Capital Trends in the Atlanta Real Estate Market
Aug 23,2017
Smith & Howard’s 2017 survey of Georgia’s real estate and construction industries revealed strong optimism for continued growth among all real estate market sectors. At our recent event, Georgia’s industry experts discussed the market and the survey results, including the financing environment for real estate development in the region. To gain additional perspective about the real estate capital market in Metro Atlanta, we spoke with event panelist Lance Patterson, the CEO of Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group. Lofty Expectations To understand Atlanta’s real estate lending climate today, it’s useful to take a look back at where it was before the market crash. Prior to 2008, Atlanta was experiencing a robust market that, in Patterson’s words, simply became “way too frothy.”  “The vast majority of developers and the capital community didn’t recognize that we were doing far more deals than needed to be done,” said Patterson. “There was a sense that...
Atlanta’s Real Estate Development: From Our View – Downtown, Midtown, West Midtown and Buckhead
Jul 31,2015
In the not-so-distant past, you could look out the window of any mid or high rise in Atlanta and have a view unimpeded by construction cranes. Thankfully, those days (at least for now) are over. From our offices in Atlantic Station, we have a panoramic view of Atlanta and are watching with interest the growing number of cranes around the area that signal real estate development. Many of our real estate developer clients are driving new projects and we’re excited about the continued prospects for real estate investment. “So many areas of Atlanta are experiencing remarkable development ,” said Joe Foltz, a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP. “Avenues of Buckhead is taking shape with tenants taking occupancy.  Ponce City Market, Krog Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park have become highly desirable destinations for retail and dining and chic locations for residential. However, the renaissance of...

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