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Selig Enterprises Announces First Office Tenants at The Works


Uppercut and Conisus to join the 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in Atlanta’s Upper Westside

ATLANTA (Oct. 4, 2019) – Selig Enterprises, one of the most active real estate companies in the
Southeast, announced today that 1255 Makers Way, the first adaptive re-use office building at The
Works is now more than 50% leased to two tenants seeking creative office space in the vibrant, mixed-
use environment. Selig signed leases with Uppercut, a New York City-based commercial and feature film
post-production studio, and Conisus, an Atlanta-based provider of hematology, oncology and specialty
pharmaceutical brand strategy, business analytics and educational programming to the
biopharmaceutical industry. Conisus subsidiary S Phase will be the main occupant of this space, while its
other subsidiaries, Envision Communications, E Squared Communications, and Vereo Communications,
will also have a presence at the new location.

Selig is transforming the 80-acre industrial site located on Atlanta’s Upper Westside into a mixed-use
community that brings innovative makers, new businesses and unique retail and dining experiences to
the community. As part of the adaptive reuse project, Selig is redeveloping 1255 Makers Way, a 65-year-
old, former industrial building, into a 47,000-square-foot modern office space.

“We are curating a mix of forward-thinking companies that embody the creative spirit of the
development,” said Jim Saine, Vice President of Industrial and Office Leasing at Selig, who represented
Selig on both leases. “Uppercut and Conisus are leaders in their industries, both providing unique
services, and we’re excited to welcome them to The Works.”

Both Uppercut and Conisus plan to open their offices in early 2020. Currently home to Ballard Designs’
flagship store, The Works will also welcome a tap room by Scofflaw Brewing—its second Atlanta
location; Chattahoochee Food Works, an international food market from partners Robert Montwaid of
Gansevoort Market and renowned Chef Andrew Zimmern of “Bizarre Foods”; international designer
Tomas Frenes’ Basik Spaces, a home furnishings, gift and apparel gallery; Stellar Bodies, a fitness studio
centered around the Megaformer; and Adelina Social Club, offering unique party finds and a variety of
classes.

Uppercut
Uppercut’s location at The Works marks its first major expansion. Founded in 2015 by Micah Scarpelli,
the post-production studio has become a major player in its industry working with prominent retail
clients, including Nike, Toyota, Volvo and Johnson & Johnson. The studio plans to expand its services to
break into Georgia’s film and TV business.
“The innovative landscape in Atlanta has exploded over the past few years, but there is a noticeable lack
of post-production studios based here; we’re hoping to change that,” said Scarpelli. “For our Atlanta
location, we sought highly amenitized, well-located office space that invites innovation and
collaboration, and we found that with The Works. With Chattahoochee Food Works, Scofflaw Brewing
Co. and diverse retail coming to the project, this is the perfect location to grow our business in the
Atlanta market.”

Specializing in editorial and digital effects, Uppercut is one of few New York-based post-production
studios to open an office in Atlanta. Scarpelli notes the established relationships with creative agencies
in the market and the tax incentives for the film industry were motivators to move to the city.

Conisus
Based in Atlanta, Conisus and its subsidiaries, S Phase, Envision, E Squared, and Vereo, are leading
providers of hematology, oncology and specialty pharmaceutical brand strategy, business analytics, and
educational programming to the biopharmaceutical industry. They are dedicated to improving the care
of patients with serious or life-threatening conditions by delivering unparalleled medical education
programs to healthcare professionals. In 2019 alone, the Conisus network of companies will execute
approximately 3,000 medical education events for the world’s top oncology, hematology and specialty
biopharmaceutical companies.

“We’ve been planning to transition to a new location for a number of years, looking for a company
home as inspirational, diverse, and creative as our people,” said Deborah Prince, Founder of S Phase and
Chief Operations Officer of Conisus. “The improved location will also be attractive to new talent and
better represent the novel and creative-forward movement for which our companies are well known.”

The mission of Conisus and its subsidiaries is to provide best-in-class strategic services while
demonstrating unrivaled service to healthcare professionals and clients, ensuring that all operations
reflect the highest degree of integrity. They have a deep passion to push the envelope by transforming
the way education is delivered to healthcare providers.

“Our new headquarters at The Works will provide real opportunities for improved networking, for new
and innovative ideas and concepts, for the overall improvement of products and services across the
family of Conisus companies,” said Jeff Giampalmi, CEO of Conisus. Improved access to dining, events,
and after-hours entertainment will also provide the Conisus network with an ideal work–life balance,
professional lifestyle, and enhanced opportunities for attracting and retaining top talent. For more
information please visit www.conisus.com.
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About The Works


The Works is an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development in the heart of Atlanta’s Upper Westside, located
off Chattahoochee Ave. near Topgolf Midtown. The Works’ vision includes distinctive retail and dining,
imaginative experiences and inspired gathering areas in an interconnected environment preserving the
character of Atlanta’s historic industrial Upper Westside. The multi-phased master plan comprises 350,000 square
feet of retail and entertainment, 500,000 square feet of office space, 500 residences, 200 hotel rooms and 13 acres
of greenspace. Phase One, 27 acres, is currently under construction and scheduled for openings in early 2020. For
more information, please follow the destination on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or visit the website
at theworksatl.com.
About Selig Enterprises
With beginnings dating back to 1918, Selig Enterprises is a family-owned and operated real estate company that
has a portfolio of more than 11 million square feet of retail, industrial, mixed-use and office properties throughout
the Southeast. Among Selig’s most recognized projects is 12th & Midtown, a more than 3-million-square-foot
development spanning seven city blocks and featuring Class A office, luxury hotels, premium residences and
flagship retail. Selig’s portfolio boasts several large-scale mixed-use developments including: 1105 West Peachtree,
currently under construction, comprises a 31-story Class A office tower, a Marriott Autograph hotel, 64 luxury for-
sale residences all connected by a ninth? floor Sky Plaza of green space and amenities; City Springs, a public-
private partnership the City of Sandy Springs and Carter, comprised of retail, residential, government offices and a
performing arts center; LaGrange Station is 305-acre multi-phase land development, with multiple phases under
construction, Great Wolf, a family entertainment and hotel facility that opened in 2017.

In its long history, Selig has been a leader in the creation of the Atlanta skyline in addition to being active in civic,
political, religious and educational organizations in the community. The Selig mission is to create well-conceived,
quality projects in prime locations, with a long-term commitment to ensure stability to tenants, lenders and the
community. Its leaders adhere to a Selig family motto of “you can never do wrong by doing right.” As the company
approaches its second 100 years of service, it will build upon its proud heritage by continuing to strive for
excellence. For more information, please visit www.seligenterprises.com.