Site Selection from a Developer/User Perspective

Education Seminar: Held Wednesday, January 16

CBR Ed Seminar 2018

The 2019 Calendar year started with a terrific panel discussion on Wednesday, January 16, focused on the development process and the key details involved in site selection. Moderated by John Speros, Senior Vice President of Ackerman & Co., this program featured three highly prominent developers talking about individual projects that have defined our city in the past and summarized some very exciting developments currently underway.

Jeff Fuqua, Founder & Principal of Fuqua Development, LP, talked about his experience in mixed use projects and how the evolution of food and entertainment programming have truly revolutionized the core of live/work/walk communities. Bennett Sands, the Managing Director of Wood Partners, outlined the development perspective in Atlanta’s burgeoning multi-family market, adding that Midtown alone is projected to create 25,000 new jobs, with 12,000 of those jobs already delivered. He discussed the different segments of the rental markets, including the more affluent “renters by choice” who are looking for more square footage, and millennials who want easy commutes and high walkability factors.

Our final speaker for the program was Barry Branch, Managing Partner of SSG Strategic Land Partners. He toured the audience through his newest project, Vineyard Park, a joint venture with Pope & Land. This 155-acre, $300 million mixed-use project in Bartow County will embrace an outdoor lifestyle concept as it is close to the LakePoint Sporting Community and will feature single family, multi-family, hotel and office development.

Thank you so much to everyone for coming out to our January program, and special thanks to David Branch, Senior Partner and CEO of SSG Realty Partners, for his exceptional efforts in coordinating this informative panel.

The ACBR would like to thank our Education Sponsors for their support of this programming:
Avison Young :: CBRE :: Colliers International :: Commercial Experts, Inc.
Cushman & Wakefield :: First Colony Financial Group :: JLL :: Newmark Knight Frank
Richard Bowers & Co. :: Scotland Wright Associates :: SK Commercial Realty LLC :: Wilson Hull & Neal

We wouild also like to thank our Annual Sponsors:
Atlanta Business Chronicle :: Business Environments :: Georgia Power


Barry Branch
Managing Partner
SSG Strategic Land Partners

Jeff Fuqua
Fuqua Development

Bennett Sands
Managing Director
Wood Partners

Ryan Woods
The Beck Group


John Speros
Senior VP
Ackerman & Co.

Thank you so much to our October Program Coordinator

David Branch
Managing Partner
SSG Realty Partners, LLC

Friday, January 19, 2018
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