Parkland Communities Names Dynamic Duo Nick Patti and Ian Young as New Directors

Nick Patti, Ian Young and Jim Jacobi

Developer ramps up lot development and home construction capacity with new directors

In a strategic move to expand its capabilities, Parkland Communities Inc., a premier Atlanta-based real estate development and investment firm, proudly welcomes two seasoned industry veterans as new directors: Nick Patti as Director of Operations and Ian Young as Director of Development. Parkland Communities will break ground on +1,000 lots this year, with more coming next year.

Ian Young, Director of Development, Parkland CommunitiesIan Young brings over 27 years of land development experience to Parkland Communities. Originally from Scotland with a degree in Civil Engineering, he has worked on civil projects in the UK and the United States, including contributing to military housing projects in Georgia. Young has held various roles in the residential home building industry with public and private homebuilders since coming to the U.S. in 1996. Most recently, he served as Regional Director of Development at Forestar, the largest lot developer in the U.S. He received his degree in civil engineering from the University of the West of Scotland and has managed the development of thousands of lots during his career. Young is enthusiastic about joining Parkland and expanding the company’s land development business across Atlanta and throughout Georgia.

Nick Patti, Director of Operations, Parkland CommunitiesNick Patti, previously the Director of Purchasing and Estimating at Smith Douglas Homes, brings over 18 years of comprehensive management experience to Parkland Communities. With a career that spans various construction projects in residential, commercial, industrial and heavy civil/marine markets, Patti contributes invaluable experience and skills to Parkland. He is eager to put his extensive knowledge to work in establishing Parkland Homes and Parkland Residential as prominent Georgia homebuilders, delivering affordable, high-quality homes to the residential market.

Parkland Communities President Jim Jacobi expresses great confidence and enthusiasm in the new appointments, stating, “The addition of Ian Young and Nick Patti to our leadership team as new directors bolsters our construction and development capabilities. Their impressive track records, commitment to quality, and industry knowledge will propel Parkland Communities to new heights as we expand our reach in home building and development in Georgia.”

Parkland Communities is prepared for growth. Brokers and landowners interested in selling property are encouraged to contact Jim Jacobi at Parkland Communities to explore potential opportunities.

Alpharetta-based Parkland Communities, Inc. is a privately-owned multifaceted real estate development and investment firm specializing in residential properties. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Parkland Communities Inc. uses the latest market data, technology and established relationships to strategically secure new development opportunities in Atlanta’s most desirable locations. The company’s hands-on philosophy has made it a proven leader in the industry, earning a trusted reputation among elected officials, municipal staff, neighborhood associations, bankers and home builders.

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