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Want to get a jump-start on upcoming deals? Meet the major Atlanta players at one of our upcoming events!

THE DEAL SHEET
Leases
GXS inked a 54k SF renewal at Parkway 400 in Atlanta for 130 months. Grubb & Ellis' Sam Zelony represented the asset manager of the 193k SF Parkway 400, Daymark Realty Advisors. Studley's Josh Hirsh  and  Andy Lechter represented GSX. Daymark has leased  50k SF of new leases  and 77k SF of renewals since March at the two-building complex in Alpharetta.

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Marketing firm Sagepath  leased 10k SF at Prominence in Buckhead in a renewal that has it moving up to the 15th floor. CresaPartners'Bubba Chrismer, Andrew Waguespack,  and  John Flack represented Sagepath, while Jones Lang LaSalle's Justin Croxton brokered the deal for the landlord.

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Cousins Properties inked a  huge retail deal  with Academy Sports + Outdoors, which will lease 72k SF, including taking the former Circuit City space at The Avenue Forsyth.
 
Management
Atlanta-based ARA, a multifamily investment advisory firm, opened its  24th office in Nashville and named Scott Tyron, formerly of Cassidy Turley, to lead its operations there.
 
People
 
CBRe Chris Hurd
CB Richard Ellis has named  Chris Hurd as director of enterprise sales in Atlanta, where he will manage business development efforts and oversee sales activity.

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Transwestern has hired Edward Easterlin  as VP of the firm's  tenant advisory group, where he will specialize in representing professional service firms (and keeping a very orderly office by the looks of it).

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Franklin Street Management Services named  Doug Linneman  as area manager for its multifamily and  CRE portfolio. Doug was previously president of MacRae Development.

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Former college hoops  player (and all around tall guy) Mark Stewart has joined Batson-Cook Development Co as  director of investments  to grow its Southeast portfolio. Mark, who has worked with First Fidelity, Transwestern, Hines, and CBRE, will seek development projects to  infuse capital  for Batson-Cook. (And help Batson-Cook dominate any CRE basketball tournaments, we suspect.)
 

Events

 
Join Bisnow's own Jarred Schenke this Thursday as he speaks with industry experts at the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors' panel discussion on "Tweets, Apps and the Cloud" and the present and future of CRE online marketing. Jarred will be joined by Cushman & Wakefield's  Ken AshleyAtlanta Business Chronicle's Doug Sams, and Wilbert News Strategies founder Tony Wilbert. The free panel (where you can earn 3 hours of credit) starts at 9am at the ACBR HQ at 5784 Lake Forrest Drive in Sandy Springs.
 
Requium
 
As has been reported by the WSJ and other media outlets, book seller Borders Books has  closed the book  on its retail operation, with plans to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy liquidation and close all its remaining stores across the country.