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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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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