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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Denise Meng Embodies the Mantra to “Think CREW First”
Nov22

Denise Meng Embodies the Mantra to “Think CREW First”

In 2015, CREW Atlanta member Denise Meng, owner of Sign*A*Rama, was the hub for approximately $260,000 worth of business with 15 CREW Atlanta members. When the economy crashed in 2008, Meng’s connections with CREW Atlanta members saved her commercial sign company, allowing it to thrive in an otherwise difficult time for the industry. CREW committee involvement, including roles as co-chair of the CREW Atlanta leadership program, the...

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Intentional Development Around Stadiums: Can It Work?
Nov08

Intentional Development Around Stadiums: Can It Work?

By Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF, LLC   In my last blog “The Not-So-Obvious Connection Between Stadiums and Community”, I admitted my skepticism related to the community-building aspect of erecting new stadiums while acknowledging my hope for the success of such projects, like the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. But there’s an exception. And that’s the new Georgia State Football Stadium. Once Turner Field. Once the Olympic Stadium....

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Thanks to the Braves, the Cumberland Market Is Hitting It Out of the Park
Oct23

Thanks to the Braves, the Cumberland Market Is Hitting It Out of the Park

On August 10, Bisnow held a panel discussion about the state of the Cumberland market now that the Braves’ SunTrust stadium is open for business. The panelists spoke about some of Cumberland’s largest projects, the impact of the Braves’ move there, and the influx of Millennials into the area. Thanks in part to the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park, and the surrounding development, the Cumberland market has seen the construction of...

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CREW Network Foundation – THANK YOU!
Oct18

CREW Network Foundation – THANK YOU!

A big THANK YOU to our CREW Atlanta chapter, who collectively donated more than $1,000 to the CREW Network Foundation! Established in 1998, CREW Network Foundation is the only organization dedicating its resources solely towards advancing women in the commercial real estate industry. Haven’t donated yet and still want to? Visit the CREW Network website to donate today!   Thank you to the CREW Atlanta Members that donated as...

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Dynamic Downtown – Repurposing Atlanta’s Storied Past
Oct10

Dynamic Downtown – Repurposing Atlanta’s Storied Past

By: Claire Ross, Leasing Associate at JLL’s Agency Leasing Group, and Jill Kelleher, PLA, LEED AP and Associate at HGOR On a beautiful fall afternoon in early September, ACE hosted a very special “Members Only” tour of downtown Atlanta and the dynamic developments that are revitalizing the historic city. Guest speakers from Central Atlanta Progress, Newport South Downtown Redevelopment, Georgia World Congress Center...

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