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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Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development
Jul20

Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development

By: Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF LLC This originally appeared on Stan Sonenshine’s blog on the PREF website. Georgia State University (GSU) has been experiencing unprecedented growth. It’s recent acquisition of Georgia Piedmont College has boosted the student population from 36,000 to 50,000. And as we know, with any population growth comes development. A recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article states, “And during the past two...

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Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?
Jul10

Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?

OK MILLENNIALS, YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES IS OVER During our collective frenzy to cater to Millennials, there’s been a new generation growing and gaining more experience, and what they have to say just may surprise everyone. Generation Z, born between 1999 and 2015, is an age-group who have always been connected. Born totally inside the rise of public use of the Internet, this group has different needs, desires and traits. These are NOT...

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