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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Intentional Development Around Stadiums: Can It Work?
Nov08

Intentional Development Around Stadiums: Can It Work?

By Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF, LLC   In my last blog “The Not-So-Obvious Connection Between Stadiums and Community”, I admitted my skepticism related to the community-building aspect of erecting new stadiums while acknowledging my hope for the success of such projects, like the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. But there’s an exception. And that’s the new Georgia State Football Stadium. Once Turner Field. Once the Olympic Stadium....

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Thanks to the Braves, the Cumberland Market Is Hitting It Out of the Park
Oct23

Thanks to the Braves, the Cumberland Market Is Hitting It Out of the Park

On August 10, Bisnow held a panel discussion about the state of the Cumberland market now that the Braves’ SunTrust stadium is open for business. The panelists spoke about some of Cumberland’s largest projects, the impact of the Braves’ move there, and the influx of Millennials into the area. Thanks in part to the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park, and the surrounding development, the Cumberland market has seen the construction of...

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