In cities like Atlanta, the "last mile" dilemma is very real. That is to say, we have some heavy rail. We have some buses, but they don't get a lot of commuters close enough to "there." My suggestion here is not a new one: employers can partner with ride-share providers like Lyft and Uber to cover the first and last mile of getting employees onto transit and into the office.
The ride-share partner agrees to have drivers pooled and ready at pick-up points, and the bill goes direct to the employer.
Employers and employees get to take advantage of commute-option tax credits. There are fewer cars on the road, and employees tend to arrive in a better mood and thus be more productive.
For Commercial Real Estate professionals, it also solves the in-town parking conundrum. Structured parking under an office building can cost $30,000 per space. When you are building a 500,000 SF building, the parking ratio can bust your budget in a hurry. Does this become a component of TI negotiation with landlords? We shall see, but it's happening in municipalities all over the country.
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