Brokerage Trends in Atlanta Today
Sep15

Brokerage Trends in Atlanta Today

By Leigh Anne McGarry, Leasing Associate with Franklin Street’s Retail Landlord Leasing Team As a young female in the brokerage world, it is hard not to recognize the amount of young, talented women who continue to come out of college and secure positions with some of the top national and regional brokerage firms in Atlanta. Young women are taking the workforce by storm, and doing their due diligence throughout college to be...

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Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?
Jul10

Generation Z – What Can Retail Tell Us About the Future of Workplace?

OK MILLENNIALS, YOUR FIFTEEN MINUTES IS OVER During our collective frenzy to cater to Millennials, there’s been a new generation growing and gaining more experience, and what they have to say just may surprise everyone. Generation Z, born between 1999 and 2015, is an age-group who have always been connected. Born totally inside the rise of public use of the Internet, this group has different needs, desires and traits. These are NOT...

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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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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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Using Social Media to Build Community
Aug31

Using Social Media to Build Community

By Liz Gillespie, VP Marketing of North American Properties   Retail-oriented developments begin and end with a community, both physical and virtual. At North American Properties (NAP), years before a project breaks ground, we build a following and an engaged group of brand advocates through social media – essentially we build communities virtually before building the physical community.   We use social media as a focus...

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Chasing Authenticity: The New Direction of Retail
Aug29

Chasing Authenticity: The New Direction of Retail

By Kristi Rooks, Partner at Revel, LLC There has been a lot written about the new direction of retail.  Experience is in; quick, in-and-out commerce is out.  Experiential retail is focused on creating gathering places on opportunities to spend time with friends and family and connect with the community.  Food and beverage are king, dubbed the new anchor tenant.  Defining the components of experiential retail may be easier to describe...

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