Cousins Properties, the long-time Atlanta developer and landlord, said its office buildings in south Florida did not sustain significant damage from the onslaught of Hurricane Irma.
The publicly traded real estate investment trust has a number of Florida holdings, including six office buildings in Tampa, three in Orlando and a partial stake in an office development in Miami
“We are focused on supporting and taking care of our employees and customers in the Florida communities severely impacted by the storm,” Larry Gellerstedt, Cousins chairman and CEO, said in a news release. “I’m grateful to report that all of our team mates are safe and secure, and our properties experienced no significant damage.”
Irma slammed south Florida as a severe hurricane. It has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. The strongest winds and rains are hitting south Georgia, while Irma’s outer bands are bearing down on metro Atlanta.
Marli Quesinberry, Cousins’ head of investor relations, said in an email there were no issues to report at its Atlanta area properties.
The company, founded in 1958 by noted developer Tom Cousins, is one of Atlanta’s best-known developers.
Cousins manages and owns noteworthy Atlanta buildings including Buckhead’s 3344 Peachtree, the Northpark complex in Sandy Springs and is developing the NCR corporate headquarters at Technology Square in Midtown.
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