J. Scott Trubey

Business reporter: Economic development and commercial real estate

J. Scott Trubey covers economic development and commercial real estate. He joined the AJC in 2010.

Latest from J. Scott Trubey

Residents hope Mercedes-Benz Stadium aids nearby Atlanta neighborhood
 After more than three years of construction, it’s down to punch list time to get the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium ready for its grand debut: a Falcons preseason game on Saturday. The opening of the 71,000-seat arena was always the easiest part of the city’s renewed effort to rebuild Atlanta’s Westside. The hardest...

Posted: a day ago

After more than three years of construction, it’s down to punch list time to get the $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium ready for its grand debut: a Falcons preseason game on Saturday. The opening of the 71,000-seat arena was always the easiest part of the city’s renewed effort to rebuild Atlanta’s Westside. The hardest...
Will Falcons’ new stadium drive more development to downtown Atlanta?
 Mercedes-Benz Stadium is likely to add momentum to an already improving downtown, but how much push it will provide is a matter of debate among Atlanta’s business and political leaders. As flashy, costly and imposing as it is, the stadium replaces another facility — the Georgia Dome — so by itself it probably won’t...

Posted: 2 days ago

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is likely to add momentum to an already improving downtown, but how much push it will provide is a matter of debate among Atlanta’s business and political leaders. As flashy, costly and imposing as it is, the stadium replaces another facility — the Georgia Dome — so by itself it probably won’t...
Cox Automotive to cut 950 jobs worldwide
 Cox Automotive, which operates AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book and other auto industry businesses, is cutting about 3 percent of its global workforce as it absorbs companies acquired in recent years. Cox Automotive, based near Perimeter Mall, said in a statement Friday that the cuts total about 950 positions. The company did not disclose how...

Posted: 8 days ago

Cox Automotive, which operates AutoTrader, Kelley Blue Book and other auto industry businesses, is cutting about 3 percent of its global workforce as it absorbs companies acquired in recent years. Cox Automotive, based near Perimeter Mall, said in a statement Friday that the cuts total about 950 positions. The company did not disclose how...
Selig to transform NW Atlanta warehouses to mixed-use
 A major Atlanta developer wants to turn more than three dozen buildings in northwest Atlanta, including a number of aging brick warehouses, into a mix of offices, apartments and boutique retail. Selig Development said Friday it plans to develop an 80-acre tract near the Bellwood Quarry, west of I-75, into the Works at Chattahoochee....

Posted: 8 days ago

A major Atlanta developer wants to turn more than three dozen buildings in northwest Atlanta, including a number of aging brick warehouses, into a mix of offices, apartments and boutique retail. Selig Development said Friday it plans to develop an 80-acre tract near the Bellwood Quarry, west of I-75, into the Works at Chattahoochee....
Atlanta population: 10-county area adds nearly 80,000 since 2016
 Noticing a busier commute? Maybe a few more customers ahead of you to get that morning cup of coffee? It’s probably not your imagination. The Atlanta Regional Commission said Thursday the 10-county Atlanta area added more than 78,000 people from April 2016 to April this year amid a surge in new jobs. Some 4.48 million people now...

Posted: 9 days ago

Noticing a busier commute? Maybe a few more customers ahead of you to get that morning cup of coffee? It’s probably not your imagination. The Atlanta Regional Commission said Thursday the 10-county Atlanta area added more than 78,000 people from April 2016 to April this year amid a surge in new jobs. Some 4.48 million people now...
Big warehouse projects to bring jobs to Henry, Fulton counties
 Metro Atlanta’s surge in warehousing, fueled largely by e-commerce, accelerated Tuesday with a pair of moves that will bring 1,600 new jobs to south Fulton County and likely hundreds more in Henry County. British online fashion giant ASOS said it will open an East Coast “fulfillment center” in Union City that will employ...

Posted: 11 days ago

Metro Atlanta’s surge in warehousing, fueled largely by e-commerce, accelerated Tuesday with a pair of moves that will bring 1,600 new jobs to south Fulton County and likely hundreds more in Henry County. British online fashion giant ASOS said it will open an East Coast “fulfillment center” in Union City that will employ...
SEC accuses four Georgia men of defrauding federal employees
 The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday accused four former metro Atlanta brokers of deceiving federal workers into
            rolling over money from retirement accounts into high-fee variable annuities. In a civil lawsuit, the SEC said the brokers targeted federal employees who were near retirement and held large sums in Thrift...

Posted: 19 days ago

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday accused four former metro Atlanta brokers of deceiving federal workers into rolling over money from retirement accounts into high-fee variable annuities. In a civil lawsuit, the SEC said the brokers targeted federal employees who were near retirement and held large sums in Thrift...
Park over Ga. 400 in Buckhead moves forward
 An ambitious plan to build a park over Ga. 400 in the heart of Buckhead took a step forward when a self-taxing business group voted to fund the next phase of study, and to start the process to set up a nonprofit to manage development of the $250 million project. The 9-acre “deck park,” one of two proposed in Atlanta, would...

Posted: 24 days ago

An ambitious plan to build a park over Ga. 400 in the heart of Buckhead took a step forward when a self-taxing business group voted to fund the next phase of study, and to start the process to set up a nonprofit to manage development of the $250 million project. The 9-acre “deck park,” one of two proposed in Atlanta, would...
Tyler Perry seeks $1.8M tax break for a jet he wants to keep in Cobb
 Tyler Perry might be the one who owns the luxury Embraer jet, but some in Cobb County say it’s taxpayers being taken for a ride. The county’s development authority on Monday unanimously approved a nearly $2 million tax break for the plane, owned by one of Perry’s companies. Under the agreement — which was given the...

Posted: 25 days ago

Tyler Perry might be the one who owns the luxury Embraer jet, but some in Cobb County say it’s taxpayers being taken for a ride. The county’s development authority on Monday unanimously approved a nearly $2 million tax break for the plane, owned by one of Perry’s companies. Under the agreement — which was given the...
Savannah and Brunswick ports set record for fiscal year
 The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it broke a new record in the number of shipping containers it moved in the past fiscal year, buoyed by what its executive director described as organic growth as well as new business from larger ships plying the waters of the East Coast. The authority moved 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU)...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it broke a new record in the number of shipping containers it moved in the past fiscal year, buoyed by what its executive director described as organic growth as well as new business from larger ships plying the waters of the East Coast. The authority moved 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU)...
Georgia ports sets new record
 The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it broke a new record in the number of shipping containers it moved in the past fiscal year, buoyed by new business from larger ships plying the waters of the East Coast. The authority moved 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) container units in the 12 months ended in June, up 6.7 percent...

Posted: 26 days ago

The Georgia Ports Authority said Monday it broke a new record in the number of shipping containers it moved in the past fiscal year, buoyed by new business from larger ships plying the waters of the East Coast. The authority moved 3.85 million twenty-foot equivalent (TEU) container units in the 12 months ended in June, up 6.7 percent...