CREW Member Spotlight: Jennifer Hardy Fournier
Mar15

CREW Member Spotlight: Jennifer Hardy Fournier

The CREW Member Spotlight highlights someone who is making an impact in the CREW Atlanta community. For the most recent Member Spotlight, we selected Jennifer Hardy Fournier, Vice President of Commercial Development at Crabapple Landscape. CREW Atlanta: What made you decide to work in the field you are in? Jennifer Hardy Fournier: My family always participated in garden club events growing up and I have always loved being outdoors and...

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CREW Atlanta Member Featured for International Women’s Day
Mar13

CREW Atlanta Member Featured for International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, CREW member Savannah Durban was interviewed by her company, Cushman & Wakefield, about the role of women in the commercial real estate industry and how she #PressesforProgress. Savannah Durban is the Communications Specialist for Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office, and is a member of CREW’s Communications Committee. Why do you work here at Cushman & Wakefield and not...

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Top Restaurant Trends to Watch in Atlanta for 2018
Feb05

Top Restaurant Trends to Watch in Atlanta for 2018

By Bob Kane, Director, and Jessica Branch, Associate, Franklin Street News stories are swirling that Atlanta may soon become “over-restauranted.” However, recent data on this topic show mixed results. For example, Atlanta third quarter 2017 restaurant sales volume increased 1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016 – the first positive market sales increase shown in the last 12 months. Of the 96 non-franchise Atlanta restaurants...

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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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