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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Brokerage Trends in Atlanta Today
Sep15

Brokerage Trends in Atlanta Today

By Leigh Anne McGarry, Leasing Associate with Franklin Street’s Retail Landlord Leasing Team As a young female in the brokerage world, it is hard not to recognize the amount of young, talented women who continue to come out of college and secure positions with some of the top national and regional brokerage firms in Atlanta. Young women are taking the workforce by storm, and doing their due diligence throughout college to be...

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Sale-Leaseback Transaction Volume on the Rise
Sep08

Sale-Leaseback Transaction Volume on the Rise

By: Michael Bull, CCIM, CEO of Bull Realty and host of the Commercial Real Estate Show A noticeable trend in brokerage today is the rise of sale-leaseback transactions. In a sale-leaseback, a company sells a property they occupy and control it on a long-term lease. The seller, now tenant, has full control of the real estate for whatever initial lease term and renewal options the company chooses to offer. Our brokers at Bull Realty...

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Big Healthcare Getting Even Bigger in Atlanta
Aug22

Big Healthcare Getting Even Bigger in Atlanta

By: Paula Fowler, Principal, Senior Vice President of Cresa Atlanta This originally appeared on Cresa Atlanta’s blog. The nature of the healthcare business is profoundly changing, and trends in the healthcare real estate market are clearly reflecting these changes. The metro-Atlanta market is no exception. As discussed at this month’s CREW Atlanta meeting, large health concerns like WellStar are snapping up huge swaths of...

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The New Aesthetic
Aug14

The New Aesthetic

By: Stephanie Kilpatrick, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates Trends have come, gone, and come again in the past 30 years that my commercial Interior Design career has spurred. What was old is now new again. Softer, more approachable design influences in work environments are supplanting the industrial and menswear aesthetics of the last decade. Since 2000, brighter, more optimistic colors are replacing the...

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