How can Invest Atlanta help real estate investors?
As the city of Atlanta’s economic development agency, Invest Atlanta partners with real estate professionals to increase affordable housing, develop commercial spaces, create new jobs, and revitalize underinvested neighborhoods. We offer a variety of incentives and tools such as tax-exempt bonds and tax allocation district grants to support development projects that deliver these benefits and other positive social outcomes that drive economic and neighborhood vitality.
What differentiates your brand from others in the industry?
Invest Atlanta is the only economic development agency to have three pillars — community development, economic development and now this third vertical of workforce development. That enables us to provide holistic support within the city across different areas, which creates immense value. This coordination supports the city in these key areas – jobs, community investment, neighborhood revitalization and workforce — hence our efforts, every day, are building an Atlanta for everyone.
What is the top reason you love your career as a real estate professional?
Let’s be clear, I love what I do! As an economic development professional, I feel it is a privilege and an honor to serve all Atlantans. Whether it is partnering with real estate developers to build more affordable apartments for seniors, helping someone buy their first home, providing support to the new business owner to helping underemployed residents attain new skills and a promising job, creating positive social outcomes for a living is the ultimate reward.