Survival of the fittest. Evolving retail experiences success.
Oct02

Survival of the fittest. Evolving retail experiences success.

By: Libby Lassiter, EVP of leasing and development at Bayer Properties There’s no doubt many once-packed malls have lost their luster, and the convenience of e-commerce has made in-store shopping shed a bit of its appeal and indeed its necessity.  But a host of established retailers are proving to be flexible and adept at responding to changing shopping preferences with experiential offerings drawing customers to their stores. These...

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Top Restaurant Trends to Watch in Atlanta for 2018
Feb05

Top Restaurant Trends to Watch in Atlanta for 2018

By Bob Kane, Director, and Jessica Branch, Associate, Franklin Street News stories are swirling that Atlanta may soon become “over-restauranted.” However, recent data on this topic show mixed results. For example, Atlanta third quarter 2017 restaurant sales volume increased 1 percent compared to the third quarter of 2016 – the first positive market sales increase shown in the last 12 months. Of the 96 non-franchise Atlanta restaurants...

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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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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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