Evolving workforce reshaping Atlanta’s commercial real estate game
Jun18

Evolving workforce reshaping Atlanta’s commercial real estate game

High Street. Midtown Union. 8 West. Star Metals. The Boundary. Jar House. These are just a handful of the developments that are helping define Atlanta’s growing commercial real estate office pipeline across Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and beyond. When the JLL “Q1 2019 Atlanta Metro and Submarket” report hit my desk recently, the numbers jumped off the page. Seven new projects totaling nearly 1.2 million square feet...

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Workplace Wellness
Sep14

Workplace Wellness

By Sibet Freides, Principal of Idea Associates For many professionals, practicing wellness feels like a personal initiative to be pursued in one’s free time, or not at all. The traditional workplace is often an obstacle in the journey towards wellness, with long, sedentary hours in the office and convenience-based meal planning. But work culture is changing, and employers are starting to see the benefits of incorporating wellness into...

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Live-CoWork-Play
Sep04

Live-CoWork-Play

  By Sibet Freides, Principal of Idea Associates The “live-work-play” concept in residential real estate changed the way we thought about home. Communities that prioritized convenience and lifestyle grew in popularity, and home-buyers eagerly pursued properties that connected residential, retail, and dining options. Accessible amenities and creatively designed spaces proved to be as important to residential tenants as...

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It’s Budget Season: Time to Think About Technology
Jul31

It’s Budget Season: Time to Think About Technology

By Laura Prewett, Director of Business Development at Genea It’s that time of year again – time to buckle down and figure out your budgets for 2019. It’s common to put blinders on during budget season and focus on your existing operating expenses. As a result, technology has previously been left out in the cold, but more and more teams are realizing the importance of allocating dollars for new technology. The following represent a few...

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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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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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