Tue 01/ 31/ 12

MOBs: A Prescription for Commercial Real Estate Investors

By |2012-01-31T16:05:41+00:00January 31st, 2012|

By Andy Litvak, Hartmans Simons partner   Note: This post originally appeared on the Atlanta Business Chronicle's Real Talk blog. The last several years have proven to be an extremely volatile period for investors and owners of commercial real estate properties. While real estate investment has never been for the faint of heart, thoroughly vetted [...]

Fri 01/ 27/ 12

Four on Friday: Jim Irwin of Green Street Properties

By |2012-01-27T09:30:15+00:00January 27th, 2012|

Jim Irwin is knee-deep in one of the most exciting projects in Atlanta real estate: the transformation of the historic City Hall East on Ponce de Leon Avenue into a mixed-use facility. When finished in two years, the in-town building – once a Sears warehouse and distribution center – will feature more than 1 million [...]

Tue 01/ 24/ 12

Co-Tenancy Clauses Now at the Forefront of Retail Lease Negotiations

By |2012-01-24T09:36:03+00:00January 24th, 2012|

With the wobbly economy taking a toll on retailers in recent years – Borders, Circuit City, Filene’s and Linens ’N Things are some of the high-profile chains that have filed for bankruptcy since the recession started – the issue of co-tenancy clauses is bigger than ever. The January 2012 issue of Southeast Real Estate Business [...]

Fri 01/ 20/ 12

Four on Friday: Positive CRE Stats

By |2012-01-20T09:38:48+00:00January 20th, 2012|

As 2012 gets underway, there are numerous signs that commercial real estate markets – along with the economy – are making slow but steady recoveries. While the current climate hardly resembles the boom days of 2005 and 2006, there is finally good reason to believe we are on the right track. Below are four recently [...]

Fri 01/ 13/ 12

Four on Friday: Marci Rossell Addresses CREW Atlanta

By |2012-01-13T10:28:04+00:00January 13th, 2012|

In her days as CNBC’s chief economist and co-host of the popular “Squawk Box” show, Marci Rossell gained a loyal following because of her lively and humorous analysis of economics and politics. On Thursday, Rossell, currently a visiting professor at DePaul University, brought that engaging style to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for CREW [...]

Fri 01/ 6/ 12

Four on Friday: Chelsea Dennis

By |2012-01-06T09:59:01+00:00January 6th, 2012|

One month after joining Hartman Simons’ litigation team, Chelsea Dennis agreed to answer FOUR questions so we could get the inside scoop on the firm’s recent addition. Dennis joined Hartman Simons from Seyfarth Shaw, LLP where she served in the commercial litigation group. She graduated from Michigan State University and holds her law degree from [...]