Relaxation in the Workplace
Jun29

Relaxation in the Workplace

By: Johnna Barrett, President, Barrett Design, Inc. Workplace relaxation. These are two words seem diametrically opposed to one another, yet the importance of integrating the two is grossly underestimated in today’s office environments. We multi-task, over schedule, and keep ourselves tethered to electronic devices so we can always be connected. The level of responsiveness required from the average worker today is unprecedented. We...

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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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RICS Americas (SE Chapter, Atlanta GA) joins forces with DiverseCity Surveyors
Jun23

RICS Americas (SE Chapter, Atlanta GA) joins forces with DiverseCity Surveyors

By: Bola Abisogun, FRICS, of Urbanis CM LLC [Contributor from U.K.] A gender / colour-blind construction industry and real estate sector is, in the words of many, ‘a pipe dream’ – but is it possible to still attract, recognise and retain the pent up and available talent that continues to exist and flourish across the globe? Without reference to gender and/or ethnicity, is it at all possible to both recruit and nurture the talent that...

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It’s Value-Added, Not Value-Add. How an Experienced Developer Learned to Understand the Difference.
Jun12

It’s Value-Added, Not Value-Add. How an Experienced Developer Learned to Understand the Difference.

By: Norman Radow, The RADCO Companies Five years ago, I toured a 1971 vintage unrenovated deal we recently acquired. We had just delivered our first renovated apartment. The renovation boasted new flooring, resurfaced cabinetry, new appliances, vents, switch plates, and safe wiring. We also added GFI circuits to the kitchen and bath. Although a vast improvement, many of the new finishes posed problems. There were issues with the...

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The F.I.R.E. Rises – Atlanta’s Real Estate Odyssey Continues
Jun01

The F.I.R.E. Rises – Atlanta’s Real Estate Odyssey Continues

By: Ceasar C. Mitchell- DLA Piper, LLP    Atlanta rose from the ashes after the Civil War, like the Phoenix we herald as the spiritual emblem of our resilience.  We are the leading southern city; a city of national prominence and global significance.  Some say the “Crane” has replaced the Phoenix as our bird of fancy underscoring the many building cranes that soar above our city hoisting new development projects into the clouds,...

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Women in Engineering
May25

Women in Engineering

By: Laura Cullen, E.I.T , PES Structural Engineers  Like many CRE professions, women in engineering fields, particularly in civil engineering, are a minority.  Why is that? Why is it that when we account for 50% of the world’s population, only 17.5% of the world’s civil engineers are female?  Perhaps the answer can be found in women leaving the workforce to have children, or maybe societal pressures for girls to steer towards certain...

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