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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 2015

    93,720,601 SF
    3,029,328 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2015

    15,671,759 SF
    417,689 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2015

    5,525,189 SF
    44,713 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class A - Second Quarter 2015

    22,259,810 SF
    638,456 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2015

    9,058,705 SF
    15,557 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    22,717,802 SF
    350,478 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2015

    16,546,364 SF
    (9,041) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2015

    15,045,425 SF
    (86,114) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Duluth/Suwanee/Buford

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    48,258,592 SF
    1,544,103 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    19,080,722 SF
    317,060 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    45,476,10 SF
    1,002,815 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    35,736,342 SF
    (136,352) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2015

    17,170,675 SF
    630,423 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2015

    5,908,872 SF
    (42,041) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    32,687,386 SF
    434,144 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2015

    16,809,040 SF
    720,948 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2015

    15,134,546 SF
    129,417 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    29,920,248 SF
    515,762 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Northwest Office

    Class A - Third Quarter 2015

    17,928,273 SF
    245,608 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Northwest Office

    Class B - Third Quarter 2015

    21,752,675 SF
    585,798 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

    49,836,124 SF
    1,420,972 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.


J. Bender Betbeze Vice President, Project Management 404.446.1569
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
John Flack Principal 404.446.1594
Paula Fowler Senior Vice President, Operations 404.446.1589
Joseph Grace Principal 404.446.1578
Taylor Green Operations Associate 404.446.1592
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 Services 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
Bob Misdom Principal 404.446.1598
Tim Moresco Senior Vice President 404.446.1595
Brooks Morris Vice President 404.446.1564
Hugh Rader Vice President 404.446.1597
Ed Riggins, SIOR, CCIM Senior Vice President 404.446.1584
Andy Roberts Vice President 404.446.1866
Hansell Roddenbery Principal 404.446.1585
David Rubenstein Principal 404.446.1586
Daman Shuman Executive Assistant 404.446.1591
Trevor A. Smith Vice President 404.446.1571
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  
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   
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 (Chicago)  61,897  

Subleases & Sales

Property Available Space Rental Rate
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 1725 Windward Concourse
The Park at Windward Concourse
1725 Windward Concourse
Suite 120
Alpharetta, GA 30005
Suite 120 | 5,763 SF Below Market
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 3440 Preston Ridge Road
Preston Ridge IV
3440 Preston Ridge Road
Suite 150
Alpharetta, GA 30005
6,214 SF Total (Divisible) $20.00/SF Full Service
Sublease: ALPHARETTA-3655 Brookside Pky 2nd Floor
3655 Brookside Pky
Alpharetta, GA, GA 30022
Partial 2nd Floor $17.00
Sublease: ALPHARETTA - 5865 North Point Parkway
Rolta Building
5865 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30022
8,533 SF 17.00
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: ALPHARETTA - 11605 Haynes Bridge Rd
11605 Haynes Bridge Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Suite 425 | 6,421 SF $18.00/SF FS
Sublease: ATLANTA - 200 Glenridge Point
200 Glenridge Point Pkwy.
Atlanta, GA 30342
19,610 - 58,830 SF (will not subdivide floors) $17.50/SF Full Service
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 - 303 Perimeter Center North
Sterling Pointe II
303 Perimeter Center North
Suite 201
Atlanta, GA 30346
10,979 SF $18.00/SF Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 817 W Peachtree St, NW
The Biltmore
817 W Peachtree St, NW
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30308
14,766 SF 19.00
Sale: ATLANTA - 1990 Defoor Avenue
1990 Defoor Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318
73,500 SF; ±13,230 SF $6.000 NNN
Sublease: ATLANTA - 2850 Premiere Pkwy
2850 Premiere Pkwy.
Duluth, GA 30097
86,000 RSF (Not Divisible) Negotiable
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 $25.00 / SF Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3445 Breckinridge Boulevard
3445 Breckinridge Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30096
15,094 SF Below Market
Sublease: ATLANTA-3565 Piedmont Rd NE, Bldg 2 Suite 100
3565 Piedmont Rd NE
Building 2, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30305
2,245 - 8,813 SF $19.00
Sublease: ATLANTA - 3700 Crestwood Pkwy.
3700 Crestwood Pkwy.
Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30096
2,641 SF Below Market
Sublease: ATLANTA - 4411 Bankers Circle
4411 Bankers Circle
Atlanta, GA 30360
15,000 SF - 20,000 SF $3.95 PSF Gross
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5555 Glenridge Connector
Glenridge Highlands One
5555 Glenridge Connector
Atlanta, GA 30342
7,737 SF (will not subdivide) $15.00/SF Full Service
Sublease: ATLANTA - 5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
5909 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
3,993 SF on 4th Floor $23.00/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 $3.50/SF NNN
Sale: COMMERCE - 366 Industrial Parkway
366 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA
28,931 SF
Sale: COVINGTON - 45 Chamisa Road
45 Chamisa Road
Covington, GA 30016
±62,500 SF Sale Price: $1,900,000
Sublease: DECATUR - 750 Commerce Drive
750 Commerce Drive
Suite 400
Decatur, GA 30030
7,445 SF Below Market
Sublease: DOUGLASVILLE - 8950 Highway 5
8950 Highway 5
Douglasville, GA 30314
45,000 SF $4.50/MG
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: DULUTH - 3175 Satellite Boulevard
3175 Satellite Blvd, Building 600
Suite 200
Duluth, GA 30096
24,128 SF Negotiable
Sublease: FOREST PARK - 370 Lees Mill RD
370 Lees Mill RD
Forest Park, GA 30297
5,000 SF Industrial Building $7.20 NNN
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
Sale: NORCROSS - 4765 Buford Highway
4765 Buford Highway
Norcross, GA
18,600 SF on 4.4 Acres $13,500/month Sale Price: $1,799,000
Sale: SANDY SPRINGS - 8607 Roswell Road
8607 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
14,700 SF (100% office finish), ±1.4 acres $15.00 NNN

