Speakeasy returns it’s corporate home to Buckhead, Atlanta.
ATLANTA — Speakeasy, a communication consulting practice with offices in New York, San Francisco, and Atlanta, will become the first company with offices in Phipps Tower, a new 20-story office building at 3438 Peachtree Road adjacent to Phipps Plaza and across from the Ritz-Carlton at Buckhead’s most prestigious intersection — Peachtree and Lenox.
The 37-year-old firm, which will occupy 14,000 square feet on the 10th floor of Phipps Tower, works with individuals and teams to improve their communication style and delivery as well as providing guidance and instruction in the creation of compelling strategic messages. Speakeasy’s worldwide clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Time-Warner, Visa, Accenture, Microsoft, Ernst & Young, Cisco, and Viacom. In 2009, the firm worked with 3,500 executives in their three offices domestically, as well as in 10 cities abroad including Shanghai, Sydney, Frankfurt, and Bangalor.
Speakeasy’s new Phipps Tower offices return the company to Buckhead where it operated for 18 years before moving to Midtown Atlanta in 2003. The company was founded in Atlanta in 1973. According to Speakeasy President and CEO Scott Weiss, as many as 50 executives a week from all over the country and the world will attend programs in the new, state-of-the-art learning and coaching facility in Phipps Tower. Speakeasy has an Atlanta staff of 25, including a full-time faculty of seven highly credentialed instructors, most with over 20 years of tenure with the company.
“We’re very excited to return to Buckhead and help establish Phipps Tower as a signature building in Buckhead for business,” Mr. Weiss added. “Given our large Atlanta client base along with clients who travel to Atlanta to attend our world- renowned executive programs, Phipps Tower provides the ideal amenities, location, and first-class accommodations through our arrangement with the Ritz-Carlton. We look forward to continued growth in the years ahead and to being a vital partner in the Buckhead business community.”
Speakeasy was represented in lease negotiations by Jim Devaney of NAI Brannen Goddard. Phipps Tower was represented by John S. Bell, vice president of commercial development with Crescent Resources.