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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
Thomas B. Tindall
Managing Principal
404.446.1588 tel


  • Airport/North Clayton

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    89,988,886 SF
    595,296 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2014

    16,013,288 SF
    126,049 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2014

    4,631,731 SF
    178,974 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2014

    21,686,019 SF
    458,103 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2014

    9,131,884 SF
    273,050 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    21,761,625 SF
    1,073 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2014

    16,559,269 SF
    211,761 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2014

    14,7299,324 SF
    82,873 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Duluth/Suwanee/Buford

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    47,331,806 SF
    357,945 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    19,089,029 SF
    424,779 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    42,029,440 SF
    926,313 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    34,938,874 SF
    440,254 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2014

    16,505,413 SF
    389,882 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2014

    5,977,432 SF
    54,787 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    32,919,183 SF
    102,075 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2014

    16,694,638 SF
    266,211 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2014

    14,914,579 SF
    95,684 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    29,963,780 SF
    493,611 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Northwest Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2014

    18,117,229 SF
    33,627 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Northwest Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2014

    21,532,810 SF
    216,490 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2014

    48,751,404 SF
    2,275,777 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate

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 chose 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.


Jay Begley Executive Assistant 404.446.1596
J. Bender Betbeze Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1569
RT Bowden Advisor 404.446.1580
Kathleen Burke Senior Vice President 404.446.1577
Jim Byrd Managing Principal 404.446.1573
Ronnie Cannon Principal 404.446.1572
Bubba Chrismer Managing Principal 404.446.1574
Dennis Compton Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1865
Kevin Creel Managing Principal 404.446.1576
Jake Lee Elder, III Research Associate 404.446.1862
John Flack Principal 404.446.1594
Paula Fowler Senior Vice President, Operations 404.446.1589
Joseph Grace Principal 404.446.1578
Scott A. Hardeman Vice President 404.446.1863
Billy Hobbs Managing Principal 404.446.1579
Susan Holtz Operations Associate 404.446.1592
Cloteen B. Jasmin Senior Vice President, Corporate Solutions 404-446-1562
Jason Jones Principal 404.446.1581
Cris Katz Executive Assistant 404.446.1587
Bo Keatley Vice President 404.446.1568
Mike Loy Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1583
Paula McBryde Accounting Associate 404.446.1582
Bogue Miller Principal 404.446.1575
Bob Misdom Principal 404.446.1598
Tim Moresco Senior Vice President 404.446.1595
Hugh Rader Advisor 404.446.1597
Michael Rice Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1861
Ed Riggins Senior Vice President 404.446.1584
Andy Roberts Associate 404.446.1866
Graham Roberts, J.D. Associate 404.446.1570
Hansell Roddenbery Principal 404.446.1585
David Rubenstein Principal 404.446.1586
Daman Shuman Executive Assistant 404.446.1591
Trevor A. Smith Advisor 404.446.1571
Jim Bob Taylor Senior Vice President 404.446.1864
Thomas B. Tindall Managing Principal 404.446.1588
Scott Trump Executive Assistant 404.446.1860
Wes Vaughan Advisor 404.446.1599
J. Buckner Winfield, III, SIOR Senior Vice President 404.446.1593


Success Stories

Client Location Sq. Footage
Atlantic Business Systems Duluth  43,263  
Aunty's Homemade Food Cincinnati  10,000  
B&E Jackson & Associates, Inc. Atlanta  8,937  
Beazley Atlanta  6,700  
Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. Atlanta   17,003  
Confidentail 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   
LivePerson, Inc. Atlanta, GA  7,800 
Mizuno USA Braselton, GA  520,000 
Pope McGlamry Kilpatrick Morrison & Norwood Atlanta  6,500 
Recall Atlanta  6,000,000 
Sagepath Atlanta, GA  10,000 
Sanofi-Aventis Alpharetta, GA  6,500 
Si Kote Technologies Cincinnati  20,000  
Silverton Bank Atlanta   
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 (Chicago)  61,897  

Subleases & Sales

Property Available Space Rental Rate
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 200 Milton Park
11175 Cicero Drive
2nd Floor
Alpharetta, GA 30022
6,573 SF $15.00 FSG
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 1335 Ridgeland Parkway
1335 Ridgeland Parkway
Building 2
Alpharetta, GA 30004
13,000 SF Below Market
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 5940 Cabot Parkway
5940 Cabot Parkway
Building 300
Alpharetta, GA 30004
80,704 SF (10,000 SF Office) $4.90/NNN & $1.17 Opex
Sublease: ATLANTA - One Riverside
4401 Northside Parkway, NW
6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30327
25,969 SF $14.00 FSG
Sublease: ATLANTA - Two Ravinia Drive
Two Ravinia Drive
Suite 960
Atlanta, GA 30346
7,867 SF $16.00 FSG
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1 Glenlake Parkway, NE
1 Glenlake Parkway, NE
3rd & 4th Floors
Atlanta, GA 30328
7,712 - 44,270 SF $18.50 FSG
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1300 Parkwood Circle
Parkwood Plaza
1300 Parkwood Circle
Suite 170
Atlanta, GA 30339
3,741 RSF $17.50 FSG
Sublease: DORAVILLE - 4194 Northeast Expressway
4194 Northeast Expressway
Suite F
Doraville, GA 30340
16,777 SF (8,076 SF office) Inquire
Sale: SANDY SPRINGS - 8607 Roswell Road
8607 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
14,700 SF, ±1.4 acres $15.00 NNN
Sale: COMMERCE - East Jackson Industrial Park
362 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA 30529
Sale: DORAVILLE - 6915 Button Gwinnet Drive
6915 Button Gwinnet Drive
Doraville, GA 30340
60,200 SF Total (25,100± SF Available)
Sale: MARIETTA - Franklin Office Park
779 Franklin Road
Marrietta, GA 30067
6,424 SF on 2 Floors SALE PRICE: $495,000
Sale: NORCROSS - Crooked Creek Office Park
6244 Crooked Creek Road
Norcross, GA 30092
10,091 SF on 0.96 acres
Sale: NORCROSS - Peachtree Corners East
5924 Peachtree Corners East
Norcross, GA 30071
14,960 SF on 1.72 acres - 14,505 SF office space SALE
Sublease: ATLANTA - 400 Northpark
1000 Abernathy Road, NE
Suites 1550A and 1550B
Atlanta, GA 30328
8,962 - 10,911 RSF $22.00 FSG

