Campus 244 is unique in the central sub-market, attracting head offices and retail leases


Transportation Insight, LLC, Insight Global LLC, CT brings Cantina & Taqueria to Campus 244 (Campus244.com), a pioneering adaptive reuse development in the Central Perimeter submarket in Atlanta, announces project developers The Georgetown Company (Georgetown) and RocaPoint Partners (RocaPoint), bringing the project leasing volume to more than 80%. Transport Insight has signed a long-term lease for 174,400 SF across the entirety of the third and fourth floors, while Insight Global will acquire the majority of the first floor and all of the second floor, for a total of 133,700 SF, also on a long-term basis. In addition, CT will open a Mexican restaurant that will extend into the project’s central green space. Designed by S9 Architecture, the architects behind the design of Ponce City Market, 725 Ponce, Transportation Insight, and Insight Global will welcome employees to the updated 400,000-square-foot office building in late 2023. This follows the announcement of the 145-key Element hotel, complete With a dynamic lobby bar and a separate local chef-driven restaurant.

Due to the success of the pre-release thus far, only a small restaurant space has been left at Campus 244 and only two vacant office spaces for rental. The vacant office space includes the entire fifth floor and part of the first floor. The fifth and upper floors – with a total of 64,085 feet above sea level – contain plenty of private terraces, unparalleled views, tremendous light and air, and 16 ceiling heights in timber frames. The first floor credit – totaling 27,768 SF – will feature a wraparound terrace and the option of a custom lounge facing the communal green space, providing massive visibility and branding opportunities. The available restaurant space includes a custom two-story jewelry box in the middle of the green, with ample outdoor seating and a private event space, designed by FROM Architecture.

With Phase 1 availability still limited, Georgetown and RocaPoint are planning Phase Two of the project. The next phase will be the new construction of the 300,000 – 400,000 SF Tech/Life Science Office Building with Connected Parking 3.0:1,000, incorporating a unique, modern design that integrates with the existing mixed-use development.

As part of the first phase of the project, Georgetown and RocaPoint have reimagined the current Gold Kist headquarters into a five-story, Class A building with a two-story heavy timber addition. Featuring 15-foot ceilings, private outdoor terraces, balcony space, and 90,000 square feet of expansive floorboards that emphasize natural daylight and fresh air, Campus 244 offers open, modern workspaces featuring biophilic elements. The building also prioritizes health and wellness facilities, such as best-in-class HVAC systems, contactless elevator and toilet technology, open staircases, and operable windows.

“In a post-COVID world, today’s workforce desires unique office spaces that combine the best elements of working from home and the best in-person collaboration,” said Jonathan Schmerin, Georgetown’s general manager. “Employees want natural light, private and shared outdoor spaces, access to unique amenities, and the latest health protocols. Campus 244 will provide something different for the Central Perimeter market, and we are already seeing interest from a variety of forward-thinking concepts.”

Transportation Insight provides hybrid digital freight and 3PL solutions to shippers and carriers through its Beon™ digital logistics platform. Transportation Insight is one of the nation’s 10 largest logistics companies with a product portfolio that spans North America, including solutions for domestic freight, parcel transportation, warehousing, data intelligence and supply chain consulting. The company will create approximately 1,200 jobs in an area of ​​174,400 square feet.

“We are thrilled to be a part of this development. This modern, sustainably built campus will be the headquarters for our company, and will bring together 1,200 employees from our Atlanta area in a high-energy collaborative environment designed for the new age of work,” said Ken Bayer, CEO of Transportation Insight Holding. Flexible Inc. “As we continue our rapid growth, it is also the perfect home for us to attract new talent.”

Insight Global, the premier recruitment agency, provides top talent and recruitment solutions that help job seekers find jobs in healthcare, IT, finance and government. Headquartered in Atlanta, Insight Global will continue to expand to its new 133,700-square-foot space at Campus 244. “We are excited that this new space is an opportunity for us to further expand and reimagine how to better train us,” said Bert Bean, CEO. For Insight Global.

“As Central Perimeter continues to be a key point of interest for companies expanding across the Southeast, we wanted to offer a dynamic, accessible environment that employees want to come to every day,” said Phil Maes, director of RocaPoint Partners. Campus 244 is a fascinating project of adaptive reuse in a sea of ​​glass and steel buildings in the central perimeter. We have combined an interesting building with the amenities that employees want today, and we are already seeing success through significant tenant commitments.”

An acclaimed authentic Mexican concept, CT Cantina & Taqueria is the first tenant of the restaurant to sign on to the mixed-use development. Known for unique, fresh flavors, refreshing drinks and a colorful setting perfect for celebrations, CT made its debut with RocaPoint in Halcyon, the company’s $500 million mixed-use development in Alpharetta, where it has grown into a preferred regional destination. The brand’s newest location will be located on 9,000 square feet, with a spacious patio overlooking the main green space.

The mixed-use destination is in a prime location, providing unparalleled connectivity to Dunwoody MARTA station, I-285, GA-400, the State Farm office campus, Perimeter Mall, and other surrounding office facilities and shops.

RocaPoint and Georgetown have enlisted a team of best-in-class experts to support office and retail rental efforts in the development of adaptive reuse. Allen Diamond of Cushman & Wakefield, Andy Sumlin, Will Porter, and Rob Coppersmith lead the office leasing effort, and Steve Yenser with Yenser manages retail leasing, all on behalf of the owner. Sean Weinstock with Weinstock Realty & Development, Transportation Insight, and Judy and Meredith Sylvie with Colliers represented Insight Global.

RocaPoint and Georgetown are also making progress on the development of other major mixed-use developments throughout the Southeast, including Halcyon, where companies recently celebrated the completion of the second phase of office leases in Building 1100; and Ridge University, a $1 billion redevelopment of the County Square project in Greenville, South Carolina.

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