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IMPACT Extraordinary vision. Real-life results.

2012 Annual Rep ort & 2013 Calendar

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Atlanta Braves Opening Night Major League Baseball returns as the Atlanta Braves welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Turner Field for their first home game of the season. April 5–8

NCAA Final Four The National College Athletic Association’s “big show” is the Men’s Basketball Final Four, featuring two national semifinal games and the national championship game at the Georgia Dome. Tuesdays and Thursdays

Music at Noon Centennial Olympic Park’s free noontime concert series kicks off in April. Bring your lunch to the park on Tuesdays and Thursdays through October and enjoy performances featuring local musicians.

I M P A C T A T L ›› Marietta Streetscape Improvements around Henry W. Grady statue p h oto g r a p h e d by j o n at h a n h o l l a d a



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As I reflect on 10 years of leading Central Atlanta Progress A.J. Robinson and the Atlanta CAP President Downtown Improvement District, I’m inspired by the multitude of accomplishments we have achieved together, spanning all areas of interest in Atlanta. The lasting impact CAP/ ADID has on the city, state and region is something we can all be proud of, but our organizations' work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our many members and partners.


As the heart of Atlanta, Downtown is uniquely positioned as the Egbert Perry gateway to the CAP Chair city. CAP rolls out the welcome mat to visitors and residents alike with a wide range of programs, projects and initiatives that showcase our thriving city center, and the organization is strengthened through invaluable partnerships with business and municipal leadership. Together, we’re building a Downtown whose legacy will be appreciated for decades to come.


From safe, clean streetscapes to synchronized traffic signals, Craig Jones ADID’s impact ADID Chair & CAP Vice-Chair is everywhere in Downtown. With ADID-funded projects such as the Atlanta Streetcar and Connector Transformation Project nearing implementation, the next two years will be game changers for Downtown Atlanta and the entire city. I am eager to continue ADID’s work to improve and maintain Downtown’s authenticity, quality of life and innovation.

CAP and ADID aim to build a 21stcentury Downtown as the heart of the Atlanta region—a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining.

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May 10–12

Sweet Auburn Springfest The Historic Sweet Auburn District celebrates the season with a free outdoor festival featuring fun, food and entertainment for the whole family. May 18

Party in the Park Get into the swing of spring at Centennial Olympic Park’s daylong music festival. May 25

Atlanta Dream Opening Night Get in on the Women’s National Basketball Association action, as the Atlanta Dream take on the Tulsa Shock in their season home opener.

I M P A C T A T L ›› The National Center for Civil and Human Rights broke ground on June 27, 2012 c o u r t e s y o f n at i o n a l c e n t e r f o r civil and human rights




ome to millions of residents, office workers, students and tourists each year, Downtown is one of Atlanta’s most vibrant communities. It is the city’s epicenter of entertainment, commerce and urban living, boasting a myriad of attractions for every interest and budget. The work of Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) makes Downtown Atlanta a revitalized, vibrant and safe community that is attractive to residents, visitors, workers and investors alike, and the organization is a strong partner to fellow civic organizations and the City of Atlanta. Downtown is home to some of Atlanta’s most highly anticipated projects, including the Atlanta Streetcar, which will loop Downtown Atlanta on a 2.7-mile route. Additionally, in 2014 the College Football Hall of Fame and National Center for Civil and Human Rights will join existing attractions including the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park, Philips Arena and the World of Coca Cola. Serving amid all of the area’s activity, the

Downtown Ambassador Force and Clean Team ensure that Downtown is safe, clean and hospitable. Ambassadors and Clean Team members are on hand seven days a week throughout the central business district to provide directions, recommendations, escort service and maintenance. Downtown Atlanta is also the city’s leader in sustainability, having launched the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) in 2011. The program has a goal to reduce Downtown Atlanta's water and energy usage by at least 20 percent by the year 2020. Through assessments conducted by the Atlanta BBC, potential changes that would save more than 11 million gallons of water have been identified. To date, more than 50 million square feet of property has committed to take the challenge, and additional districts outside of Downtown’s boundaries are expected to join the Atlanta BBC this year. In partnership with its northern neighbor, Midtown Alliance, ADID is making significant visual improvements to the state’s most-traveled thoroughfare with the I-75/85 Con-

nector Transformation Project. The project will enhance the look of Atlanta’s signature Peachtree Street with upgrades to bridges over the connector in both Downtown and Midtown, including dramatic lighting, landscaping, and bicycle and pedestrian improvements. CAP/ADID projects impact the lives of millions of Downtown residents and visitors each year. From initiatives that change the way Atlantans get around the city to programs that improve quality of life, the organizations’ work is evident throughout the city center and beyond.

