Parkmobile to move headquarters to Midtown Atlanta

1100 Spring Street Midtown AtlantaParkmobile LLC will relocate its corporate headquarters from the Cumberland/Galleria area to Midtown Atlanta’s 1100 Spring Street in October. you might recognize this building tucked between Williams Street/The Downtown Connector and Spring Street. ( I did have to Google Map the address to know exactly which building this was!) It’s primary tenant (and I believe owner of the building) is Selig Enterprises. And you know them for developing such Midtown buildings as Plaza Midtown, 77 12th Street Apartments(and the sister building 60 11th Street–currently under construction) and 1010 Midtown.

Parkmobile to move headquarters to Midtown Atlanta

ParkmobileParkmobile, LLC is the leading provider for on-demand and prepaid mobile payments for on- and off-street parking. Their services are used in more than 600 locations in the U.S. by millions of registered users. Parkmobile’s investors include Fontinalis Partners, Parkmobile Group, Bluefield Investments, BCD Group, BMW Group, SP+ Corporation and Urban Mobility. Fontinalis Partners, with offices in Detroit and Boston, is a venture capital firm strategically focused on Next-Generation Mobility.  With annual global revenues of $24 billion, including $9.2 billion partner sales, BCD Group is an international market leader in corporate and online travel, off-airport parking and the mobile parking industry.

“Atlanta is now our ‘flagship’ location and the goal is to make it a model for mobility technology around the world,”Cherie Fuzzell, CEO of Parkmobile, said in a statement.

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North of 14th the New Midtown Hotspot?

33 PEACHTREE PLACE CONSTRUCTION MAY 21, 2015Keeping tabs on what is happening in the neighborhoods where we work is almost MORE than a full time-job! Why? Because there is so much going on!! It’s hard to keep up with all the surrounding areas! I recently drove down a street I’d not been on in awhile, to find an entire section had been cleared and a townhome community was on it’s way. (Ok, admittedly I’d not been on the street in awhile.)

But when it comes to Midtown Atlanta, we do keep the radar on at full power. It seems the Midtown Alliance slipped in a DRC meeting this month that we were not aware of.  And this review was for no small building. And this gives some credit to…

North of 14th the New Midtown Hotspot?

Peachtree and 17th Proposed Building May 21, 0215Peachtree and 17th (as it was labeled at the DRC meeting) appears to be a 35-40 story tower proposed for the corner of 17th and Peachtree Streets. Now, if memory serves me correctly, this is the corner that is owned by Dewberry Capital. So, they have either agreed to sell it, or develop it, although their name is not mentioned in the brief DRC review.

What’s so “game-changing” about this building?  Well, first off the location. If you have watched the cranes of Midtown, you know that the focus of development has been between 5th and 12th Streets. So to see some new plans for the Northern part of Midtown that…well…has a pretty quiet street presence is exciting. Secondly, if in fact this building were to rise in any fashion as to what is indicated in this drawing, it would be seen from quite a distance on either I-75 or I-85 as you headed South into Midtown Atlanta.

The drawing also appears to be a much needed break from the solid green glass towers that are the building of choice of architects and developers. Personally, if I was designing any tower in Midtown, I’d want it to be a “Holy Cow, Wow, What is that?” kinda building.

This was just the first pass of this proposed development. So, we will be keeping an eye on it. But with the growing trend of companies looking to be in Midtown Atlanta and close to the walkability of the area as well as the talent pool of Georgia Tech, this my not be to far off in the future.

On another note for North of 14th the New Hotspot…on the map below, you’ll see an arrow pointing to the green space, 17th and Peachtree. The second arrow is the almost 8 acre site owned by MetLife that could be another killer location for an urban corporate campus. We’ve got our eye on this one too!

17th and Peachtree Site Map May 21, 2015

 

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Five Reasons Why Film Is Here To Stay in Georgia

Fast and Furious 7 Atlanta Filming May 15, 2015I’ve worked with many individuals relocating to the Atlanta area because of our ever-growing film industry. And yes, you look around and new sound stages and/or studios are going up everywhere. And there is good reason to think this will be an industry that will be around for some time to come.

Five Reasons Why Film Is Here To Stay in Georgia

I just read this article this morning online in the Southern Political Report Magazine. I’m sharing the link with you for you to read the entire article.

But in summary:

  1. Georgia has one of the best film incentive programs in the country by several measures.
  2. Not only does Georgia have a strong incentive program, but it is well known in the film industry as being stable.
  3. Studios and related businesses are being constructed, moving from other states or expanding.
  4. Georgia is one of only two states (New Mexico is the other) that have developed a statewide centralized a crew training program in its higher education system.
  5. Georgia has a number of indigenous features that make it attractive for film production.

We are delighted to help the many people moving here. With the diverse location of studios (Pinewood Atlanta in Fayette County, Eagle Rock and Atlanta Media Campus in Gwinnett, Mailing Avenue and Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta…and the list really does go on…..) many of our clients have found the central location of Midtown or Buckhead as the place to live. Having easy access to The Downtown Connector (I-75/85) and GA400 make it easy to get to and from any set or studio in the metro Atlanta area. Additionally, the access to MARTA in Midtown makes getting in and out of the city with access to Hartsfield Jackson International Airport easy for many of these people that can be on tight schedules.

Yep. The film industry is here in Georgia in a big way. And we are happy to help you find the place to call it home!

Five Reasons Why Film Is Here To Stay in Georgia

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Midtown Garden Tour Sunday May 17, 2015

As you stand on your balcony looking out over Midtown (especially if you are looking East) you see a delightful canopy of trees…something Atlanta strives very hard to preserve. But there is something else amongst those trees…

…beautiful homes, and even smaller condominium communities, sidewalks…and gardens. In fact, LOTS of gardens!

Midtown Garden Tour Sunday May 17, 2015

Midtown Garden Tour May 14, 2015This Sunday, instead of the walk through Piedmont Park, you have an opportunity to view some 36 gardens featuring fountains, pools, and hidden terraces that are open for view. And best of all…it’s FREE!!!!

Take a stroll and see just how unique and special Historic Midtown Atlanta is. This is the area East of Juniper Street over to Monroe, and from 10th Street to Ponce De Leon Avenue. You will be amazed at what you are going to find!!!

Maps for the event and the gardens available to view will be posted on the Facebook Page, Midtown Garden Tour on Sunday morning. Maps can also be obtained at the “tour headquarters” located at 795 Myrtle Street.

Here’s hoping MyMidtownMojo will see you in the garden!

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Atlanta Events Calendar – May 2015

Group of young friends toasting in a barLet’s face it. When you live in a city (well actually a METRO area) like Atlanta, there is lots and lots….and lots of things to do. Sometimes, the events you want to attend will even overlap…shreek!

I know when I’m searching for things to do, I’m wondering WHAT is there to do or what is going on?

I found an awesome list of events from Eventbrite that certainly seems to have a variety of things going on!

Atlanta Events Calendar – May 2015

I hope you can find a thing or two to do this month!

 

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I'm a real estate broker living and selling the Midtown Atlanta lifestyle. From high rise condominiums to historic homes, I enjoy everything Midtown Atlanta has to offer. I'll help you find the right home in Midtown Atlanta or any of the other exciting Intown Atlanta communities that border the Midtown Area!

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