Cobb County commercial real estate executive, Connie Engel, just may be the Atlanta Braves’ most ardent fan. In addition to her Braves baseball cap, she sports two other hats: Partner at Childress Klein, the Atlanta Galleria Office Park’s property management group; and Board Member for the Cumberland Community Improvement District (CCID). Engel relates that these two integral entities are very excited to welcome, support and partner with the $1 billion investment of their new neighbor, the Braves’ SunTrust Park and its adjoining, pedestrian-friendly urban development.
In fact, on September 17, Mike Plant, the Braves’ Executive Vice President of Operations, together with the “Braves Around Town Team,” visited the office park located in the so-called “Platinum Triangle” of the county near the juncture of I-285 and I-75. At this ice cream social gathering where Plant outlined the team’s goals and concepts, enthusiasm immediately became contagious among the Atlanta Galleria property management group, its 129 tenants and the 6,000 employees who work there. Tentative plans are already in the works for corporate outings, shuttle busses for clients, tenant-only parking for games, traffic facilitation and season’s tickets offerings.
Having successfully leased offices for 28 years at the 2.5 million square feet of space contained in five of the six “Class A” towers of Atlanta Galleria Office Park, Engel practically knows every tenant on a first name basis. She finds it very fulfilling to partner with her business clients, putting people into a wonderful environment, and assessing their ongoing needs as companies expand or require special needs.
Who is excited for new neighbors? We are already dreaming of Opening Day 2017 at the Childress Klein office! Hats off to Connie for an outstanding article.