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Brett Forney with Parkland Communities headshot

Parkland Communities, Inc., a leader in real estate development and home building, announces the hiring of Brett Forney as its new Director of Marketing. With an extensive background in real estate, property management and marketing, Forney brings over 25 years of industry experience to this vital role.

Forney’s career is distinguished by her profound expertise in property management, finance and operations, complemented by her innovative approach to real estate marketing. Her ability to blend deep industry knowledge with strategic marketing tactics makes her an invaluable asset to the Parkland Communities team.

“Brett’s appointment marks a significant milestone in our journey toward greater growth and innovation,” said President of Parkland Communities, Jim Jacobi. “Her exceptional track record in real estate marketing and management, combined with her ability to foster meaningful relationships, aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver outstanding services to our clients.”

Forney’s experience developing and executing comprehensive marketing strategies is poised to elevate Parkland Communities’ visibility and client engagement.

“In joining Parkland Communities, I see a tremendous opportunity to leverage my marketing and real estate expertise to create impactful strategies that resonate with our target audiences,” said Brett Forney. “I’m eager to contribute to the company’s growth, ensuring we not only meet but exceed the aspirations of our clients through innovative solutions and dedicated service.”

Before joining Parkland Communities, Brett Forney was a Multi-Site Community Director at RangeWater Real Estate, where she successfully managed multiple build-to-rent (BTR) residential communities, enhancing community visibility and ensuring resident satisfaction. Her previous role as a Multi-Site Property Manager at Lincoln Property Company further solidifies her exceptional ability to manage complex BTR operations and meet diverse client needs.

Forney’s appointment comes when Parkland Communities is poised for significant expansion, and her leadership is expected to play a crucial role in steering the company to new heights.

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.

For more information on Brett Forney or Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Parkland Communities announces the sale of $9.45 million in Gwinnett land holdings to Taylor Morrison.

Parkland Communities announces the sale of $9.45 million in Gwinnett land holdings to Taylor Morrison. These transactions include two developments encompassing 210 lots in desirable Loganville locations in Gwinnett County.

“This sale represents more than a transaction; it’s about creating more new homes to meet the critical need for quality housing in metro Atlanta. These transactions also allow us to redirect our resources towards our new Build-to-Rent communities coming soon,” said Jim Jacobi, President of Parkland Communities.

“Taylor Morrison is excited to grow our presence within Gwinnett County with these two new communities,” said Mason Maynard, VP of Land Acquisitions for Taylor Morrison.

New housing supply is needed because high mortgage rates are restricting supply caused by the lock-in effect with 80% of homeowners who have a mortgage rate below five percent, according to a report by Redfin.  “There is currently 2.5 months housing supply inventory in Atlanta which is still 40% below pre-pandemic levels, and Atlanta needs approximately 45,000 additional units just to get back to equilibrium – which is a six-month supply,” said John Hunt, Principal and Chief Analyst at MarketNsight.

The Atlanta housing market is also experiencing a shortage of newly developed lots, further hindering the recovery of housing supply and limiting opportunities for home builders. According to Zonda, the Atlanta market will deliver approximately 21,000 lots in 2023 which is nearly 6,000 lots below the 20-year average of 26,700 lots per year.

The Zonda data for all counties in the Atlanta market shows Cobb County has the fewest months of lot supply, followed by Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. Through the third quarter of 2023, Gwinnett County has only 18.5 months of lot supply which is well below the timeline necessary for zoning, permitting, and land development of new replacement communities.

The two communities included in these transactions are:

Bennett Farm is an Open Space Conservation community with 99 lots on 36.88 acres in Grayson, Georgia. This master-planned community is conveniently located at the intersection of Hoke O’Kelly Mill Road and Loganville Highway. The community features a large amenity area with a cabana, pool, playground and playfield.

Windance Lake is a 111 single-family home development in south Gwinnett County zoned as an Open Space Conservation community. The 50.87-acre property is located on Beaver Road in Loganville and is zoned for South Gwinnett High School. This area of Gwinnett County is known for its equestrian lifestyle, with many beautiful horse farms that create a quiet pastoral setting for the area. This community includes 12.8 acres of conservation space, including a fishing lake, streams, forested areas and open green space surrounding the property for residents’ enjoyment. Planned amenities include a swimming pool, cabana, playground, walking trails and fishing lake.

Home builders and Investors looking for lots and landowners with Gwinnett land holdings who want to sell should contact Jim Jacobi at Parkland Communities to explore opportunities.

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 with a trusted reputation among elected officials, municipal staff, neighborhood associations, bankers and home builders. For more information on Parkland Communities, call 404-456-5562 or visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Kevin Cardinal joins Parkland Communities as the new Director of Entitlements

Parkland Communities Inc., a real estate development and homebuilding firm based in Atlanta, announces the addition of Kevin Cardinal as the new Director of Entitlements. With three decades in landscape architecture and development, Cardinal brings a wealth of experience to the Parkland team.

In his new role, Cardinal leads the community planning processes, managing due diligence for acquisitions, site planning, permitting, and final plat coordination with municipalities and governmental agencies.

