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2014 ANNUAL REPORT AND 2015 CALENDAR

MOVING DOWNTOWN

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PLANNING FOR UNPRECEDENTED DOWNTOWN GROWTH As a long-time supporter of Central Atlanta Progress, I’m honored to serve as the 2014–16 Chairman. Since its inception in 1941, CAP has been viewed among its peers as a convener of ideas and initiatives that spark innovation and positive change for the city. With more than $2 billion of new investment currently under construction or planned for the heart of the city, we are on the cusp of a new and exciting chapter. Over the next two years, CAP will focus its collective efforts on its Be Downtown campaign to catalyze new private investment in support of core infrastructure improvements and enhancements to the business environment and overall quality of life. Now is the time to invest in our future in order to realize the full potential of the heart of the city. —Dave Stockert, CAP Chair Since its formation in 1995, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) has played a significant role in the transformation of Downtown. Today, the central city is a workplace for 118,000 metro Atlantans, a place of learning for more than 62,000 university students, a home to more than 23,000 residents, and a destination for more than 22 million convention attendees each year. With the approach of our 20th anniversary, we launched a detailed survey to understand the impact of safety, attractiveness, convenience, and entertainment on the Downtown experience. In executing on this strategy, ADID continues its mission of building and investing in a safe, hospitable, clean, and vibrant Downtown, and supporting the growth and development of one of America’s most economically and culturally important cities. —Craig Jones, ADID Chair

DOWNTOWN ATLANTA is on the cusp of a new chapter, antiicapting more than $2 billion of new investment.


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Opening of Zoo Atlanta’s Scaly Slimy Spectacular The new Scaly Slimy Spectacular: The Amphibian and Reptile Experience will provide new digs for the 450 or so reptiles and amphibians that already live at the zoo, as well as some large crocodiles and exciting new arrivals. APRIL 2

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On the first Thursday of each month, experience the beauty of Downtown on a self-guided tour of art galleries. Stroll the vibrant streets, tour historic districts, explore magnificent buildings, and view work created by local artists. APRIL 9

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MOVING DOWNTOWN FORWARD

The DOWNTOWN DAFFODIL PROJECT expanded by 90,000 daffodils in 2014, bringing the total to 110,000.

The New York Times got it right last year when it selected Downtown Atlanta for inclusion in its annual round-up of the world’s top 52 Places to Go in 2014. Citing the new Atlanta Streetcar, the opening of the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the College Football Hall of Fame, the Times heralded the continuing revitalization of Atlanta’s city center. Truly, it was a banner year for Downtown Atlanta and Central Atlanta Progress! In addition to the opening of the streetcar and world-class attractions, initiatives on which CAP worked for several years, Downtown welcomed 2,000 Coca-Cola Company employees, making the move from the suburbs to SunTrust Plaza Garden offices, now known as Coca-Cola Technology Plaza. Our organization assisted with the move, which represents a growing trend of companies choosing to do business in the urban core. Another Atlanta icon, Polaris, reopened to great fanfare, following an extensive renovation that restored the legendary rotating restaurant atop the Hyatt Regency Atlanta to its former glory. The year also saw the groundbreaking for the new Atlanta Stadium, which will host both the Atlanta Falcons and a new Major League Soccer team beginning in 2017. The project will bring more than $2 billion of investment to Downtown and play a major role in attracting large-scale events like the Super Bowl to the district. Other notable real estate news included the redevelopment plans for Underground Atlanta. At Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, we are committed to continuing our work to move Downtown forward, championing a vibrant and economically robust city center at the heart of the metro Atlanta region. We are definitely on the move . . . come join us! —A.J. Robinson, CAP/ADID President


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Downtown Steak Week Don’t miss this rare opportunity to Be Downtown for the second annual Downtown Steak Week. From porterhouse to portobello, this sizzling weeklong promotion will feature specialty steak dishes that will tantalize your taste buds and cure your cravings. MAY 11–15

National Bike to Work Week This week, leave your car at home and discover a new way to commute to work and enjoy springtime in the city. Dedicated bike lanes in and around Downtown make the trek a breeze. MAY 13

Bette Midler Concert Don’t miss the multiple Grammy Award–winning singer and legendary performer when she takes the stage at Philips Arena on her first major tour in a decade.