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“CAP opened its doors to us, nurtured our growth, and was our young organization’s strong foundation. We’re proud to be counted among the groups CAP has incubated and are excited to contribute to Downtown’s robust economy and vibrant atmosphere in the future.” —Doug Shipman CEO, National Center for Civil and Human Rights

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Beginning June 5

Food Truck Wednesdays at Underground Atlanta Hit “Eat Street” every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Upper Alabama Street for a rotating lineup of Atlanta’s favorite food trucks. June 6

First Thursdays ArtWalk Take in outstanding exhibitions and discover the historic districts of Downtown each month on self-guided tours of the thriving gallery scene. June 19

Feed Your Senses Join your Downtown friends for a free lunchtime performing arts series held at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University. I M P A C T A T L ›› Woodruff Park Playground opened on July 17, 2012 p h oto g r a p h e d by c e n t r a l at l a n ta p r o g r e s s


special projects *

In May 2012, Operation Best Foot Forward was formed as a result of collaboration between Underground Atlanta and adjoining businesses, the South Peachtree Merchants’ Association, the City of Atlanta, MARTA and CAP/ADID. The group aims to improve the area’s aesthetic appeal of Downtown south of Marietta Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard on Peachtree Street. Specific areas of concern and associated actions required include: public safety and police support; public works support for trash removal, street lighting, and streetscape, tree and landscape maintenance; code enforcement for building facades and property frontage; as

well as planning and investment by the City and ADID to the improve the overall look of the area.


Located in the heart of the city’s business, entertainment and academic districts, Woodruff Park is one of Downtown Atlanta’s most significant green spaces. In 2012, ADID completed a number of park improvements, some of which were made possible by a Park Pride Grant awarded for infrastructure upgrades. The new playground was opened, and major repairs were completed on the park’s fountains, all of which are now operational. Additional flower planters were added, lending the park more color, and a new lawn was planted. As a result, use of the park increased significantly, especially by Georgia State University students and families enjoying the new playground. Woodruff Park’s six acres are the site of programs, events and activities throughout the year, and the new city ordinance banning smoking in the city’s parks enhances the experience of park visitors and event attendees.


CAP launched GeorgiaForward in 2010 to engage the state’s stakeholders and thought leaders in crafting a common vision for Georgia and exploring innovative solutions to statewide policy challenges. In 2012, GeorgiaForward initiated a new annual program, Young Gamechangers, which brings together 25 young thinkers and doers from across the state to tackle a specific challenge. GeorgiaForward is acting as the lead local partner in producing the Georgia Civic Health Index. Working with the National Conference on Citizenship, they will present the first comprehensive report on how engaged Georgians are in civic life. The annual GeorgiaForward Forum was held in Athens in September and brought together leaders from across Georgia to examine what statewide prosperity would look like and collaborate on how to get there.

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“I love living in Downtown because there are lots of cool parks, my school, I feel safe, and the World of Coke. And I like to ride my bike or play at the playground at Woodruff Park.” —Joseph Svedberg 2nd grade, Woodruff Park Playground regular

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Fourth of July Spectacular Celebrate Independence Day Downtown as Centennial Olympic Park lights up the sky with the finest fireworks display in Atlanta. July 25

CAP/ADID Town Hall Meeting Stay connected with CAP and ADID at our semi-annual Town Hall meeting. July 27–August 4

Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week Savor the flavors during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week. Downtown restaurants offer special brunch, lunch and dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35 (per person, plus tax and gratuity).

I M P A C T A T L ›› Coloring of the fountains in Woodruff Park received many “LIKES” on our Facebook page, p h oto g r a p h e d by a d a m s h u m a k e r


marketing CAP/ADID’s 2012 marketing efforts *helped to shape positive attitudes about the

organizations and Downtown Atlanta among a broad and diverse audience. Impactful tactics ranged from special events and social media programming to video production and promotional partnerships.


CAP/ADID held its 71st Annual Meeting on March 28 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Presented by Lanier Parking Solutions, the event had nearly 1,100 attendees. CAP’s award-winning Annual Report, created in partnership with Atlanta magazine, was released at the event, as was the promotional video “Only In Downtown.” The video highlights unique Downtown attractions and has been viewed more than 8,000 times on YouTube and began airing at Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Dream home games in June.


