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Why Tech Tenants are Attracted to Atlanta's Urban Core

January 12,2016

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Office tenants choose Downtown Atlanta and its iconic Peachtree Center for a variety of great reasons, from the vibrant atmosphere to the convenient location and MARTA station below the urban center. Over the past year, tenants like Fifth Group Restaurants and Urban Land Institute made one of the six office towers their company home, and tech pioneer Web.com recently signed a lease and will move into the Marquis I Tower this March.

It’s no surprise that Atlanta, and in particular the downtown submarket, is a magnet for sought-after tech tenants. Downtown is easily accessible by all forms of transit, including MARTA, Bike Lanes, the Atlanta Streetcar, Regional Bus Service and Automobile.  The community provides a bustling, walkable environment with a bevy of restaurants, cafés and shops for lunch and break convenience. In late 2015, Microsoft opened an Innovation Center downtown, which signaled the beginning of a new wave of tech companies entering Atlanta’s core.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the growing technology scene happening in the heart of the city,” said David Brown, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Web.com. “Peachtree Center is viewed as one of the most attractive locations for innovative technology companies—we were drawn to it due to its proximity to transit via the on-site MARTA station and abundant choice of amenities.”