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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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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Workplace Wellness
Sep14

Workplace Wellness

By Sibet Freides, Principal of Idea Associates For many professionals, practicing wellness feels like a personal initiative to be pursued in one’s free time, or not at all. The traditional workplace is often an obstacle in the journey towards wellness, with long, sedentary hours in the office and convenience-based meal planning. But work culture is changing, and employers are starting to see the benefits of incorporating wellness into...

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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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