The real estate investment and management firm behind Ponce City Market has launched a new online direct-to-consumer investment platform called Jamestown Invest. The initiative will provide U.S.-based investors the opportunity to directly invest in Jamestown real estate for the first time across a variety of national markets. This $50 million fund will acquire diverse properties with a focus on mixed or single use assets incorporating office, retail, multifamily, for-sale residential parking, unimproved land, warehouse/flex, and hotels, including properties with potential for repositioning or redevelopment. The platform will allow consumers to invest with a minimum of $2,500. The first target acquisitions for the fund are Southern Dairies, a historic five-building, 79,000-plus square foot creative office campus located in Old Fourth Ward, and the Upper Westside Portfolio, featuring more than 223,000-plus square feet of loft office, showroom, and warehouse space across four flex-industrial buildings. To learn more, visit JamestownInvest.com.
The Metro Atlanta Chamber and ChooseATL have launched a new series on its social media platforms called Atlanta Made, which showcases individuals who are making their mark in the region. The first two profiles were on Qoins’ CEO and Founder Christian Zimmerman and Axis Replay’s CEO and Founder Allie Young. Visit @ChooseATL on Twitter and Instagram to follow the series.
Italian accessories brand Max Stanco has opened at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead. The 1,700 square foot location offers high-end artisan leather shoes and travel and sports bags for men and women. Fashion brands Tom Ford and Dolce & Gabbana have also opened at the mall.
Atlanta-founded internet service provider Earthlink is still going strong at 25 and recently celebrated the milestone by moving into a new headquarters building at 980 Hammond Drive. The company is hiring new staff and expanding its coverage map.
JLL has announced that technology company Square, Inc. is expanding its presence by 26,000 square feet at BB&T Tower at Atlantic Station. Through this expansion, the company will almost double its presence at the tower, bringing the total occupied space to 55,000 square feet.
London-based indoor mini-golf experience Puttshack has signed its first American lease at The Interlock development in West Midtown. Puttshack will occupy more than 25,000 square feet and will feature four unique nine-hole competitive mini-golf courses complemented by food and beverage offerings and a private event space for hosting social and corporate events.
Atlanta Land Trust and Latin American Association have been named as the 2019 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder awardees in celebration of their 100 years in Atlanta. The nonprofits were selected for their work to address issues fundamental to economic mobility, ensuring opportunities are within reach for all Atlantans. As an awardee, each organization receives a $200,000 grant, a year of leadership training for the executive director and an emerging leader at the organization, a network of peer organizations across the U.S., and the opportunity to access capital to expand their impact.
Truckload carrier US Xpress has signed a new lease for 9,228 square feet at Circa 730 in Midtown. The company will occupy a recently created loft space on the first floor. This unique space features 16-foot ceilings, roll-up glass garage doors and an outdoor patio.
Cobbler Union, the Atlanta-based luxury footwear and leather accessories brand, has opened a pop-up shop at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. Open through summer 2020, this will be Cobbler Union’s second shop, with an existing brick-and-mortar at Ponce City Market. The pop-up shop will offer drivers, sneakers, and accessories in an 827 square foot shop.
Golf equipment company PXG is now open at Lenox Square in Buckhead. The 3,000 square-foot location includes two state-of-the-art fitting bays, a putting green and an expansive retail area.
Boardroom Salon for Men will open its latest location at Madison Yards on Memorial Drive this month. Boardroom is a combination old-time barbershop and a country club where men can relax, unwind, and enjoy a haircut, shave, or spa service. The salon features dark wood paneling, plush leather chairs, pool table, chessboard, complimentary beverage, and more. There are locations already open in Buckhead and on North Druid Hills. For more information, visit boardroomsalon.com.