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What do telecommunicationstiresfloors, pet food, and a 1980s experimental rock band all have in common? They're all types of tenants that leased space among Clarion Partners' Atlanta portfolio in recent weeks. (One of the tenants is named Toto, so we're assuming it's the band.)
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Avison Young has strung together some 3.2M SF in new leases and renewals in the Clarion portfolio with some big names including AT&T, which  inked 106k SF for its Southeast billing center at The Meadows at Bluegrass in Suwannee and plumbing products maker Toto, which  leased nearly 500k SF  at 130 A Whitewater Place in Southpark. CBRE's David Nixon repped AT&T and Avison Young?s Tom Crowe (above) repped the landlord in that deal; CBRE's  Blaine Kelley  represented Toto in its stellar 1982 world tou…umm…in its deal with Avison Young?s  Chet Keonig brokering for the landlord.

Other big deals in the portfolio include: 

  • North Georgia Flooring, leasing 33k SF at 1230 Kennestone Circle in Marietta with Cushman & Wakefield's  Chip Craighill and Green Commercial Properties' Ward Green both repping the tenant and Avison Young's Tom Crowe for the landlord.
  • American Tire Distributors, which  inked a 101k SF  lease at 2155 Barrett Park Dr in Kennesaw repped by Jackson Cooksey's  Adam Faulk.
  • Nestle Purina Petcare, which  expanded into 448k SF  at 5005 Terminus Dr in Southpark (above) with CBRE's supertrooper Blaine Kelley brokering with  Chet Koenig
  • Integrated Merchandising Systems, which inked 277k SF at 4400 Westpark Dr, with Feld Real Estate's Lee Feld representing the tenant and Avison Young's Bruce Logue for the landlord.
CoStar Group has inked 26,800 SF at Phipps Tower in Buckhead for 11 years. Cassidy Turley's Kirk Diamond, Bradley Fulkerson, and April Hawkinson brokered the deal for the CRE data behemoth.
Molden & Holley expanded to 6,100 SF at the Harris Tower at Peachtree Center. Ackerman & Co's Shea Meddin  and Parkway Realty Service?s Mike Werner brokered the deal.
Wounded Warrior Project inked a 7,000 SF deal  at the Atlanta Financial Center, its twelfth national location. CBRE's Nima Ghomghani brokered the deal for the tenant. Hines Interests? Scott Martin represented the landlord.
Tennant Special Risk  leased 5,200 SF  at Waterford Centre on Triangle Parkway in Peachtree Corners. CBRE's Nima Ghomghani brokered for the tenant while CBRE's Eric Ross  and  Jackie Fraker brokered for the landlord, AREA Property Partners.
The duo who brought Twisted Taco to Atlanta—Tom Nahas  and Rahim Kaba—are now set to open Big Kahuna, a "Cali-Mex" eatery, at SunTrust Plaza in Downtown Atlanta.
Dialysis service provider Davita  renewed and extended 15,500 SF for its Southeast regional offices at 50 Glenlake Pkwy for 11 years with ?aggressive financial incentives? to stay put, says tenant broker The Armstrong Group's Brent Armstrong. Highwoods Properties' John Grimsley repped the landlord.
USAA Real Estate Co purchased  three major distribution centers in Georgia from ProLogis, including 335 Greenwood Place in McDonough (tenanted by The Home Depot in 1.2M SF); 8095 McLarin Rd in Palmetto (home to Owens Corning Distribution for 1.04M SF); and 930 Highway 124 in Braselton, which houses PETCO for 506k SF. Price was not disclosed. CBRE's  Chris Riley, Frank Fallon,  and  Brian Budnick  brokered the sale.
Goodwill of North Georgia has  purchased a 2.4-acre Regions Bank-owned parcel  at 2135 Piedmont Rd, formerly an antique market, for $2.1M. Bull Realty's Rob Whitmire and John DeYonker brokered for Regions, while  David H Poer Co's namesake and CBRE's Henry Poer  brokered for the non-profit.
Ackerman & Co's Jason Powell  and  Andrew Murphy brokered the sale of a 14,560 SF Walgreens  in Greenville, NC. Four Springs Capital Trust purchased the property  for $5.6M.
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Selig Enterprises purchased 12th Street West Apartments, a 129-unit lender-owned property  in Midtown for an undisclosed sum. Franklin Street?s  Jake Reid brokered the sale.
Jones Lang LaSalle has grabbed the leasing and management for Northlake Office Park, an eight-building 583k SF office park off LaVista Road. The landlord, Hudson Advisors, has tapped JLL?s Glenn Aspinwall, Kay Younglove  and  Amanda Smith to lead the leasing team while JLL?s Ian Hughes  and  Anna Ford  will handle the management.
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Carter hired Marisa Winsky as director of marketing (jumping over from CBRE) and Matt Delicata as a senior analyst, who came over from NY-based Triangle Equities.
The Young Council of Realtors is  rolling the dice on its Casino Night Nov. 29 at the Atlanta Financial Center in Buckhead.
American Sun Control?s Sarah Laurie is having a 30th birthday party for a purpose. Other than theming her party for the roaring '20s, Sarah is using the opportunity to raise money with Smiles for Sheena for Ted Kloss, a local architect diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. The event will be held Nov. 9 at the Capital City Club in Downtown Atlanta. Tickets are $60/person, $110/couple. Click here for more info.
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Who knew an office broker's job  was so hazardous? We found that out yesterday during a random building tour in Peachtree Corners. While exploring the tenant roster at The Day Building on Peachtree Corners Circle, your intrepid Bisnow reporter got caught up in a bomb scare. We hung around while Gwinnett County police used a robot to remove a "suspicious package"—brown bookbag—from the rear of a white van. Police later determined "nothing suspicious" was in the bag (unless you count a nearly empty Gatorade bottle). Send your news to