In May CAP hosted a screening of Ben Loeterman’s acclaimed documentary John Portman: A Life of Building at Georgia Public

Broadcasting’s studios. CAP later placed the film on Delta Air Lines’s in-flight network.


In June, CAP hosted an exclusive preview of the National Center for Civil & Human Rights’ design at the Residences – W Atlanta Downtown. The NCCHR broke ground on June 27.


July’s Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week generated $910,000 in revenue for participating restaurants. More than 26,000 diners participated and an August wrap-up event sponsored by Lexus had more than 200 attendees.

10th annual Downtown Development *DayThein November attracted more than 400 attendees. A promotional video produced by CAP, "The Real Downtown," premiered at the event.


In 2012, received 1,284,383 total sessions, averaging 3,509 sessions daily, an increase of more than 15,000 total sessions compared to 2011. CAP’s Facebook followers grew by 76 percent, and its Twitter following increased by 41 percent. CAP also created a LinkedIn group specifically for its membership, which has attracted more than 100 members.

Deals, a social media promo*tion,Downtown debuted in September. Each month at a different location, CAP staff offered free goodies to its Facebook and Twitter friends.


Working with ParkAtlanta operator Duncan Solutions, CAP refurbished the Downtown Giving Meters. Find us on Facebook

“As a resident of Downtown Atlanta, I love being plugged in to my surroundings. CAP's social media channels keep me in the loop with Downtown happenings and allow me to instantly share news and events with others, which brings attention to my neighborhood.” —Rob Dunalewicz @foocow, social media follower

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August 7

Market Wednesday AmericasMart Atlanta Market Wednesday offers special discounts in select showrooms the first Wednesday of every non–Gift Market month. August 9

Castleberry Hill Art Stroll Have a great dinner, buy some outstanding art and maybe even find your new loft or condo as Atlanta’s historic arts district rolls out the welcome mat. August 30–September 2

Dragon*Con For out-of-this-world fun, make plans to spend the Labor Day weekend at the largest fantasy/sci-fi convention on Earth—and don’t miss the parade on Saturday!

I M P A C T A T L ›› Hyatt Regency Atlanta, winner of 2012 Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge Excellence Award c o u r t e s y o f h yat t r e g e n c y at l a n ta


sustainability At year-end 2012, more than 70 buildings, In 2012, CAP/ADID collaborated with *representing * more than 48 million square several organizations to foster relationships feet of space, were committed to the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge (BBC), and the assessment team completed its first phase. Results from the first 18 buildings showed a significant opportunity for increasing energy and water efficiency, reducing utility bills and freeing up resources to reinvest in growth.


The Atlanta BBC Education and Training program reached more than 250 participants and raised awareness of the program, and the Atlanta BBC Meet Your Match event brought together more than 250 vendors and property owners for networking and business development opportunities.


Along with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, CAP/ADID was presented with the 2012 Southface Award of Excellence in recognition of its contributions to the Atlanta BBC.

and development of the Downtown Green Source program, which focuses on the enhancement of environmental sustainability and economic vitality Downtown.


In April, CAP/ADID partnered with EPA, the City of Atlanta and Sustainable Atlanta to host the inaugural Downtown Atlanta Earth Day Clean Up Challenge. More than 600 participants worked on Downtown beautification projects in this first-of-its-kind event.


During the month of October, more than 1,000 commuters took part in the first-ever Atlanta Bike to Work Challenge, co-sponsored by CAP/ADID. In support of the program, CAP/ADID’s Downtown Green Source program hosted events for bike commuters of all skill levels.


CAP/ADID’s promotion of Downtown’s various transportation options included successful outreach efforts targeting partners

and commuters. Programming included 76 formal meetings with employers and 81 employee-focused events, which directly reached an estimated 3,758 individuals. Active partners in the promotion of alternative transportation usage totaled 167 employers and 12 property managers. by Downtown commuters *in Participation the Georgia Commute Option regional

incentive program was strong, with 788 new registrants in 2012. A total of 2,086 active loggers participated last year, preventing 10,464,229 miles traveled. These efforts resulted in the elimination 5,323 tons of pollution and a savings to consumers of $5,232,114.

“The City of Atlanta is committed to meeting the goals of the Better Buildings Challenge by upgrading building energy performance by a minimum of 20 percent by 2020. I am proud that the effort is supported by so many Atlanta businesses and organizations.” —Mayor Kasim Reed

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September 7

MADD Walk Mothers Against Drunk Driving will “Walk Like MADD” in Downtown to support the organization’s mission to support victims and eliminate drunk driving. September 12

Kaiser Permanente Corporate 5K Run/Walk Designed to promote health and fitness among metro Atlanta businesses and their employees, this fun wellness program culminates in a 5K at Turner Field. Any Date

Get on Board the Atlanta Streetcar Support Downtown businesses along the Streetcar construction route by stopping in for a meal, a haircut, car detailing and more.

I M P A C T A T L ›› Centennial Olympic Park’s Party in the Park c o u r t e s y o f c e n t e n n i a l o ly m p i c pa r k


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Downtown remains one of the safest places in the city. Based on recent statistics, incidents of crime in the Downtown Improvement District are at a record low.


Based on Mayor Kasim Reed’s stated priority to improve conditions in the area south of Marietta Street, Atlanta Police Department (APD) Chief George Turner assigned additional police officers to Zone 5. Concentrated on the south end of the zone, the officers will work to

bring the south of Marietta area in line with the core area of Downtown Peachtree Street.


A newly implemented ordinance has markedly mitigated panhandling throughout the city. Enforcement will be significantly more aggressive, specifically for monetary solicitation. The adoption of an urban camping ordinance will also greatly strengthen protection of quality of life in the city.


Operation Shield utilizes public and private resources to reduce crime and make the city one of the safest in the nation. The Atlanta Police Video Integration Center (VIC) provides coordinated and integrated public surveillance support to Downtown, providing a higher level of public safety coverage. Synergies between the VIC and CAP/ADID’s Signal Synchronization Program are being leveraged to benefit both projects. Infrastructure upgrades by the City have allowed for the integration of additional public and private camera systems, and the addition of cameras in critical areas, as well as the upgrading

of camera capabilities (e.g. 360-degree cameras versus traditional pan-tilt-zoom cameras), is also under consideration. Downtown has benefitted from CAP/ADID’s *increased coordination with APD resources, including code enforcement, narcotics, vice, and auto theft, as well as other City assets. The APD also continues to expand foot beats and increase the density of deployment.


The APD assigned a liaison officer, Pat Reagan, to support the hotels, building security operations and special events in Zone 5. Reagan is a veteran officer who also serves as an ADID off-duty public safety officer.


The mobile Sky Watch unit, which is deployed during major events, continues to serve as a successful deterrent to crime.

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“Downtown Atlanta sees millions of visitors each year—more than any other part of the city—and we ensure that Downtown is among the safest, thanks to our strong partnership with CAP/ADID. Together, we keep Downtown safe and accessible.” —Chief George Turner Atlanta Police Department

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October 10

Aqua Vino Guests at Georgia Aquarium’s 8th Annual Aqua Vino will sample wines from around the world and taste the best cuisine Atlanta has to offer. October 18–22

Elevate Art Downtown The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs showcases creative, innovative public art projects in Downtown Atlanta. Fridays and Saturdays

Capturing the Spirit of Oakland A wickedly fun annual tradition, Historic Oakland Cemetery’s gates stay open after dark on Fridays and Saturdays leading up to Halloween.

I M P A C T A T L ›› Sneak peek of the new Atlanta Streetcar coming 2014! c r e d i t at l a n ta s t r e e tc a r p r oj e c t


Transportation Improvements *

In partnership with the City of Atlanta, MARTA, USDOT and a number of stakeholders, CAP/ADID has advanced the Atlanta Streetcar project into implementation by providing staffing and funding support.


A total of 54,169 monthly passes for MARTA, Cobb Community Transit (CCT)

and Gwinnett County Transit (GCT) were purchased through CAP/ADID’s Discounted Transit Pass Program. Other transit pass sales brokered by CAP/ADID—consisting of single-, 10- and 20-trip tickets—equated to an additional 7,622 passes. CAP/ADID also put into circulation 2,196 new MARTA Breeze smart cards. The total 2012 impact of the program on Downtown commuting was the equivalent of 1.48 million transit trips, representing over $5 million in transit pass sales. The program served 59 Downtown clients and 26 state and federal agencies in 2012.


