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  1. I didn't expect them to. Of those choices, Minneapolis would have been most likely. But they didn't want to offer any incentives.
  2. Congrats! With exception to Detroit, all of my picks (dark horse and top contenders) made the short list. Most of the choices make sense, but a few of them are surprising (especially Indy)
  3. The poster did say "lessees," so it's very much possible that if Asurion is in fact a lessee, they wouldn't be the only (or even primary) tenant. It was just awfully convenient for them to announce the desire to consolidate their operations when this project began moving forward, thus I thought it was a perfect match. But really, I have no idea. Just speculating.
  4. A warehouse employing maybe a few hundred people for $10/hr isn't the same as a HQ employing 50,000 people for $100K.
  5. I called it if it is Asurion. Maybe someone read my post. That type of move would also free up the parking lot they're using along KVB for development. A win-win!
  6. West End Summit

    I had to go and check for myself. And sure enough, you're right.
  7. West End Summit

    It wouldn't happen to be this building, would it? Tax bill spurs Fontainebleau redevelopment https://www.reviewjournal.com/opinion/opinion-columns/victor-joecks/tax-bill-spurs-fontainebleau-redevelopment/
  8. Marriott Tri-Brand, 21 Stories, 486 Rooms, $137 million

    In all fairness, we're not seeing the finished product yet. According to the renderings, it should look pretty good (for a SpringHill Suites) when it's done.
  9. At this point, I imagine we'll have to wait until the Marriott and Holiday Inn are finished before any groundbreaking (6+ months?), as they're both using this site to store their equipment.
  10. Not just a huge chunk of land, but also the infrastructure (highway, transit, street grid, etc.) to constantly avoid gridlock traffic.
  11. Now that I'm a resident of suburban Atlanta and looking forward to the doubling/troubling of my home value, I must respectfully disagree. Maybe I don't go to the same places as you did, as I encounter a ton of southern hospitality everywhere I go. Granted, I'm on the SW side of town where there are still of ton of Georgia natives versus transplants (so that could be why). That said, I won't be upset if an underdog (like Detroit or Nashville) landed Amazon either.
  12. The bid is surprisingly a lot more impressive than I expected. While they're facing tough competition, I'd be surprising if they don't at least make the short list.
  13. Nashville has very fine universities, no doubt. But the fact is, compared to cities such as Austin, the size of the tech labor pool isn't nearly as large. Amazon did list a large tech labor pool as a requirement. That said, Nashville has other things going for it that may convince Amazon to overlook that fault. In many ways, Nashville is a somewhat better candidate than Austin. Nashville has a better airport and better highway infrastructure to handle the growth HQ2 would bring with it. Nashville is also more centrally located, which means shorter drive / flight times to other major cities. And obviously, although Nashville may be limited in its tech labor pool locally, employers seem to have no problem attracting outside talent if they really want to (due to the "IT" factor). That's why Nashville remains one of my dark horse candidate.