Entries by David Pendered

Can’t make the note: Commercial properties fall behind, Stonecrest retail hit hard

All those empty storefronts, offices and apartments around metro Atlanta have propelled the region to ninth in the nation in the balance of securitized commercial real-estate loans that are delinquent, according to a new report from real estate provider Trepp Inc. The hardest hit area is the newly formed city of Stonecrest.

Atlanta law firm plants seeds of diversity as black lawyers comprise 4.4 percent of bar

Just 4.4 percent of the nation’s 1.1 million lawyers are black or African American. The Atlanta law firm Morris, Manning & Martin has just wrapped up its seventh annual program to introduce a diverse group of high school students to the legal profession as part of its effort to help plant the seeds of greater diversity.