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Nominate Real Estate People & Projects Shaping Atlanta

Posted by on January 20, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

NominationsCall for Nominations is open for the 40th Annual Atlanta Urban Design Commission’s “2017 Awards of Excellence” & 1st Annual “Community Design Award”

 

PFT is excited to help spread the word about the call for nominations from the Atlanta Urban Design Commission (UDC) and the City of Atlanta for the Awards of Excellence and Community Design Award. Consider nominating people and/or projects for the:

  • Awards of Excellence (nominate by March 6).The Awards of Excellence honors projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the City of Atlanta’s built environment, the preservation of our physical heritage, and the sympathetic balance between the old and the new.
  • (New) Community Design Award (nominate by March 1). The inaugural Community Design Award honors buildings, public spaces, events, art, organizations, etc. that make our community a better place to live.

 

Nominations are free and open to everyone in Atlanta.

julie_sellers_297x3001PFT is proud to represent and work with many past recipients of the Awards of Excellence. We’re also proud to have a member of our zoning/land use team, PFT Partner Julie Sellers, to serve as the attorney appointed to the UDC. Through thoughtful design, innovative approach and real estate expertise, our clients continue to shape the landscape of Atlanta. PFT is honored to support our clients every step of the way from zoning and transactions to condemnations in our community. We look forward to celebrating every nominee and winner in May!

Learn more about the awards and download the nomination form here

Questions about these awards? Contact Matt Adams at mdadams@atlantaga.gov or 404-330-6201.

Spirit of Giving

Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

Giving back is central to so much of our practice throughout each year. We’re so proud of the firm’s giving spirit this past holiday season. Thank you to Elizabeth Story for helping to coordinate fulfilling a wish list for a family of five in need. We feel so fortunate to make a small difference during the holidays and throughout the year to those who need extra support in our community.

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NAIOP Night – February 16

Posted by on January 18, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

PFT will attend the NAIOP Night on February 16, 2017, at the St. Regis. Join us by reserving your table to enjoy a night of networking with other members of the commercial real estate community. For more event information visit http://www.naiopga.org

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Freedom of Religion in the Zoning Process

Posted by on January 11, 2017 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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Partner Doug Dillard will speak during the ICLE Hotel Series event, sponsored by the State Bar of Georgia, in Cartagena, Columbia, on Saturday, January 26, 2017. Dillard will present “Freedom of Religion in the Zoning Process.” Dillard has represented several religious groups successfully in zoning matters with the cities of Lilburn, Kennesaw, Alpharetta and others in the State of Georgia. Attendees of the weekend event qualify for 12 CLE hours. Click here for a full agenda for the event and for registration details.

 

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Friese Part of “Bisnow’s Women Changing the Game”

Posted by on December 31, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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Managing Partner Stephanie Friese participated in a panel discussion with other women leaders in commercial real estate during Atlanta Bisnow’s Women Changing the Game event on December 13 in Atlanta. Congrats to all the participants and Bisnow for a great event focused on women in commercial real estate!

Papera Closes 587K+ SF of Leases in 2016

Posted by on December 31, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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Partner Lou Papera has helped clients close on more than 587K square feet of lease space this year. Transactions include the lease of a 140,000 square foot industrial building in Suwanee; a 38,000 square foot office lease in Nashville; a 68,000 square foot skyscraper office space lease in Midtown Atlanta; a 110,000 square foot office lease in Peachtree Corners, as well as other large deals for office space (several in excess of 100,000 square feet) in Buckhead, Kennesaw, and Duluth. Congratulations Lou!

Pursley, Torgrimson to Present at State Bar Eminent Domain Section Annual CLE & Meeting – February 2017

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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Charles Pursley and Christian Torgrimson are presenting during the State Bar Eminent Domain Section Annual CLE & Meeting on February 23, 2017, in Atlanta. For more information or to register, visit: 
http://www.iclega.org/schedule.html

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Torgrimson Joins Faculty of Speakers for ALI-CLE Eminent Domain & Land Valuation/Condemnation 101 – January 2017

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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is part of the faculty of presenters for ALI-CLE Eminent Domain & Land Valuation/Condemnation 101 in San Diego on January 25-27, 2017. She will present in each track of the conference. For more information or to register for the conference, visit: https://www.ali-cle.org/course/Eminent-Domain-and-Land-Valuation-Litigation-CY009


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Atlanta Lawyer Magazine Recognizes the “The Beauty of the Bard Show”

Posted by on December 15, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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The magazine of the Atlanta Bar Association, Atlanta Lawyer, included an article by Honorable Sarah Doyle, Chief Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, recognizing the performers in this year’s Bard Show including PFT’s Elizabeth Story. Read the full article on page 22 here.

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Torgrimson to Present at ALI-CLE Eminent Domain & Land Valuation/Condemnation 101

Posted by on November 10, 2016 in Blog, Featured, news | 0 comments

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Christian Torgrimson is scheduled to present at both tracks, Eminent Domain/Land Valuation and Condemnation 101, at the ALI-CLI conference in San Diego, January 25-27, 2017. Click here for event information.

In September, Christian served as a member of the faculty for the CLE International’s Eminent Domain Conference in Las Vegas. During that Eminent Domain conference, Christian co-presented the featured presentation, “Pipeline Takings: The Big Projects, Organized Resistance and Key Valuation Issues.”

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