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Quality Internships – Look No Further than ACG

An article that was posted today in The Atlantic by Derek Thompson cites that the most important attribute in evaluating graduates today is the quality of internships.  Internships are almost twice as important as one’s major, three times as important as your GPA, and 5 times as important as the college reputation.  This research comes as no surprise to ACG as our internship program is the best program in the industry.  We have had more than 40 interns over the past 10 years, most of whom have experienced extraordinary success working in asset management, acquisition, development, and brokerage.  There are more than a dozen firms in Atlanta who regularly hire our interns because the interns not only have great academic credentials but have practical Argus and due diligence experience.

If you are looking to get into the industry and you need the experience of an internship program that trains and prepares you for success, consider applying for our 3-month internship program.  At the conclusion of the program, we place you with one of our clients (or we employ you ourselves).  We are now accepting applicants for our January 2017 program.  Please send your resume to jobs@acgpro.com.

Best Question to ask at Job Interview

According to Dave Kerpen, CEO of Likeable Local, there comes a time in every job interview when the interviewer asks, “Now do you have any questions forme ?”  This is a terrific opportunity to impress the interviewer.  Kerpen addes that the most important question you can ask is, “How will the work I’ll be doing contribute to the organization’s mission?” 

We further recommend that you couch this question by articulating your value proposition.  For example, you might frame the question as the following: “My Argus and Excel skills are advanced based upon the significant amount of transaction-based work that I have been asked to do over the past couple of years.  How might these skills contribute to your overall mission?”

Entering an interview armed with these types of questions surely will distinguish you from other candidates.

The one question you should never ask in job interviews

According to a recent article in the Atlanta Business Chronicle, hiring managers should not ask candidates to personally rate their skills.  The writer summarizes that the reason behind this flawed question is that highly skilled performers will evaluate their skills more conservatively because they are aware of more features about a program.  We always ask candidates to describe their skill set and then we issue them an actual assessment exam to determine if their self-evaluation is accurate.  We have found that more often than not, candidates boast a much greater software expertise using programs like Excel and Argus than their actual skill set demonstrates.  Interestingly, the  disparity between the self-assessment and actual assessment is greater in male candidates than female candidates, who perhaps are not as likely to brag about their skill set or are not as outwardly confident.

ACG Seeking Experienced Asset Managers in Atlanta

ACG has two new openings right now for seasoned Asset Managers based in Atlanta, Georgia.  The positions require 6-8 years of experience and a very strong ability to negotiate leases with minimal oversight.  Value-add experience is a big plus.  Please give Todd Zeldin a call at 404-653-0049 or send your resume to jobs@acgpro.com to apply for these positions.

 

In the News

Streets of Buckhead now ‘Buckhead Atlanta’
San Diego based developer, Oliver McMillan, revealed the revised project at ICSC’s annual conference in Las Vegas. Oliver McMillan will invest $300 million beyond the $400 million already invested.

For more information see the ABJ Article HERE

McCarthy Building Cos. Selected to Build Georgia State University Building
The new Humanities-Law building will be 200,000 SF and is expected to cost $62.7 M to build. It will be on 2.4 acres and will be LEED certified. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2012.

For more information see the REBusiness Online Article HERE

Where is SE Retail Headed in the Second Half?
GlobeSt presents their take on where retail in the Southeast will head during the second half of 2011 and lists target markets and investment strategies. Look for grocery-anchored centers and triple net lease properties to be the big trend.

For more information see GlobeSt.com

Real Estate Biz Hops on ‘Social’ Train
The Atlanta Business Chronicle analyzes how Atlanta real estate professionals are utilizing social media outlets to improve their business, attract new clients, and keep up with ongoing trends in the industry. Pick up some tips for how to stay ahead of the curve.

For more information see Atlanta Busines Chronicle

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Cumberland Office Park Purchased by Ackerman & Co and Marcus Partners The deal covered 13 acres comprised of six buildings totaling 188k SF near I-75 and Windy Hill. The complex was sold for $7.2M. For More Information See the Bisnow Article HERE

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Two Ravinia Purchased by Parkway Properties The 438k SF tower in Dunwoody was purchased from Eola Capital along with five other buildings and Eola Capital’s property management business. The combined total price as $462M. For More Information See the Bisnow Article HERE

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Eastdil, one of ACG’s clients, just secured the assignment to sell the Terrace Park Medical Center in Duluth. Read more: EASTDIL SELLING GWINNETT MOB

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Walmart Makes Atlanta it’s New Hub for Eastern Business The hub will oversee nearly 1,600 stores in 20 states. Read more: Walmart picks Atlanta for eastern unit HQ Atlanta Business Chronicle

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A team led by ACG Client, Cousins Properties, was selected in their bid to build Atlanta’s new downtown transit hub.

Cousins leads team picked for Gulch
Source: ajc.com

The federal government has released more detailed information about Georgia’s population trends, as noted per the 2010 US Census.

Census: Minority population rose in Ga. last decade
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle