Avison Young in Atlanta
Launched in early 2010, Avison Young’s Atlanta office has grown to approximately 130 employees, including 38 brokers. This team is supported by a full-service office that includes an experienced marketing and research team, a full-service accounting team and a property management team currently servicing over 19 million square feet out of our Atlanta office. We offer a broad range of services including brokerage, asset management, project management, capital markets, property management, accounting and hospitality. As the hub of Avison Young’s Southeast expansion, we often partner with many of the company’s other U.S. offices.
Led by top professionals, the Atlanta brokerage has built a broad platform covering all industry sectors. Whether you are a user or occupier, or an owner or investor, we apply deep expertise, market knowledge and an unmatched collaborative approach to develop the most intelligent real estate solutions and deliver exceptional results.
- Tenant Representation
- Landlord Representation
- Enterprise Solutions
- Property Management
- Facilities Management
- Transaction Management
- Capital Markets
- Investment and Asset Management
- Investment Sales
- Project Management - User/Occupier
- Project Management - Owner/Investor
- Mortgage Services
Avison Young Atlanta Management Services, LLC
Avison Young’s Atlanta office also houses Avison Young Atlanta Management Services, LLC, an Atlanta-based real estate team comprised of brokerage, property management, accounting and project management. Our Avison Young Atlanta Management Services team currently leases over 20 million square feet and manages over 24 million square feet out of the Atlanta office. This group practices cooperative leasing and management services, driving cost savings, leveraging specializations and reducing overall risk to create optimum results and maximize value for clients.
Avison Young Hospitality Group
Our Avison Young Hospitality Group, based out of the Atlanta office, currently markets 190 hotels nationally, totaling $3 billion in market value. The group specializes in select service and full service hotels within the U.S. and works with CMBS lenders, whole loan banks, REITs, public companies, investment funds and private investors. Learn more about our Hospitality Group and their services here.
Incorporated in 1847, Atlanta owes its existence to the railroads. Located at the southern extremity of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta became the gateway through which most traffic had to pass between the southern Atlantic Seaboard and regions to the west. Today, Atlanta is a major business city, which boasts the country’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and home to the world headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, Turner Broadcasting, Home Depot, AT&T Mobility, UPS and Delta Air Lines. The city is also the primary transportation hub of the Southeastern United States (via highway, railroad and air), with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport among the world’s busiest airports, providing Delta Air Lines with the world’s largest airline hub.
Atlanta consistently ranks as one of Fortune Magazine's Top 10 Best Cities for Business. Business environment and quality of life also consistently place Atlanta at the top of major U.S. metropolitan areas for working, living and playing. More than 75% of Fortune 1000 companies have business operations in the metropolitan area. Since 1990, more than 300 companies have relocated their U.S. or regional headquarters here.
According to the U.S. Census, the 28-county Atlanta region population ranks as the fastest-growing metropolitan statistical area (MSA) in the nation. By 2020, the area is forecasted to be the sixth largest metro area in the country with a population of more than 7 million.
Considered a world-class business center, Atlanta’s office market totals more than 146 million square feet. The bulk of Atlanta’s office market centers along Peachtree Street, running from Buckhead to Downtown. More than 53 million square feet of space either exists or is under construction in the three submarkets that run along Atlanta’s prime address. In the last decade, businesses in Atlanta have absorbed, on average, more than 3 million square feet of office space annually. Downtown serves as home to more than 430 recognized Fortune 500 companies and 140,000 office workers employed in approximately 5,000 businesses – the highest concentration of businesses in the Metro Atlanta region.
With nearly 350 million total square feet of retail, Atlanta has a lot to offer avid shoppers, ranging from large, affordable stores to upscale options to local, creative boutiques. Countless regional malls, outlet malls and high-end lifestyle centers are spread throughout the metro area and are easily accessible. In addition to the almost 6.5 million shoppers living in the metro area, Atlanta’s retail market benefits from its proximity to the major I-75, I-85 and I-20 highways and the world’s busiest airport, which make it easy for people in the surrounding areas and states to visit Atlanta for a shopping/dining/entertainment experience.
Atlanta is the largest industrial market in the Southeast with more than 630 million square feet of space. Since 2010, companies have absorbed 13 million square feet of industrial space annually. Key industries in Atlanta include e-commerce, petroleum, steel, motor vehicles, aerospace, telecommunications, chemicals, electronics, food processing, consumer goods, lumber and mining. Major industrial areas include agricultural products, capital goods, telecommunications equipment, motor vehicle parts, office machines, electric power machinery and consumer goods. With three major interstate highways intersecting in Atlanta and an extraordinary concentration of rail systems, trucking companies, warehouse and distribution centers, Atlanta’s logistics infrastructure and capabilities are unrivalled. Over the past decade, the city’s industrial real estate sector has gained from the addition of more than 14,000 green jobs. With more than 43,000 green jobs in total, Atlanta ranks in the top-10 clean economies in the U.S.
The city is a center for services, business, higher education, information technology and finance. Atlanta’s strengths include a diverse economy, strong in-migration and population growth (more than 1.1 million new residents from 2000-2008), and a business-friendly environment. These factors have made Atlanta very attractive to foreign investors. The 2,000-plus foreign-owned business facilities in Metro Atlanta make up more than 80% of all international facilities in Georgia. International companies employ more than 115,000 people in the region.
Atlanta is known for its numerous attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, The World of Coke, Centennial Olympic Park and Stone Mountain Park as well as its sports teams the Falcons (Football), Braves (Baseball), Hawks (Basketball) and Atlanta United (Soccer). Leisure travel accounts for 68% of hotel stays versus 32% for business. With over 94,000 rooms in the Metro region, Atlanta is in the top 10 in the nation in number of available hotel rooms. In 2015, the estimated number of person-stays in the metro region was 45.92 million, which makes the region number one out of Georgia’s nine tourism regions. There are currently 250,000 metro residents employed in the hospitality industry and that number is expected to grow as $2.5 billion in new hospitality development will open in Atlanta by the end of the decade.