“A key selling-point for 171 17th Street is its dynamic and
central location,” said Allen Aldridge, senior vice president for KBS and asset
manager for the property. “Wells Fargo’s continuing commitment is a testament
to the office building’s accessibility and multi-functionality, enabling a
great work-life balance.”
The 21-story, Class A office tower offers over 510,000
square feet of rentable space. Built in 2004, the property was the first
skyscraper built west of Atlanta’s Downtown Connector and was the first-ever
LEED Silver Core & Shell-certified building in the world. In addition to
the property’s onsite amenities, which include a restaurant, indoor and outdoor
tenant lounge, conferencing facilities and shuttle service, the office building
is equipped with an expansive lobby with high-end finishes, column-free floor
plates and floor-to-ceiling windows.
171 17th Street is the cornerstone office tower of the
larger Atlantic Station mixed-use project, which includes a variety of
restaurants, retail and services, residential and close proximity to Georgia
Institute of Technology, one of the country’s leading universities for research
and technology. The property also has direct access to I-75 and I-85.
JLL represented Wells Fargo and Glenn Kolker and Sonia Winfield of Cushman & Wakefield represented KBS in the transaction.
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