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View Poll Results: Most satisfying new city if moving from a Tier 1 metro.
San Diego 50 26.32%
Jacksonville 6 3.16%
Tampa 7 3.68%
Nashville 19 10.00%
Kansas City 14 7.37%
Charlotte 11 5.79%
Austin 11 5.79%
Atlanta 51 26.84%
Indianapolis 7 3.68%
St. Louis 14 7.37%
Voters: 190. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-27-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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aThere is no way Atlanta is a Tier 1 world city.
I agree, it is not a Tier 1 city.
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I was just saying how Atlanta posters/boosters think it is tier 1 when I question DC's status sometimes. I'm being objective which some seem to have a hard time doing. Cough cough JMatl, even if it's opinion based. If you read through the thread you'll see that no finite evidence was said against Atlanta besides people's personal experience and he says that's alternative facts because he disagrees. He probably doesn't know he's doing Atlanta a disservice rather then the reverse by sounding so ignorant.
And the spewing of even more pure CRAP continues unabated. You are playing fast and loose with the facts again by claiming 'people's personal experience' when it is actually YOUR personal agenda. You aren't speaking for anyone else here, and it has been on full view throughout this thread for all to witness.

You really need to see if you can find a Therapist in D.C. that specializes in Atlanta Separation Syndrome. It's a new specialty that has had much success in exposing extremely bitter former Atlantan's to the tools needed to avoid total public embarrassment and humiliation.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:10 PM
 
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It's not the list I disagree with, it's the idea that one company controls these things or that there's a unanimous take. They don't, and there isn't.

That said, Seattle is sometimes listed, though I think it's borderline. Maybe it's because I'm in a borderline city that "are we Tier 1" has been a topic at industry breakfasts more than once.

My employer builds in a lot of sectors -- multifamily, office, biotech, hotel, retail, education, medical, and so on. And within those depending on what's being counted, such as offshore dollars etc. The tiers vary by sector and who's talking.
Agreed, foreign investment dollars change with the market, but prices for "Gateway Cities" consistently still lead the pack. As you probably already know, the term "Gateway City" is really defined by how difficult it is to enter these markets. The list below includes those markets that have traditionally been the hardest to enter:

New York
Washington DC
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Los Angeles

These cities are also usually found on almost any global list that includes U.S. cities depending on the topic. You rarely see any other U.S. cities highly ranked globally outside of these regardless of the topic.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Agreed, foreign investment dollars change with the market, but prices for "Gateway Cities" consistently still lead the pack. As you probably already know, the term "Gateway City" is really defined by how difficult it is to enter these markets. The list below includes those markets that have traditionally been the hardest to enter:

New York
Washington DC
San Francisco
Boston
Chicago
Los Angeles

These cities are also usually found on almost any global list that includes U.S. cities depending on the topic. You rarely see any other U.S. cities highly ranked globally outside of these regardless of the topic.
Ha! Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Seattle are on hold and would like a word or two.

You probably don't want to take their calls.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:26 PM
 
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Ha! Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Seattle are on hold and would like a word or two.

You probably don't want to take their calls.

This will explain it all.

https://commercialobserver.com/2016/...obal-currency/
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:32 PM
 
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Ha! Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami and Seattle are on hold and would like a word or two.

You probably don't want to take their calls.
Looking Beyond the Gateway Markets

To that posters credit, the secondary markets do have higher returns these days which explains the point he/she was trying to make.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:46 PM
 
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I mean, I would certainly consider Atlanta a Tier 1 city if Dallas, Seattle, and Denver, especially are, as said in the OP. Generally, though, I don't consider any American cities outside the five mentioned in the OP to be tier one.
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Looking Beyond the Gateway Markets

To that posters credit, the secondary markets do have higher returns these days which explains the point he/she was trying to make.
Thank you!

Coming from you, this is a very magnanimous acknowledgement to someplace not named D.C. that is very much appreciated.
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Old 07-28-2017, 03:13 AM
 
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I see Atlanta is 2nd.
I don't understand why anyone would vote for Atlanta over San Diego.

Atlanta has all negatives of San Diego; high cost-of-living, insane traffic and high crime.

While Atlanta has none of the pluses that San Diego offers; low crime, perfect weather, beaches, mountains, sheer beauty.

That's not to say ATL is a bad or ugly place - but it doesn't even come close to San Diego by comparison. So why would anyone choose Atlanta over San Diego?
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:47 AM
 
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I see Atlanta is 2nd.
I don't understand why anyone would vote for Atlanta over San Diego.

Atlanta has all negatives of San Diego; high cost-of-living, insane traffic and high crime.

While Atlanta has none of the pluses that San Diego offers; low crime, perfect weather, beaches, mountains, sheer beauty.

That's not to say ATL is a bad or ugly place - but it doesn't even come close to San Diego by comparison. So why would anyone choose Atlanta over San Diego?
Forested neighborhoods. Seasons. Proximity to East Coast. Preferred local culture.
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