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INTRODUCING ATLANTA’S MOST INNOVATIVE FORM OF TRANSPORTATION On December 30, 2014, large crowds packed Woodruff Park as the much-anticipated Atlanta Streetcar officially opened to the public. For the first time in 65 years, streetcars began rolling through Downtown Atlanta, and media outlets, including the New York Times and Forbes magazine, were on hand to cover the historic event. In its first week of service, the streetcar carried 15,000 passengers, and more than 62,000 riders stepped aboard during the first 30 days of operation. The year leading up to the celebration was a busy one for our organization. The first half of 2014 saw the completion of two years of construction and the delivery of the system’s four streetcars, as well as the recruitment of the operations and maintenance team. The conclusion of the system’s construction phase was followed by a testing phase and the deployment of a safety awareness and educational outreach campaign, which included the release of communications materials and a video that teaches viewers how to “Be Streetcar Smart.” In addition to addressing the city’s transportation needs, the Atlanta Streetcar is serving as a catalyst for economic development Downtown. More than $561 million has been invested in streetcar neighborhoods since 2011, and an additional $688 million in construction and revitalization projects is anticipated. CAP/ADID continued to leverage Streetcar investment through monthly Streetcar Socials intended to increase awareness of the project and support business along the route. A successful Pop Up Retail Program was launched to attract new retail outlets to the corridor. The ATLANTA STREETCAR, the city’s most progressive form of transportation, opened in 2014.


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Music at Noon

Enjoy a lunchtime getaway at Centennial Olympic Park’s Southern Company Amphitheater, which hosts live musical performances every Tuesday and Thursday from May through October. JUNE 6

Join top Atlanta yoga instructors in Centennial Olympic Park for a day of yoga. A twist on the traditional fundraiser, this new event benefits the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.

Atlanta Dream Home Opener

Cheer on Atlanta’s WNBA team as it takes on The Connecticut Sun at Philips Arena in its first home game of the season. JUNE 21

Father’s Day

Treat Dad to a visit to the College Football Hall of Fame. Test your football skills on the 45-yard field and check out 50,000 square feet of exhibits on all things college football.


ENCOURAGING INVESTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY CAP/ADID’s exhaustive efforts to market Downtown and attract investment to the heart of the city are paying off in big ways: Between 2014 and 2015, Downtown Atlanta will see more than $680 million in public and private investment, with an additional $2 billion anticipated before 2017. And it’s not just businesses that are choosing Downtown. Young, talented, and knowledgeable workers are increasingly drawn to the city center by its accessibility and authentic urban environment, as well as the city’s most robust Internet infrastructure and most progressive form of transportation, the Atlanta Streetcar. The streetcar opening capped a year of major announcements, many relating to Downtown real estate development. Underground Atlanta went under contract with South Carolina–based WRS Inc., and Invest Atlanta issued a Request for Proposals for redevelopment of the Atlanta Civic Center site. Other big news included the planned renovation of the iconic Flatiron Building, the relocation of The Iron Yard to the historic M. Rich Building in South Downtown, and the creation of a consumer and design start-up hub by Scoutmob co-founder Michael Tavani that will be housed in the historic Fairlie-Poplar District. CAP/ADID, along with Midtown Alliance and the Buckhead Community Improvement District, released a report demonstrating the economic and fiscal impact of the Peachtree Corridor. While the 8.4-mile corridor contains just 3.7 percent of the City’s total land area, it contains 58 percent of its jobs and represents 37 percent of its real estate value. Its residential growth rate is five times that of the City as a whole, and it attracts more than 28 million visitors a year. The corridor also generates $1 billion in taxes for the state annually.

CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK hosts Atlanta’s largest Fourth of July fireworks display.


