Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development
Jul20

Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development

By: Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF LLC This originally appeared on Stan Sonenshine’s blog on the PREF website. Georgia State University (GSU) has been experiencing unprecedented growth. It’s recent acquisition of Georgia Piedmont College has boosted the student population from 36,000 to 50,000. And as we know, with any population growth comes development. A recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article states, “And during the past two...

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Revitalize (verb): to give new life to
Jul17

Revitalize (verb): to give new life to

By: Liz Gillespie, Partner and Vice President, North American Properties After decades of suburban flight and the neglect of city centers, downtown communities across America are experiencing a renaissance. People of all generations are migrating to urban cores in search of walkability, convenience and unique entertainment, shopping and dining experiences. This trend has ignited a new wave of downtown revitalization efforts, including...

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Strengthening Atlanta’s Commercial Corridors
Jul12

Strengthening Atlanta’s Commercial Corridors

By: Dr. Eloisa Klementich, President and CEO, Invest Atlanta The future strength and equity of Atlanta’s economy depends on several key factors, one of which is how we can effectively invest in our city’s emerging commercial corridors. As the City of Atlanta’s population is expected to double in the coming years—from 465,000 today to an estimated 1.3 million by 2050—a large percentage of these new residents will be living and working...

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Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?
Jul10

Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?

OK MILLENNIALS, YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES IS OVER During our collective frenzy to cater to Millennials, there’s been a new generation growing and gaining more experience, and what they have to say just may surprise everyone. Generation Z, born between 1999 and 2015, is an age-group who have always been connected. Born totally inside the rise of public use of the Internet, this group has different needs, desires and traits. These are NOT...

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CREW Atlanta Awards Two Scholarships
Jul05

CREW Atlanta Awards Two Scholarships

This year, CREW Atlanta is celebrating its thirty-five-year anniversary. At the celebratory gala, a silent auction was held to raise money for charity and The Diane Cox Scholarship was awarded to two outstanding applicants. The scholarship is in its inaugural year and honors the late Diane Cox, a commercial real estate pioneer, founding member of CREW Atlanta, and dedicated advocate of helping others. There were many exceptional...

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Legislative Update
Jun26

Legislative Update

By: Lynne O’Brien, Director of Corporate Real Estate at The Coca-Cola Company, and Claire Ross, Associate of Agency Leasing at JLL Frances Phillips Calhoun, Division Manager of Fulton County’s Department of External Affairs provided an overview of the 2017 Session of the Georgia General Assembly during CREW Atlanta’s April luncheon program.  Of particular interest, Ms. Calhoun collected stamps as a young girl and one of...

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