8/24/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting

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Shirlynn Brownell, Director of Economic Development for the City of Brookhaven presented an update on current and future projects coming to the area at the recent Atlanta Midtown Real Professionals Mastermind Meeting. With prior experience at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, she expressed excitement for the volume and quality of projects headed to Brookhaven during her first few months … Read More

8/9/17 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting

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Guest speaker Kristin Rome Winzeler with the North Fulton CID reported on the CID’s many recent successes at the August Atlanta Perimeter meeting. One major accomplishment is the completion of Westside Parkway which allows traffic to go from Roswell to Milton without accessing the often congested GA 400. Bringing together municipalities was key to the success exemplified by redoing a … Read More

7/27/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting

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Andy Knapp with Waterbarriers provided some real estate data to the Midtown meeting with news that the seven-year expansion in the office market has slowed, according to the Wall Street Journal. Tenants occupied 5M SF more at the end of the first quarter than at the beginning of the year, compared with an average of 9.4M SF per quarter in … Read More

7/12/17 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting

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Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Meeting Guest, Patrick Henderson, CEO of the Atlanta Sports Connection reports on the development of the 200 acre sports entertainment venue at the Stonecrest Mall area down I – 20 in south DeKalb County. The project with 1.6 miles of road frontage and 3 major road entrances, is currently owned by Urban Retail with a leasing arrangement … Read More

6/22/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting

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Travis Garland with Portman Holdings reports Coda, a $375M premier mixed use development, is now under construction at Technology Square and due for completion in March, 2019. Georgia Tech started this initiative in 2001 with Technology Square and growth continues as companies come to Atlanta. With 645,000 SF of office space including 80,000 SF of computing spaces/data center, the development … Read More

5/18/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting

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Rob Brawner, Executive Director with the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership spoke to the RPN Midtown group with news of the Atlanta BeltLine, a nationally recognized urban project located within Fulton County that creates a 22 mile loop of transit connecting 45 neighborhoods, 15,000 acres, and 20% of the city. The Atlanta BeltLine vision began in the late 90s as a grassroots … Read More

4/12/17 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting

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Malaika Rivers, Executive Director of the Cumberland Improvement District reports that the Cumberland CID is 6.5 square miles encompassing I-285 and I-75, the Galleria, the Performing Arts Center, the new Braves Stadium (“manna from heaven”) and Cumberland Mall which opened in 1973, entirely in Cobb County. The CID will realize $5B in private and public investments by 2018.

3/23/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting

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Timothy Keane, commissioner for City of Atlanta Planning & Community Development reports the Atlanta Region has grown to 6 million people but the city’s population is 470,000 making Atlanta a small city in a large region. But change is here with Atlanta issuing more than double the residential permits of Gwinnett, Cobb or Forsyth in 2016. People now want to … Read More

3/8/17 Atlanta Perimeter Mastermind Group Meeting

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Steve Stroud, Executive Director Economic and Community Development of Roswell Inc., informed the Perimeter Group that Roswell Inc. created the largest opportunity zone in Georgia. When Roswell Inc. was formed 5 years ago there were 12 certified companies that used the opportunity zone but that number has grown to 217. The employee tax credit comes back as a credit on … Read More

2/23/17 Atlanta Midtown Mastermind Group Meeting

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Guest Carl Hudson, Director for the Center for Real Estate Analysis at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, reports there is optimism in the economy with the expectation of less regulation, tax reform and increased infrastructure spending. The Fed Open Market Committee, FOMC, has chosen an inflation target of 2% year over year growth in the next 24 months – … Read More