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Celebrate America’s Independence Day with live entertainment and the city’s largest fireworks display at Centennial Olympic Park.

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PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS During 2014, staff worked to promote Georgia Commute Options, conducting 63 meetings with Downtown employers and hosting or participating in 50 events for commuters. In addition to regular program meetings and events, staff focused on a few larger initiatives. Assistance was provided to the Coca-Cola Company during the relocation of 2,000 workers from their Wildwood location to Downtown, educating them on various commuting options. In partnership with the Georgia DOT, our staff developed creative tactics to inform the public about the Spring Street viaduct reconstruction detour to surrounding properties and event venues. We also worked to educate the community about streetcar construction and system safety, collaborating with Georgia State University, in particular, to ensure that students, faculty, and staff were aware of streetcar testing and operations. CAP/ADID also promoted alternative travel options through a number of innovative programs. Downtown Green Source expanded their Downtown Transit Pass Program (DTTP) to Downtown employers, offering MARTA, GCT, CCT, and GRTA passes for sale. Total sales this year amounted to more than 44,000 transit passes, and DTPP sales resulted in the elimination of 16.78 million vehicle miles traveled in the Atlanta region in 2014. In August, we launched The Choice, a promotion encouraging Downtown commuters to try transit. The Atlanta Bike Challenge took place from September 28 through October 17, with more than 200 Downtown workers, representing 26 different employers, participating; during the challenge, our staff hosted a number of new events, including trya-bike day, bike trains every Friday, a bicycle fix-it class, and a confident city cycling class.

SKYVEW ATLANTA, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the nation, towers 20 stories above Downtown.


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Corporate Fridays at AmericasMart

On Fridays throughout the year, take advantage of AmericasMart Apparel’s wholesale shopping opportunities. Just show your business card to gain special access to the center—and top lines and collections from around the world. WEEKDAYS

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Stop in at participating Downtown restaurants any weekday between 5:00 and 7:00 for outstanding drink and appetizer specials. It’s a great way to cap the day with coworkers or get a head start on a night out. ANY DAY

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Beat the Heat at the World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium

Cool off with Atlanta’s signature beverage and splash around with the dolphins at these iconic Downtown attractions located at Pemberton Place adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park.


ENHANCING QUALITY OF LIFE DOWNTOWN CAP/ADID supports numerous programs and initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life in Downtown and making the city center cleaner, safer, and more attractive. The Ambassador Force and Clean Team played significant roles in these efforts. In 2014, the Ambassador Force made the deterrence of panhandling a priority, helping Atlanta Police enforce new city ordinances and intervening in more than 8,000 attempted panhandling incidents; as a result, complaints dropped significantly. The Clean Team and Ambassador Force removed more than 1.5 million pounds of trash from Downtown streets; provided more than 5,000 escorts to cars, rail stations, and other destinations; and conducted more than 600 medical and auto assists. They also helped more than 800,000 Downtown visitors, providing directions, recommendations, and other information. Partner for Hope, a collaborative initiative supported by CAP/ADID, other nonprofits, faith-based organizations, businesses, resident groups, and others, helped redirect generosity from public feedings to established service providers such as The Gateway Center. In 2014, media outlets, including the Atlanta JournalConstitution, recognized the program’s efforts in their coverage of public feedings. Matlock Advertising & Public Relations provided pro bono assistance in developing a new website, PartnerForHopeATL.com, to help individuals and groups find organizations with which to partner in serving the homeless.

The DRAGON CON PARADE along Peachtree Street Downtown is a Labor Day weekend tradition.


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Georgia State Panthers Football Home Opener

Cheer on the home team as they go head-to-head with the Charlotte 49ers at the Georgia Dome. SEPTEMBER 4–7

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Be part of the nation’s largest pop culture convention, celebrating all things science fiction and fantasy. Don’t miss Saturday’s parade up Peachtree Street, featuring Stormtroopers, Klingons, hobbits, and nearly every other creature in the cosmos. SEPTEMBER 24

Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk

Sign up for this fun eight-week training program and 5K designed to promote health, wellness, and fitness among metro Atlanta companies and their employees. SEPTEMBER 25

Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta Party

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ELEVATING THE DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE

The COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME celebrates all aspects of the game, from touchdowns to tailgating.

