Atlanta’s Midtown district, overshadowed for years by the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood, is emerging as the city’s hottest office submarket.
“Atlanta has had a lot of suburban sprawl in the past,” said Craig Van Pelt, a director of research at JLL. “But now, employers are looking for talent and the younger talent wants to be in Midtown. There is a drive toward walkability, and Midtown offers that experience. It is something that has been absent in Atlanta. It feels like a sea change.” He added: “If you are going to look at where the center of gravity is, that has shifted south toward Midtown.”