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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

Charges dropped in case of alleged threats to Atlanta bribery figure
 State charges against the man accused of trying to intimidate a key witness in the Atlanta City Hall bribery scandal have been dropped because the U.S. Attorney’s Office won’t turn over evidence against him. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard’s office on Thursday dropped charges against Shandarrick Barnes, who was...

Posted: a day ago

State charges against the man accused of trying to intimidate a key witness in the Atlanta City Hall bribery scandal have been dropped because the U.S. Attorney’s Office won’t turn over evidence against him. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard’s office on Thursday dropped charges against Shandarrick Barnes, who was...
Hawks in talks on mixed-use complex near Philips Arena
 The Atlanta Hawks and partners are negotiating to take control of parcels near Philips Arena for a future mixed-use development that would echo what the Braves built at SunTrust Park, people familiar with the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Word of the land negotiations, said to be advanced but not final, comes just...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Atlanta Hawks and partners are negotiating to take control of parcels near Philips Arena for a future mixed-use development that would echo what the Braves built at SunTrust Park, people familiar with the situation told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Word of the land negotiations, said to be advanced but not final, comes just...
Atlanta area retailers brace for Amazon-Whole Foods fallout
 Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves through the retail universe. Given Amazon’s history of disruption, experts say, the blockbuster transaction over time could influence the way consumers in Atlanta and elsewhere buy meats, veggies and dry goods, whether they shop at a Whole Foods...

Posted: 3 days ago

Amazon’s $13.7 billion deal to buy high-end grocer Whole Foods Market sent shockwaves through the retail universe. Given Amazon’s history of disruption, experts say, the blockbuster transaction over time could influence the way consumers in Atlanta and elsewhere buy meats, veggies and dry goods, whether they shop at a Whole Foods...
New Georgia training center in Augusta to counter cyber threats
 AUGUSTA —- In December, as the legislative session was about to kick into high gear, two well-connected Georgia business leaders approached Gov. Nathan Deal’s office with an ambitious idea for the state to build a high-tech training center to assist the NSA and U.S. Army Cyber Command, which just weeks earlier had broken ground...

Posted: 5 days ago

AUGUSTA —- In December, as the legislative session was about to kick into high gear, two well-connected Georgia business leaders approached Gov. Nathan Deal’s office with an ambitious idea for the state to build a high-tech training center to assist the NSA and U.S. Army Cyber Command, which just weeks earlier had broken ground...
Rising prices, loan rates seen for housing in Atlanta, U.S.
 DENVER — Home price increases are likely to continue to outpace wage growth and inflation, putting greater pressure on housing affordability across the country because of a shortage of supply, forecasters said Friday at the National Association of Real Estate Editors convention. Inventory remains near historic lows, while demand for...

Posted: 8 days ago

DENVER — Home price increases are likely to continue to outpace wage growth and inflation, putting greater pressure on housing affordability across the country because of a shortage of supply, forecasters said Friday at the National Association of Real Estate Editors convention. Inventory remains near historic lows, while demand for...
A global office space glut? But what about Atlanta?
 DENVER —- Many cities around the world are building too much office space, but it would seem Atlanta isn’t one of them. Kevin Thorpe, the chief economist for real estate services giant Cushman & Wakefield, told a meeting of national real estate journalists on Thursday that some 700 million square feet of office space — roughly...

Posted: 9 days ago

DENVER —- Many cities around the world are building too much office space, but it would seem Atlanta isn’t one of them. Kevin Thorpe, the chief economist for real estate services giant Cushman & Wakefield, told a meeting of national real estate journalists on Thursday that some 700 million square feet of office space — roughly...
Boston Consulting Group plans Atlanta expansion and high-paying jobs
 Global business management and consulting firm Boston Consulting Group plans to create a new “regional support center” in downtown Atlanta in a move that will create more than 230 new jobs. The announcement, from Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, said the company will create high-paying jobs in legal...

Posted: 13 days ago

Global business management and consulting firm Boston Consulting Group plans to create a new “regional support center” in downtown Atlanta in a move that will create more than 230 new jobs. The announcement, from Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, said the company will create high-paying jobs in legal...
Accused NSA leaker may be treated harshly as an example, experts say
 Her family calls Reality Leigh Winner a patriot who may have made some mistakes but acted with conviction for the good of her country. The federal government portrays her as something more sinister — a threat to national security. Those contrasting portraits, first unveiled last week in a bond hearing in an Augusta federal...

Posted: 14 days ago

Her family calls Reality Leigh Winner a patriot who may have made some mistakes but acted with conviction for the good of her country. The federal government portrays her as something more sinister — a threat to national security. Those contrasting portraits, first unveiled last week in a bond hearing in an Augusta federal...
NSA leaker’s social posts didn’t affect security clearance. Here’s why

Posted: 17 days ago

On a Twitter account she purportedly controlled, Reality Leigh Winner labeled President Donald Trump an “orange fascist.” When an Iranian official tweeted that his nation would only retaliate in self-defense, https://twitter.com/jzarif/status/827483992630902784  Winner responded in an unusual way for a former Air Force...
Accused leaker’s social posts not enough to shake top secret clearance
 Reality Leigh Winner spent months unleashing a tirade of social media posts calling the president of the United States, among other things, an “orange fascist.” But were her political rantings enough to remove her from a position that gave her access to classified National Security Agency material? The answer apparently is no...

Posted: 17 days ago

Reality Leigh Winner spent months unleashing a tirade of social media posts calling the president of the United States, among other things, an “orange fascist.” But were her political rantings enough to remove her from a position that gave her access to classified National Security Agency material? The answer apparently is no...
Reality Winner: A small-town girl at center of firestorm
 To get to the tiny Texas town where Reality Winner grew up, start out in San Antonio, point the car toward Mexico and, for about the next two hours, take in an expansive landscape of cattle, crops and oil derricks. Her now-deleted social media accounts are full of images you might see on most any 20-something’s page — selfies...

Posted: 18 days ago

To get to the tiny Texas town where Reality Winner grew up, start out in San Antonio, point the car toward Mexico and, for about the next two hours, take in an expansive landscape of cattle, crops and oil derricks. Her now-deleted social media accounts are full of images you might see on most any 20-something’s page — selfies...