In 2014, CAP/ADID engaged in numerous endeavors aimed at enhancing the Downtown experience. Beautification efforts included the addition of 30 hanging flower baskets along Auburn Avenue, the planting of 5,000 tulips, the expansion of landscaping along the Atlanta Streetcar route, and the designing and hanging of 200 permanent Downtown banners throughout the district. We also expanded the Downtown Daffodil Project in support of the worldwide effort; some 90,000 daffodils were planted around Downtown by year’s end, bringing the total to more than 110,000. CAP/ADID hosted a number of exciting events in 2014, which attracted residents and visitors to the neighborhood. Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week brought more than 47,000 diners to feast, resulting in more than $1.3 million in sales for the 36 participating restaurants. The inaugural Downtown Steak Week, featuring 25 participating restaurants, also generated extensive exposure for the community, as did the first-ever Run the Rails 5K presented by Siemens, which saw more than 1,000 runners complete the race along the Atlanta Streetcar route. Our organization manages a number of platforms for sharing information about Downtown. In 2014, the AtlantaDowntown.com website received 2.1 million total page views; total traffic increased by 16.67 percent for the year. Social media profiles for Downtown Atlanta, experienced significant growth, as well: The Facebook audience base grew by 15,000 new likes, Twitter followers grew by nearly 7,000, and our Instagram account expanded by 150 percent. Be Downtown, CAP/ADID’s monthly e-newsletter, reached more than 13,000 opt-in subscribers each month, and two Town Hall Meetings welcomed a total of 450 attendees.


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Pay a visit to Historic Oakland Cemetery on weekend evenings leading up to Halloween. The Downtown landmark leaves its gates open after dark and offers guided tours featuring stories about its eternal “residents.”

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A3C Hip Hop Festival Don’t miss one of the nation’s largest hip-hop festivals, featuring dozens of the genre’s hottest artists performing in the heart of Downtown’s historic Sweet Auburn neighborhood. OCTOBER 24

Taylor Swift Concert Leave a “blank space” on your calendar for the reigning queen of pop as she brings her 1989 World Tour to the Georgia Dome. WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER

Spirit of Oakland

Soar on SkyView Atlanta See the city from a breathtaking, new perspective during a spin on Downtown Atlanta’s 20-story Ferris wheel.


PROMOTING A GREENER CENTRAL CITY CAP/ADID is helping to make Atlanta greener with innovative programs and informative events promoting sustainability. The Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (ABBC), expanded to include more than 200 participating buildings in 2014; more than 70 million square feet of Downtown building space is now committed to a 20 percent reduction in energy and water use by 2020. The program also reached its halfway point for energy savings and joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Savings Pilot Program to establish a baseline and measurement for water use in Atlanta. ABBC leveraged more than $100,000 in sponsorship and in-kind support in 2014 and was awarded a Turner Foundation grant to establish a robust implementation model and toolkit for program replication. In celebration of Earth Day, the Sustainability team placed new planters at Downtown pop-up shops, and volunteers filled them with flowers. On May 18, Atlanta Streets Alive drew more than 10,000 people to Peachtree Street, which was closed to automobile traffic; the event, produced by the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition with support from CAP/ADID, welcomed humanpowered vehicles and street entertainment to Peachtree. And in November, Downtown Green Source partnered with LiveThriveAtlanta, Recycling Management Resources, and Five Star Shredding to host a twelve-day Clean Out Your Office drive that yielded 7.563 tons of recycled supplies.

The CENTER FOR CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS opened to the public on June 23, 2014.


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Atlanta Half Marathon

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Ice Skating in Centennial Olympic Park

Enjoy ice skating with your loved ones at Centennial Olympic Park throughout the holiday season. Double the fun by taking in holiday light displays on an evening stroll through the park and around Downtown. ANY DAY

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Ride the Atlanta Streetcar to the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Shop for fresh produce and meat, visit the full-service bakery and bookstore, and enjoy delicious dishes at one of eleven popular eateries.


