In 2001, a team led by Bob Voyles began working with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Woodruff Arts Center to secure a 6.2 acre Midtown site located at the #1 location for office and mixed-use development in the Southeast, 14th & Peachtree. Bob led the Hines team, which master-planned the site with the ASO, secured entitlement rights and ultimately secured the tenancy of King & Spalding, the Southeast’s premier law firm and one of the top twenty law firms in the United States. 1180 Peachtree was designed by Pickard-Chilton, one of the country’s most innovative architecture firms. At 41 stories, 650 feet of height and 680,000 total s.f. of net rentable area, it is one of the largest buildings built in Atlanta over the last 15 years. 1180 Peachtree has won numerous regional and national awards for its architectural significance, its LEED certification and focus on green building principles, and its economic impact on Midtown Atlanta. It also sold in October 2006 for $407/s.f., the highest price/psf ever paid for a commercial office building in the Southeast. 1180 was the recipient of NAIOP’s 2006 Green Development Award in addition to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2001 Land Deal of the Year and 2004 Design of the Year and the AIA’s Best Building of the Decade. It is also one of the first buildings in the southeast to attain LEED Gold-CS certification.
- Negotiated Below Market purchase of land from the Woodruff Arts Center.
- Negotiated 15 year lease transaction valued in excess of $200 million.
- Secured complex entitlements from City of Atlanta, GRTA, ARC and Midtown Alliance.
- Received Atlanta Business Chronicle 2004 Office Deal of the Year Award.
- Won NAIOP 2006 National Building of the Year Award.
- Gold LEED – CS Certification received.
- Sold in October 2006 for $407/s.f., a Southeast U.S. record.
- Won 2007 ULI International Building of the Year.