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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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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Sound Masking for Speech Privacy
May18

Sound Masking for Speech Privacy

By Heather Corbin, IVCi     Open floor spaces are now the rage.  Their trendy, minimalist design appears artsy and chic, which is impressive to clients and visitors. Although these contemporary designs may be conducive to socializing and collaborating, they can make it insanely difficult to concentrate. In fact, headphones have now become the modern hardhat. Digital workers rely on them for insulation from the constant chatter they...

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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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The State Farm Behemoth Enters Phase Two
Apr13

The State Farm Behemoth Enters Phase Two

by Kevin Creel, Managing Partner of Cresa Atlanta The largest corporate office project in metro-Atlanta history is about to get bigger. As it does so, it may set the tone for further, similar development in the surrounding area. State Farm Insurance Co.’s .2.2 million-square-foot campus in Dunwoody is entering its second phase, which will include two new office towers. These will be added to the first building constructed on the site,...

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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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