FOSTERING A SENSE OF PLACE DOWNTOWN CAP/ADID continued to spearhead a number of notable projects and initiatives in 2014. These efforts, which went hand-in-hand with the marked new investment, encouraged the on-going development of an attractive, vibrant, clean, convenient, and safe central city. CAP/ADID supported the establishment of Sweet Auburn Works, a new organization devoted to revitalizing the historic Sweet Auburn commercial district, while keeping intact its unique character and identity. Following the Main Street program framework developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the nonprofit will serve as a resource for efforts aimed at encouraging smart, sensitive preservation-based community revitalization. Our collaboration with Councilman Kwanza Hall’s office also led to the successful updating of zoning regulations in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood and Martin Luther King, Jr. Landmark District. Adopted in July 2014, the new regulations make building construction and investment in the historic district easier, while continuing to protect the historic fabric of the community. We also provided support to Invest Atlanta in the execution of the Downtown Atlanta Façade Improvement Grant program, which funds private property improvements to enhance the visual appeal of Downtown buildings. The benefits are two-fold: Businesses, both new and established, attract more customers and generate increased revenues; the added appeal of commercial areas, in turn, contributes to the building of safer, more stable, and more attractive neighborhoods. The first round of grant funding, provided by Invest Atlanta’s Westside and Eastside Tax Allocation District program and totaling $1.9 million, is supporting 20 projects leveraging a total of $4.3 million.

PERMBERTON PLACE, home to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola, sparkles during the holidays.


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SEC Championship Game

Get in on the excitement as the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern and Western Division winners meet at the Georgia Dome to battle it out for the championship and the right to represent the SEC in the College Football Playoff. ANY DAY

Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Be inspired this holiday season at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, a world-class cultural attraction that connects the American civil rights movement to today’s global human rights movement. ANY DAY

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Tis the Season to Be Downtown

There’s something for everyone in Downtown this holiday season, from outstanding dining and entertainment options to premier events and attractions. And CAP’s online holiday calendar puts it all at your fingertips.


2014 CAP MEMBERS MEMBER KEY Board of Directors Executive Committee* Ex-officio Board members

OFFICERS

Aderhold Properties Inc.

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Atlanta Life Financial Group

Biz1190

Capitol City Bank

Tom E. Aderhold*

Paul Morris

Bill Taggart

Dana Barrett

George G. Andrews

AECOM

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition

Atlanta Magazine

Bleakly Advisory Group

Carter

Ellen M. Heath

Rebecca Serna

Sean McGinnis

Kenneth D. Bleakly

Scott Taylor

AGL Resources Inc.

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel

BoardWalk Consulting

CB Richard Ellis Inc.

Bryan Batson

Ed Baker

Erica Qualls*

Sam Pettway

Marcy Moneypenny

Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership Inc.

Branch Banking & Trust Company

CBS Outdoor

Abraham Cox

Nelson Nolan

Brasfield & Gorrie

Center for Civil & Human Rights

Rob Taylor

Doug Shipman

Breensmith

Center Forward, LLC

Tim Smith

Heather Alhadeff

Brooks Berry Haynie & Associates

CGI

Jason Owen

Thomas Moore Children’s Museum of Atlanta

chair

Aloft Downtown

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

Post Properties Inc.

Heather Reilly

Dana Johnson

treasurer

Alston & Bird LLP

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mark C. Rusche

William Pate

Atlantic Capital Bank

Ambling University Development Group

Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association

ATM Constructors, Inc.

David Stockert*

Brad Benton* Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

MEMBERS

Ryan Holmes

100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc.

AMC Inc.

John T. Grant

Jeff Portman

200 Peachtree Special Events, LLC

AMEC Environment & Infrastructure

Robert Patterson

Ron Huffman

A. Brown-Olmstead Associates

American Cancer Society

Amanda Brown-Olmstead

Susan Herrington

ABM Janitorial Services

America’s Capital Partners

Lars Bader

Carlton Harden

Ackerman & Co.

