Education Seminar: Wednesday, September 12

The following programs represent a two-part series focused on the need for the commercial real estate to become more knowledgeable about what is driving growth, development and tenant needs -- both literally and figuratively.

Part One will concentrate on the exterior elements of commercial real estate - specifically, the mobility factors that impact traffic, access, and arrival to major developments. Part Two will spotlight the interior elements of commercial real estate and the need to integrate smart technology that will anticipate tenant needs and evolve with a changing workforce.

One of the biggest impediments to growth in Atlanta is the issue of traffic and mobility. Developers can create and build amazing structures but without thoughtful, long range planning efforts, our ability to attract and retain new corporate citizens will rapidly diminish. This dynamic panel will explore how urban planning, city government, and innovative public-private partnerships can lead to a more connected commercial real estate community. Using a solution-focused model, this panel will provide for interaction with key leaders in civic and commercial planning roles to explore future trends in autonomous vehicles, light rail development, smart parking, beltline development, transit-oriented developments (TODS), and other emerging developments that will help to create a sense of arrival and a sense of connection.

Learning Objectives & Topics:

  • Mobility considerations and autonomous vehicles
  • Mass Transit, Light Rail, MARTA, and other options
  • Directional, guided parking
  • Commercial real estate partnerships with civic and political affiliations

Register Today!

  • September 12, 2018
  • Continental Breakfast & Networking: 7:30 am
  • What’s Driving Commercial Real Estate Now: Part One: Accelerating the Role of Urban and Mobility Planning
  • Panel Discussion: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Please note: Non-members must be accompanied by a current ACBR member.

Moderator and Program Coordinators

Scott Rees, PMRG

Chitra Subbarayan, CBD, LLC


John Orr , ARC , Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation and Mobility Group

Evangeline George

Evangeline George


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John Orr

John Orr, ARC

Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation and Mobility Group

John Orr is the Manager of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Transportation Access and Mobility Group. He leads and coordinates the efforts of 25 transportation planners as part of ARC’s Center for Livable Communities. ARC is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) leading transportation planning for the 20 county Atlanta region.

Mr. Orr graduated from the University of Tennessee with a MS degree in Planning. He graduated from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a BA degree in Business and Public Administration. He previously worked at the Albany Dougherty Planning Commission and the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department.

He is a member of the American Planning Association and received his professional planner designation from the American Institute of Certified Planners. Mr. Orr is also a member of the Transportation Research Board’s Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning Committee.

Scott Rees

Scott Rees


As Senior Vice President of Leasing, Scott Rees is responsible for the day to day leasing and marketing activity of such prominent Atlanta landmarks as the Plaza, One Glenlake, Overlook II, and Piedmont Center 14.

Mr. Rees brings more than 30 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry in Atlanta. He has completed more than 600 lease transactions totaling in excess of 5 million square feet and with an aggregate dollar volume of more than 500 million.

Prior to joining PM Realty Group (PMRG), Mr. Rees was Principal of Rees Real Estate Advisors, where he served clients providing tenant representation services.

Richard Slaton

Richard Slaton, CCIM


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Kristen Stigler

Kristen Stigler


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Chitra Subbarayan

Chitra Subbarayan


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Monday, June 25, 2018
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