Evolving workforce reshaping Atlanta’s commercial real estate game
Jun18

Evolving workforce reshaping Atlanta’s commercial real estate game

High Street. Midtown Union. 8 West. Star Metals. The Boundary. Jar House. These are just a handful of the developments that are helping define Atlanta’s growing commercial real estate office pipeline across Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and beyond. When the JLL “Q1 2019 Atlanta Metro and Submarket” report hit my desk recently, the numbers jumped off the page. Seven new projects totaling nearly 1.2 million square feet...

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Termites don’t wear business suits.
May23

Termites don’t wear business suits.

When you think of termite damage, you think of a residential home – brittle, chewed wood and collapsing floors costing homeowners thousands. But commercial buildings aren’t made of wood, you say. Steel and concrete are termite proof. Commercial and industrial buildings are, therefore, immune from termite infestations and damage. Hold on! Commercial buildings are still vulnerable to termites. It’s what’s on the inside that counts....

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CREW Careers Update:  The Next Generation of Retail Brokers
May09

CREW Careers Update: The Next Generation of Retail Brokers

  As a follow-up to our CREW Careers Program blog, posted on March 25, 2019, we would like to share some additional input regarding the site visits we created for the students at Centennial High School in Roswell, GA. On April 16, a group of business students, escorted by their teachers, walked to the nearby Centennial Village Shopping Center on Holcomb Bridge Rd. to hear from the shopping center’s leasing manager, Whitney...

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Georgia Legislative Update on Enforceability of CRE Contracts
May07

Georgia Legislative Update on Enforceability of CRE Contracts

In the summer of 2018, the Georgia Court of Appeals interpreted a case, which altered Georgia law on whether contracts memorialized in writing may be altered, rescinded, or otherwise terminated by mutual oral modification. The case at issue, Crop Production Services, centered upon a personal guaranty issued to induce an institutional lender to loan money for equipment and supplies, but bore potential implications for all real estate...

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Event Recap: Dr. Marci Rossell Talks Disruptions at Joint Economic Forecast
Jan16

Event Recap: Dr. Marci Rossell Talks Disruptions at Joint Economic Forecast

As usual, Dr. Marci Rossell did not disappoint the more than 700 interested members and guests of CREW Atlanta and the Atlanta Chapter of CoreNet Global at the annual economic forecast luncheon on January 10th. This year’s headline: DISRUPTION! Dr. Rossell pointed out that there are two kinds of DISRUPTION: CREATIVE and EVIL. CREATIVE DISRUPTION (CD) primarily speaks to things we’re experiencing in technology, such as blockchain and...

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“We are the Wolves”
Jun28

“We are the Wolves”

In May, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Abby Wambach delivered a moving commencement speech at Barnard University. Her powerful speech shared her personal journey, highlighting the gender pay gap and the importance of closing it. “When we talk about what the pay gap costs us, let’s be clear. It costs us our very lives. I was so grateful to receive any respect at all for myself that...

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