OA Development—an Atlanta-based company that specializes in the acquisition, development, management and brokering of commercial properties—has awarded leasing assignments for an additional 332,000 square feet of space to Lincoln Property Company Southeast.
The assignments include the three-building Peachtree Corners Technology Center, in Norcross, Ga., which features 162,000 square feet of office/flex space; and the six-building Royal Phoenix Business Park in College Park, Ga., which features 160,000 square feet of office/flex space. OA Development owns and manages the properties.
Following these new assignments, Lincoln Property Company Southeast is now leasing a total of 770,000 square feet of properties in metro Atlanta for OA Development. Lincoln has hired Jeff Henson, previously with Resource Real Estate Partners, to join Hunter Henritze and Michael Howell, both vice presidents of office leasing for Lincoln.
“We are pleased that OA Development has chosen to expand our relationship and it has given us an opportunity to grow our team in an effort to provide expanded leasing coverage,” said Tony Bartlett, senior vice president of Lincoln. “The addition of Jeff Henson will make this strong team even stronger. Jeff is an aggressive, hard-working self-starter who will be a powerful addition to the Howell-Henritze team.”
The metro Atlanta office market is showing clear signs of improvement, gaining more than 1.1 million square feet of new tenancy during calendar year 2012, a level not achieved since 2007. According to CBRE, the occupancy gains follow four consecutive years of overall negative or negligible absorption, and helped to drive overall vacancy down to 22.3 percent.
Chart courtesy of CBRE