JOY ANDREWS, C'97
REALTOR, ATLANTA FINE HOMES SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY
FOOD ARTIST & CAKE BALLER AT CAKE POP JOY
I believe that God will always direct my path and open up doors for me.
Master Chess Moves: "I transitioned from sales engineering and telecommunications almost 15 years ago to market and sell residential real estate in Atlanta during a corporate layoff. Since that time, I have been involved in approximately $500,000,000 dollars of real estate transactions between myself and sales teamsMy niche is new construction, development, investment analysis, and luxury sales.”
There Is No Hatin' Here. Miss JOY With That.: "I believe that God will always direct my path and open up doors for me. I also believe that no one can stand in the way of His Will. Because of that, I am always prepared and giving my best spiritually, mentally, and physically in everything that I approach. I feel I am in competition not with someone else but with myself. If I am prepared for opportunities with a positive spirit, God will align everything so there is no need to hate." Yeah, JOY IS Hustlin': "My side-hustle actually evolved from my passion and hobby of baking. As a child, I spent quality time in the kitchen with my grandma as she baked and cooked. About six years ago, I enrolled in baking and decorating classes for fun. It was around this time that I discovered cake pops on a blog. Cake Pop Joy was born out of this passion. I bake cakes, cupcakes and cake pops as well as decorate dessert tables and bars. My most popular products are Picture Pops! They cake pops decorated with edible images." Joy's Picture Pops have become extremely popular. They are often requested by those in her immediate circle and by the public who visit shop.cakepopjoy.com and wherever Cake Pop Joy can be found via social media networks such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
In An Apocalypse JOY's News Feed Is All About: "I would have to say Awesomely Luvvie. While I read all types of news sources to get a variety of thoughts and opinions., I love her style of writing and wit. I find myself laughing out loud at her blog posts. I also celebrate in her accomplishments this year with her book and T-shirt line. Plus we share the same hometown (Chicago) and are Whitney Young Alumni, like Michelle Obama!”
Next Up For This Spelman Woman: Project Lead on The Centennial, a $20M development project of 65 homesites in a gated neighborhood at the 1996 equestian venue of the Olympics. Adjacent to Cherokee Run Golf Course and Centennial Olympic Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia, The Centennial is set to open Spring 2017. Also up next for Joy is "...growing Cake Pop Joy by design. Not demand. I plan for it to be THE official dessert provider for business gifts, corporate events, parties, milestones, branding and the wholesale market."
JOY Is #SpelmanBlackGirlBrilliance: "I was the first African American Vice President of Sales of an Atlanta area production builder and led the #1 sales team of seventeen agents at the company and citywide with over $274 Million Dollars in sales annually.”
For Maxin' And Relaxin', JOY's Go To On The Weekends?: "Bottomless Brunch at The Shed, 10th & Midtown, Food 101 or Negril Village! It is time spent with sisters where we can connect deeply, face to face , about our current accomplishments and concerns. We laugh. We cry. We share hugs and selfies."