Intentional Development Around Stadiums: Can It Work?
Nov08

Intentional Development Around Stadiums: Can It Work?

By Stan Sonenshine, President of PREF, LLC   In my last blog “The Not-So-Obvious Connection Between Stadiums and Community”, I admitted my skepticism related to the community-building aspect of erecting new stadiums while acknowledging my hope for the success of such projects, like the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. But there’s an exception. And that’s the new Georgia State Football Stadium. Once Turner Field. Once the Olympic Stadium....

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Thanks to the Braves, the Cumberland Market Is Hitting It Out of the Park
Oct23

Thanks to the Braves, the Cumberland Market Is Hitting It Out of the Park

On August 10, Bisnow held a panel discussion about the state of the Cumberland market now that the Braves’ SunTrust stadium is open for business. The panelists spoke about some of Cumberland’s largest projects, the impact of the Braves’ move there, and the influx of Millennials into the area. Thanks in part to the Braves’ new stadium, SunTrust Park, and the surrounding development, the Cumberland market has seen the construction of...

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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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Don’t get caught off guard by sign ordinances and regulations
May13

Don’t get caught off guard by sign ordinances and regulations

By Robbie Hunt Commercial and Architectural Sign Advisor, Sign-a-Rama Duluth My client put her head in her hands, exasperated, as I read to her the list of things she could not do with the signs for her new restaurant. The list was courtesy of an architectural and signage “Design Review Board” overseeing the mall district where she had just bought a freestanding building on a highly visible corner lot. These stipulations touched on...

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