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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 - Fourth Quarter 2015

    93,319,024 SF
    2,878,760 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2015

    15,892,217 SF
    491,981 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Buckhead Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    5,286,146 SF
    93,240 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2015

    22,209,410 SF
    817,495 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Central Perimeter Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    9,062,606 SF
    58,021 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Chattahoochee

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2015

    22,691,399 SF
    62,349 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Downtown Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2015

    16,421,596 SF
    61,140 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 - Fourth Quarter 2015

    48,271,991 SF
    2,540,263 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • GA-316/Lawrenceville

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2015

    19,090,749 SF
    288,407 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • I-20W/Douglasville

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2015

    45,840,538 SF
    2,889,651 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Kennesaw/Acworth

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2015

    35,848,401 SF
    (75,306) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2015

    17,246,150 SF
    796,924 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Midtown Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    5,829,049 SF
    (17,561) SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Norcross

    Industrial - Third Quarter 2015

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

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2015

    16,811,268 SF
    794,924 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    15,093,754 SF
    163,479 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • North Fulton/Forsyth County

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2015

    30,091,981 SF
    515,921 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Northwest Office

    Class A - Fourth Quarter 2015

    17,927,841 SF
    337,943 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • Northwest Office

    Class B - Fourth Quarter 2015

    21,775,335 SF
    627,506 SF
    Avg. Lease Rate
  • South Clayton/Henry County

    Industrial - Fourth Quarter 2015

    50,092,272 SF
    1,731,514 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
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 Solutions 404.446.1562
Jason Jones Principal 404.446.1581
Cris Katz Executive Assistant 404.446.1587
Bo Keatley Principal 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
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
David Rubenstein Principal 404.446.1586
Matt Ryder Managing Principal 404.863.3510
Nathan Settembrini Director 404.202.4433
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, IL  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-3655 Brookside Pky 2nd Floor
3655 Brookside Pky
Alpharetta, GA, GA 30022
Partial 2nd Floor $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-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
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
6,500 SF $19.00
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 - 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 $3.50/SF NNN
Sale: COMMERCE - 366 Industrial Parkway
366 Industrial Parkway
Commerce, GA
28,931 SF
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

  • 2/1/2016The Wait is Over: Georgia State Takes ‘The Ted’
    Since the Atlanta Braves announced their plans in 2013 to leave downtown Atlanta for the greener pastures of Cobb County, the fate of their current stadium, Turner Field, has been in question. As of last month, that question has been answered: Georgia State University, in joint venture with real estate developers Carter and Oakwood Development, [...] Read More
  • 1/25/2016Projects are Popping on the Perimeter
    A number of major developments—including a spec office building—are in the works in the Central Perimeter, which along with Buckhead is metro-Atlanta’s tightest office market. Most are concentrated in two areas, according to the Dunwoody Crier: the intersection of Hammond Drive and Perimeter Center Parkway in Dunwoody, and the intersections of Abernathy Road, Mount Vernon [...] Read More
  • 1/19/2016The Economic Outlook 2016: Atlanta Snaps Back, Looking Better than the Nation
    In early January, CREW Atanta and CoreNet, Atlanta chapter,  hosted their annual 2016 Economic Forecast meeting. Dr. Marci Rossell, former Chief Economist for CNBC, was the featured speaker for the ninth consecutive year and presented her Atlanta and National outlook during the event. Rossell takes complex economic issues, often dull in the button-down business press, [...] Read More
  • 1/4/2016A Waterfront for Atlanta?
    The developer behind Ponce City Market is bringing its penchant for transforming warehouses into mixed-use developments to an industrial area along the Chattahoochee River. Atlanta-based Jamestown L.P. is planning an 82-acre mixed-use development and waterfront community called Riverview Landing on Riverview Road in Smyrna. The first step in the ten-year project will be road improvements [...] Read More
  • 12/23/2015Giving Back: The Study Hall Christmas Event 2015
    The holiday season is an excellent time to spend with family and friends. It is also an incredibly rewarding time to give back to others. Cresa Atlanta believes in “paying it forward” and seeks opportunities throughout the year, and especially during the holiday season, to volunteer and help our community. On Monday, December 14, volunteers [...] Read More
  • 12/14/2015MARTA Seeks Huge Expansion, but Significant Roadblocks Lie Ahead
    Arguing that a robust public transit system is essential to economic development, MARTA is hoping to undertake a vast expansion—potentially doubling the system—in the coming years. But winning approval and funding from lawmakers and the public could be an uphill battle. The Plan and Its Funding MARTA’s proposed expansion plan is three-fold. It would: Add [...] Read More
  • 12/8/2015Thinking of Starting a Brewery? Here’s What You Need to Know.
    With the craft beer industry booming, many beer connoisseurs and entrepreneurs are looking into starting their own brewing business. But starting a brewery or brew pub can be a complicated process, especially in Georgia. The state ABV (alcohol by volume) limit is 14 percent, and breweries are prohibited from directly selling their beer on-site. These [...] Read More
  • 11/30/2015Data Privacy and Cyber-Security: A Roundtable Discussion With the Experts
    On November 10th, Cresa Atlanta and Habif, Abrogeti & Wynne, LLP hosted the TAG Finance Roundtable sponsored by the TAG Finance Society to discuss the topic of data privacy and cyber-security. Participants included Roy Hadley, Attorney at Thompson Hine, LLP; and Phillip M. Naples, risk consultant at Pritchard & Jerden; and Dan Schroeder, partner-in-charge of [...] Read More
  • 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
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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:

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