Cresa Atlanta Blog

  • 12/12/2014Georgia State Receives Largest Gift in Its History – But Will It Get the Ted?
    Atlanta’s own Georgia State University has been driving growth in eastern Downtown for years, and its expansion seems unstoppable. One of its latest projects – thanks to a $22.8 million grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, the school’s largest gift ever – will transform the three-story building that used to serve as the SunTrust [...] Read More
  • 12/9/2014Atlanta Tech Village is the City’s New Hot Spot for Technology Entrepreneurs
    Atlanta has a new hot spot for up-and-coming technology startups: the Atlanta Tech Village, an innovative co-working community for technology entrepreneurs. Having just completed its 103,000-square-foot building renovation at the intersection of Lenox and Piedmont Roads, the Village is already 98% occupied, with more than 200 startups, early-stage tech firms, and service providers located within [...] Read More
  • 11/21/2014Designing for the “Emerging Workplace” at Avalon
    As Millennials flood the work force with their preferences for collaborative work styles and live-work-play communities, the modern office design is quickly evolving. The “new emerging workplace” features open office plans; “hoteling” office space (reservation-based, unassigned space); common, interdisciplinary workspaces; and shared leisure spaces such as a break rooms with ping-pong tables and video games. [...] Read More
  • 11/14/2014The Coming Overhaul of the 400/285 Interchange
      The GA-400 and I-285 interchange has long been one of the worst bottlenecks in our bottleneck-plagued city, but that dubious distinction may start to fade by 2019, when a major overhaul of the interchange is scheduled to be complete.  This $1.06 billion project – the most expensive highway project in Georgia’s history – will [...] Read More
  • 11/7/2014Commuter Trail Master Plan Envisions A New Perimeter
      When State Farm announced plans to build a two million-square-foot office complex in the central Perimeter area, concerns increased about additional traffic in an already congested area. But the Perimeter CIDs have a potential plan for alleviating some of that traffic. The PCIDs have developed a Commuter Trail System master plan that, if executed, [...] Read More
  • 11/3/2014Through Invest Atlanta, The City Offers a Wealth of Resources for New or Expanding Businesses
    In a presentation earlier this month, Invest Atlanta, the official economic development authority for the City of Atlanta, shared with Cresa some good news for businesses in the city: beginning in January 2015, the city will offer a one hundred percent exemption on Georgia’s inventory tax. This property tax on inventories is a state tax [...] Read More
  • 10/27/2014Falcons Stadium May Be Long-Awaited Boon for Beleaguered Westside
      A recent meeting of CREW Atlanta provided attendees with an update on how Atlanta’s Westside communities will benefit from the planned new Falcons Stadium in their area. Some community members have been skeptical of claims that the stadium will revitalize their neighborhoods, but a number of prominent organizations are already working diligently to improve [...] Read More
  • 10/17/2014Would Your Real Estate Broker Tell You Not To Do A Deal?
          Has your real estate broker ever advised you not to sign a lease agreement? Have they recommended extending your lease for a while to give your business or the market time to stabilize? Have they suggested delaying a deal to gain leverage? If not, your broker may not have your best interests [...] Read More
    October is about more than trick-or-treating at Cresa—this month, we are holding our second annual fall fundraiser for Cresa Cares, Cresa’s official charity organization. Launched in 2013, Cresa Cares has already raised nearly $125,000 through its fall 2013 and spring 2014 fundraisers. After the spring fundraiser, we distributed $100,000 (retaining $25,000 as a one-time emergency [...] Read More
  • 10/3/2014Law Firms Join the Redesign Revolution
    Current economic, social, and technological trends have driven changes in office layouts to include more collaborative space, environmentally sustainable elements, new technological tools, and other features that reflect a rapidly evolving workplace. One sector, though, has been slow to embrace these changes: the legal profession, which tends to prefer the traditional to the contemporary. Law [...] Read More
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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



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.

Dennis Compton Mike Loy Michael Rice Bender Betbeze
Dennis Compton Mike Loy Michael Rice J. Bender Betbeze

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:
  • Supply Chain Consulting
  • Transaction Management
  • Project Management
  • Portfolio Strategies
  • Location Planning
  • Lease Administration
  • Capital Markets
  • Facilities Services

  • 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