OUR STORY

THE  STORY OF THE BOOTH

June
2017
discussions began to branch out on their own
Jan
2018
began working in Midtown Atlanta
Oct
2018
hired first employee
May
2019
moved to our own office space
in
Downtown
Atlanta
Started working in the Healey Building.
By this time, we are a
staff of 6
The Fairlie-Poplar
Neighbor-hood
in Atlanta
New
Office
in the heart of downtown Atlanta
Sept
2019
Open House to welcome clients and friends to our new office
2019
Company Outings -
up to a staff of 9
August 2020
MMP
voted Best Places to Work by Employees
March 2021 we launched the Modern Mobility Podcast
April
2021

First MMP Outing after COVID
required us to work from home.
We won the
Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Atlanta 2021 Diversity Leadership Award
In 2021 we hired 10 new employees and 2 interns in 2022. We are now a staff of 25 and growing!
In 2022, Modern Mobility Partners turned 4! We are so excited to see where the next years take us!

In 2017 Jennifer Zhan and Keli Kemp, who had worked together in their previous positions for over 6 years, and collaborated on several projects, began discussing branching out on their own. During the brain-storming portion of their new venture, meetings often took place in various coffee shops and restaurant booths around Atlanta and detailed plans, and a leap of faith were made for a launch the following year.

 

When they secured their first office space in 2018, it was a co-working space in Midtown Atlanta which had similar booths in the open collaborative style. As staff expanded, they quickly outgrew the shared space in Midtown and moved to our current office space in Downtown Atlanta. The tradition of the restaurant booth continues in the current office. Employees often use it for lunch or a quick meeting.

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KELI AND JENNIFER
 

Keli and Jennnifer were interviewed by the Midtown Alliance in 2018 about their new venture.

Keli &
Jen

MOVING TO OUR NEW OFFICE

We quickly outgrew the shared space in midtown and began searching for the perfect office with our own dedicated space. Our only employee at the time, was asked what was important to him in an office location. The answer was proximity to MARTA, and great nearby restaurants. Shortly after we were a staff of 6, and the move downtown occurred in the spring of 2019.

The Healey Building checked all the boxes our staff was looking for, and more! It is one of the oldest buildings in Atlanta, constructed between 1913-1914 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. It is in the Fairlie-Poplar Neighborhood which is a popular location for filming movies and TV shows due to its rare architectural styles and location. In 2019 both "Respect" a biopic about Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson, and "Lovecraft Country" a series on HBO, in which the streets were transformed to scenes from the 1950s, were filmed both inside and outside our building. In the summer of 2021, Shazam 2 began filming on nearby streets downtown.

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THE HEALEY BUILDING

CIRCA 1959

 

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THE FILMING OF "LOVECRAFT COUNTRY"

DIRECTLY OUTSIDE OUR OFFICE

 

THE HEALEY BUILDING VIEW

FROM BROAD STREET

CIRCA 2019

 

THE VIBE

The neighborhood is part of the Georgia State University city campus, home to students, residents and businesses. There are frequent events in nearby Woodruff Park, as well as food trucks and live music during the warmer months. Our employees enjoy easy access to two MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) stations, and also have the options of walking, biking, taking an e-scooter or driving to work. The surrounding streets in this area boast a wide variety of fabulous restaurants including several authentic ethnic cuisines.

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OUR NEW SPACE

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COMPANY OUTING TO RPB

AFTER SOME BIG WINS

You need a secret code to enter into the
phone booth get in!

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 ATLANTA REGIONAL COMMISSION'S

STATE OF THE REGION BREAKFAST 2019
 

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MMP HOLIDAY PARTY
ATLANTA, 2019

 

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WINNER OF BEST PLACES TO WORK ATLANTA

IN THE SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORY

 

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WINNER OF 2020 EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

BY WTS ATLANTA CHAPTER

 

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THE CURRENT BOOTH IN OUR OFFICE

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THE FILMING OF "SHAZAM 2"

ON STREETS NEAR OUR OFFICE

JULY 2021

 

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ANOTHER STAR

SIGHTING ON THE

WAY TO WORK

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MOVING DAY

Our entire office fit on one cart!

 

YOU CAN WALK, BIKE, SCOOTER, TAKE MARTA OR DRIVE TO OUR OFFICE

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SELECTED AS ONE OF 2021'S BEST PODCASTS FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING BY WELP MAGAZINE!