CAP partnered with Midtown Alliance to begin work on the Connector Transformation Project, which will enhance the 1-75/85 Connector through public art installations, urban forests, vertical greening, lighting and more. In support of this effort, $5 million was raised for Peachtree Street bridge improvements.


In fall 2012, CAP/ADID partnered with the Georgia Tech College of Architecture, School of City and Regional Planning to

evaluate and propose recommendations for enhancing mobility through and access to destinations in the Northside Drive corridor, with the Georgia Multi-Modal Passenger Terminal (MMPT) project as a focus.


CAP/ADID continued to support GDOT Master Developer activities for the MMPT project and surrounding development could exceed $5 billion.


Advancements were also made in the ADID upgrade program for Downtown traffic signals and traffic signal timing.


Fifteen additional bike racks were installed, expanding Downtown’s extensive network of bike parking locations.

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“Our high-performance building consulting and planning firm is proud to be a new Member of CAP. We support CAP’s leadership on improvements like the Atlanta Streetcar along the Edgewood Avenue corridor. We hope to help our community become Atlanta’s first historic eco-district.” —Dagmar Epsten President, Epsten Group

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November 5

Election Day Get to the polls and cast your vote in the general election. November 23

Centennial Park Ice Skating Rink Downtown Atlanta’s only outdoor ice skating rink is a favorite holiday destination, featuring covered observation seating, theatrical lighting on the ice and holiday music. November 28

Atlanta Marathon & Half Marathon Start a new Thanksgiving tradition in Downtown—and work up an appetite— participating in the second largest race in the city.

I M P A C T A T L ›› breensmith advertising, winner of the 2012 Atlanta Downtown Design Excellence Award for Office Design co u rt e sy o f b r e e n s m i t h a dv e rt i s i n g


Planning & economic impact Downtown Development Day 2012 *focused on the continuing revitalization of

Downtown and celebrated the one-year anniversary of the Atlanta Better Buildings Challenge.


Work was completed in conjunction with a long list of partners—most importantly the Atlanta Regional Commission through their award of and LCI supplemental planning grant—to develop the Atlanta Streetcar Corridor Development and Investment Guide. The Guide shares the redevelopment vision for the corridor and details opportunities for development.

the viability of redeveloping the Atlanta Civic Center and surrounding property. With the help of the City and various stakeholders, CAP analyzed the Atlanta taxicab industry to identify best practices to guide future policy changes.


CAP launched the online Downtown *Market Report, a go-to guide for Downtown

Streetscape improvements along Marietta Street, Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Simpson Street and West Peachtree Street focused on beautification and enhanced pedestrian safety. The ADID Board of Directors committed to work with the PATH Foundation for streetscape improvements along John Portman Boulevard and the corridor’s planned mixed-use trail that will connect the extensive PATH network east of Downtown to Centennial Olympic Park.


In collaboration with the City of Atlanta Public Art Program and adjacent property owners, Margaret Mitchell Square was revitalized through fountain repairs and landscaping improvements. Decorative fencing and landscaped planters were added to Peachtree

statistics, and reconvened the Downtown Office Coalition—a collaboration of property owners and stakeholders—to promote the Downtown office market through active outreach. CAP and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs determined

Street at Peachtree Center and AmericasMart, and sidewalk repairs were made along John Wesley Dobbs Avenue and West Peachtree Place.


Fifty pedestrian-oriented wayfinding kiosks were updated with new maps and QR codes to CAP/ADID’s mobile website. The Holiday Lighting program expanded south along Peachtree Street from Marietta Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Downtown streets are brighter thanks to ongoing ADID-supported maintenance and 20 new lights. ADID and Trees Atlanta maintained Downtown’s tree canopy through street tree maintenance and the planting of 16 new street trees.


“CAP is about big ideas, but sometimes it’s the little things that make the most impact. Their improvements to Margaret Mitchell Square have benefitted our office by making the Downtown landscape more welcoming to clients—and our staff enjoys it too!” —Tim Smith

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December 7

SEC Championship Played every year in the Georgia Dome, the SEC Championship game is one of the annual highlights on the college football calendar. December 31

Peach Drop Ring in the new year at Underground Atlanta with a night of live music, plenty of entertainment and lots of family-friendly fun. With the approach of midnight, the 800-pound peach will begin its descent. Any Date

Sips In the City Celebrate social hour with Sips In the City. Every weekday from 5:00 to 7:00, enjoy drink and small plate specials at several enticing Downtown restaurants.

