Mon 07/ 30/ 12

TSPLOST: Vote for It Anyway

By |2012-07-30T11:17:20+00:00July 30th, 2012|

By Summey OrrManaging Partner, Hartman Simons Tomorrow, on July 31, the Atlanta metro area is set to vote on a one-cent sales tax, known as TSPLOST, for the purpose of improving our region-wide traffic funk. Everybody who is anybody in the Atlanta area has weighed in on the pros and cons. So, what’s the answer?  [...]

Fri 07/ 27/ 12

Four on Friday: Jared Lina of Hartman Simons

By |2012-07-27T09:49:05+00:00July 27th, 2012|

Hartman Simons associate Jared Lina isn’t your typical lawyer. After all, rare is the barrister who has an Emmy on his resume. You see, before going to law school, he got a chance to live out the dream of many an American male: he worked as a producer for ESPN. We recently got a chance [...]

Wed 07/ 25/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: July 25, 2012 (with video)

By |2012-07-25T10:59:16+00:00July 25th, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • “Approaching a Tipping Point? U.S. Office Rent Growth Lags Despite Rising Tenant Demand” by Randyl Drummer of CoStar. Rising office absorptions and falling vacancy [...]

Fri 07/ 20/ 12

Four on Friday: Mark Toro of North American Properties

By |2012-07-20T13:19:15+00:00July 20th, 2012|

There’s been a lot of talk about TSPLOST in Atlanta lately. A proposed 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects throughout the 10-county Atlanta region goes up for vote on July 31. Mark Toro, managing partner with North American Properties, which owns Atlantic Station in Midtown and the currently under development Avalon project in Alpharetta, has been an outspoken proponent of the referendum. We got a chance to sit down with Toro and hear more on his views.

Thu 07/ 19/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: July 18, 2012

By |2012-07-19T08:27:14+00:00July 19th, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days.

Fri 07/ 13/ 12

Four on Friday: Orlando Lynch of Atlanta Peach Movers

By |2012-07-13T12:28:58+00:00July 13th, 2012|

We were pleased to recently get a chance to catch up with Hartman Simons client Orlando Lynch, the president and CEO of Atlanta Peach Movers. As you’ll soon read, Orlando has charted a path of amazing growth for his firm over the past 25 years and has guided the company through the Great Recession. He [...]

Wed 07/ 11/ 12

The Wednesday Wrap: July 11, 2012

By |2012-07-11T14:47:38+00:00July 11th, 2012|

Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our eyes in recent days. • “Blackstone to Shed Office Empire” by Eliot Brown and Craig Karmin of The Wall Street Journal. Seeking in part to take advantage of increasing [...]

Fri 07/ 6/ 12

Four on Friday: RECon 2012 Party Pics

By |2012-07-06T13:05:18+00:00July 6th, 2012|

We recently published our photo album of pics from our annual ICSC RECon party, held again this year at the Las Vegas House of Blues. We here at Hartman Simons had a great time mingling with our clients and members of the retail industry and were pleased by the attendance and overall upbeat attitudes expressed [...]

Thu 07/ 5/ 12

Thursday Edition of the Wednesday Wrap: July 5, 2012

By |2012-07-05T14:09:52+00:00July 5th, 2012|

Since yesterday was a holiday (we hope you had a happy and safe Fourth of July, by the way), we waited until today to present the weekly Wednesday Wrap. Each Wednesday, The Wrap presents a compilation of recent noteworthy commercial real estate stories from a variety of publications. Below are five stories that caught our [...]