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The upside of Atlanta’s downtown

Downtown Atlanta is indicative of many CBD’s. There is a resurgence of interest in dense urban areas including Atlanta’s previously down on it’s luck downtown.

Engineering Serendipity

Can great workplace culture and innovation happen at home? A discussion of the Atlanta Technology Village and it’s workplace incorporating the views of Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and ATV’s founder David Cumming.

Tim Cook’s #CRE Challenge

What if the CEO of the largest company in the universe called you and said he had a little project he'd like you to work on? He thinks you’re a pretty swell leader, and he wants you to shake up the office landlord business. What would you do to make Mr. Cook a happy man?

Cyber-Security and #CRE

Like you, I’ve seen a lot in the press recently about cyber-attacks and computer hacking. It all sounds like a 1980’s movie. I didn’t really think I had much to worry about in the world of commercial real estate. I don’t cover the blinking lights – that’s the CTO’s role along with his or her […]

Be A Real (Estate) Wise Guy

Why? What? How? – A 3-Part Series.

Part 1: Figure out Why You Need Real Estate in the First Place

Part 2: (Below): Address the What in the Real Estate Decisions

Part 3: (Upcoming): Discuss How you will execute


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Lets Get Real (Estate)

My friend Justin Bedecarre of 42 Floors reached out to me recently with such a simple request. “Ashley, can you write a short little blog about how to lease office space?” his request read. Given that I’ve done this exercise a few times in my 18-year career, I thought it would be simple to write about how […]

The 4 – Hour CRE

(Atlanta) Its that time of year again. We evaluate our performance in the current year and make (big) plans for what is to come in the new year.
In that vein, Tim Ferriss, the entrepreneur turned book author and public speaker has made a fortune by telling folks to keep it simple. By repackaging the […]

Extreme Office

(Orlando) Let’s just ditch the whole physical office thing. Everyone can leave and work from anywhere you want, wherever you want.
Since the Middle Ages over a thousand years ago, offices have been an important part of getting work processed, organized, and facilitating communication. Prior to the rise of the personal computer, one almost had […]

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Uh oh. I just read the latest Cushman & Wakefield US office market report and I think we got a little ahead of ourselves in calling the real estate depression of the last five years completely over. So, apparently, did landlords who are trying to float major increases in asking rents. I’m a positive […]

Dolly Parton and #CRE?: Working Nine to Five

The conversation about remote work and so called alternative workplace strategy has been going on for over 25 years now. Back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, when things started to heat up in this arena, there were several practical limitations on what is now being called “distributed work.”
First, management techniques were much […]