Articles about Real Estate

IA Travels to Hong Kong to Exchange Transit-Oriented Development Insights

Erika Davis, Senior Project Manager of Business Retention and Expansion at Invest Atlanta, recently joined with several other City of Atlanta officials for a fact-finding trip focused on transit-oriented development, or TOD. Along with Davis, the Atlanta contingent included: William Johnson, Commissioner of Public Works; Jalal Slade, Senior Policy Advisor on Real Estate; and Catherine… Read more

Much-Needed Upgrades Coming to Midtown’s Colony Square

North American Properties is set to transform Colony Square, which sits in the heart of Midtown Atlanta at Peachtree and 14th Streets, into a vibrant mixed-use development. And under Mayor Reed’s leadership, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors passed an inducement resolution to provide up to $160 million in bond financing for the project. “What… Read more

Board Takes Steps Forward on Westside Affordable Housing

At their April meeting, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors signed off on two efforts to create more affordable housing options on the Westside. The first, on Dalvigney Street in English Avenue, will involve the renovation of 12 units for residents earning no more than 50 percent area median income (AMI), with rents capped at… Read more

Executive Corner: Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala on Coda’s Impact

Portman CEO Ambrish Baisiwala recently visited Invest Atlanta’s Executive Corner to discuss how his company's Coda project will strengthen Atlanta’s position as a global technology hub, foster new collaboration between those in private industry and academic research, and attract new talent to the city. “[Coda] will establish Atlanta as the place for collaborative research,” he said. Baisiwala also… Read more

New Community Space Honors English Avenue’s Mattie Freeland

The Mattie Freeland Community House officially opened on Friday, March 31 in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood. This new space will host workshops, classes, and meetings, all offering nearby residents a place to learn new skills, make connections within their community, and grow as individuals. Classes will focus on areas such as financial literacy, computer basics,… Read more

Resurgens Fund Grants to Bring New Life to Eastside Properties

At their March meeting, the Invest Atlanta board approved two Resurgens Fund grants, including one that will allow The Ethical Property Group create a new space for non-profit organizations. “The Resurgens Fund was deliberately created to with the intention of reactivating these vacant and obsolete buildings,” said Jennifer Fine, Invest Atlanta’s Vice President of Planning… Read more

Work Begins on Phoenix House Affordable Housing

The groundbreaking ceremony for Phoenix House, the future site of a 69-unit affordable housing complex reserved for the homeless and mentally disabled, took place on Friday, March 3. Leading the project are Invest Atlanta, The National Housing Trust Enterprise Preservation Corporation (NHT-Enterprise)—a Washington, D.C. non-profit affordable housing owner and developer—Tapestry Development Group, and 3Keys, Inc.… Read more

Ashley Jones Joins Community Development Team

Ashley Jones has joined Invest Atlanta as the new Real Estate Manager in Community Development. In her new role, Ashley will be working on several strategic initiatives, including assisting the City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation Department with greenspace acquisition efforts.  She will also be helping the Invest Atlanta Community Development team to activate the… Read more

Construction Begins on Major New Development on Atlanta BeltLine

725 Ponce, the latest major development along the Atlanta BeltLine, broke ground on December 14, 2106 at a ceremony celebrating the start of construction on an “urban prototype” Kroger grocery store and a 360,000 square-foot office tower. In October 2016, the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors approved $188 million in lease purchase bonds for the… Read more

Invest Atlanta Now Accepting Applications for New Eastside TAD Projects

After achieving success with previous Eastside Tax Allocation District (TAD) development and façade improvement grant projects, Invest Atlanta is now accepting new applications for qualified development and improvement projects in the Eastside TAD. Through the Eastside TAD, the City of Atlanta is providing tax increment financing to fund infill projects in Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods… Read more