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Cresa Atlanta
3475 Piedmont Road
Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30305
404.257.8866 tel
404.256.6399 fax


Jim Byrd
Managing Principal
404.446.1573 tel
Bubba Chrismer
Managing Principal
404.446.1574 tel
Kevin Creel
Managing Principal
404.446.1576 tel
Billy Hobbs
Managing Principal
404.446.1579 tel
Jim Bob Taylor
Managing Principal
404.446.1864 tel
Thomas B. Tindall
Managing Principal
404.446.1588 tel


Cresa Atlanta is an international corporate real estate advisory firm that exclusively represents tenants – office and industrial space users. As professional real estate advisors, we are passionate about understanding the needs of our clients and strive to deliver exceptional service for the long term. We collaborate with clients to provide service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented counsel. By choosing to represent the interests of Tenants alone, Cresa Atlanta avoids conflicts of interest. 

For clients that choose to relocate, our work is not complete until they experience a seamless transition to new space. Cresa Atlanta offers project management and relocation planning services, ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and under budget. With more than 100 years of combined experience, in addition to office, industrial and retail space construction, our Project Managers have experience with build-to-suit, call centers, hotels, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities.

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Our mission is to provide customized solutions exclusively for corporate space users by offering fully integrated services that align their real estate needs with their business plans, delivering maximum cost savings and exceeding expectations.


Our vision is to be the exception in the commercial real estate industry: A company that is service-oriented rather than transaction-oriented, with advisors who are client focused not deal focused. 


We are guided by the concept, “Do the Right Thing,” both internally and externally. We will always do what is right for the client’s best interest and put that interest before our own. We treat our clients and employees with respect, dignity and fairness in all matters.


  • Airport/North Clayton

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    104,847,252 SF
    1,211,949 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead

    Office - Class A - First Quarter 2018

    17,200,220 SF
    143,098 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
    $33.90 SF
  • Buckhead

    Office - Class B - First Quarter 2018

    2,784,128 SF
    24,073 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter

    Office - Class A - First Quarter 2018

    23,394,309 SF
    121,734 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter

    Office - Class B - First Quarter 2018

    8,606,189 SF
    69,046 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    22,047,623 SF
    (234,469) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown

    Office - Class A - First Quarter 2018

    16,487,661 SF
    4,768 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown

    Office - Class B - First Quarter 2018

    15,266,975 SF
    (20,280) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Duluth/Suwanee/Buford

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    52,894,475 SF
    (64,142) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    19,837,484 SF
    26,330 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    50,496,448 SF
    435,944 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    40,971,445 SF
    409,605 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown

    Office - Class A - First Quarter 2018

    17,334,931 SF
    526,471 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown

    Office - Class B - First Quarter 2018

    5,438,879 SF
    1,139 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    33,198,470 SF
    21,632 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton

    Office - Class A - First Quarter 2018

    17,673,032 SF
    83,294 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton

    Office - Class B - First Quarter 2018

    15,184,721 SF
    67,191 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    31,060,380 SF
    123,442 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria

    Office - Class A - First Quarter 2018

    16,596,349 SF
    (108,954) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria

    Office - Class B - First Quarter 2018

    10,902,043 SF
    55,388 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - First Quarter 2018

    62,376,549 SF
    1,121,869 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate

Market Insights

Looking at the 10-year real estate cycle, rental rates should begin to plateau and recede. Although this isn’t seen yet, great deals are in the market. As large tenants move out or consolidate, Landlords will be forced to backfill to keep their rent roll in the black.



Terrance Barnes Business Manager 404.446.1572
Michael Bennett Associate, Industrial Services 404.446.1862
Danny Bernstein Associate 404.446.1565
RT Bowden Vice President 404.446.1580
Jim Byrd Managing Principal 404.446.1573
Bubba Chrismer Managing Principal 404.446.1574
Scott Clayton Vice President 404.446.1575
Dennis Compton Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1865
Kevin Creel Managing Principal 404.446.1576
Rhett Delk Research Associate 404.446.1567
Nance Donaldson, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1586
Edward Easterlin Senior Vice President 404.446.1570
Paula F. Fowler Principal 404.446.1589
Joseph Grace Principal 404.446.1578
Josh Hagler Advisor
Scott A. Hardeman Vice President 404.446.1863
Billy Hobbs Managing Principal 404.446.1579
Cloteen B. Jasmin Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions 404.446.1562
Jason Jones Principal 404.446.1581
Cris Katz Marketing Associate 404.446.1587
Mike Loy Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1583
Paula McBryde Accounting Associate 404.446.1582
Craig Mendel Vice President 404.446.1568
Bob Misdom Principal 404.446.1598
Tim Moresco Senior Vice President 404.446.1595
Brooks Morris Vice President 404.446.1564
Scott Polinski Vice President 404.446.1563
Hugh Rader Vice President 404.446.1597
Annette Reabe Marketing Associate 404.446.1596
Ed Riggins, SIOR, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1584
Andy Roberts Vice President 404.446.1866
Hansell Roddenbery Principal 404.446.1585
Megan Rolquin Marketing Associate 404.446.1860
Daman E. Shuman Marketing Director 404.446.1591
Jim Bob Taylor Managing Principal 404.446.1864
Thomas B. Tindall Managing Principal 404.446.1588
Danny Vander Maten Vice President 404.446.1569
Daniel H. Wagnon, SIOR Senior Vice President 850.656.6555
Doug Wise, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1577


Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Advertising Technology - Colocation Renewal Atlanta, Georgia   
Atlantic Business Systems Duluth  43,263  
B&E Jackson & Associates, Inc. Atlanta  8,937  
Beazley Atlanta  6,700  
Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. Atlanta   17,003  
Confidential Client Atlanta  7,325 SF 
CredAbility Atlanta  41,772  
CSX Transportation, Inc.   150,000+  
Dekalb Office Environments Alpharetta  125,000  
Easter Seals of North Georgia Atlanta, GA  7,147 SF 
Fidelity National Title Group Atlanta, GA  10,085 
General Shale Brick, Inc. Atlanta   
Law Firm - Cloud Sourcing and Savings Atlanta, Georgia   
Levantina USA Dallas, TX  100,000 
LivePerson, Inc. Atlanta, GA  7,800 
Managed Hosting – International Colocation London, UK   
Miller Zell, Inc. Atlanta, Georgia  311,000 
Mizuno USA Braselton, GA  520,000 
Multi-city National: Wide Area Network Atlanta, Georgia   
New Wide Area Network Atlanta, Georgia   
Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood Atlanta  6,500 
Recall Atlanta  6,000,000 
Sagepath Atlanta, GA  10,000 
Sanofi-Aventis Alpharetta, GA  6,500 
Silverton Bank Atlanta   
Sintec Media Grand Rapids, MI  7,669 SF 
Suzanna's Kitchen Suwanee, GA  326,000 
Tech Packaging - Build-to-Suit Hazelton, PA  223,200 
The Sports Section Duluth  36,918  
Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Maimi, FL  10,000 
Undisclosed Client Metro Atlanta  202,000 
Victaulic Company of America Aurora, IL  61,897  

