The Impact of Co-Working: Program Recap
Apr10

The Impact of Co-Working: Program Recap

by Micaela Roberts, Co-Founder and Design Principal at Urban Purpose Design  The focus of the March 2nd CREW program luncheon is certainly a trending topic these days –  The Impact of Co-Working. The program headline begs the question: the end of the 5,000-square foot lease? This question and many more were discussed and answered by a panel of knowledgeable speakers:   Christian Devlin, Tenant Rep Broker for CBRE Chris...

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Into the Next Ten
Mar30

Into the Next Ten

by Rusty Paul, Mayor, City of Sandy Springs  “Transformative” is a term I use to describe what is happening in Sandy Springs.  During our first ten years as a city, we focused on investing in infrastructure. We have paved 200 plus miles of road, installed more than 35 miles of sidewalk, invested heavily in traffic fiber and signal technology to better manage our roads, created three new parks, and added pocket park green space where...

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Give People Places to Go: Create Workday Destinations
Nov22

Give People Places to Go: Create Workday Destinations

By Wesley Edmonds, OFS Brands Ding! Another notification on your phone? No, the ding was the elevator doors opening to the eighth floor to start the day. The first question is how excited are your employees to step off the elevator? The second question is where are they going to begin their day? Do they have choices for focused, shared or team-oriented work? Do your spaces enhance or detract from the culture you’re striving to achieve...

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Workplace Strategies for Law Firms
Nov07

Workplace Strategies for Law Firms

By Kim Rousseau, Principal of Interior Design at Cooper Carry The desires and expectations of employees have changed rapidly throughout the last decade, making it both vital and challenging to pinpoint what they deem important in a workplace environment.  Today’s business “buzz” focuses on cross-functionality, emotional intelligence, innovation, and networking.  Addressing employee needs not only benefits employee recruitment,...

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The Allure and Impact of Creative Office Space
Sep26

The Allure and Impact of Creative Office Space

By Heather Lamb, Vice President for CBRE Atlanta’s Landlord Representation Group Atlanta, like many cities, has reacted to the war for talent and the rush to create environments where that talent will thrive.  What does the talent want?  Data tells us its non-traditional office space with an energetic vibe.  Yet, there is still a lack of supply in Atlanta compared to the demand we are seeing for this type of space. Immediately...

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Renovating late ’80s office buildings for a 21st century workforce
Jun29

Renovating late ’80s office buildings for a 21st century workforce

By Stephanie D. Kirkpatrick, IIDA, Director of Interior Design, Niles Bolton Associates   Many well-located, well-built, ’80s-era office buildings dot metro Atlanta’s most popular office destinations. With much useful life ahead, these expensively constructed buildings are coming due for updating to reflect the expectations, needs and tastes of Gen Y and Millennial workers.   Ideal renovations have a number of...

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