Evolving workforce reshaping Atlanta’s commercial real estate game
Jun18

Evolving workforce reshaping Atlanta’s commercial real estate game

High Street. Midtown Union. 8 West. Star Metals. The Boundary. Jar House. These are just a handful of the developments that are helping define Atlanta’s growing commercial real estate office pipeline across Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and beyond. When the JLL “Q1 2019 Atlanta Metro and Submarket” report hit my desk recently, the numbers jumped off the page. Seven new projects totaling nearly 1.2 million square feet...

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Termites don’t wear business suits.
May23

Termites don’t wear business suits.

When you think of termite damage, you think of a residential home – brittle, chewed wood and collapsing floors costing homeowners thousands. But commercial buildings aren’t made of wood, you say. Steel and concrete are termite proof. Commercial and industrial buildings are, therefore, immune from termite infestations and damage. Hold on! Commercial buildings are still vulnerable to termites. It’s what’s on the inside that counts....

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Georgia Legislative Update on Enforceability of CRE Contracts
May07

Georgia Legislative Update on Enforceability of CRE Contracts

In the summer of 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals interpreted a case, which altered Georgia law on whether contracts memorialized in writing may be altered, rescinded, or otherwise terminated by mutual oral modification. The case at issue, Crop Production Services, centered upon a personal guaranty issued to induce an institutional lender to loan money for equipment and supplies, but bore potential implications for all real estate...

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The Good Stuff – A Recap of the CREW Careers Initiative
Mar25

The Good Stuff – A Recap of the CREW Careers Initiative

In 2014, I had the opportunity to be a part of the Leadership CREW class. One of the most impactful topics for me was volunteerism -Time, Talent, Treasure. While we all have various responsibilities and are in different points in our lives, we all have an opportunity to give back. Some may choose to donate money to an organization, while others use their talent and skillset to sit on a community board. After much self-reflection, I...

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Rooftop and Facade Access Safety
Aug08

Rooftop and Facade Access Safety

By: T.J. Treadwell, PE, Associate at CODA Consulting Group Falls from heights and on the same level (a working surface) are among the leading causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths. In response, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a Final Rule to better protect workers in general industry from these hazards by updating and clarifying standards and adding requirements placing the burden on...

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Key Reasons Why Modern Builders are Choosing Structural Steel Frames
Jan08

Key Reasons Why Modern Builders are Choosing Structural Steel Frames

By Jessica Kane, Blogger An ever-increasing number of builders today are utilizing structural steel frames for their construction projects. This particular trend is expected to continue into the future, with more builders taking advantage of structural steel frames all of the time. There are several key reasons why 21st century builders are choosing structural steel frames on their projects. Easy Installation At the top of the list...

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