Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development
Jul20

Georgia State University Spurs Downtown Atlanta Development

By: Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF LLC This originally appeared on Stan Sonenshine’s blog on the PREF website. Georgia State University (GSU) has been experiencing unprecedented growth. It’s recent acquisition of Georgia Piedmont College has boosted the student population from 36,000 to 50,000. And as we know, with any population growth comes development. A recent Atlanta Business Chronicle article states, “And during the past two...

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Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?
Jul10

Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?

OK MILLENNIALS, YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES IS OVER During our collective frenzy to cater to Millennials, there’s been a new generation growing and gaining more experience, and what they have to say just may surprise everyone. Generation Z, born between 1999 and 2015, is an age-group who have always been connected. Born totally inside the rise of public use of the Internet, this group has different needs, desires and traits. These are NOT...

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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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