ARCADIS US Inc.

Charles S. Ackerman

Marwan Abboud

Active Production and Design, Inc.

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Matt Clouser

Glenn P. Hendrix

John O’Callaghan Walter M. Deriso, Jr.

Kyle Kessler

Robert Mitchell

Atlanta Dream

Avison Young

Kelly Loeffler

Steve Dils

Atlanta Falcons

Bank of America

Butler Street Community Development Corporation

Richard J. McKay

Laura A. Keenan*

Frank Brown

Atlanta First United Methodist Church

BDO USA LLP

C. P. Richards Construction

Charles Gardner

Jay B. Goldman

Charles P. Richards

Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena

Best Western PLUS Inn at the Peachtrees

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc.

City of Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority

Jeff Shropshire

Violet Travis Ricks

Cannon, Mihill & Winkles, LLC

CohnReznick LLP

Logan Winkles

Ellen Mendelsohn

Jane Turner Citizens Trust Bank

Robert Williams Atlanta Housing Authority

Joy Fitzgerald

Jessica Lynn Big Bethel AME Church Inc.

John Foster

Cynthia N. Day*


College Football Hall of Fame

Gay Construction Company

Historic Oakland Foundation

Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.

National Church Residences

Regent Partners LLC

John Stephenson Jr.

L. Thomas Gay

David S. Moore

G. Edward Ellis

Michelle Norris

David B. Allman

Colliers International

GBSI, Inc.

Holder Construction Company

King & Spalding

Newcomb & Boyd

Regions Bank

Caldwell Zimmerman

Robert Conley

David Miller

Alan Prince

Stephen M. Sessler

David Smith

Cooper Carry Inc.

Genuine Parts Company

Holiday Inn Express

KPMG LLP

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Kevin R. Cantley

Thomas Gallagher

Divya Parvatiyar

Samuel H. McGarr

Moe Modjeski

Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta Downtown

Cousins Properties Incorporated

Georgia Aquarium

Lanier Parking Systems

Novare Group Holdings LLC

Larry Gellerstedt III*

Aaron James

Huie Design

Sarah Huie-Coleman

Jerry Skillett

James R. Borders

Cox Enterprises Inc.

Georgia Development Partners

Legacy Property Group

Ogletree Deakins

Doug Franklin*

Chad Wright

Hyatt House Atlanta Downtown

Scot Gladstone

David Marvin*

William P. Steinhaus

Coxe Curry & Associates

Georgia Institute of Technology

Lincoln Property Company

Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Ann Curry

Christopher Burke

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Peter McMahon

Michelle Vaughn

Tom Hazay

Creative Loafing Media

Georgia Power

Lord Aeck Sargent

OneSource Relocation

Sharry Smith

Walter Dukes*

IntegralGude LLC

Samuel Gude

Eric Brock

Eve A. Seib

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Georgia State University

Lucror Resources

Paces Properties

John O’Neill III

Dr. Mark Becker*

J.W. Robinson & Associates

Jeffrey Robinson

Arun P. Nijhawan

Merritt Lancaster

Deloitte

Georgia World Congress Center Authority

Jackson Corporate Real Estate

Materials Managers & Engineers, Inc.

PARKatlanta

Scott Jackson

Subash Kuchikulla

Anderson C. Moore

Jackson Spalding

Matlock Advertising

Parking Company of America

Rachel Tobin

Kirstin Popper

Susana Chavez

Jacobs Engineering Group

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Parkmobile, USA, Inc.

Thomas J. Meinhart

Kevin Kuntz

Tina Dyer

Silverman Construction Program Management

Jamestown

Arnold P. Silverman

Edward S. Heys

Frank Poe

Delta Air Lines

Tad Hutcheson

Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Curley Dossman

DLA Piper LLP

M. Maxine Hicks*

Gibbs Landscape Co.

