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Colliers Secures 125,000-Square-Foot Headquarters Expansion for Fortune 500 Company

Firm Negotiates Long-Term Lease Renewal on Behalf of Opal Holdings

Atlanta, Ga. – April 1, 2022  – Leading diversified professional real estate services and investment management company Colliers helped facilitate a long-term lease renewal and 125,000-square-foot expansion at RiverEdge Summit, a Class A office complex located on a summit overlooking the Chattahoochee River in Northwest Atlanta, for Atlanta-based, Fortune 500 company Graphic Packaging International. 

Colliers Senior Vice President Deming Fish and Vice President Graham Little represented the landlord New York-based real estate investment firm Opal Holdings. Tenant representation for Graphic Packaging International was provided by Cushman & Wakefield Executive Managing Director Travis Jackson and Executive Director Addison Meriwether. 

In 2013, Graphic Packaging International relocated its global headquarters to RiverEdge Summit in Atlanta from Marietta, Georgia. The company’s new lease expands their total footprint to 246,098 square-feet, nearly doubling its presence to support future growth and the enhancement of its current offerings to food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer product companies globally. 

“Graphic Packaging International’s spatial requirements presented us with a unique challenge,” said Fish. “Through the creative problem-solving and patience of many individuals, we were able to come to a final solution that benefits all parties.”

Located at Riveredge Parkway in Atlanta, RiverEdge Summit supplies office users with state-of-the art building systems and infrastructure surrounded by serene amenities. A plethora of amenities surround the facility, including a state-of-the art conference center, open-air cabanas, bocce ball court, golf putting green, fitness center, on-site café and free surface and covered parking with complimentary shuttle service. Nearby attractions, such as Chattahoochee National Forest, Cumberland Mall, The Battery and the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium add to the location’s appeal. The location offers quick and easy access to I-285 and I-75 in addition to convenient restaurants, hotels and service offerings just minutes away from the RiverEdge Summit office property.  

About Colliers
Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. With operations in 62 countries, our 17,000 enterprising professionals work collaboratively to provide expert real estate and investment advice to clients. For more than 27 years, our experienced leadership with significant inside ownership has delivered compound annual investment returns of 20% for shareholders. With annual revenues of $4.3 billion and $77 billion of assets under management, Colliers maximizes the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of our clients, our investors and our people. Learn more at corporate.colliers.com, Twitter @Colliers or LinkedIn.

 
 

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Deming Fish

Senior Vice President, Principal

Atlanta

Deming Fish is a senior office leasing professional focused on representing Institutional Investors, Developers and regional  and local owners in the marketing and leasing of existing and to be developed Class A and Class B office properties. His  speciality is repositioning office assets to generate significant leasing and creating value for his clients. 

Deming started the Landlord Services Group at Colliers Atlanta in 2011 and grew the practice to one of the largest in Atlanta. He both directed the team and continued to market and lease space over those 8 years for some of the most active owners and developers in Atlanta.

Deming has a history of helping his clients lease their office properties and then position their assets for sale at significant  values increases. He takes an expanded approach to leasing, working hard to identify and understand the attributes of each  property and then best position that asset in the marketplace to achieve superior returns. In addition, his team has developed  a systematized approach to exposing the assets to a wide audience on a recurring basis, to generate significant increases in activity at the property.

Assets such as 100 Peachtree, The Terraces, Newmarket Business Center, Royal Center, RiverEdge Summit, The Pinnacle at Symphony Place and 55 Allen Plaza are just a few examples of his teams’ marketing and leasing successes.

Prior to joining Colliers, Deming was a Senior Managing Director at Barry Real Estate Companies where he was responsible  for the leasing and management of all Barry Companies properties as well as an approximate 3 million RSF, 3rd party leasing
and management portfolio in Atlanta, Nashville and Birmingham.

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Graham Little

Vice President

Atlanta

As Vice President of Colliers’ Landlord Services Group, Graham Little is a member of the agency leasing team focused exclusively on office properties in and around the Atlanta metropolitan area. Since relocating to Atlanta in 2014, Graham has been entrusted to market and lease some of the city’s most iconic projects including Peachtree Center, Marquis I & II, Phipps Tower, The Proscenium, 1100 Peachtree, and Campanile.

Graham’s vast market knowledge and relationships within the Atlanta community allow him to maximize value for his clients. His previous leasing roles working “in house” with both instituational owners and private devleopers have allowed Graham to attain unique insights and skills thinking like an owner to be his client’s strategic partner. Graham is dedicated to acting quickly to create and seize opportunities for his clients, embracing change and thinking differently to generate new and better solutions. He leverages an astute understanding of financial analysis to provide rational, detailed agency leasing solutions to accelerate success.

Graham believes trust and integrity are essential for the relationships he builds with his clients, colleagues, and community. His commitment to doing what’s right enables him to deliver solutions that transform and improve the assets, submarkets, and communities in which his clients operate.

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