Teamwork, loyalty, a dose of humility and the discipline to stick with the basics and get very good at them are all qualities that athletes’ coaches hammer home time and again to turn their teams into champions. Some top companies in the commercial real estate business may have taken a page from this playbook as well.

Fall 2010

lobby of 3314 Peachtree

3314 Peachtree - Distinction Amid the High-Rises

By: Sasha Vinitsky, principal, Wakefield Beasley

Atlanta’s Buckhead district is a mix of high-end retail, offices and hotels, as well as a strong nightlife component. While the Buckhead skyline has filled over the last decade with high-rise projects of all types, the new branch office for Charles Schwab is notable for its unassuming size and its distinctive architectural style.      

Cashman Equipment complex

Cashman Equipment – A Case for Consolidation

By: Curt Carlson, AIA, LEED AP, vice president, director of design, SHarchitecture

Cashman Equipment was founded in 1931 and is one of the highest-rated Caterpillar construction equipment dealers in North America. Starting as an equipment supplier for the construction of Hoover Dam, it has grown into one of the largest privately owned employers in Nevada, with over 700 employees.      

Distribution Center 1

Distribution Center I – Sustainability Without Limits

By: Brian Parno, vice president, Stirling Capital Investments

Some developers look at a project and ask “How can I get the highest value out of this land?” They consider building green, but then recognize the costs involved and push the idea aside. While it may be hard to commit to spending more, when you consider an industrial building has a lifespan of several decades, decisions made now will follow you for a long time.