Bicycle Parking, Sidewalks, and Storage Pods, Oh My! What’s in Store for Atlanta with the Zoning Ordinance “Quick Fixes”
May16

Bicycle Parking, Sidewalks, and Storage Pods, Oh My! What’s in Store for Atlanta with the Zoning Ordinance “Quick Fixes”

By Julie Sellers, Partner, Pursley Friese Torgrimson  The last time the City of Atlanta rewrote the entire zoning ordinance, the average cost of gas was $1.19 per gallon, CNN aired its first broadcast, and there were about 2.2 million metro-area residents. Fast forward from 1980 to 2018 for a population that has more than doubled and we are ready for a zoning re-write that will bring the regulations in line with modern development...

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Seven Tax Bill Revisions Impacting the Real Estate Industry
May10

Seven Tax Bill Revisions Impacting the Real Estate Industry

By: Marcia Nally, Tax Director, and Mike Pompilio, Tax Partner, at Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors The 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act contains several major changes to the tax landscape for both businesses and individuals. Below are seven key areas where the new policies will impact the real estate industry. Taxation of pass-through entities A deduction is available to investors who invest in real estate through partnerships or LLCs...

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Blockchain and Why You Need to Know About It
May03

Blockchain and Why You Need to Know About It

By: Katherine Pinkard, President, Pinkard Properties & Member of CREWBaltimore You probably heard of the digital currency Bitcoin because of its headline-making and extremely volatile valuation against the U.S. dollar in recent months. But what you may not know is how it works or why it’s so groundbreaking. In case you’re not yet a cryptocurrency-trading-millionaire, what makes Bitcoin possible is the revolutionary software...

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Generation Z is Coming. What are Their Work Preferences?
Apr26

Generation Z is Coming. What are Their Work Preferences?

By: Audrey Frey, Managing Director, Occupier Services Leader, CBRE We have been talking about attracting and retaining millennials in the workplace for several years. What are their workplace preferences? How do they like to work with others? What motivates them? This is still top of mind, but it’s also time to start thinking about the next generation entering the work force: Generation Z (“Gen Z”). The oldest members of Gen Z are...

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Global Economic Outlook -According to Marci Rossell
Feb07

Global Economic Outlook -According to Marci Rossell

By Paula Fowler, Principal of Cresa Atlanta At a joint meeting of CREW Atlanta and the Atlanta chapter of CoreNet Global, Dr. Marci Rossell, former chief economist for CNBC, returned for the 10th year to share her perspective on the global economic outlook in 2018. In 2017, she noted, local economies began to grow for the first time in 10 years. Europe grew by 1.5 percent, while the U.S. saw GDP growth of 2.1 percent. India...

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Top Restaurant Trends to Watch in Atlanta for 2018
Feb05

Top Restaurant Trends to Watch in Atlanta for 2018

By Bob Kane, Director, and Jessica Branch, Associate, Franklin Street News stories are swirling that Atlanta may soon become “over-restauranted.” However, recent data on this topic show mixed results. For example, Atlanta third quarter 2017 restaurant sales volume increased 1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016 – the first positive market sales increase shown in the last 12 months. Of the 96 non-franchise Atlanta restaurants...

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