Legislative Update
Jun26

Legislative Update

By: Lynne O’Brien, Director of Corporate Real Estate at The Coca-Cola Company, and Claire Ross, Associate of Agency Leasing at JLL Frances Phillips Calhoun, Division Manager of Fulton County’s Department of External Affairs provided an overview of the 2017 Session of the Georgia General Assembly during CREW Atlanta’s April luncheon program.  Of particular interest, Ms. Calhoun collected stamps as a young girl and one of...

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Workplace Strategies for Law Firms
Nov07

Workplace Strategies for Law Firms

By Kim Rousseau, Principal of Interior Design at Cooper Carry The desires and expectations of employees have changed rapidly throughout the last decade, making it both vital and challenging to pinpoint what they deem important in a workplace environment.  Today’s business “buzz” focuses on cross-functionality, emotional intelligence, innovation, and networking.  Addressing employee needs not only benefits employee recruitment,...

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Dealing with tenant abandonment
Mar14

Dealing with tenant abandonment

By Stephanie Friese Aron, Esq. and Christine Norstadt, Esq., Pursley Friese Torgrimson, LLP When a tenant vacates a leased premises, the landlord may be left with more than just an empty space. Tenants frequently leave behind personal property, begging the question: what can and should the landlord do with it?  Special consideration should be made when it comes to the treatment of personal property in general, and particularly how to...

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Don’t get caught off guard by sign ordinances and regulations
May13

Don’t get caught off guard by sign ordinances and regulations

By Robbie Hunt Commercial and Architectural Sign Advisor, Sign-a-Rama Duluth My client put her head in her hands, exasperated, as I read to her the list of things she could not do with the signs for her new restaurant. The list was courtesy of an architectural and signage “Design Review Board” overseeing the mall district where she had just bought a freestanding building on a highly visible corner lot. These stipulations touched on...

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5 Must-Have Commercial Lease Provisions
Jan26

5 Must-Have Commercial Lease Provisions

By Lori Kilberg With commercial leasing activity picking up across all major property sectors, landlords and tenants are increasingly eager to get deals done. In the heat of Atlanta’s rekindled real estate market, it’s important to remember that a lease is still a long-term commitment, and finding a good match is just the beginning.  A well-crafted commercial lease ensures that both parties go into the relationship informed and...

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