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. The new venture, headquartered in Atlanta and operating across the Southeast, offers a wide range of in-house real estate services.
Joining the firm to lead its newly formed acquisitions business are Taylor Smith and Andy Johns, who together bring more than 25 years of institutional investment experience. With the addition of the new acquisition platform, The Atlantic Companies enhances its ability to execute complex, sophisticated projects leveraging compatible experience in development, construction management, finance and capital structures, acquisitions, property management and leasing.
“Since the creation of Gateway Ventures 25 years ago, we have sought to assemble a collection of like-minded people with compatible skills to create a comprehensive team approach to every aspect of real estate investment and development, and to provide those services across a diversity of product types to combat the cyclical nature of our industry,” said Mack Reese. “Now, with our diverse experience under one roof, we can pursue exciting new community-based projects that provide day-to-day enjoyment to our team and financial successes to our investors.”
Taylor Smith and Andy Johns add to the extensive and diverse experience of the venture. Smith reconnects with Meyer after working together at Tishman Speyer for eight years. Most recently, Smith served as the Southeast Regional Director for Philadelphia-based Rubenstein Partners, where he was responsible for the acquisition, management, and execution of over 4.1 million square feet of office assets, including high profile Atlanta properties Lindbergh City Center, Sanctuary Park, and Pennant Park. Johns comes from the global real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield, where he spent seven years with the firm’s Institutional Investment Sales group contributing to office and industrial investment sales throughout the Southeast in excess of $8 billion. Their team will initially seek to acquire office and mixed-use properties throughout the Southeast that present opportunities to re-envision and/or redevelop underperforming assets to enhance value.
The acquisition business will compliment Atlantic’s robust development business led by Matt Mason and Chad Meyer. Atlantic currently has over $400 million of office, residential and mixed-use properties under development in four markets across the Southeast. Atlantic’s office portfolio will continue to be serviced by its in-house property management business led by Anne Danhof. Driven by a singular focus on maximizing the value of real estate assets and their surrounding communities, the experience and full-service approach of the combined firm offers synergistic benefits throughout the entire spectrum of real estate investment.
Atlantic’s portfolio includes class-A office facilities, world-class research centers, complex mixed-use projects, multi-family communities, retail space and parking decks. Current Georgia projects include 8West (mixed-use) in West Midtown Atlanta, 111 John Wesley Dobbs (student housing) in Downtown Atlanta and The Brunswick (multi-family) in Norcross. Florida projects include Midtown Tampa and 800 Second at Innovation Square in Gainesville (both mixed-use). Other projects across the Southeast include WestEdge (mixed-use) and 1000 King (multi-family), both located in Charleston, South Carolina, and the Laurel at Dry Creek (Opportunity Zone multi-family) located in Huntsville, Alabama. Previous collaborations between Reese and Meyer include Centergy and the Technology Square Research Building at Tech Square in Atlanta.
“After focusing primarily on developing institutional-grade office and mixed-use properties throughout the Southeast, the formation of The Atlantic Companies and the addition of Taylor and Andy now gives our team a platform to expand into different property types and expand our service offerings to more efficiently meet our investors’ return expectations,” said Jim Meyer.
About The Atlantic Companies
The Atlantic Companies (“Atlantic”) provides full-service development, acquisition, leasing and property management services to income producing assets owned by Atlantic’s principals and their investment partners. Headquartered in Atlanta and operating in most Southeastern states, Atlantic’s portfolio consists of a variety of property-types including office, life sciences, industrial, multifamily and supporting retail and parking. Atlantic’s ability to execute challenging, sophisticated projects is derived from the principals’ compatible experience in development management, financing structures, leasing/management in tandem with the strength of its capital partners. Atlantic is privately held and was created in 2021 to serve as an umbrella platform for Atlantic Capital Properties, Gateway Ventures, and the newly formed Atlantic Companies Acquisitions.
The Atlantic Companies