Three clients of Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office were recognized last night at the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Best in Real Estate” awards. The annual awards recognize the top deals of the prior calendar year.
The Georgia Institute of Technology received the “Visionary Award,” which honors a lifetime of contributions to Atlanta’s real estate industry and the broader community. Tech was honored for Technology Square, an innovation district in Midtown. In 2014, the Cushman & Wakefield team of Frank Mann, Tony Zivalich and Janelle Beasley were engaged by Georgia Tech for Program Management services, which included Consulting/Advisory work on the potential expansion of Technology Square. Once a decision was made to proceed, Cushman & Wakefield assisted in the developer selection. In 2015, Portman Holdings was selected as developer for this very complex project, and the name Coda Tech Square was chosen. In 2016, Cushman & Wakefield represented Georgia Tech in the execution of a lease for 300,000 square feet at Coda Tech Square, which represents the largest office transaction in the Atlanta market last year.
Among this year’s winners was New City LLC and The Kroger Co. for 725 Ponce, the redevelopment of the Ponce de Leon Kroger, which received the award for retail deal of the year. Aileen Almassy of Cushman & Wakefield was retained in 2016 to lease the 360,000 square feet of office space that the new development will entail. Additionally, Core5 Industrial Partners was named a finalist for its 873,800-square-foot lease with Duracell at Core5 Logistics Center at Shugart Farms, which was secured by the Cushman & Wakefield team of Ray Stache, Pat Murphy, Lisa Pittman and James Philpott, along with Core5’s Rodney Davidson.
Congratulations to our clients and all winners of this year’s awards! We are proud to work with so many amazing companies and look forward to another award-winning year.