Industry Talk with Melissa Hall of Fidelity National Title Group & CREW Atlanta
Sep10

Industry Talk with Melissa Hall of Fidelity National Title Group & CREW Atlanta

By Wendy Mann, CAE, CREW Network CEO Originally published on CREW Network’s blog While the commercial real estate industry continues to evolve, the title insurance component remains a key part of any transaction. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Fidelity National Title Group’s Melissa Hall, senior vice president and member of CREW Atlanta, who provided industry insights and perspectives worth sharing. Hall...

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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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Seven Tax Bill Revisions Impacting the Real Estate Industry
May10

Seven Tax Bill Revisions Impacting the Real Estate Industry

By: Marcia Nally, Tax Director, and Mike Pompilio, Tax Partner, at Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors The 2017 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act contains several major changes to the tax landscape for both businesses and individuals. Below are seven key areas where the new policies will impact the real estate industry. Taxation of pass-through entities A deduction is available to investors who invest in real estate through partnerships or LLCs...

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Blockchain and Why You Need to Know About It
May03

Blockchain and Why You Need to Know About It

By: Katherine Pinkard, President, Pinkard Properties & Member of CREWBaltimore You probably heard of the digital currency Bitcoin because of its headline-making and extremely volatile valuation against the U.S. dollar in recent months. But what you may not know is how it works or why it’s so groundbreaking. In case you’re not yet a cryptocurrency-trading-millionaire, what makes Bitcoin possible is the revolutionary software...

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