U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Square Feet: 43,701 or 21.92% of the property
Lease Expiration: June 2011
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was formed after the Great Depression in 1934 to help restore investor confidence in the U.S. capital markets. Today, the mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets and facilitate capital formation. The SEC strives to create and maintain a market where all investors, whether institutions or private individuals, have access to certain basic facts about an investment prior to purchase and throughout their hold period. To achieve this goal, the SEC requires all public companies to disclose pertinent information to the public. In addition, the SEC monitors all key participants in the securities world to promote a continuation of information disclosure and protect against fraud. The SEC is organized into four divisions and 18 branches, each of which is located in Washington, D. C. In addition, the agency has approximately 3,800 employees in Washington, D.C., and 11 regional offices.
UGA Real Estate Foundation, Inc.
Square Feet: 29,879 or 14.99% of the property
Lease Expiration: January 2015
University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business was founded in 1912 as the School of Commerce for the University of Georgia. Today, the Terry College is the premier business school at the oldest state-chartered university in the country, the University of Georgia. With more than 55,000 alumni and 140 faculty members, the Terry College has both undergraduate and MBA programs that rank 27th and 46th, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report. The Terry College has an enrollment in excess of 3,000 students, and it produces doctoral degrees in eight different academic disciplines.
Since 2001, the Terry College has opened several degree programs in metro Atlanta. The Buckhead facility, also known as the Terry Executive Education Center, offers an evening MBA program and an executive MBA program. The facility offers a location that allows Terry College students and faculty to interact with Atlanta business community. Currently, there are approximately 350 students enrolled at the Terry Executive Education Center.