I M P A C T A T L ›› Centennial Olympic Park, home to the World of Coke and the Georgia Aquarium, is a popular holiday destination. p h oto g r a p h e d by r o b d u n a l e w i c z


membership CAP finished 2012 with 209 Members, *adding 40 new Members and exceeding the

and advise on initiatives such as the Atlanta Streetcar, T-SPLOST and MMPT.

2012 Membership goal.


CAP Membership Councils provided Members with the opportunity to guide the work we do and shape policies to improve the business climate and quality of life in Atlanta. The Marketing and PR Council, chaired by Beth Schapiro, met semi-monthly to assist with CAP’s various marketing strategies. The Public Safety Council, chaired by Dane Peterson, partnered with a range of community stakeholders to develop a campaign called Partner for Hope that aims to educate the public about the downsides of street feedings and encourage generous citizens and groups to partner with local service provider organizations. The Economic Development and Public Policy Council, co-chaired by Steve Labovitz and John Reyhan, met quarterly to discuss various issues and advise on key policy matters. The Transportation and Infrastructure Council, chaired by Bill Moseley, met quarterly to discuss key projects

membership benefits

* T he opportunity to participate on Member Councils * Informal networking through Member Councils, exclusive tours and briefings with business and civic leaders * E xposure on (100,000 visits per month)

Downtown Live, Downtown Works and Atlanta Daybook, reaching more than 18,000 combined recipients

* Featured listing in CAP/ADID Annual Report * Company news communicated through CAP social media outlets

* Assigned CAP liaison who ensures maximum benefit from CAP Membership investment

* Assistance with zoning and growth incen-

tives offered through various governmental agencies

* CAP members are considered first as

* Exclusive access to data and reports com-

* E conomical and first-priority sponsorship opportunities to broaden exposure through public events and publications

* Access to contact information for fellow

potential vendors on a variety of projects

piled by CAP and its partners Members

* Speaking opportunities at CAP’s quarterly Town Hall meetings and Downtown Marketing Roundtables

* Members-only e-newsletters Inside Downtown and CAP Members’ quarterly

* Company news items and events featured in CAP Member e-newsletters, as well as

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“As a Downtown employer and resident, I have a vested interest in attracting top-notch technology talent. Sitting on CAP Member Councils allows me to be actively engaged in infrastructure and public safety issues that affect the lives of all residents, employees and visitors to our beautiful city.” —Cara Turano Atlanta Director, CTS

2012 CAP Members

Member Key


Board of Directors Member

Executive Committee Member

Of f icers

Albright Group

Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency

J.R. Hipple

Dana Johnson

Alston & Bird, LLP

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau


Egbert Perry The Integral Group vice-chair

Craig Jones Cousins Properties Incorporated


Timothy Pakenham

AMC, Inc.


Jeff Portman

AMEC E&I, Inc. treasurer

Steve Willenborg

Brad Benton Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP

American Cancer Society

Susan Herrington M embe rs America's Capital Partners 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.


John Grant, Jr.


 manda A Brown-Olmstead

Ackerman & Company

Charles Ackerman


Susan Roe

Kelly Loeffler

Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP

Glenn Hendrix

Atlanta Falcons

Richard McKay

Atlanta First United Methodist Church


Mary Jo Peed

Robert Williams


Renee Lewis Glover

Atlanta Life Financial Group

Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.


Tom Aderhold

Atlanta Bicycle Coalition


Bryan Batson

Atlanta Braves

Mike Plant

John Ahmann

First Step Staffing

Atlanta Business Chronicle

Albert Petrangeli

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Charles Richards


Capitol City Bank & Trust Company


George Andrews


Laura Keenan



Robert King


Jay Goldman

John Shlesinger


John O'Neill

Edward Heys, Jr.

Delta Air Lines, Inc.


Tad Hutcheson

DLA Piper


Maxine Hicks

DLB Associates

Brian Durham Downtown Dining Members' Representative (Ray's in the City)

Central Parking System


Russell Miller

Ellis Hotel

Claire Brimmer

Tracey Lyon-Mercado

Citizens Trust Bank

BEST WESTERN PLUS Inn at the Peachtrees

Gunars Dvelis

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel

Boxer Property


Cynthia Day

Embassy Suites Atlanta

David Shepherd

CohnReznick, LLP

Bleakly Advisory Group, Inc.

Sam Pettway

Dr. Alvetta Thomas


Scott Taylor, Jr.

