The Passing of an Atlanta Icon: John C. Portman
Jan03

The Passing of an Atlanta Icon: John C. Portman

By Bruce Kellogg, MAI, FRICS While only meeting him once or twice during my business travels to Atlanta in the ’70s and early ’80s, I am deeply saddened by the passing of John Portman, an Atlanta icon.  Mr. Portman will always be recognized as the developer who significantly built Atlanta into the major metropolitan city that we know today. He also contributed to Atlanta with his love of the arts and as a benefactor who...

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Atlanta by the Numbers
Jan02

Atlanta by the Numbers

By Audrey Frey, Senior Director, Sales Management at CBRE 2017 was a great year for commercial real estate in Atlanta. While we all love to tell this story, it’s always easier to talk about how great it really was when there are numbers to back it up – and there are lots of them! Industrial & Logistics Atlanta has been and continues to be a primary logistics market, handling the bulk of goods distribution in the country. One...

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Transit-Oriented Development Gaining Ground
Dec18

Transit-Oriented Development Gaining Ground

At a recent CREW meeting, Debbie Frank, senior development project manager at MARTA, and Alex Chambers, regional vice president of of KDC, the developer behind the sprawling new State Farm headquarters in Dunwoody, discussed the increasing popularity of transit-oriented development (“TOD”). The speakers maintained that proximity to public transit—namely MARTA—has become a major consideration when choosing an office site. The State...

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Sports Venues: Quantifying Impact Beyond the Tax Dollars
Dec14

Sports Venues: Quantifying Impact Beyond the Tax Dollars

By: Erin Talkington, Vice President, RCLCO Dialogue around the impact of stadiums has become too binary, which is an unfair framework.  Sports venues are emerging as the anchor to a series of public investments, which form a broad backbone of neighborhood regeneration. Yet the conversation in many regions still focuses solely on how to quantify the incremental local tax and revenue generated from the stadium itself, which doesn’t...

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Power Women’s Round Table Highlights Women in Commercial Real Estate
Nov30

Power Women’s Round Table Highlights Women in Commercial Real Estate

By: Cicely Anderson, Assistant Property Manager, Duke Realty The 2nd Annual Power Women’s Roundtable was a phenomenal event! This year’s event highlighted six amazing women who have made significant strides in their professional and personal lives, while promoting diversity and inclusion every step of the way. Their titles ranged from C-Suite Executives to Directors, Senior Vice Presidents, and Principles of local and international...

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Evolution of the Centennial Olympic Park Event Building
Nov28

Evolution of the Centennial Olympic Park Event Building

  By: Todd Hill, DTJ DESIGN, and Jay Thomson, TVS Design The 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park (COP), located in downtown Atlanta, was built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. It was originally conceived as both a central gathering place for spectators and visitors and as a perpetual legacy for the City of Atlanta. During the Olympics, the park hosted entertainment and medal presentations.  Today, the park has millions of visitors...

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