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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 - First Quarter 2016

    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class A - First Quarter 2016

    15,827,960 SF
    21,693 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
    $33.02 SF
  • Buckhead Office

    Class B - First Quarter 2016

    3,328,136 SF
    (7,177) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class A - First Quarter 2016

    22,228,139 SF
    (109,940) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class B - First Quarter 2016

    8,611,996 SF
    102,545 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    22,618,319 SF
    (80,713) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class A - First Quarter 2016

    16,422,639 SF
    (182,948) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    15,038,524 SF
    (57,588) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Duluth/Suwanee/Buford

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    48,406,441 SF
    125,255 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    19,102,286 SF
    (304,454) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    45,666,545 SF
    151,107 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    37,821,806 SF
    974,346 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class A - First Quarter 2016

    16,833,511 SF
    207,831 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class B - First Quarter 2016

    5,258,088 SF
    45,641 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    32,775,503 SF
    92,733 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class A - First Quarter 2016

    16,900,324 SF
    81,182 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    14,984,171 SF
    35,772 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    30,202,0531 SF
    191,385 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria Office

    Class A - First Quarter 2016

    15,801,925 SF
    91,330 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Cumberland/Galleria Office

    Class B - First Quarter 2016

    10,654,322 SF
    (2,400) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - First Quarter 2016

    51,911,075 SF
    (170,662) 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 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.



