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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Atlanta by the Numbers
Jan02

Atlanta by the Numbers

By Audrey Frey, Senior Director, Sales Management at CBRE 2017 was a great year for commercial real estate in Atlanta. While we all love to tell this story, it’s always easier to talk about how great it really was when there are numbers to back it up – and there are lots of them! Industrial & Logistics Atlanta has been and continues to be a primary logistics market, handling the bulk of goods distribution in the country. One...

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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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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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