Lionstone Investments Selects Cushman & Wakefield to Lease and Manage 271 17th Street in Atlantic Station


Cushman & Wakefield announced today that Lionstone Investments has selected the firm to lease and manage 271 17th Street, a Class A office tower located at Atlantic Station in Atlanta’s Midtown submarket.

“We are honored that we were chosen to lease and manage this trophy office tower, considered one of Midtown’s finest,” said Aileen Almassy, Managing Director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Office Agency Leasing team. “Cushman & Wakefield is focused on providing a high-quality, creative and client-focused experience, and companies are starting to understand the value that provides.”

Lionstone Investments acquired the 25-story, 541,870-square-foot trophy office towerin early May. Known as BB&T Tower,the building is currently 93.3 percent leased and is home to major companies including BB&T, Sage Software and Womble Carlyle. Built in 2009, it is the newest office tower constructed at Atlantic Station.Amenities include branch banking, concierge and conference facilities.

Founded in 2001, Lionstone Investments provides a data-driven investment approach to real estate in the U.S. using proprietary investment analytics to better identify opportunities and risk. Lionstone’s cycle-tested investment strategy and disciplined team have a proven track record of generating attractive risk-adjusted returns for its investors. The company currently has over $5.4 billion in assets under management. The business is organized across three investment platforms, each one offering growth opportunities at different points in the real estate cycle.

To oversee efforts at the property, Cushman & Wakefield has hired two industry veterans, John Zintak and Robbin Pearson, both formerly with Daniel Corp. Zintak joined the firm as a Senior Director in the company’s Office Agency Leasing group and will work with Laura Power, Senior Associate, to guide leasing efforts at 271 17th Street. Pearson, who joined the firm’s Asset Services division as Director of Operations, will partner with Laurie Harper, Director and City Lead of Asset Services, as well as Cary Horvath, Senior Property Manager, who also recently joined the firm’smanagement team.

“John and Robbin are fantastic additions to our firm, and we are excited to have their market knowledge and expertise,” said John O’Neill, Managing Principal of Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office. “We pride ourselves on hiring best-of-the-best talent, and we believe John and Robbin can help us continue to elevate our status as Atlanta’s leading commercial real estate firm.”

For more information about Cushman & Wakefield’s Atlanta office, visit our website.

About Cushman & Wakefield

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that helps clients transform the way people work, shop, and live. Our 45,000 employees in more than 70 countries help occupiers and investors optimize the value of their real estate by combining our global perspective and deep local knowledge with an impressive platform of real estate solutions. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest commercial real estate services firms with revenue of $6 billion across core services of agency leasing, asset services, capital markets, facility services (C&W Services), global occupier services, investment & asset management (DTZ Investors), project & development services, tenant representation, and valuation & advisory. 2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Cushman & Wakefield brand. 100 years of taking our clients’ ideas and putting them into action. To learn more, visit, or follow @CushWake on Twitter.

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