Habitat for Humanity relocating Atlanta headquarters to Peachtree Center

January 15,2019

Doug Sams, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Habitat for Humanity is relocating its downtown Atlanta headquarters.

The organization, which works to eliminate substandard housing, has signed a 54,603-square-foot lease at the Marquis Two Tower in Peachtree Center.

Habitat for Humanity is moving from downtown’s 270 Peachtree. It plans to occupy the new space by November.

Jonathan Reckford, Habitat for Humanity International CEO, said the new space offers a more collaborative work environment. The nonprofit’s workforce has also grown since opening its downtown headquarters in 2006, he said.

More than 22 million people have secured new or improved housing through Habitat for Humanity since the organization was founded in 1976. Last year, it helped more than 8.7 million people through construction, market development and professional services.

Bob Misdom, principal at Cresa Atlanta, represented Habitat for Humanity in lease negotiations. Deming Fish, with Colliers International Group Atlanta, represented Peachtree Center ownership.

Peachtree Center, an iconic downtown Atlanta project designed and developed by architect John Portman, is nearing the completion of a sweeping redevelopment of its public spaces and retail center, which has been rebranded as “The Hub.”