MARTA retained our firm to serve as the agency's real estate advisor. Duties included analyzing joint development proposals, reviewing leasing agreements, and providing advice on surplus real estate. Another crucial role has been helping negotiate development agreements for MARTA's transit-oriented development program.
The Decatur Housing Authority wanted to develop housing on the parking lot across from the Avondale MARTA Station. The question was what type of housing was appropriate. An important research step was a survey of recent buyers of condominiums and townhomes in Decatur.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta sought advice regarding the possible acquisition of a site in Midtown Atlanta. A key issue was to determine an acceptable purchase price given the lack of recent transaction activity and prevailing turbulence in the economy and real estate market.
The Georgia Municipal Association wanted help evaluating different options for expanding the building and parking capacity at the group’s downtown headquarters. The merits of various scenarios were analyzed, including acquiring additional land or expanding on the existing site.
NewTown Macon is a non-profit organization charged with the revitalization of downtown Macon, Georgia. Macon is blessed with an impressive array of historic buildings and offers exciting development potential. We were retained to evaluate market opportunities for new development and adaptive reuse of vacant structures.
The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) developed a 1,600-acre business park near the airport to help attract new industry. The park has proven extremely successful. We were asked to determine the best use for one of the last remaining parcels, a prime 102.8-acre tract located along Interstate 95.
The Georgia Board of Regents asked us to examine potential reuses for the former Tift College campus in Forsyth, Georgia. This historic property was acquired by the Development Authority of Monroe County in 2000. A variety of alternative uses were considered, ranging from educational institutions to conference facilities.
DeKalb County wanted a candid assessment of its reputation as a place to pursue residential, commercial, and industrial development. We interviewed 19 active developers to learn their perceptions of DeKalb County and to solicit feedback on how to stimulate economic development in the county. A series of charts was also compiled to provide a backdrop to these interviews, including pertinent real estate, economic, and demographic data.
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