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Concourse: The King, Queen, and I

king and queen towers atlanta

King and Queen Towers Atlanta

The end of last year took a really amazing turn for me. I became a member of the leasing team for the King and Queen building at Concourse Office Park in Atlanta, GA. Being a part of a Rockstar team and representing a trophy asset is a HUGE deal, but it was more than just the “deal” for me. The King and Queen Towers and I have a lot of history.

“Those towers remind me of horses.”

That may sound weird…but stay with me. If you take a horse out for a walk or ride, when they see the barn on the way back, they run home (and if you have never ridden horses before, that can be a very scary experience!) That barn represents a beacon of light for them. It is a safe place where they know they will be cared for by people who love them and want the best for them. The towers represented that beacon of light for me. I knew once I saw them, love was right around the corner.

 

king and queen building

 

I am originally from St. Louis, MO but a lot of my family migrated to Atlanta over the years. After my mother died during my junior year in college, there was only myself and my little sister left. I moved off campus to live with my sister in my mother’s home. It was an eerie time. The lack of noise in the house made me miss my Georgia family tremendously.

“When my sister and I were little, we would travel to Georgia every summer.”

At the young ages of 7 and 8 years old, my mom would put my sister and I on a Delta Airlines flight alone to visit our family. It was my job to take care of her, so that is what I did. Our aunts and cousins would pick us up from the airport and we would head to out to Alpharetta to reunite with the rest of our family. I always hated how long the ride was, but it was also super exciting. I knew we were getting close to home when I saw the King and Queen Towers…the landmark.

 

I would get so excited to see those beautiful towers and I would marvel at their different colors. My sister and I used to bet we could figure out what color the towers would be this time. We both were always wrong.

After I graduated college, my aunt offered me a job and I moved to Atlanta. After a while, she decided to branch off on her own and I offered to help her. I left my shop and helped her to create her own brand. We figured out the business plan, the annual budget, and how we were going to attract talent. As far as we were concerned, the only way to attract the type of talent she needed, was to offer a sexy office space. King and Queen Towers, here we come!

“I will never forget when we pulled into the garage and walked into Concourse 5.”

My mind was blown. I could not believe I was inside one of the towers! We were taken to see several office suites – each one better than the last. It was so exciting to be there and I was grateful to my aunt for having exposed me to the majesty of Concourse at such a young age. Ultimately, my aunt could not afford the rates and we were unable to fulfill our dreams of leasing space at the towers.

Twenty years later, I have the keys to the building. Contact me today to schedule your tour. Trust me, this is where dreams are made. www.concourseofficepark.com.