By: Charles Holloway Jr. SIOR, senior vice president for Carter
On Wednesday, Nov. 3 the Young Council of Realtors hosted a free bus tour of west Midtown which focused on past and present developments which have transformed the West Side into a thriving business district.
The tour started at White Provision office development on 1100 Howell Mill Rd and made stops at King Plow Arts Center, 1235 Chattahoochee Ave, Piedmont West, Atlantic Station and ended back at White Provision. The group then headed to Ormsby’s for happy hour.
I served as a moderator on one of the two buses for the tour along with Joseph Rogers of Wilson, Hull & Neal, where both of us discussed new business service development and mixed-use development over the past five years as well as the general status of the “West Town” and “Old Chattahoochee” markets.
On our third stop, Piedmont West, the group was met by Carter’s Glenn Kolker who gave us more information about the 2-year-old building. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented the medical office building with a 2010 ENERGY STAR award in recognition of its commitment to protecting the environment through energy efficiency and management. Piedmont West is the only multi-tenant medical office building in the state of Georgia at this time to receive the ENERGY STAR label. To see pictures from this stop, view the photo album on Carter’s Facebook page.
Mike Shelly of Carter gave us a tour of the 271 17th Street building and a general overview of Atlantic Station including occupancy through the present. Carter leases and manages the three office buildings in Atlantic Station. The participants seemed to enjoy viewing as well as the status reports of recent projects such as White Provision, King Plough, Brick Works and Selig’s holdings in “old Chattahoochee” and Atlantic Station. I think some of the participants found it amusing and amazing when I pointed out a few buildings that I have leased five or six times and sold two or three times over the years.
Charles Holloway joined Carter in 1970, when it was known as Pope & Carter, and recently celebrated his 40th year as a leader in the industrial sales and leasing division. Charles also focuses on income producing-properties and investment sales, and provides tenant representation services to some of the nation’s top industrial space users. He received both Phoenix Awards from the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors in 1985 and 2000, and was a top 10 industrial producer in 2003 as chosen by the Atlanta Commercial Board. Charles has received Broker of the Year Awards from Prologis Trust in 1999 and 2003, the prestigious Dealmakers Award from Heitman Properties in 1995 and Carter’s Outstanding Lease Transaction Award in 1983 and 1987. Charles is a 32 year member of The Society of Office & Industrial Realtors.