Subleases & Sales

Property Available Space Rental Rate
Sale: COMMERCE - 366 Industrial Parkway
366 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA
28,931 SF
Lease: MARIETTA - 775 Franklin Road
775 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
$9.00 NNN
Sale: FOREST PARK - 842 Main Street
842 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
0.689 Acres
Sale: ATLANTA - 3300-2 Northeast Expy
3300-2 Northeast Expy
Atlanta, GA 30341
11,240 SF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
South Terraces
115 Perimeter Center Pl NE
Alpharetta,, GA 30004
Suite 950B - 7,703 RSF $25.50/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1075 Inner Loop Road
1075 Inner Loop Road
Suite 200, Building A
Atlanta, GA 30337
8,108 SF $11.00 Full Service Gross
Sale: BUFORD - Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd - 1.27 AC Single Lot
Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30519
1.27 Acres
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1355 Peachtree St
1355 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30309
17th Floor; 1,541 SF $30.50
3749 Old Oakwood Rd
Oakwood, GA 30566
1.5 Acres
Sale: MARIETTA - Franklin Office Park
775, 777, 779 Franklin Gateway
Marietta, GA 30067
775 - 6,424 SF; 777 - 6,666 SF; 779 - 6,666 SF
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 4550 North Point Pky
4550 North Point Pky
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Suite 145; 5,749 SF $16.75
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1 Glenlake Pkwy
1 Glenlake Pkwy NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
5,727 RSF (4th Floor) $24.00/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3500 Lenox Rd
3500 Lenox Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
12,789 SF $30.00 Full Service
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 3015 Windward Plaza Dr
3015 Windward Plaza Dr
Alpharetta, GA 30005
12,500 SF $19.75/RSF Full Service
Sale: BUFORD - 5023 B U Bowman Dr
5023 B U Bowman Dr
Buford, GA 30518
10,000 SF
Lease: ATLANTA - 4925 Avalon Ridge Pky
4925 Avalon Ridge Pky
Norcross, GA 30071
84,657 SF $4.15 NNN; $1.15 Expenses
Sale: NORCROSS: 2825 Simpson Cir
2825 Simpson Cir
Norcross, GA 30071
$14,000 / month (gross)
Sale: LITHONIA: 1950 Lithonia Industrial Blvd
1950 Lithonia Industrial Blvd
Lithonia, GA 30058
70,000 SF with 3,500 SF Office on 11.13 Acres
Sale: BUFORD - Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd - 1.97 AC Single Lot
Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30519
Sale: BUFORD - Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd - 1.27 & 1.97 AC Double Lot
Peachtree Industrial Blvd @ Little Mill Rd
Buford, GA 30519
1.27 Acres & 1.97 Acres
Sublease: ATLANTA - 300 Galleria Pky
300 Galleria Pky
Atlanta, GA 30339
Suite 2000; 10,243 SF $22.00 Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5 Concourse Parkway - 16th Floor
5 Concourse Pky
Atlanta, GA 30328
16th Floor; 5,255 SF $27.00 Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 245 TownPark Dr
245 TownPark Dr
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Suite 145; 2,762 RSF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3400 Peachtree Rd
3400 Peachtree Rd
Atlanta, GA 30326
Suite 700; 2,218 RSF $18.00/RSF (Full Service)
Sale: GAINESVILLE - 2459 Hilton Court
2459 Hilton Court
Gainesville, GA 30501
16,000± SF; 3.86 Acres
Sale: BUFORD - 470 Thunder Rd
470 Thunder Rd
Buford, GA 30518
14,000 SF Industrial Building
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5607 Glendridge Dr
5607 Glenridge Dr
Atlanta, GA 30342
6,285 RSF (1,971 SF & 4,314 SF) $22.00/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3625 Brookside Pky
3625 Brookside Pky
Suite 450
Alpharetta, GA 30022
Suite 450; 4,186 SF $10.00
Sale: BOGART: 125 Old Monroe Rd
125 Old Monroe Rd
Bogart, GA 30622
11,200± SF Office Building (2 Floors); 40,700± SF Warehouse (7.38± Acres)
Sublease: KENNESAW - 3550 George Busbee Pky
3550 George Busbee Pky
Kennesaw, GA 30144
3,850 RSF $26.50/RSF (Full Service)
Sublease: MARIETTA - 800/850 Industrial Park Dr
800/850 Industrial Park Dr
Marietta, GA 30062
2 Buildings: 80,000 SF on 3.45 Acres
Lease: SMYRNA - 1850 S Cobb Industrial Blvd
1850 S Cobb Industrial Blvd
Smyrna, GA 30082
41,078 SF
Lease: SMYRNA - 1860 S Cobb Industrial Blvd
1860 S Cobb Industrial Blvd
Smyrna, GA 30082
27,136 SF
Lease: SMYRNA - 4830 Martin Ct
4830 Martin Ct
Smyrna, GA 30082
67,000± SF
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3475 Piedmont Rd
3475 Piedmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
Suite 1550; 4,807 RSF $19.00 FS
Bringing New Life to Atlanta's Westside
Atlanta’s Westside, a long-blighted area with boarded-up homes and a shrinking population, is seeing new life as numerous benefactors work to revive the area. At the Atlanta CREW meeting in March, speakers Thomas M. Holder, founder and CEO of Holder […] Read More
M & A Trends in 2018
At last month’s meeting of the TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) Corporate Development Society, a panel of three speakers from the industry—Matt Carroll of Westview Capital Partners, Paul Gibson of Hercules Capital, and David Blau of Cox […] Read More
The Co-Working Trend is Expanding in New Directions
The market for co-working space in Atlanta just keeps growing—and now it’s moving beyond intown start-ups to suburban executives and Fortune 500 companies. While some see the co-working trend as a threat to traditional office leases, co-working […] Read More
Cumberland CID Sees Big Future Ahead
Georgia’s first CID (Community Improvement District), the Cumberland CID, is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the organization has released Blueprint Cumberland 3.0, a 15-year master plan that is an update to […] Read More
Top Three Industrial Real Estate Topics in 2018
The commercial real estate industrial sector roared through 2017 turning the traditional way of thinking on it's head; 2018 is poised to be no different. There are three areas that will continue to see the biggest changes as the industrial markets […] Read More

Community Service


At Cresa Atlanta, we believe in “paying it forward.” During the year, we fund and provide volunteers for four different community service projects.

In January and again in December, we participated in the Feed the Homeless initiative, founded by real estate veteran, Hugh Pafford. Each Saturday, an Atlanta real estate company funds the food that is served to the homeless in downtown Atlanta. The food is cooked by volunteers using a mobile feeding unit and served “on the street.”  

Every March, Cresa Atlanta buys a large quantity of canned goods and delivers it to the Sandy Springs Community Assistance Center. In addition to stocking the shelves, we provide volunteers to help change out the thrift store clothing from winter to summer clothes.

Annually, Cresa Atlanta also participates in the CoreNet Community Reinvestment Challenge. For the past two years, we have helped fund improvements to Nicholas House, the only homeless shelter in Georgia that houses entire families. This year, our Cresa Atlanta volunteers helped landscape the grounds of the shelter near Grant Park, repaired a porch roof and painted parts of the interior of the house.

