In Your Face with COVID Signage
Aug03

In Your Face with COVID Signage

Many businesses and commercial buildings have cautiously been reopening as the COVID-19 crisis lingers, and the key to keeping employees and customers safe is for everyone to follow rules that reduce the risks of incurring or spreading infection. Signs are the simple but effective reminders that keep all of us on track. If you are open and don’t have signage, you are inviting trouble. A big challenge for businesses is to change...

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Creativity and Communication Will Get Retailers Through COVID
Jul01

Creativity and Communication Will Get Retailers Through COVID

As the owner and manager of properties with retail tenants, my company has an up-close look at the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Retailers are caught in the double whammy of closing their doors for several months, and now, as they gradually reopen, they are faced with a faltering economy and spiraling unemployment that has caused many to be cautious in their spending. While no one can definitively state how long it will take to...

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Office Collaboration and Connectivity Will Survive COVID-19
May20

Office Collaboration and Connectivity Will Survive COVID-19

Despite what you may have heard, COVID-19 is not the end of the open office. Will we have to make accommodations for physical distancing as we go back to work? Absolutely, but this can be done without giving up on the social and collaborative advantages we all value in the open office, and without spending thousands of dollars to retrofit workspaces. Transformation in our behaviors and habits will be far more important than putting up...

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A Quick-Response Guide for Commercial Landlords During the COVID-19 Crisis
Apr29

A Quick-Response Guide for Commercial Landlords During the COVID-19 Crisis

All of us are focused on the safety of our families and the communities we live in during the COVID-19 crisis. But many aspects of business can’t wait, and that’s certainly true in commercial real estate. Rents and loans are due, regardless of the current situation, and both landlords and tenants may be uncertain which way to turn.  Here is a quick list of do’s and don’ts for landlords to consider as you...

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The Economy in 2020:  Short-Term Shock, Long-Term Awe
Feb12

The Economy in 2020: Short-Term Shock, Long-Term Awe

Dr. Marci Rossell filled the house again with 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 16th at the Cobb Galleria. This year’s headline relates to a few issues of worries in the short term, but a rather optimistic view of the future. We all breathed a sigh of relief upon hearing this news, but we were still sitting on the...

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Atlanta’s Industrial Property Landscape Getting ‘Edgier” on the Last Mile
Jul24

Atlanta’s Industrial Property Landscape Getting ‘Edgier” on the Last Mile

It seems you cannot have a conversation about the industrial real estate market these days without mentioning the indelible impact that e-commerce and same-day delivery has on the landscape. Take a ride through the downtown Atlanta, intown and metro area, and you will see cityscapes dotted with delivery carriers of all brands: USPS, FedEx, DHL, and caravans of privately run delivery vans and vehicles. The continued growth of...

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