Airbnb will work with T. Dallas Smith & Company to find home for Atlanta technical hub

ATLANTA – March 2, 2021 – Today, Airbnb is excited to share that we will work with T. Dallas Smith & Company to help us find a home for our technical hub in the City of Atlanta.

When we began looking for a local brokerage partner to help us with our Atlanta office search, we sought a team with deep expertise, strong ties to the local community, a commitment to diversity, and the same spirit of entrepreneurship found in the Airbnb community.

From our first meeting, we were impressed by the T. Dallas Smith & Company team’s insights, experience and passion for the City of Atlanta. We share an interest in strengthening communities, and supporting entrepreneurs and minority-owned businesses, and we are thrilled
to work together with T. Dallas Smith & Company to find a physical home for Airbnb in Atlanta.

Headquartered in Atlanta, T. Dallas Smith & Company is the largest African American-owned commercial real estate brokerage firm in the country focused exclusively on tenant and buyer representation.

“We’re excited to work with the Airbnb team to locate an office space that will serve their immediate and future plans, and identify a place that will uplift the next generation of tech leaders as well as the surrounding community,” stated T. Dallas Smith, president and CEO of T. Dallas Smith & Company. “Our shared vision in serving the communities where we operate will guide our search.”

We anticipate our Atlanta office will become the regional base for hundreds of technical and non-technical roles over time. The city’s diverse technical talent pool and strong educational infrastructure, which specifically supports communities of color, is the perfect place to grow and diversify our technical workforce.

We intend to establish a physical space in Atlanta later this year, where we can begin to build our team while we work to identify a location for our long-term home. We’ll work with T. Dallas Smith & Company to find both a near term space and our permanent location. As part of our search, we will evaluate locations in Atlanta which will be convenient to the talent we hope to attract and where our presence will make a positive impact on the surrounding community.

If any economic incentives or credits are associated with the location of our office, Airbnb will donate them back to the City of Atlanta for community impact initiatives.

About Airbnb
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed over 800 million guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.

About T. Dallas Smith & Company
Established in 2007, T. Dallas Smith & Company is the largest African American-owned commercial real estate brokerage firm in the country focused exclusively on tenant and buyer representation. T. Dallas Smith & Company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA with affiliate offices in Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Newark, NJ and projects that span the nation. Our team of brokers bring more than 150 years of combined leadership experience to the table. Our reputation for excellence is unparalleled in the industry and our national platform allows us to serve our clients’ needs anywhere in the country.

Build Long Lasting Business Partnerships Through One-on-One Meetings at the 4th Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2019


By Asha Morton

Whether you are a small business or industry giant, networking at the right event is the way to success. Attending trade shows is a great way to increase brand visibility and boost a company’s reputation, which will, in turn, lead to more opportunities for your team. Business networking expands your knowledge, teaches success from others and helps to attain new clients and tell others about your business.

Networking is also an excellent way to gain knowledge from experts, get advice from influencers and build friendships that last a lifetime. Usually, like-minded business owners gather at popular industry events with an interest in learning and sharing ways to expand and gain more business.

The National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2019 is a great opportunity to get acquainted with  over 600 attendees from 28 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, and Canada have taken advantage of the one-on-one meetings with corporations and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), education and training, networking, Poster Walk competition, innovation pods, and manufacturing technology tour that the Summit has offered. Many of the contacts you make during the Summit are vetted through networking and can potentially become clients. Motivated groups of business owners always pose an opportunity for partnerships, new ventures and long-lasting business.


Companies like BMW, Trane and Bluebird participate in 15-minute “Fast Pitch” sessions that allow them to connect with various MBE’s to discover their capabilities and share their organization’s business needs. This is an opportunity for each company to build relationships that may lead to mutually beneficial business deals in the future.


The Poster Walk is a great chance for businesses to gain exposure and highlight past projects each participating company completed that is relevant to the current theme. Each poster displays a three-stage process of either innovation, productivity or sustainability, and details the methods the company followed to achieve the end goal.

Global Paint for Charity, First Place Poster Walk winner 2018

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain visibility for your company and network with industry leaders! Grab your tickets now!

Experience Leading Trends in Manufacturing

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Innovation and technology are transforming the manufacturing industry drastically, and the best is yet to come. As companies continue to grow and expand, their goal is to improve processes and create a sustainable work environment. Companies are investing millions to upgrade their facilities and improve operations.

Industry 4.0 is the combination of manufacturing automation and data exchange to create a “smart factory.” These factories will be controlled by a virtual production line and run physical manufacturing automatically, which in turn will help companies to expand, increase production and better the overall customer experience.

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Join us at the 3rd Annual National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2018 to experience the trending technology and innovation! Our conference participants will have the ability to fully engage and lay their eyes on technological innovations ranging from automation drones and robotics to augmented and virtual reality. It’s your chance to be among the first to interact with cutting-edge technologies, be inspired, and take ideas back to your company.