Our affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia, Atlanta Fine HomesSotheby's International Realty, takes the spotlight as we draw parallels between the Atlanta market and our own. From terrier to bulldog, we explore the striking social and cultural similarities between Boston and the Peach State. We bring you to the deep south for our feature of Atlanta Fine Homes.
Atlanta Fine Homes is comprised of the Buckhead Office, Intown Office, and North Atlanta Office, each equipped with its own unique tools to help clients navigate Metro Atlantas dynamic real estate market. With over 400 dedicated associates under the strong leadership of Jenny Pruitt, Nancy See and David Boehmig, the firm closed nearly $2.4 billion in sales in 2016, and ranked in the top 10 of all Sothebys International Realty real estate affiliates nationally.
This month, Atlanta Fine Homes graciously hosted Gibson Sothebys International Realty team members Nicole Rideout and Paula Marin for the Worldwide ERC Americas Mobility Conference, a national dynamic marketplace for thought leaders to gather and learn about the industrys latest trends. From animated information sessions to unique networking opportunities, the conference provided a platform for progress and connection. A particular lecture on 2017 U.S. real estate trends and topics highlighted the areas latest developments.
The recent influx of young professionals to Atlanta has brought new fiery life to a city already ablaze with innovation. According to the Atlanta Journal of Commerce, groups such as Technology Association of Georgia, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and United Ways Young Professional Leaders exemplify the strong organizational ability of Atlantas next generation of great leaders. Along with tools to foster professional growth, Atlanta provides an ideal work-play balance, at the crux of all young professionals career wish-lists.
Just this month, Forbes recognized Atlanta as one of the 25 best cities for young professionals in 2017. Nearby on the list is our very own city of Boston. Both cities boast similar statistics of projected annual job growth and population aged 20 to 29. These metrics are central to Forbes calculation, with listed cities scoring highest in categories of networking opportunities and social outlook. Recent graduations find these factors most important when considering where to move or stick around, as both Atlanta and Boston offer an impressive number of colleges and universities.
Another component of Atlantas draw is its indisputable centrality to American business. Atlanta is home to an impressive 22 of Fortune 1000 companies, with that number expected to increase over the next decade. Housing some of Americas largest corporations, such as The Coca-Cola Company, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and The Home Depot, Atlanta is unparalleled in its commercial strength, apparent in its recognition as one of the top 10 sites on the selection list for corporate headquarters. As Boston becomes increasingly known as a corporate hub, with General Electric breaking ground on its new headquarters in the Seaport District, its industry leaders look to model Atlantas success.
Perhaps the most transcending feature of Bostonians and Georgia residents is a love of sports. Georgia is known for its high investment in sports facilities, with The Atlanta Sports Connection just recently announcing plans for a massive 200-acre sports complex, expected to yield a $200 million economic impact and bring 2,000 new jobs to the area. Though Falcons and Patriots may clash on the field, their dedicated fans share an intense pride in two of the nations greatest cities.
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