Relaxation in the Workplace
Jun29

Relaxation in the Workplace

By: Johnna Barrett, President, Barrett Design, Inc. Workplace relaxation. These are two words seem diametrically opposed to one another, yet the importance of integrating the two is grossly underestimated in today’s office environments. We multi-task, over schedule, and keep ourselves tethered to electronic devices so we can always be connected. The level of responsiveness required from the average worker today is unprecedented. We...

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RICS Americas (SE Chapter, Atlanta GA) joins forces with DiverseCity Surveyors
Jun23

RICS Americas (SE Chapter, Atlanta GA) joins forces with DiverseCity Surveyors

By: Bola Abisogun, FRICS, of Urbanis CM LLC [Contributor from U.K.] A gender / colour-blind construction industry and real estate sector is, in the words of many, ‘a pipe dream’ – but is it possible to still attract, recognise and retain the pent up and available talent that continues to exist and flourish across the globe? Without reference to gender and/or ethnicity, is it at all possible to both recruit and nurture the talent that...

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It’s Value-Added, Not Value-Add. How an Experienced Developer Learned to Understand the Difference.
Jun12

It’s Value-Added, Not Value-Add. How an Experienced Developer Learned to Understand the Difference.

By: Norman Radow, The RADCO Companies Five years ago, I toured a 1971 vintage unrenovated deal we recently acquired. We had just delivered our first renovated apartment. The renovation boasted new flooring, resurfaced cabinetry, new appliances, vents, switch plates, and safe wiring. We also added GFI circuits to the kitchen and bath. Although a vast improvement, many of the new finishes posed problems. There were issues with the...

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The F.I.R.E. Rises – Atlanta’s Real Estate Odyssey Continues
Jun01

The F.I.R.E. Rises – Atlanta’s Real Estate Odyssey Continues

By: Ceasar C. Mitchell- DLA Piper, LLP    Atlanta rose from the ashes after the Civil War, like the Phoenix we herald as the spiritual emblem of our resilience.  We are the leading southern city; a city of national prominence and global significance.  Some say the “Crane” has replaced the Phoenix as our bird of fancy underscoring the many building cranes that soar above our city hoisting new development projects into the clouds,...

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Moving to Midtown
May04

Moving to Midtown

by Hugh Rader, Cresa Atlanta   THE TECH TRAIL TO MIDTOWN    An interesting phenomenon is taking hold in the commercial real estate market: rather than people moving to areas with a strong job market, companies are moving to areas that are rich in talent. In other words, as Tom Murphy of the Urban Land Institute put it, “instead of people moving where jobs are, jobs are moving where the talent is.” Midtown Atlanta has emerged as...

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Where you live is personal
Apr27

Where you live is personal

By: Sarah Kirsch, Executive Director, ULI Atlanta   Where you live is personal, particularly if you are in real estate. You may see where you live as linked to your identity, perhaps even a reflection of your values. As housing consumers, we all make housing trade-offs within a given price range – proximity to work, size of home, quality schools, character of neighborhood, area amenities, etc. With three boys who are growing by...

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