Restaurant Industry-July 27th

Restaurant Reservations Reservations showed a slight increase this week in Georgia—climbing 1.24% over last week’s average, from being down 58.9% to 57.7%. The US average stayed stable this week, around 61% over last year. Casual Dining, fast Food, and Bars Casual Dining in the southeast saw a slight 1.3% increase this week, from being down […]

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Small Business Administration-July 27th

Weekly Recap In the July 17th edition of the Paycheck Protection Program report, the Small Business Administration released updated loan approval data. The cumulative amount of loans outstanding in GA increased by 2,121—from 158,328 to 160,449 active loans. The cumulative dollar amount of loans in GA increased by $31,280,680—from $14.332 Billion to $14.363 Billion. While […]

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Airlines Industry-July 27th

TSA Checkpoint TSA checkpoint numbers have remained stagnant over the past week. Foot traffic never exceeded 750k, and the weekly average was 18,839 less than it was last week (668K vs. 649k). This marks the first week that the weekly average of passenger throughput has declined in nearly 4 Months.  As the rate of new […]

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Dekalb County Retail Vacancies

Dekalb County retail vacancies have been increasing for most of the past 20 years. The only exception is between 2011-2017 where we see a decrease of about 8%. Because the vacancies have been steadily increasing since the trough in 2017, we cannot say for certain that COVID-19 has resulted in the 2020 increase. The increases […]

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Dekalb County Office Vacancies

The vacancy rate and total vacant office square feet in Dekalb County have been steadily increasing for the majority of the century. There was a decrease of about 12% over a 5 year period between 2010 and 2015, but other than that the vacancy rate has increased. Though the rate has increased since the end […]

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Impact on Residential Real Estate

I posted about this in the beginning of June, but I felt this data needed its own post, especially since the original post was lumped together with commercial real estate and was written so long ago. The following graphs were created using data from the Georgia Realtors Monthly Indicators Reports. The graph above shows the […]

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Cobb County Office Vacancies

Office Vacancies in Cobb County have been increasing for most of the past 20 years. The times when rates were not increasing were more in line with stagnation than a decrease. The decrease that did occur between 2011-2016 was relatively small, at about a 6% change over a 5 year period. The office vacancies in […]

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Photo of an undetermined Georgia Tech home game during the 1918 college football season. That's when the sport was hit by the Spanish flu and the end of World War I.

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