J. Scott Trubey

Business Reporter

J. Scott Trubey covers economic development and commercial real estate for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He’s previously covered banking, airlines, hospitality and tourism, crime and government at newspapers in Atlanta and Augusta, Ga. He joined the AJC in 2010.

Latest from J. Scott Trubey

Third Atlanta City Council vote on Gulch deal postponed
 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office on Friday scrapped a planned City Council vote set for Wednesday on the controversial public financing package for downtown Atlanta’s $5 billion Gulch project, marking at least the third time a vote has been scuttled since September. The reversal comes about 24 hours after the council...

Posted: a day ago

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office on Friday scrapped a planned City Council vote set for Wednesday on the controversial public financing package for downtown Atlanta’s $5 billion Gulch project, marking at least the third time a vote has been scuttled since September. The reversal comes about 24 hours after the council...
AJC, Channel 2 donate $80,000 to support government transparency
 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday night donated $80,000 to the Georgia First Amendment Foundation to promote citizen access to public records and institutions in the state. The donation resulted from the AJC and Channel 2’s recently concluded efforts to bring the city of Atlanta into compliance...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News on Wednesday night donated $80,000 to the Georgia First Amendment Foundation to promote citizen access to public records and institutions in the state. The donation resulted from the AJC and Channel 2’s recently concluded efforts to bring the city of Atlanta into compliance...
Mayor Bottoms names Atlanta’s first chief housing officer
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday announced the appointment of the city’s first chief housing officer, a new cabinet position tasked with helping the mayor fulfill one of her most ambitious campaign pledges. Terri Lee, a well-respected senior city executive and current deputy commissioner in the city’s Department...

Posted: 4 days ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Tuesday announced the appointment of the city’s first chief housing officer, a new cabinet position tasked with helping the mayor fulfill one of her most ambitious campaign pledges. Terri Lee, a well-respected senior city executive and current deputy commissioner in the city’s Department...
Atlanta mayor, CIM alter Gulch financing deal
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday said the city and developer CIM Group agreed to new terms on a public financing package for the $5 billion Gulch project, after the original deal appeared destined for failure before City Council. Bottoms said the city and developer have agreed not to pursue a 10-year extension of the existing...

Posted: 5 days ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday said the city and developer CIM Group agreed to new terms on a public financing package for the $5 billion Gulch project, after the original deal appeared destined for failure before City Council. Bottoms said the city and developer have agreed not to pursue a 10-year extension of the existing...
City of Atlanta, Gulch developer in talks to revise deal
 Developer CIM Group and the city of Atlanta are locked in 11th-hour negotiations on a public financing package to support the $5 billion project aimed at transforming downtown’s Gulch. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has pushed for a Monday City Council vote on the current proposal, which calls for up to $1.75 billion in public financing...

Posted: 8 days ago

Developer CIM Group and the city of Atlanta are locked in 11th-hour negotiations on a public financing package to support the $5 billion project aimed at transforming downtown’s Gulch. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has pushed for a Monday City Council vote on the current proposal, which calls for up to $1.75 billion in public financing...
Norfolk mayor: No bidding war for Norfolk Southern
 The mayor of Norfolk, Va., said over the weekend that his city is not going to get into a bidding war to keep the headquarters of rail giant Norfolk Southern and concerns about that scenario shouldn’t be used to influence the Atlanta City Council’s deliberations over the controversial redevelopment proposal for downtown Atlanta&rsquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

The mayor of Norfolk, Va., said over the weekend that his city is not going to get into a bidding war to keep the headquarters of rail giant Norfolk Southern and concerns about that scenario shouldn’t be used to influence the Atlanta City Council’s deliberations over the controversial redevelopment proposal for downtown Atlanta&rsquo...
APS to city: Close or renegotiate other tax districts before Gulch deal
 Atlanta’s school superintendent wants to renegotiate or eliminate her system’s participation in five special taxing districts before agreeing to establish a sixth that would use school dollars for the development of downtown’s Gulch. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Friday that Atlanta Public Schools asked Mayor Keisha...

Posted: 15 days ago

Atlanta’s school superintendent wants to renegotiate or eliminate her system’s participation in five special taxing districts before agreeing to establish a sixth that would use school dollars for the development of downtown’s Gulch. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen said Friday that Atlanta Public Schools asked Mayor Keisha...
P20 Atlanta conference to be center of global payments world
 The city of Atlanta will play host to Payments 20, a conference of the elite electronic transactions companies and regulators from the U.S., England and Canada in what’s been dubbed by organizers as the “Davos of payments.” The P20 conference, as it’s known for short, is in its second year, and comes to Atlanta after...

Posted: 15 days ago

The city of Atlanta will play host to Payments 20, a conference of the elite electronic transactions companies and regulators from the U.S., England and Canada in what’s been dubbed by organizers as the “Davos of payments.” The P20 conference, as it’s known for short, is in its second year, and comes to Atlanta after...
Contractor to rec authority projects held fundraiser for Mayor Bottoms
 A Texas CEO held a fundraiser for Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign for mayor last year, just months after the stadium authority she once supervised awarded his construction company a pair of contracts, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has found. In total, Con-Real has won at least three contracts...

Posted: 16 days ago

A Texas CEO held a fundraiser for Keisha Lance Bottoms’ campaign for mayor last year, just months after the stadium authority she once supervised awarded his construction company a pair of contracts, an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Channel 2 Action News has found. In total, Con-Real has won at least three contracts...
Proposed audit of $5B Gulch development fails to pass Atlanta council
 An effort by members of Atlanta City Council to get an audit of the $5 billion Gulch development proposal failed Monday to win the eight council votes needed to pass. The failure to approve the outside review could keep the project on track for a council vote at its next meeting Oct. 15. Last month, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delayed...

Posted: 19 days ago

An effort by members of Atlanta City Council to get an audit of the $5 billion Gulch development proposal failed Monday to win the eight council votes needed to pass. The failure to approve the outside review could keep the project on track for a council vote at its next meeting Oct. 15. Last month, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms delayed...
Questions raised about Atlanta zoo, arena construction management contract
 The government agency that owns Zoo Atlanta and the newly christened State Farm Arena hired the highest bidder to oversee high-profile construction projects at both facilities. Now, a City Council member and Fulton County commissioner are raising questions about the process. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority hired Texas...

Posted: 19 days ago

The government agency that owns Zoo Atlanta and the newly christened State Farm Arena hired the highest bidder to oversee high-profile construction projects at both facilities. Now, a City Council member and Fulton County commissioner are raising questions about the process. The Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority hired Texas...