Atlanta Real Estate Veterans Launch The Atlantic Companies

New Venture, The Atlantic Companies, integrates Atlantic Capital Properties, Gateway Ventures and the new acquisitions team to create a full-service real estate investment platform

ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2021 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Jim Meyer, Managing Partner of Atlantic Capital Properties, and Mack Reese, Managing Partner of Gateway Ventures Real Estate, today announced the formation of The Atlantic Companies. Headquartered in Atlanta and operating in the southeastern part of the country, the new company will provide a wide range of in-house real estate services.

Taylor Smith and Andy Johns, who combined have more than 25 years of institutional investing experience, will join the company to lead the newly formed acquisitions business. With the introduction of the new acquisition platform, The Atlantic Companies improves its ability to carry out complex, demanding projects by leveraging compatible experiences in development, construction management, finance and capital structures, acquisitions, property management and leasing.

“Since Gateway Ventures was founded 25 years ago, we have sought to assemble a group of like-minded people with compatible skills to create a comprehensive team approach to every aspect of property investment and development and to offer these services in a variety of areas of product types, to counter the cyclical nature of our industry, “said Mack Reese. “Now, with our diverse experience, we can pursue exciting new community-based projects under one roof that offer our team daily joy and our investors financial success.”

Taylor Smith and Andy Johns add to the company’s vast and diverse experience. Smith reconnects with Meyer after working at Tishman Speyer for eight years. Most recently, Smith was Regional Director for Southeast at Rubenstein Partners, based in Philadelphia, where he was responsible for the acquisition, management and execution of over 4.1 million square feet of office real estate, including high profile Atlanta properties in Lindbergh City Center, Sanctuary Park, and Pennant Park. Johns joins the global real estate services company Cushman & Wakefield, where he spent seven years in the firm’s Institutional Investment Sales Group, helping to sell more than $ 8 billion in office and industrial investments across the Southeast. Your team will first seek to acquire office and mixed-use properties across the Southeast that offer opportunities to rethink and / or develop underperforming assets.

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The acquisition business will complement Atlantic’s robust development business, led by Matt Mason and Chad Meyer. Atlantic currently has over $ 400 million in office, residential, and mixed-use real estate under development in four southeastern markets. Atlantic’s office portfolio will continue to be managed by the in-house property management business under the direction of Anne Danhof. Driven by a unique focus on maximizing the value of real estate assets and the surrounding communities, the combined company’s experience and full-service approach offers synergetic benefits across the real estate investment spectrum.

Atlantic’s portfolio includes class A office facilities, world-class research centers, complex mixed-use projects, apartment buildings, retail spaces and parking decks. Current Georgia projects include 8West (mixed use) in West Midtown Atlanta, 111 John Wesley Dobbs (student residence) in Downtown Atlanta and The Brunswick (apartment building) in Norcross. Florida projects include Midtown Tampa and 800 Second in Innovation Square in Gainesville (both mixed-use). Other projects in the Southeast include WestEdge (mixed use) and 1000 King (apartment building), both in Charleston, South Carolina, and Laurel at Dry Creek (Opportunity Zone apartment building) in Huntsville, Alabama. Previous collaborations between Reese and Meyer include Centergy and the Technology Square Research Building in Tech Square in Atlanta.

“After focusing primarily on institutional office and mixed-use property development across the Southeast, the formation of The Atlantic Companies and the addition of Taylor and Andy provide our team with a platform to expand into different property types and our range of services meet our investors’ return expectations more efficiently, “said Jim Meyer.

About The Atlantic Companies

The Atlantic Companies (“Atlantic”) provides full-service development, acquisition, leasing and property management services for high-income assets owned by Atlantics clients and their investment partners. Atlantic’s portfolio is headquartered in Atlanta and operates in most of the southeastern states. Atlantic’s portfolio spans a variety of property types including offices, life sciences, industrial, apartment buildings, and supporting retail and parking spaces. Atlantic’s ability to carry out demanding, demanding projects is based on the compatible experience of the builders in the areas of development management, financing structures, leasing / management combined with the strength of its capital partners. Privately held, Atlantic was founded in 2021 to serve as an umbrella platform for Atlantic Capital Properties, Gateway Ventures, and the newly formed Atlantic Companies Acquisitions.

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Andy Johns
The Atlantic Company
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