(6.8.16) OA Development’s leadership in the Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs continues to impact economic development in and around Clayton County

Steve Berman participates in Bisnow

“Aerotropolis Expansion” panel discussion

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Steve Berman was asked to participate on Bisnow’s April 19 “Aerotropolis Expansion” panel. The City’s attention has shifted to its Southside as a new urban area, anchored by the airport, comes to life. The panelists cover a range of hot topics including the Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs, Porsche’s new headquarters, new hotel plans, new office plans, and even a travel center coming to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

Click here to read the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s coverage of the panel discussion.

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The Atlanta Business Chronicle quoted Steve Berman in its recent article “Clayton County Zeroes in on Industries for Growth”

While Clayton County and vicinity was slower to bounce back from the Great Recession than most Atlanta-area submarkets, “It is now in the middle of full-throated recovery,” said Steve Berman, founder and partner of Norcross-based OA Development, a commercial real estate owner/developer/manager/broker. OA Development’s Clayton County holdings include Royal Phoenix Business Center, a 79,867-square-foot business park near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

The readily-available workforce is one factor in this rebound, but it’s MARTA bus service that has provided biggest boost to the commercial leasing market in Clayton County, he said.

“Leases are coming to the area because of MARTA. That is one investment that is already getting a nice return,” said Berman, who is also chairman of the Airport South Community Improvement District (CID), located in the northwest portion of Clayton County and bordering the airport.

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently highlighted the CIDs’ impact in its article “‘Aerotropolis’ Plan Slowly Gain Speed”

Beyond seeking headline-grabbing deals such as Porsche or Solis, CIDs and local governments have partnered to try to improve transportation access – including fixes to the bottleneck at Camp Creek Parkway and I-285, said Steve Berman, founder of OA Development, which owns land and nine buildings near the airport.

Berman, also chairman of the Airport South Community Improvement District, said new MARTA bus service on the Clayton County side of the airport has made the area more attractive to businesses.

“The most exciting thing we are seeing is the area transforming itself and finally getting the horse in front of the cart,” he said.

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