Carter Hosts Downtown Development Day Reception

ATLANTA (Nov. 10, 2009) – Carter landlord reps Mike Shelly and Sonia Winfield today hosted a dessert reception to market Atlanta Center, a 20-story, 362,340-square-foot office tower in downtown Atlanta.

DSCN0218 About three-dozen people attended the reception, where Shelly, shown at left in photo with Paul Kelman of Central Atlanta Progress, addressed the crowd, discussing the availability of downtown’s largest-contiguous office block. Gertha Coffee, who covers commercial real estate at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, was in attendance.

The reception served the last leg of Central AtlantaProgress’ Seventh Annual Downtown Development Day, held in conjunction withCREW Atlanta.

Earlier this year, Westmont Hospitality Group, owner of Atlanta Center, selected the Carter’s Project Leasing Team of Shelly and Winfieldto lease the building. Carter Senior Vice President Gary Lee and Vice PresidentAndrew Murphy simultaneously will market the building for sale.

Atlanta Center is net-leased to SunTrust Banks Inc. through year end 2010. Carter will begin searching in earnest for replacement tenants at the beginning of next year.Carter currently is developing a strategy to attract tenants to the tower in Atlanta’s Downtown submarket.

“Atlanta Center offers the largest block of contiguous space in the Downtown submarket,” Shelly said. “Because it is a lower-cost alternative to other Downtown office buildings, Atlanta Center is ideal for a state or local government agency and other cost-conscious tenants.”

Atlanta Center, adjacent to the Downtown Connector,is surrounded by amenities. The office tower is connected to the Atlanta Hiltonby a covered walkway. 

The hotel is home to two award-winning restaurants, aswimming pool, fitness center and drug store. Several of Atlantas largest attractions, includingthe Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Center and Philips Arena, arewithin walking distance of Atlanta Center.

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