The American Cancer Society (ACS) signs 42,000 square foot office lease to open their Discovery Hub operation in north downtown Atlanta’s 270 Peachtree Street office tower. John Dolan of CBRE represented ACS and Greg Kindred and Ash Parker with Richard Bowers & Company represented the landlord in this transaction. “During a year in which fewer leases over 40,000 square feet were inked across metro Atlanta, ACS emerges with an innovative design for re-envisioning how the company will interact in its office space,” states Greg Kindred.
Prior to the pandemic, the American Cancer Society leased approximately 274,000 square feet of office space in downtown Atlanta, near Centennial Olympic Park. But like many office users, the nonprofit learned that their employees could work effectively from home. In late 2020, the organization vacated all of its office space at 250 Williams as employees continued to work remotely.
“As the only Platinum-level Wired office building in downtown Atlanta, 270 Peachtree offers excellent value for the highest level of connectivity and redundancy in the marketplace,” affirms Ash Parker. “The new office provides advanced technology integrated into their office, lab and meeting room spaces.” Facilitec, Inc. assisted with the design and implementation of the state-of-the-art plans.
The office lease, which is much smaller than the previous office, was only possible because of the organization’s need to have dedicated workspace for specific employee groups who require an office to conduct their everyday work.
The office property location also offers the combination of nearly immediate access to the interstates along with a 99 Walk Score to the surrounding pedestrian neighborhood that has over one hundred nearby restaurants and retailers.
The lease signing happens at an important time in the reinvention of office space across the globe. The new workplace represents the evolution of the American Cancer Society’s use of office space, utilizing a high-tech building, in an amenity-rich environment. “The American Cancer Society is the largest nonprofit funder for cancer research outside of the federal government and we are proud to be their partner in creating this cutting-edge office,” states 270 Peachtree’s building owner, Richard Bowers.