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Welcome to the Fiberhood

This post discusses our digital thirst for more and more and bandwidth. How will we in CRE deal with this issue?

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.

The Power of Negative Thinking

Failure to plan is planning to fail. I just finished a great book by Astronaut Chris Hadfield An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth and I learned something profound that can apply as much to business as to space flight: thinking negatively is a positive thing.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

iCampus

In an incredible announcement over the weekend, Apple has gone public with its plans to create a $304 million dollar campus for more than 3,600 people in Austin, Texas. This is on the heels of their $500 million dollar Cupertino, CA campus that is now under construction. Wow, hope they sell a gazillion iPad 3s.

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A Face For Radio

It was an honor and an all around neat experience to participate in Michael Bull’s Commercial Real Estate Radio show last week (link is at the bottom of this post). Michael assembled a panel of David Tennery, principal of Regent Partners, John Davidson, principal of Parmenter Realty Partners, and yours truly. Ryan Severino, senior […]

CFOs and Billy Joel

In the early 80’s, I remember first hearing the haunting anthem to America’s manufacturing challenges in the song "Allentown" by Billy Joel.  In the ditty, Joel chronicles the demise of Bethlehem Steel (it went bankrupt in 2001 and is now a casino) and its impact on families in the Eastern Pennsylvania area around  Allentown. The […]