Peter Copses

DPR Hardin Construction

Russell E. Brockelbank

Glorious Events

Steve Moore

Embassy Suites Atlanta Centennial Park

David Shepherd

Grady Health System

John Haupert

Emory University

Betty E. Willis

Greyhound Bus Lines

Sherard Robinson

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Dane C. Peterson

H.J. Russell & Company

Jerome Russell*

Ernst & Young

Jay I. Gillespie

Heery International

Rich Driggs

Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown

Harold Jones

Hilton Atlanta

Brad Koeneman

Fifth Third Bank

Mike Dunlap

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Downtown

Harman Hall

Gallman Development Group, LLC

W. Bruce Gallman

McCormick & Schmick’s

Parkway Realty Services LLC

Matt Bronfman

Gordon Wasson

Marti J. Blackstock

Jones Day

McGriff, Seibels & Williams of GA, Inc

Perennial Properties, Inc.

E. Kendrick Smith

Read Davis

Aaron Goldman

Jones Lang LaSalle

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

PNC Financial Services Group

Mike Sivewright

Steven J. Labovitz

Eddie Meyers

JPMorgan Chase and Co.

McKinsey & Company

Portman Holdings

David Balos

Steve Reis

Ambrish Baisiwala

Juice Studios

Mercer Thompson LLC

Proof of the Pudding

Elizabeth Mann Hogan

John T. W. Mercer

Dina Biondo Iglesias

Juneau Construction Company

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Raoul Nowitz

Davis Myers

Hala Moddelmog

Raoul Nowitz

Kaiser Permanente

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

RCG Ventures

Carrie Jennison Kilpatrick Townsend LLP

Hines Interests Limited Partnership

John A. Heagy

Diane L. Prucino

Keith Parker

Robert C. Glustrom Real Times Media (Atlanta Daily World)

Morton’s The Steakhouse

Justin Craft

Hiram Jackson

Christine Cooley-Phillips Richard Bowers & Company

Richard E. Bowers Rosser International

William S. Griffin Schneider Electric

Keith Dickerson Schulten Ward & Turner LLP

W. Scott Schulten Selig Enterprises Inc.

S. Stephen Selig Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Niles Harris Siemens

Cathe Reams

Skanska

Bill Morrison Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP

Stephen M. Forte Southface

Dennis Creech SRS Real Estate Partners

Ray Uttenhove St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

Cotten Alston State Bar of Georgia

Jeffrey R. Davis Stevens & Wilkinson

Ronald V. Stang Stites & Harbison PLCC

Ron Bingham


2014 CAP MEMBERS SunTrust Bank

Mike Hurst Sutherland

Mark D. Wasserman T.Y. Lin International

Dean Collins The Beck Group

David Hutchison The Boston Consulting Group Inc.

The Integral Group

tvs-design

Egbert Perry*

Becky Ward

The Networks of 11 Alive

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Robbin Steed

Milton J. Little

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

UPS

Manuel Deisen

Turkessa Simmons

The Tabernacle

Urban Enterprises

Karyn Kotler

Shayne Walsey

The University Financing Foundation, Inc.

Alan M. Wise

Thomas H. Hall III

The Carter Center

The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta

Urban Realty Partners

Mark B. Riley URS Corporation

Lisa Wiley

Ron Tarson

The Coca-Cola Company

Theatrical Outfit

Donald C. Harris W Atlanta Downtown

Lisa Borders* The Commerce Club

Dan Fiss The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Alicia Philipp*

Bill Duncan Transwestern

Clark H. Dean Trees Atlanta

Connie Veates Trillium Management Inc.

The Creations Group

Cherie Ong

James B. Cumming Troutman Sanders LLP

The Ellis Hotel

Richard Kim Kleisner

Steve Riddell*

Dagmar Epsten

Lisa Harris*

Allan Vella

S. Taylor Glover Turnkey Construction and Roofing

The Home Depot

Brad Shaw

Craig Jones The Coca-Cola Company

Harry Anderson Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Curley Dossman

Adam Shumaker Productions American Institute of Architects—Georgia Atlanta Channel Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association

The Honorable Kwanza Hall

Atlanta Urban Farms

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Atlanta Movie Tours

Walter P Moore

Legacy Property Group

Atlanta Police Foundation

Douglas W. Robinson

David Marvin

Weissman Nowack Curry & Wilco, P.C.

