Can medical/office tenants and retail coexist in harmony?
Nov02

Can medical/office tenants and retail coexist in harmony?

By Patti Pearlberg, Coro Realty Advisors, LLC When occupancy rates began dropping at retail centers at the start of the “great recession,” owners and operators began looking for other uses to fill their vacant spaces. Even though occupancy and rental rates have begun to tick up — increasing 30 basis points over the past 12 months according to Glickman Retail group — shopping center owners are still concerned about tenants that only...

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Lights, Camera, Action: The Battle for #3 — An Interview with Kris Bagwell
Oct28

Lights, Camera, Action: The Battle for #3 — An Interview with Kris Bagwell

In preparation for CREW Atlanta’s November 12 luncheon and panel discussion, “Lights, Camera, Action: The Battle for #3,” we asked panelist Kris Bagwell how Georgia is attracting film and television production and what the state is doing to nurture this growing economic driver. Bagwell is executive vice president of EUE/Screen Gems Studios and chairman of Georgia Studio & Infrastructure Alliance (GSIA). Q: Your company has offices...

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Stand Up, Sit Down, Work, Work, Work!
Oct19

Stand Up, Sit Down, Work, Work, Work!

By Melissa J. Perignat, Attorney/Partner, Holt Ney Zatcoff & Wasserman, LLP Realistically, climbing the corporate ladder requires logging in serious hours sitting at your desk.  How else are you going to research potential new clients, draft flawless legal briefs, or prepare killer power point presentations.  Indeed, it is estimated that professionals spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes sitting at their desk each day, and,...

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How I embraced change in 140 characters or less
Oct13

How I embraced change in 140 characters or less

By Ann Cone, CBRE Capital Markets I will admit to you that I am a member of the baby boom generation. As a whole we are digital immigrants and don’t like change, much less a total digital revolution. It is now evident that our kids will look back and wonder how we survived without computers and cellphones, much like we looked to our parents who were brought up without televisions. But this doesn’t mean we have to accept it. We need to...

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Employers get creative to reduce in-town parking density
Oct02

Employers get creative to reduce in-town parking density

By Nicole Goldsmith, CBRE Asset Services The ability to attract and retain exceptional talent has recently become a top priority when employers are re-evaluating their office space.  Buzz words like “open, collaborative, lofty, creative, and techy” are often used when discussing what a company is looking for in their office environment, but there is another key factor playing a bigger role in relocation decisions everyday:...

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