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The Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2020 – 2021 Book of Lists ranks Atlanta’s Top Commercial Developers based on the number of square feet developed in 2019 -2020. They have broken the list out by office, industrial and retail.

For the eighth year, Georgia is again ranked No. 1 for business by Site Selection Magazine. Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Pat Wilson joined Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio recently for an interview. The GDEcD is the state’s sales and marketing component focused on attracting new business investment, aligning workforce education and training with in-demand jobs, promoting the expansion of existing small businesses and industry, attracting tourists to the state, determining new markets for Georgia products and promoting Georgia as a destination for arts and location for film, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as preparing and mobilizing state resources for economic growth.

Making the list for office space are:

Commercial Office Development

  1. Portman Holdings (Coda at Tech Square, Anthem Technology Center, 712 West Peachtree)
  2. New City, LLC (725 Ponce, 4th Ward Office project)
  3. Selig Enterprises (1105 West Peachtree, The Works)
  4. Granite Properties (Midtown Union)
  5. Third and Urban (Westside Paper, Inland Tract, Stockyards)

Industrial Commercial Development

  1. Taylor & Mathis, Inc. (Chattahoochee Logistics Center, Friendship Distribution Center, Intermodal Logistics Center, Indian Trail Distribution Center)
  2. Panattoni Development Co. (International Parkway, Busch Dr. 1 & 2, Hartland Drive, Southpoint Farms)
  3. Core5 Industrial Properties (Northeast 85 Logistics Center, Crossroads Business Center, Hartman Business Center)
  4. Trammell Crow Co. (Jefferson Mill Business Park, Twleve24, Innovation Business Center, Atlanta Food Bank)
  5. Robinson Weeks Partners ( Gillem Logistics Cener – 400, 800 and 900)

Retail Commercial Development

  1. Fuqua Development LP (Peachtree Town Center, Brookwood, The Exchange at Gwinnett)
  2. Selig Enterprises ( 1005 West Peachtree, The Works)
  3. S.J. Collins Enterprises (The Interlock, Phase II of the Interlock)
  4. North American Properties Atlanta ( Colony Square)
  5. Branch Properties (Perimeter Marketplace, Hugh Howell Marketplace

As Atlanta and most sunbelt states continue to attract new businesses and companies, commercial real estate continues to be a strong part of the market. Even with the negative influence of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on this sector of the market, Georgia remains strong in this sector.

According to Wilson, 95% of the jobs in the state are small businesses, and its 12 international offices help local companies with on-the-ground advice and links into new markets. Serving as the home base of 18 Fortune 500 companies, Georgia also supports a $2.9 billion economic impact from film and in 2019, $10.8 billion in aerospace exports. Additionally, as a $66 billion industry, tourism typically supports nearly 500,000 jobs statewide.

To learn more about GDEcD, call 404-962-4000 or visit www.Georgia.org. And watch the full interview below!

For other Atlanta real estate rankings, see more stories on Atlanta Real Estate Forum.

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