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Making News: Our Clients in the Headlines

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Skyline View of Atlantic Station

Skyline View of Atlantic Station

1. As you have probably heard by now, Atlantic Station was sold this month to real estate and investor services firm Hines Interests. Previous owner North American Properties, who bought the property in 2010, sold the retail town center. Atlantic Station is a mix of retail, residential and high-rise office buildings just west of the Downtown Connector. It also has a hotel and an IKEA store and hosts events such as an annual pro tennis tournament and Cirque du Soleil shows. The property sold does not include buildings occupied by Publix, Dillard’s, Target and IKEA, nor the office towers or hotel on site.

 

2. Earlier this month, Aaron’s launched an initiative to hire 700 new associates at its stores through the United States and Canada. Dubbed “National Hiring Day” the company invited people to register for the event and come to learn more about the company and apply for a job. Aaron’s was looking to hire delivery drivers, customer service representatives, manager trainees, information technology specialists and call center representatives.

 

3. WSB Atlanta recently interviewed principal architect of Cooper Carry Bob Neal on recent development at Avalon in Alpharetta. They are building a full convention center and hotel at the luxury community, which will expand upon the already existing walkable community of shopping, dining, living & working. Neal says that sustaining growth in the area requires more hotel space, which is the “only thing that is lacking the area right now.”

 

Revenue Analytics’ Managing Partner and Chief Scientist, Jon Higbie

Revenue Analytics’ Managing Partner and Chief Scientist, Jon Higbie

4. Revenue Analytics’ Managing Partner and Chief Scientist, Jon Higbie, was recently published on HotelExecutive.com with an article about the future of hotel revenue management. The article focused on why hotels need to adapt an analytical mindset to drive transactional profit. Concluding the article, Higbie said, “The hotels that can conquer the next frontier of Revenue Management, and change their business mindset to think like a merchant, can develop both organic revenue growth and a strong, loyal customer base.”

 

5. A recent U.S. News & World Report article titled “How to Sell An Ugly House” details, well… just that. Mike Minihan, managing broker of Terrace 24 Realty in Atlanta, says, “Dumpy houses are usually filled with dumpy furniture and decorations, so it’s best to move everything out. This runs counter to advice an agent would give to most sellers, because a staged house usually shows much better than an empty house.” Minihan says staged homes usually work better because buyers don’t have much imagination, and an empty room forces buyers to work hard to imagine their furniture and belongings in the room.” But with the dumpy house, you are in search of a buyer with imagination, and that couch from 1981 with cigarette burns all over it is probably going impede this visionary buyer’s creative process more than it will help it,” he says.

Making News: Our Clients in the Headlines

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The Wilbert Group’s clients have been making news, and we’ve been securing them headlines across the Southeast. Take a look:

1. 11Alive news covered CBRE Global Investors new “ecolobby” in Three Ravinia. The lobby includes a four-story living wall with more than 15,000 plants.

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Cooper Carry’s design for new HQ

2. Intergraph, the leading global provider of engineering and geospatial software, reached out to Cooper Carry to design it’s new 232,000 square foot HQ. WorkDesign Magazine focused on the unusual concept of eliminating all enclosed offices.

3. Charlotte welcomes Cortland Partners as a new force in apartment management and remodeling. The Charlotte Observer reports that Cortland has acquired nine apartment complexes totaling more than 3,200 units.

 

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HGTV Property Brothers cut rope at Tanger Outlet opening

4. Ben Carter Enterprises opened its new Tanger Outlets in Savannah with the help of HGTV’s Property Brothers Jonathon and Drew Scott. Carter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he will eventually add a second phase that includes a hotel, restaurants, and a community center.

5. GlobeSt.com spoke with Co-Founder of Multi Housing Advisors Josh Goldfarb on concerns about overbuilding in Atlanta.

Honorable Mention: The Charlotte Observer did a great story on The Wilbert Group’s new report Southern Skylines. We are thrilled with the story and with our growing client roster in Charlotte.

Making News: Our Clients in the Headlines

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by Shannan Jordan

#1 Robert Simons and Leslie Booking of Hartman Simons gave their insight on fast-casual restaurant leases in the October issue of Sopping Center Business Magazine.

#2 Read what The Washington Post had to say about Cooper Carry taking office buildings and turning them into schools in Northern Virginia.

#3 Atlanta magazine shared 10 facts about Alpharetta’s Avalon to get you ready for its grand opening on Oct. 30.

#4 Gary Saykaly joined Franklin Street as a senior director. GlobeSt.com reported on the new hire here.

#5 Camana Bay isn’t short on great food, but if you can’t make it there check out this Lionfish slider recipe from Caribbean Journal.

Making News: Our Clients in the Headlines

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by Shannan Jordan

#1 FrontDoor Communities CEO, Terry Russell, was featured in the Wall Street Journal regarding the increase in home sizes in the South.

#2 The LA Times looked to Equifax Senior Vice President, Scott Mitic, for his thoughts on the recent AmEx breach.

#3 With a completion set for Spring 2015, Cooper Carry shares the progress of one of its current projects, the Talley Student Union, at N.C. State.

#4 Summer and Grand Cayman go hand in hand. See why the Huffington Post says Camana Bay is one of the first places you should visit upon arrival.

#5 Brett Kingman of Multi Housing Advisors spoke with citybizlist Atlanta about MHA’s role with the recent $13.8 million sale of Nashville apartment community, Green Leaf at Hermitage.

Making News: Five Clients We Can’t Stop Talking About

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by Shannan Jordan

The Wilbert Group clients have been busy lately. Here are five stories that we are excited to share:

#1 Atlanta’s 11 Alive News interviewed Lucas Group’s Scott Smith about the impact of a minimum wage increase for the southeast, and he says optimism is key.

#2 The Baltimore Business Journal reported that The Hyatt Place Hotel project in downtown Baltimore is moving quickly for Cooper Carry.

#3 North American Properties continues to prepare for the opening of Avalon with Taste of Avalon. Here’s the AJC story.

#4 Curbed shared the news that Crowdvested has teamed up with Paces Properties on an equity crowdfunding project to raise funds for a redevelopment project in East Atlanta Village.

#5 Good food and Camana Bay go hand in hand. This story on the slow food movement in Grand Cayman talks about just how good it can be.