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The Immediate Environmental Impact Potential of Performance Contracting

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By Rex Hamre

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It costs money to save the planet. Aside from direct behavioral changes like recycling, sustainability improvements can be costly. Then again, so is energy. Considering the energy and water costs that can be saved from building operations budgets over time, sustainability initiatives are a wise investment if you know your likely return, and understand the opportunities for funding those… Read More

JLL to Lease Third & Urban’s Mixed-Use Armour Yards Development

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In its latest edition, the Atlanta Business Chronicle published renderings of the future Armour Yards project in an industrial area of Atlanta known as the Sweetwater Design District, which will be leased by JLL and developed by real estate development and investment firm Third & Urban.

JLL’s Jeff Bellamy, Brooke Dewey and Liz Koteles are the primary leasing brokers of the $75 million project, which is expected to be over 300,000 square… Read More

“A Lot of Momentum”: Atlanta’s Improved Office Market and Growing Urbanization Focus of Forecast Breakfast

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As the Great Recession and its grisly aftermath fade ever further into the rear-view mirror, Atlanta’s office market is experiencing the soothing effects of higher-than-average job growth and a dramatic spike in its Class A rents. At the same time, the metro area’s embrace of urban, mixed-use development continues to strengthen.

Those were some of the takeaways of JLL Atlanta’s 2015 Real Estate Forecast… Read More

Metro-Wide Rent Growth Characterizes Atlanta’s Improving Office Market in Fourth-Quarter

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Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 10.16.10 AMIn at least one respect, 2014 was a decidedly unusual year for the metro Atlanta office market. Not known for noticeable rent growth — its Class A asking rate has increased, on average, only 0.6 percent per year over the past two decades — Atlanta saw that rate spike in… Read More

JLL Assisting Mercedes-Benz USA’s Move to Atlanta

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Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 1.29.09 PMMercedes-Benz USA is moving its corporate headquarters from Montvale, N.J., to metro Atlanta, and JLL is assisting the German luxury car maker with its relocation.

Mercedes-Benz USA will begin moving employees to Atlanta in July and will initially be located in a temporary facility in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter submarket on an interim basis. The firm is looking for a… Read More

Atlanta’s Industrial Sector Firmly on the Mend

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Wit Truitt – Industrial Lead

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As 2014 winds down, it’s clear Atlanta’s industrial real estate market has regained its footing, with vacancies dropping and spec development returning. Furthermore, the sector is poised for further improvement in the year ahead. That’s the word from JLL’s Wit Truitt in a guest blog post he penned for the Atlanta

RE assessment gives healthcare providers an Rx for healthcare changes

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Michael Ulin, VP, Brokerage JLL Atlanta

By Michael Ulin, Vice President, Brokerage, JLL Atlanta

Both healthcare and real estate have experienced recent turbulence, so many health systems and private physicians are pursuing “intelligent evaluation” of their real estate facilities and needs as well as the investments and related capital cost required.

Healthcare reform’s impact on private physicians’ practices… Read More