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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.

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 […]

Ranch Dressing

Ah, the economic malaise continues. This New York Times article (Fed Divisions Led to a Compromise on Interest Rates) starts with a pulse quickening statement: "No one knows what to do to fix the economy." With the certainty of uncertainty continuing to be a daily media subject, interest rates are trending near all time lows. Yes, one […]

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    Back to School! – Top Eleven Things to put in your CRE backpack

Back to School! – Top Eleven Things to put in your CRE backpack

So my wife made the annual Pilgrimage to check off the supply list and make sure we have our own personal office supply store at home (God bless her). The children had a great time with the whole process. I can remember the time as a kid myself; the combination of excitement and trepidation […]

DeTERMination

By Ken Ashley

(ATLANTA) March 7th, 2011

No matter what market conditions are, we frequently get questions about what is “fair” for a term or length of lease commitment. If corporate users

could get landlords to commit to a scenario where they could unilaterally terminate every year, every month or even every day, then that would be […]

Can We Talk?

By Ken Ashley

(ATLANTA) January 21, 2010

The words make your heart beat, don’t they? Whether from a coworker, friend or spouse, when someone asks for time to communicate seriously, you pay attention.

But in the tenant and landlord relationship how do you have a serious conversation? Like most everything this is governed by the lease. Many […]