CB Richard Ellis

Sean McGinnis

Erica Qualls

Dr. Helene Gayle

Mike Shelly


Wesley Hudson

Colliers International


Caldwell Zimmerman

Emory University


Betty Willis

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Dane Peterson

Cooper Carry, Inc.


Alex Kakhnovets

Kevin Cantley

Cox Media Group



Tim Smith

Doug Franklin

Coxe Curry & Associates

Ed Baker

Georgia State University

C.P. Richards Construction Co., Inc.

Cassidy Turley

BoardWalk Consulting


Cara Turano


Atlanta Magazine

Atlanta Technical College



Merry McCleary

Ken Bleakly

Rebecca Serna

AGL Resources, Inc.


William Taggart

Lisa Gordon Aderhold Properties, Inc.

Steve Dils

BDO USA, LLP Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena



Elizabeth Gordon


Avison Young


Atlanta Housing Authority AT&T

Walter "Sonny" Deriso

Bank of America

Dr. Charles Gardner

Marwan Abboud

Atlantic Capital Bank

Balfour Beatty Construction

Atlanta Dream



Violet Travis Ricks

Business RadioX


Atlanta Downtown Neighborhood Association


ABM Janitorial Services

Lars Bader


Alexis Scott

Chip Patterson

Robert Patterson

A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, LLC

Atlanta Daily World



200 Peachtree


Carlton Harden


William Pate

Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority

Ernst & Young


Brad Duncan

Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown

Jeff Ellixson

Ann Curry

Fifth Third Bank

Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP

Lord, Aeck, & Sargent Architects

Randy Koporc


Invest Atlanta

Tim Gilbert

Brian McGowan


Georgia Trend

Hilton Atlanta

Jackson Spalding

Kimley-Horn & Associates

Marriott Courtyard Atlanta Downtown

Neely Young

Brad Koeneman

Bo Spalding

Ed Ellis

Scot Gladstone

Forest City

Georgia World Congress Center


King & Spalding


Frank Poe


Jacoby Development

Emerick Corsi Fulcrum Equity Partners

Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Historic Oakland Foundation


David Moore

Matt Bronfman


Jones Day

Greg Block


FLu(x) architecture + design

Jorge Bazan

Jeff Muir Gay Construction Company

Tom Gay Genuine Parts Company

Thomas Gallagher Georgia Aquarium, Inc.

David Kimmel Georgia Institute for Technology

Christopher Burke Georgia Power Company


Walter Dukes


Dr. Mark Becker

Cloteen Bigger Jasmin

Grady Health System


John Haupert

John Heagy


Scott Condra

John Eisenlau


Samuel McGarr Landscape Structures

E. Kendrick Smith

Holder Construction Company

Jones Lang LaSalle

David Miller

Linda Bolan

H.J. Russell & Company

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

JP Morgan Chase & Co.



Juneau Construction Company

Steven Rivers

Kenneth Barry

Nancy Juneau

Heery International

IntegralGude, LLC

Kaiser Permanente

Samuel Gude

Trey Ragsdale


Hardin Construction Company

Bill Heitz

Ken Erdoes Lanier Holdings

Joe Hindsley

Jerome Russell, Jr.

Mason Stephenson


John Nourzad


Diane Prucino

David Balos


Michael Robison

Lawson & Moseley, LLP


William Moseley, Jr.

Legacy Property Group, LLC


David Marvin

Lincoln Property Company

Craig Habif

Eric Brock

Dr. Beverly Scott Matlock Advertising and Public Relations

Kent Matlock McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP


Steven Labovitz

McKinsey & Company

Patrick Moore Metro Atlanta Chamber


Sam Williams

Milner, Inc.

Charlie Gibson National Church Residences

Michelle Norris

I M PA C T "When I joined Dixon Hughes Goodman late last year, it was important to me to remain involved as a CAP Member and officer on the Board of Directors. With Central Atlanta Progress, both DHG and I have the opportunity to uniquely leverage our professional relationships and our deep commitment to the Downtown community. CAP’s work is at the forefront of transformative changes for Downtown Atlanta, which serves as the economic and civic core of our region. It’s an honor to be a part of CAP and to help make a difference."