Cresa Atlanta Blog

  • 11/18/2015Though Not Without Obstacles, Georgia’s Film Industry is Booming
    Last week’s CREW meeting highlighted Georgia’s thriving film and television industry, which began to take off after the Georgia state legislature passed the Entertainment Investment Act in 2008. The meeting’s panel of speakers included Maria Saporta, journalist at the Atlanta Business Chronicle (formerly of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) and founder of; Kris Bagwell, executive vice [...] Read More
  • 11/9/2015Civic Center Development Could Be the Jumpstart Downtown Is Looking For, and the Ted Looks for New Life
    The development activity that has surged through Midtown and Buckhead since the end of the Great Recession has somehow eluded Atlanta’s Downtown. But the submarket may soon get a boost from the proposed redevelopment of the 19-acre Civic Center site. Texas-based developer Weingarten Realty has been negotiating with Invest Atlanta, the city’s economic development agency, [...] Read More
  • 11/2/2015Braves Update: Mixed-Use Development Gets a Name, and the Bridge May Go Nowhere
    As the construction of SunTrust Park, the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium in Cobb County, steadily progresses, the project continues to make news. Since our last update in August, the $400 million mixed-use development planned adjacent to the stadium has gained a name, The Battery Atlanta. This exciting news is dampened somewhat, though, by reports that [...] Read More
  • 10/26/2015Commercial Facility Managers Advocate for Energy Efficient Government Buildings
    Annually, IFMA (International Facility Management Association) hosts an Advocacy Day and Public Policy Forum in Washington, DC. Last month, Michael Rice, VP Project Manager with Cresa Atlanta and Joe Pearson, Atlanta Hospitality & Workplace Services Manager with Ernst & Young attended the event on behalf of the IFMA Atlanta chapter. Nationally, only 50 – IFMA [...] Read More
  • 10/19/2015Georgia’s Location, Low Costs Drive Auto Industry Growth
    Last week’s CREW meeting, which took place at the new Porsche headquarters near Hartsfield Jackson Airport, featured a panel of speakers who discussed why Georgia has become a popular location for the automotive industry in recent years. The speakers included Tom Cunningham, chief economist for the Metro-Atlanta Chamber and former senior economist at the Federal [...] Read More
  • 10/12/2015The Central Perimeter May See Relief from Congestion—Eventually
    As Atlanta’s hottest office submarket, the Dunwoody/Central Perimeter area has long grappled with crippling traffic. Now that the recession is over, the city is ready to do something about it. Dunwoody city officials are proposing a new, $20+ million connector that should ease traffic and help accommodate the surge of new development planned for the [...] Read More
  • 10/2/2015Big Changes in Store for Gwinnett Place
    Once the center of Gwinnett County’s retail market, the Gwinnett Place mall and its surrounding area have fallen on hard times due to the real estate downturn and the emergence of competing malls. But the mall may yet revive if the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (CID) has its way. The Gwinnett Place CID has [...] Read More
  • 9/25/2015Armour Yards Brings West Coast Style to Atlanta’s Office Market
    A new development by real estate developer Third & Urban is taking the live-work-play environment to a whole new level. The $70 million Armour Yards office project, which broke ground last month, is designed to mirror loft-office developments on the West Coast, with access to jogging and bike trails, lots of natural light, and an [...] Read More
  • 9/18/2015Finally: A Break for Georgia’s Brewers
    This summer, Georgia’s craft beer industry finally got a break. The state legislature passed what brewers refer to as the “Beer Jobs Bill,” which allows breweries to give visitors beer to take home with them after they take a paid tour. The law, which passed in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session, took [...] Read More
  • 9/9/2015An Update on Transportation at the CoreNet Education Forum
    At the CoreNet Education Forum on August 20, three speakers – State Senator Brandon Beach (R-21); Keith Parker, General Manager/CEO of MARTA; and Chris Tomlinson, Executive Director of the Georgia State Road and Toll Authority (GRTA) – discussed Georgia’s transportation funding, MARTA’s financial turnaround, and the GRTA’s plans for reversible toll lanes. Georgia’s Transportation Funding [...] 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