Portman Holdings

Maria Mollise

John C. Portman IV

Wells Fargo

The Integral Group

Leonard Walker*

Carl Powell

Winter Companies

The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta

Trace Hawkins

Absolute Body Symmetry

Atlanta City Council

Lisa Harris

Brent Reid

DOWNTOWN PARTNERS

Ron Tarson

Caleb Racicot, Downtown Resident Cara Turano, Downtown Resident Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association CTM Media Group Diabetes Association of Atlanta, Inc.

Zipcar Turner Enterprises Inc.

The Fox Theatre

CHAIR Representing Cousins Properties Incorporated

Chris Cannon

YP Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

The Epsten Group

2014 ADID BOARD MEMBERS

Deanna Novarro-Ek

Zach Ellard

EdgewoodAve.com

Zoo Atlanta

First Step Staffing

Raymond B. King

Flux Projects

Fourth Ward Neighbors Georgia Restaurant Association GreenLaw Healey Condominium Association Home Realty, Inc. Lutheran Services of Georgia Midtown Assistance Center Miller’s Rexall Netchex Peach Pedaler Premier Events Resolution Fitness at 191 Saba Loghman, Downtown Resident SkyView Atlanta Sustainable Solutions Georgia, LLC The Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception The Nature Conservancy, Georgia

MEMBER KEY IF YOU’D LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF CENTRAL ATLANTA PROGRESS, CONTACT DAN WILLIAMS AT DANW@ATLANTADOWNTOWN.COM OR CALL 404-659-5908.

Board of Directors Executive Committee* Ex-officio Board members


CAP STAFF

CAP STAFF

BACK ROW (LEFT TO RIGHT) LEFT TO RIGHT

Lynn Williamson Wesley Brown

Tanya Betton Angie Laurie Deana Davis

Marketing & Creative Director Accounting Assistant Project Manager, Vice President, Manager, Human Planning & Transportation Resources & Payroll Kristi Rooks A.J. Robinson Capital Projects Senior Project Manager, Lynn Williamson President Cooper Holland Economic Development Marketing & Senior Project Tanya Betton Shevenie Reid Creative Director Manager, Accounting Wesley Brown Executive Assistant Woodruff Park Assistant Project Manager, Planning Dan Williams Sara Haas & Capital Projects Membership A.J. Robinson Intern, Planning & President Manager Economic Development

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Dan Williams Shayna Pollock

Membership Manager Project Manager, Transportation & Cooper Holland Sustainability Senior Project Manager, Woodruff Jennifer Park Ball Vice President, Ryan Cagle Planning & Intern, Transportation Economic & Sustainability Development

Kathryn Rusche David Wardell Shevenie Reid

Public Relations Coordinator Vice President, Executive Assistant Operations Dana Williams Kristi Rooks and Public Safety Vice President, Finance Senior Project Dana Williams Manager, Economic Lynn Lopes Vice President, Development Program Manager, Finance Transportation & Sustainability

Wilma Sothern

Brittany Sessions

Receptionist, Angie Laurie

Vice President, Administrative Vice President, Transportation Marketing Assistant

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Deana KathrynDavis Rusche

Jennifer Ball Emily Yerke Lynn Lopes

Brittany Sessions

Crystal Clark Brianna Rindge

Manager, Human Public Relations Resources & Payroll Coordinator

Shelby Bus贸

Vice President, Planning Development Program Manager, Development & Coordinator & Economic Transportation Sustainability

Receptionist, Outreach Manager, Intern, Planning Director of Administrative Assistant & Economic Transportation & Sustainability Sustainability Development

Wilma Sothern

David Wardell

Vice President, Marketing

Vice President, Operations & Public Safety


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