About Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is a part of Network Communications, Inc., the leading publisher of printed and online real estate information in North America. The company was acquired by Citigroup Venture Capital Equity Partners in January of 2005. Its magazines are read by over 12 million readers in over 500 markets and deliver more than one million leads to advertisers each month. Network Communications’ assets, The Real Estate Book, Apartment Finder / Blue Book, Mature Living Choices, CorporateChoices.com, Black’s Guide, New Home Finder, Enclave, Unique Homes, Kansas City Homes & Gardens, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, St. Louis Homes & Lifestyles, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles and Mountain Living, include publications that millions of readers around the country turn to when looking for the latest information about the real estate and home design markets.

Gina Christman, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles publisherGina Christman Publisher, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine


Gina began her publishing career in 1981. She joined Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles (Formerly Southern Homes) in 1983 and was promoted to publisher in 1986. She has published a limited edition coffee table book entitled “From Plantation to Peachtree—150 years of Classic Atlanta Homes” in 1987.

She founded the Sales & Marketing Council (Atlanta SMC) for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association in 1983 where she served on the Board of Directors for four consecutive years. She's also chaired the Professionalism Awards in 1988 and 1989.

She founded the Magazine Association of Georgia and the Southeast (MAGS) in 1988 and served as the first President of MAGS. She also organized the first annual conference and awards program; served on the Board of Directors for four consecutive years; and was the first inductee into the MAGS Hall of Fame as well as a recipient of the MAGS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2005.

Board member: Georgia Business Committee for the Arts
International Furniture and Design Association (IFDA)
Active member: American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)
American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF)
Les Dames d’Escoffier

Community Fundraising:

Board of Directors: Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation (3 years)
Children’s Museum of Atlanta: Organized Polo fundraiser
Co-organized Atlanta Home Festival to benefit Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital
Honorary Chair for Dining Out event for The March of Dimes 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Clinton Ross Smith, Editorial Director,
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine
Clinton Smith is the editorial director of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, the city’s only monthly home and garden magazine. Under his leadership, the title has garnered numerous awards and accolades, including a Gold GAMMA for Best Design from the Magazine Association of the Southeast. In 2006, he was personally awarded the Media Award from the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Georgia Chapter.




Magazine-sponsored charities:

Atlanta Symphony Decorator’s Showhouse (sponsor for 14 years)
Alliance Children’s Christmas House (sponsor for 10 years)
High Museum of Art Wine Auction (sponsor for 7 years)
Wine Opener to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (sponsor for 2 years)
Flavor of Atlanta to benefit American Liver Foundation (sponsor for 4 years)
Simple Abundance Cooking Class series to benefit the Atlanta Community Food Bank