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Atlanta Retail: Transformation of an Industry

Understanding Atlanta's Retail Resurgence

Event Ended On: Wednesday December 12 2018

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Events Speakers and Panels

Atlanta's Mixed-Use Retail Boom!

Michelle Smart

Vice President of Leasing, Simon
Jim Irwin

Jim Irwin

President, New City

Suburbia's Resurgance: Redefining the Retail Experience


Time Activity
7:30 AM
8:30 AM
Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:30 AM
9:15 AM
Atlanta's Mixed-Use Retail Boom!
Analyzing the Underground and other major retail developments
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Suburbia's Resurgance: Redefining the Retail Experience
Goodbye malls, hello experiential retail
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
More Schmoozing!


InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta
3315 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Ballroom: Windsor A & B

Parking Information: Self-Parking: $10 & Valet Parking: $18

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Event Summary

According to reports from

Colliers, Atlanta


adjusting to the retail market's latest demands - but trends are on the uptake. The vacancy rate in Atlanta is at 7.2%, the lowest for the market in the last 10 years, and the amount of money spent on Atlanta's retail properties during Q1 was $282 million - which, while down in year-over-year percentages, is still higher than the start of previous years. Mixed-use and experiential retail continues to reign supreme in Atlanta, with WRS's efforts to redevelop

Atlanta's historic


potentially breathing new life and retail opportunities.

But while retail is on the rise in Atlanta proper, Atlanta's suburbs are still feeling the consequences of the Retail Apocalypse. Both

grocery stores and


have felt the sting, with several locations either closing or being redeveloped for other purposes. Is there any way to save the suburban retail scene? And if not, what does the future have in store? Join Atlanta's top owners, developers, experts, and more as we analyze the dramatically changing retail scene in Atlanta and what the future holds in 2019. It's an event you don't want to miss! Share your comments, post your photos and ask questions using #BisnowAtlanta on Twitter and Instagram, and follow us at @BisnowAtlanta on Twitter for more local news. For questions, recommendations, or press inquiries, please email Elizabeth Baker, Atlanta's Event Producer, at PS - Don't forget those business cards!

1. What does the revitalization and redevelopment of the Underground mean for Atlanta's retail scene? 

2. Is there any way to save Atlanta's suburban malls? And if not - what will these spaces become in the future? 

3. Does Atlanta's retail future rely on the heavy influx of mixed-use development? 

4. How are Atlanta's retail giants, such as Home Depot, adjusting to the swift changes within the retail market? 

5. Could Amazon's presence in Atlanta drastically change the retail scene - and how?