The Allure and Impact of Creative Office Space
Sep26

The Allure and Impact of Creative Office Space

By Heather Lamb, Vice President for CBRE Atlanta’s Landlord Representation Group Atlanta, like many cities, has reacted to the war for talent and the rush to create environments where that talent will thrive.  What does the talent want?  Data tells us its non-traditional office space with an energetic vibe.  Yet, there is still a lack of supply in Atlanta compared to the demand we are seeing for this type of space. Immediately...

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Renovating late ’80s office buildings for a 21st century workforce
Jun29

Renovating late ’80s office buildings for a 21st century workforce

By Stephanie D. Kirkpatrick, IIDA, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates   Many well-located, well-built, ’80s-era office buildings dot metro Atlanta’s most popular office destinations. With much useful life ahead, these expensively constructed buildings are coming due for updating to reflect the expectations, needs and tastes of Gen Y and Millennial workers.   Ideal renovations have a number of...

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How office space is changing
May16

How office space is changing

  This originally appeared on Stan Sonenshine’s blog on the PREF website. No matter what business you are in, you snooze, you lose. Concepts, space, location—it’s all dynamic, always moving around. You must keep your finger on the pulse at all times because the market is always in flux.         How Office Space Is Changing Office space design is changing rapidly. Here are some examples: Co-working concepts...

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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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Utilizing Tenant Improvement (TI) Dollars for Lease Renewals
Aug28

Utilizing Tenant Improvement (TI) Dollars for Lease Renewals

By Nanci Love Colliers International Atlanta newspapers and discussion groups are filled with claims that “demand for office space is increasing,” “office space in Atlanta is tight” and there is “limited spec construction for office buildings.” With that, lease renewals are becoming more prevalent as they are often the only option for tenants with lease expirations.  When tenants renew a lease, improvements need to be addressed....

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5 Workplace Design Factors You Can’t Afford to Ignore
Aug04

5 Workplace Design Factors You Can’t Afford to Ignore

By Laura Boone, turnerboone It is crucial in this market to maximize the investment that your organization has made in real estate/office space. Attracting and retaining your workforce in a growing economy is a key component to most business plans. Maximizing value with your real estate investment is important as well. Last year, Building Design + Construction magazine published a wide-ranging look at office design trends. I’ve boiled...

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