—Brad Benton Partner-In-Charge, Healthcare at Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP and CAP Board Treasurer

2012 CAP Members

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

The Fox Theatre

Urban Collage

Cotten Alston

Allan Vella

Robert Begle

Newcomb & Boyd

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Home Depot

Urban Enterprises

John Berry

Brad Shaw

Shayne Walsey

State Bar of Georgia

The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Urban Realty Partners

Cliff Brashier

Manuel Deisen


Sterling Spoon Culinary Management

The Schapiro Group

URS Corporation

Beth Schapiro

Donald Harris

Stevens & Wilkinson

The University Financing Foundation, Inc. (TUFF)

Veolia Energy North America

Ronald Stang

Thomas Hall III

Stites & Harbison, LLC

The Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel

J.D. Humphries

Ronald Tarson

PNC Financial Services Group

Stephen Sessler


Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Portman Holdings, Inc.

Moe Modjeski Novare Group


James Borders

Odd Fellows Buildings

Janis Perkins Ogletree Deakins

William Steinhaus Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Gary Froeba Oxford Industries, Inc.

Mark Riley PARKAtlanta

Anderson Moore Parking Company of America


Susana Chavez

Parkway Realty Services


Marti Blackstock

Parmenter Realty Partners

Gloria Parker Paul Hastings

Philip Marzetti Perennial Properties


Eddie Meyers

Richard Jones

Post Properties


David Stockert

RCG Properties, LLC

Bobby Glustrom Regent Partners

David Allman Regions Bank


David Smith

Resource Branding & Design

Leslie Wright Galloway Richard Bowers & Company

Richard Bowers Schulten Ward & Turner, LLP

Scott Schulten Selig Enterprises, Inc.

Stephen Selig, III Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Niles Harris Siemens

Richard Palmieri Silverman Construction Program Management

Robert Schmitz

Studley, Inc.


Theatrical Outfit

Bill Balzer

Clark Dean

Tishman Speyer

SunTrust Bank


Jim Meyer

Mike Hurst

Trees Atlanta


Mark Wasserman

Connie Veates

T.Y. Lin International

Trillium Management, Inc.

Dr. Dean Collins

James Cumming

The Beck Group

Troutman Sanders, LLP


Thomas Hruby The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.


Alan Wise


United Parcel Service, Inc.

Perfect Image


The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Matt Gove


Southwest Airlines

Lisa Harris

The Coca-Cola Company


Piedmont Healthcare


Lisa Wiley

Arnie Silverman

John Reyhan

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Turner Enterprises, Inc.

The Carter Center

Aaron Goldman

Ira Jackson

Steve Riddell


Ingrid Saunders Jones

Alicia Philipp


Taylor Glover

Matt Guffey

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Milton Little, Jr.

Mark B. Riley

Mike Decker W.G. Yates & Sons Construction

Jeff Cross

2012 ADID Board Members chair

Walter P. Moore and Associates

Douglas Robinson

Craig Jones Cousins Properties Incorporated

Wells Fargo


Leonard Walker

memb ers

Weston Solutions

Harry Anderson

Kim Veal

The Coca-Cola Company

WestPlan Investors

Lisa Borders

Thomas Bauer Wheat Street Charitable Foundation

Rhonda Brown Wilbert News Strategies

Tony Wilbert Winter Construction

Brent Reid WorkingBuildings, LLC

The Grady Health Foundation

Curley Dossman Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Lisa Harris Turner Properties

The Honorable Kwanza Hall Atlanta City Council

Joe Hindsley

John K. McFarland

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Zoo Atlanta

John Portman IV

Raymond King

Portman Holdings

Carl Powell The Integral Group

Quinnie Jenkins-Rice

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Central Atlanta Progress staff at Ventanas

Kristi Rooks Senior Project Manager, Economic Development Erin Ross Manager, Human Resources and Payroll Shevenie Reid Executive Assistant A.J. Robinson President Cooper Holland Senior Project Manager, Woodruff Park Dana Williams Controller Pamela Henman Communications Associate Wilma Sothern Vice President, Marketing Lauren Dufort Director of Sustainability

Dan Williams Membership Manager Tanya Betton Accounting Assistant David Wardell Vice President, Operations and Public Safety Crystal Clark Outreach Manager, Transportation and Sustainability Lynn Lopes Program Manager, Transportation and Sustainability Angie Laurie Vice President, Transportation Lynn Williamson Marketing & Creative Director

Jennifer Ball Vice President, Planning and Economic Development Lauren Cardoni Intern, Transportation Starr Peede Receptionist, Administrative Assistant Charles Strawser Vice President, Finance Patrick Terranova Intern, Planning and Economic Development

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