Team HLGstudio enjoyed a little friendly competition at lunch today with our annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Great effort and creativity! Congratulations to our two winners - Christie Brantley and Safira Karbowski!
HLGstudio recently completed an office expansion in Promenade to accommodate our growing family. Many thanks for the support of Cushman & Wakefield, our vendor partners and Leapley Construction for helping make the project a success! Maharam, OFS Brands, Solution Associates, RS Reps, Tandus, Mannington, MDC Wallcovering, CWC, Herman Miller, Clarus, Human Scale
HLGstudio recently hosted friends and family for an afternoon of fun at Stone Mountain Park. Lots of laughter, making new besties and fun on water in a Duck Boat. Our Captain was a real trip! Safe to say, a good time was had by all!
We've got lots to celebrate with two blushing brides in the office! Asia and Safira are adorable. We're so excited to celebrate their joy and new beginnings. Cheers!
HLGstudio's monthly Happy Hour was hosted by Steve Hart, who pulled out all of the stops! Moscow Mules and caviar - complete with copper mugs. Studio Life is good!
Moscow Mules and Caviar
Luke William Mathis made his debut on Thursday, September 21st, weighing in at 8 lbs, 3 oz and 21.5" long. Proud parents Whitney and Tyler are beyond excited, welcoming him with love and joy. Super bonus that they made it home just in time to watch Georgia win on Saturday! GO DAWGS!
Note: that last remark is not endorsed by HLGstudio. We have Bulldogs, Lions, Tigers, Gators, Yellow Jackets, Sooners, etc. as part of our staff... but this blogger is taking creative license and contends that Whitney roots for the right team!
Roger participated in a conversation regarding the impact density is having on the world of commercial real estate. Kim Rousseau led the discussion with other panelists Andy Kroll, Trey Spivey and John Heagy. Developers and planners are having to rethink approaches to amenities, parking, experience, etc. Great to hear the perspective of industry veterans that have helped shape the response to workplace evolution.
Roger will be joining a panel discussion on Thursday, September 21st at The Four Seasons, hosted by CoreNet Global Atlanta Chapter. “Adapting to Densification” will highlight the fact that higher utilization, more efficient work spaces, and greater flexibility are allowing occupants to do more with less. Is the physical world adapting? The trend of increasing worker density is forcing substantial changes across all aspects of real estate. Structural population shifts and advancing technology have guaranteed the change is just getting started! Register now to join our panel for this rich discussion.
Trey Spivey, Director of Real Estate, RaceTrac
Andy Kroll, Former COO, Trimont Real Estate Advisors
John A. Heagy III, Senior Managing Director / Southeast Region, Hines
Roger Godwin, Partner, HLGstudio
Kim Rousseau, Principal, Cooper Carry – Moderator
Our very own Safira Karbowski had the pleasure of attending Herman Miller's A&D Bootcamp at their Headquarters in Holland, MI. A wonderful experience all the way around! Thanks @HermanMiller for the opportunity and investment in our design team!
HLGstudio celebrated the impending birth of Whitney and Tyler Mathis' first baby in style this afternoon. Lunch and cupcakes from Henri's... custom cookies and macaroons from industry fave, Sam Opdenbosch... a surprise visit from our friend, Barbara Clark... and lots of goodies and gifts for the parents-to-be. Sweet baby Luke will be welcomed to this world with lots of love! We have a few more office babies to celebrate in the coming months. Stay tuned!
Team building with blinders on at Piedmont Park!
Piedmont Park | 8.21.2017
Matt and Shayla Hayner recently hosted a few folks from the Colliers Atlanta team while taking in the thrills of watching our new hometown soccer team at Bobby Dodd Stadium. A good time was had by all! Go United!
Atlanta is UNITED!
Hosts Tracy Roan and Maureen Gundaker treated us to a lesson in flower arranging with Amber from Flower Bar. Super fun evening! Food may be the way to a man's heart, but the ladies like their lovelies! Thanks Patcraft and Koroseal!
Our own Steve Hart was part of a panel discussion regarding "Leading with Authenticity" at the ASID Leadership Experience Conference in San Diego. Pictured here with Steve are Joey Shimonda, Susan MacMurchy and moderator Randy Fiser, CEO of ASID.
Thanks to Carrie Richards and Holly Hughes from Kimball for being such gracious hosts in Chicago for our girl, Christie Brantley! A wonderful trip, indeed!
HLGstudio gathered at The Painted Pin on Thursday night to have a little out of the office fun. Roger once again proved to be the Wizard, while we did our best to catch him. With style and grace, our spirited Cara taught us the "Proper Granny" technique and got a lucky strike as a reward. A good time was had by all!
Team HLG recently hosted a spirited competition for the firm's best chili recipe. Needless to say, in the presence of great designers, we had some real show stoppers in the presentation department! Chili Connoisseurs Ryan Howard from HD Supply and Brian Schultheiss from Cox Automotive provided their palates for judging. The team of Whitney Mathis, Sabrina Tate and Asia Womack came out on top - but the whole gang had a ball trying to gain bragging rights!