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Here Comes the Sun: The Southeast's Growing Appeal

April 6, 2021 39 Minute Listen

From Atlanta to Nashville and Raleigh to Orlando, the U.S. Southeast is attracting employers and investors. Highwoods Properties’ Ted Klinck, Johnson Development’s Geordy Johnson, and CBRE’s Frank Fallon and Will Yowell join Spencer Levy to explain why.

Here Comes the Sun: The Southeast's Growing Appeal

April 6, 2021 39 Minute Listen


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Frank Fallon

Vice Chairman

Frank Fallon is a Vice Chairman with CBRE’s Investment Properties Group in Atlanta, GA with a primary focus on the acquisition and disposition of institutional industrial investment properties. Along with his partners Chris Riley and Trey Barry, Frank is a member of CBRE National Partners, a partnership that delivers superior strategy and execution over the industrial property life cycle.

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Geordy Johnson

CEO, Johnson Development

Geordy is the President of the Johnson Group, a Spartanburg, South Carolina-based parent of companies focused on real estate development, hospitality and automotive finance. He is the CEO of Johnson Development Associates, which has developed more than 25 million sq. ft. of industrial space, 28 apartment communities, and over 60 self-storage facilities predominantly in the Southeast.

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Ted Klinck

CEO, Highwoods Properties

Ted is the CEO of Highwoods Properties, a REIT focused on the office sector in high growth markets, particularly in the Southeast. Founded in 1978, Highwoods now owns more than 26 million sq. ft. of office space.

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Will Yowell

Vice Chairman

Will Yowell is a Vice Chairman with CBRE’s Capital Markets Institutional Properties Group in Atlanta. In this role, Mr. Yowell leads the Atlanta based office investment sales team as well as transactions throughout the Southeast U.S. He has been instrumental in expanding CBRE’s office institutional properties practice in the region over the past 30+ years.


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Spencer Levy

Global Client Strategist & Senior Economic Advisor, CBRE

Spencer Levy is Global Client Strategist and Senior Economic Advisor for CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services firm in the world. In this role, he focuses on client engagement and public-facing activities, including thought leadership work performed in conjunction with CBRE Research. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Real Estate Roundtable’s Research Committee.

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