After celebrating our own Thanksgiving lunch, we got to work “stuffing” 250 toiletries bags for homeless men. The bags were then donated to Must Ministries, who will distribute them to homeless men attending the Must Ministries Thanksgiving lunch. Cresa Atlanta also made a cash contribution to the operating account to help finance the many outreach programs of this organization.

Cresa Atlanta is grateful for its many blessings, including our wonderful clients, employees, advisors, vendors, and real estate associates. We are pleased to be in a position to “pay it forward” through our community service efforts.

Testimonials and Selected Clients



Colocation, Cloud & Connectivity Solutions

Cresa has decades of experience advocating for corporate space users in real estate transactions. The breadth of real estate has grown from office buildings to industrial warehouses and on to data centers - especially colocation facilities. As a natural extension we also offer services to provide Voice, Cloud and Connectivity solutions for our clients.

Companies enjoy working with someone they know and trust - and who has proven their value time and again. We provide additional services so clients do not have to seek alternate resources. Instead, Cresa seamlessly integrates Voice, Data Center, Cloud and Connectivity solutions so you can spend more time on what is important ... your business. 


Our research technology and seasoned experts will help you find the right solution and select the right provider.


Once we help you decide on a solution and a provider, we negotiate the contract on your behalf and get you the best service and payment terms.


Our project managers will ensure that your services are installed properly and on-time with minimal disruption to your business.

Core Products - We source more than 90 cloud and telecom providers and 1,500 data centers with the service that's right for your business. 


Managed Cloud

Security as a Service

Fiber Ethernet

Data Center

Hosted VoIP


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404.446.1581 d
770.313.9912 m

Project Management

Cresa projects are not complete until our clients experience a seamless transition to new space. The Atlanta office offers project management and relocation planning services, ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and under budget.

Making It All Work

Whatever real estate project you have in mind, we have the people who can implement it. We'll oversee the planning and design, gather the right team, and direct the entire construction process — keeping a close eye on the budget the entire time.

Our project managers often take an active role in both the strategy and transaction phases of a project, advising on issues of programming, feasibility, and other challenges that may affect the ultimate build-out of space.

The Team

With more than 140 years of combined experience, the Atlanta project management team provides clients with turnkey oversight of space design, construction, vendor selection and interface, furniture installation, cabling, and move coordination.

In addition to office, industrial and retail space construction, our Project Managers have experience with build-to-suit, call centers, hotels, restaurants, educational, and medical facilities.

The team is actively involved in many industry associations as well as holds LEED AP accreditations, and other certifications in the state of Georgia and nationally.


Industrial and Supply Chain

Cresa Atlanta works with companies to develop real estate solutions that optimize the supply chain while controlling costs. Our industrial and supply chain specialists apply Cresa's proven methods and integrated services to locate, acquire, and develop industrial and logistics space, always striving to reach an outcome that exceeds the client’s requirements. We focus on helping our clients make real estate decisions that create leverage and lead to a competitive advantage. By solely representing the interests of tenants, Cresa is uniquely qualified to advise clients and advance their best interests in order to increase efficiency, speed time-to-market, improve service levels, and improve profitability.

Supply Chain Meets Real Estate

A warehouse isn’t just real estate. It’s a crucial link in your supply chain. As a pivot point for moving your goods around the country, its location cannot be haphazard.

And yet, warehouse space that truly fits your needs may be in short supply — at any given time, your options will most likely be limited.

Our consultants are known for taking a more holistic view of your entire supply chain. We know how the right real estate can add vital flexibility to your logistical needs, so we look beyond just rent to the equally important costs associated with transportation, fuel, and labor.

In short, we combine our considerable real estate savvy with an unmatched understanding of the broader issues of supply chain management. 

Manufacturing for Today’s World

In today’s business climate, there are any number of reasons to relocate your manufacturing facilities. Maybe you need to modernize your operations. Maybe you’re looking for a more capable workforce. Maybe you’re attracted to localities that offer economic incentives. Or maybe you’re “backshoring” — bringing your operations back from overseas.

Regardless of your reasons, our industrial experts have the knowledge and resources to address them. We work with manufacturers of all kinds, from metalworking and machine shops to the most advanced technology-driven facilities, from light assembly to precision medical device production.  We are thoroughly familiar with new trends in both engineering and production, and we can help you find a building ideally suited to the flexibility your operations now demand.  

Integrated Services

Once we’ve identified a course of action — whether for your supply chain or manufacturing needs — we then assemble the right combination of services to carry it out. From a single point of contact, we’ll coordinate an integrated team of specialists that can provide:

So don’t try to shoe-horn your industrial requirements into a space that’s not right for you. Talk to people with the experience and expertise to meet those requirements in an unbiased, strategically-sound manner. Call our Industrial Advisors at 404.257.8866.

Selected Clients