RT Bowden Vice President 404.446.1580
Kathleen Burke Senior Vice President 404.446.1577
Jim Byrd Managing Principal 404.446.1573
Joy Caldwell Executive Assistant 404.446.1860
Bubba Chrismer Managing Principal 404.446.1574
Dennis Compton Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1865
Kevin Creel Managing Principal 404.446.1576
Edward Easterlin Senior Vice President 404.446.1570
Jeff Estep Global Director 404.557.1789
Paula Fowler Senior Vice President, Operations 404.446.1589
Joseph Grace Principal 404.446.1578
Scott A. Hardeman Vice President 404.446.1863
Adrienne Heintz Marketing Associate 404.446.1862
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 Executive Assistant 404.446.1587
Mike Loy Senior Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1583
Paula McBryde Accounting Associate 404.446.1582
Bob Misdom Principal 404.446.1598
Tim Moresco Senior Vice President 404.446.1595
Brooks Morris Vice President 404.446.1564
Todd Ohlandt Principal 917.282.1268
Hugh Rader Vice President 404.446.1597
Annette Reabe Executive Assistant 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
Matt Ryder Managing Principal 404.863.3510
Nathan Settembrini Vice President 404.202.4433
Daman Shuman Executive Assistant 404.446.1591
Jim Bob Taylor Principal 404.446.1864
Thomas B. Tindall Managing Principal 404.446.1588
Wes Vaughan Vice President 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  
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   
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 
Silverton Bank Atlanta   
Suzanna's Kitchen Suwanee, GA  326,000 SF 
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
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 1720 Windward Concourse
1720 Windward Concourse
Suite 230
Alpahretta, GA 30005
3,241 SF $20.00
Sublease: ALPHARETTA-3655 Brookside Pky 2nd Floor
3655 Brookside Pky
Alpharetta, GA, GA 30022
Partial 2nd Floor $15.00
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 - 233 Peachtree St NE
233 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
1,545 SF on the 22nd Floor $12/SF - AS IS
Sublease: ATLANTA-1075 Peachtree St NE
12th & Midtown
1075 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
32nd Floor - 7,000 SF $32.00 Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 1300 Parkwood Circle SE
1300 Parkwood Circle SE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30339
15,209 SF | 8th Floor $17.00 / SF / Full Service
Sale: ATLANTA - 1990 Defoor Avenue
1990 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
73,500 SF; ±13,230 SF $6.000 NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2200 Century Center
2200 Centruy Pky NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
1,613 - 6,566 SF on 2nd Floor $20.00/SF Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2850 Premiere Pkwy
2850 Premiere Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30097
86,000 RSF (Not Divisible) Negotiable
Sublease: Atlanta - 3193 Howell Mill Road
3193 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30327
Suite 209: 2,597 SF; Suite 214: 1,818 SF; Total: 4,415 SF $19.50 FS
Sale: ATLANTA - 3218 Marjan Drive
3218 Marjan Drive
Atlanta, GA 30340
12,376± SF (2,000± Office)
Sublease: ATLANTA-3348 Peachtree Rd NE
3348 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
2,502 SF on the 10th Floor $20.00 / SF Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 4411 Bankers Circle
4411 Bankers Circle
Atlanta, GA 30360
15,000 SF - 20,000 SF $3.95 PSF Gross
Sublease: ATLANTA - 6120 Powers Ferry Rd NW
6120 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30339
24,434 SF | 3rd Floor $19.00 / SF / Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 6190 Powers Ferry Rd NW
6190 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Suite 430
Atlanta, GA 30339
7,962 SF | 4th Floor $17.50 / SF/ Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - Lenox Towers North
3400 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30326
5,724 SF $20.00 Full Service
Sublease: BRASELTON - 920 Highway 124
Braselton Business Park
920 Highway 124
Braselton, GA 30517
100,000 SF $2.85/SF NNN
Sale: COMMERCE - 366 Industrial Parkway
366 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA
28,931 SF
Sale: DOUGLASVILLE - 8950 Highway 5
8950 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30314
45,000 SF
Sale: DULUTH - 11300 Lakefield Dr
11300 Lakefield Dr
Duluth, GA 30097
10,000± SF $17.00 FS
Sublease: DULUTH-3100 Breckinridge Blvd, Bldg 200
3100 Breckinridge Blvd
Bldg 200, Suite 2205
Duluth 30096
15,000 SF - 30,987 SF $9.00 PSF
Sublease: LITHONIA - 2160 Lithonia Industrial Boulevard
2160 Lithonia Industrial Boulevard
Lithonia, GA 30058
75,000 SF $1.65 Absolute Net
Sale: MARIETTA - 775 Franklin Road
775 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
Sale: MARIETTA - 779 Franklin Road
779 Franklin Road
Marietta, GA 30067
6,424 SF on 2 Floors SALE PRICE: $495,000
839 Pickens Industrial Dr
Marietta, GA 30062
44,405 SF on 4.9 Acres FOR SALE
Sublease: Sublease: TUCKER - 1979 Lakeside Pky
1979 Lakeside Pky
Tucker, GA 30084
2nd Floor: 5,921 RSF $17.00
Sublease: ATLANTA - 303 Perimeter Center N
303 Perimeter Center N
Atlanta, GA 30346
Suite 200 - 6,439 SF $18.00/SF Full Service
Sale: COVINGTON - 12862 Brown Bridge Rd
12862 Brown Bridge Rd
Covington, GA
Sublease: DULUTH - 11465 Johns Creek Pky
11465 Johns Creek Pky
Suite 100
Duluth, GA 30097
4,859 SF $17.00 FS
Sale: SUWANEE - 1100 Satellite Blvd
1100 Satellite Blvd
Suwanee, GA 30024
6,472 SF existing building with the ability to expand by another 6,000 SF. Additional land on the Property will accommodate a second 5,000 SF pad site $16.00/SF MG or SALES PRICE: $1,700,000
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2300 Windy Ridge Pky SE
2300 Windy Ridge Pky SE
Suite 650S
Atlanta, GA 30339
2,064 SF $18.50 FS
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3060 Peachtree Rd NW, Suite 785
3060 Peachtree Rd NW
Suite 785
Atlanta , GA 30305
1,158 RSF $32.00 Full Service
Sale: COVINGTON - 55 Pinyon Rd
55 Pinyon Road
Covington, GA 30016, GA 30016
32,000 SF $4.95 NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5720 Fulton Industrial Blvd
5720 Fulton Industrial Blvd
Bldg 1
Atlanta, GA 30336
258,907 SF Total / 5,448 SF Office $3.25 / SF NNN
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 6120 Windward Pky
6120 Windward Pky
Suite 150
Alpharetta, GA 30005
5,373 SF $17.50 FS
Sale: COVINGTON - 65 Chamisa Rd
65 Chamisa Road
Covington, GA 30016
20,000 SF $4.95 NNN
Sale: FOREST PARK - 842 Main Street
842 Main Street
Forest Park, GA 30297
0.689 Acres
TAG Finance Roundtable: Today's M&A Environment
In a follow-up to February’s discussion on “Preparing Your Exit Strategy,” Cresa Atlanta and Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP hosted a TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) Finance roundtable discussion on the current M&A (mergers and acquisitions) […] Read More
Renovations are Preserving Atlanta's Past
Atlanta has a dubious reputation for bulldozing historic buildings to make way for the latest apartment project or office tower. But lately developers seem to be waking up to the value of rehabilitating old buildings to preserve their character and […] Read More
Equity Crowdfunding: A Potential Jumpstart for Start-Ups
At an April meeting of TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) Entrepreneurs, Audrey Jacobs, VP of Israel-based OurCrowd, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding firms, discussed equity crowdfunding, a method of investing in start-ups enabled by the […] Read More
The Alphabet Soup of CRE Acronyms
As with many businesses today, the “alphabet soup” of acronyms in commercial real estate (CRE) can be daunting. Read More
The Next Buckhead? Chamblee Demonstrates the Allure of Public Transit
In what is perhaps a testimony to the allure of public transit (as well as to rising real estate prices in Buckhead), the northeastern suburb of Chamblee has been experiencing a big boom in development over the last few years. 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



Voice & Data Connectivity

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 60 telecom providers and 1,200 data centers with the service that's right for your business. 

MPLS Networks

Managed Cloud

SIP Trunking

Fiber Ethernet

Data Center

Hosted Phone Systems


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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.

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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