Do ‘Master Planned Communities’ like Midtown’s Atlantic Station hurt our city?

Urbanistindustry insights, real estate68 Comments

Urbanist, guest columnist, says Atlantic Station is a great example of a “destructive” development. Atlantic Station (AS), the physical manifestation of Atlanta’s zeal for bright, new, shiny developments, has come at the expense of logic and smart economics. Prematurely crowned with a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, the only thing that AS has managed victory over is its creditors. … Read More

UrbanistDo ‘Master Planned Communities’ like Midtown’s Atlantic Station hurt our city?

Why Buckhead has the least green space in all of Atlanta and what’s being done about it

Shaun Weinstockindustry insights, Miscellaneous, real estate12 Comments

Commercial Real Estate Expert discusses what it’ll take to make Buckhead a greener, more pedestrian friendly place. Ever get a bird’s eye view of Atlanta? — Our city is truly amazing because, unlike many cities that are concrete jungles, trees stretch for miles and compliment the Atlanta skyline. However, with the exception of a few small pockets  (and of course … Read More

Shaun WeinstockWhy Buckhead has the least green space in all of Atlanta and what’s being done about it

Are Atlantans ready to rent luxury high-rise apartments?

Urbanistindustry insights, real estate29 Comments

They should, argues Urbanist, guest columnist, because it’s the only way Atlanta will become a great city. It’s been proven Atlantans will purchase high-rise condos but will they rent high-rise apartments? There’s only one way to find out. Midtown is expected to see two separate high-rise luxury apartment buildings — a 22-story and a 23-story project — break ground towards … Read More

UrbanistAre Atlantans ready to rent luxury high-rise apartments?

[Opinion] Are condos ruining Atlanta?

Urbanistindustry insights, real estate80 Comments

Urbanist, guest columnist, says condos are stunting Atlanta’s urban growth. His solution? Apartments. UPDATE (July 3) : Are Atlantan’s ready to rent luxury high-rise apartments? Home ownership, Middle America’s status symbol that ignorantly proclaims “I’ve made it in life,” has undermined Atlanta’s capability to grow into the global urban center that it has the potential to be. The perverse conception … Read More

Urbanist[Opinion] Are condos ruining Atlanta?

Is Virginia-Highland’s restaurant and retail scene being overtaken by corporate monsters?

Shaun Weinstockindustry insights, real estate45 Comments

Expert examines shift from local to corporate as real estate costs increase Virginia-Highland, one of the few pedestrian friendly districts in Atlanta, is clearly one of the best retail sub-markets. With commercial real estate rental prices at the top of the market for any sub-market in Atlanta, the area now boasts rents that greater than Downtown, Midtown and West Midtown, … Read More

Shaun WeinstockIs Virginia-Highland’s restaurant and retail scene being overtaken by corporate monsters?