“Kevin’s expertise in the realm of real estate development is unparalleled. His comprehensive understanding of the industry and his logical approach to community planning and entitlements make him an invaluable asset to our team. We’re excited to see the positive impact he will have boosting Parkland’s future growth,” said Jim Jacobi, President of Parkland Communities.

Cardinal’s career includes contributions to notable projects, such as the Mall of Georgia, Kennesaw State University quad, The Manor Golf & Country Club, various Olympic venues, Village of Baytowne Wharf and other resort communities in Florida and Costa Rico, as well as many multifamily apartments and mixed-use properties for Sembler Company, Wood Partners, Lincoln Group, NorSouth and the Affordable Housing Partnership. His vast experience covers multiple sectors, including mixed-use, residential, commercial and resort projects.

Cardinal comments, “I’ve admired Jim’s work for over 28 years. He is, without a doubt, a master of land development, and I’m thrilled to be a part of Parkland Communities. My goal is to leverage my experience to continue the firm’s legacy of creating exceptional, sustainable communities that meet the evolving needs of Atlanta’s residents.”

Cardinal’s background includes an impressive array of local and national companies, including HGOR, Tunnell, Spangler and Walsh, Falling Water, DR Horton, Drapac Capital Partners, Century Communities, Goodall Homes and ResiBuilt. Additionally, as a professional, he has consulted with Blue River Development, The Reservoir Group, Pulte Group, Rocklyn Homes and Meritage Homes.

Cardinal is a registered landscape architect, holding a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and an MBA from Norwich University. A Marietta resident, in his free time, he enjoys hang gliding, writing, golfing, fly fishing and instruction.

His appointment at Parkland Communities signifies a commitment to excellence and innovation in the development of new home communities, further strengthening the firm’s position as an Atlanta real estate market leader.

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.

To reach Kevin Cardinal or for more information on Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Grove Landing Ribbon Cutting for Model Home

Parkland Communities announces the grand opening of the model home at Grove Landing. This much-anticipated event marks the unveiling of the first single-family build-to-rent community in the Warner Robins submarket. With 317 single-family homes, the excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this project is palpable.

Officials from the City of Centerville, Robins Airforce Base, the Warner Robins Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Property Management, Parkland Residential and Parkland Communities attended the recent ribbon cutting for the model.

“Anyone looking for a home in Centerville should stop by to see the model. We are now open for leasing, visit to take advantage of our grand opening incentives while they last,” said Parkland Residential President Jim Jacobi. “Construction is already underway on the first 24 homes, and we will welcome our first residents in November.”

Grove Landing model home in Warner Robins, Ga.




Grove Landing features innovative floorplans from Parkland Residential’s Portico Series. These homes will range from two to four bedrooms, all adorned with charming craftsman-style elevations, spacious porches and carports. The interiors are designed for luxury and comfort, boasting granite countertops, wide plank LVP flooring, two-inch blinds, a complete set of stainless-steel appliances and washers and dryers.

With rents ranging from $1,850 to $2,350 per month, residents will enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle without the burdens of home and yard maintenance.

Site plan for Grove Landing, the first single-family build-to-rent community in Warner Robins, Georgia.

A Prime Location and Top-Notch Amenities

Located near Robins Airforce Base, Grove Landing is a first-of-its-kind community in Warner Robins, offering attainable single-family rental homes to the market. The first phase of the community encompasses 109 homes on 60-foot-wide lots and was funded with a $22.5 million loan by Forman Capital.

“We are excited to build the first single-family home rental community in the area,” Parkland Residential President Jim Jacobi said. “With so many new jobs and population growth in Warner Robins, families need quality housing options. Grove Landing will provide beautiful new homes with a maintenance-free lifestyle and resort amenities without the burdensome cost of owning a home.”

Grove Landing build to rent community Portico ElevationAbout Grove Landing

Grove Landing offers innovative floorplans from Parkland Residential’s new Portico Series.  These charming two, three and four-bedroom homes feature dolled-up craftsman-style elevations with lots of gingerbread, half to full-sized front porches, and a carport. Five different front elevations are available for three home plans. Square footage ranges from 985 square feet for the two-bedroom plan to 1,275 square feet for three bedrooms to 1,475 square feet for the four-bedroom plan.

Parkland Residential purposely designed these unique Portico home plans to provide renters with an affordable option to live in a single-family home. The monthly rent for single-family Portico homes ranges from $1,850 to $2,350 per month, including all yard and home maintenance.

Grove Landing resort-style amenities not typical of a rental community, including a swimming pool, cabana, large playground, pocket parks and a playfield.

Grove Landing Leasing Information

Managed by Lincoln Property Company, Grove Landing is located at 1280 Dunbar Road in Warner Robins, Georgia. Jennifer Semmelink, Property Manager with Lincoln Property Company, is the go-to source for more information on this unique community. Reach Jennifer directly via grovelandingmgr@lincolnapts.com or phone at 478-366-2050. Detailed information regarding pre-leasing is also available at www.GroveLandingHomes.com.

About Warner Robins, Georgia

Warner Robins, Georgia, is a city that embodies the spirit of southern hospitality. Located just 90 minutes south of Atlanta off I-75, it is an easily accessible city. Warner Robins is home to Robins Air Force Base, the largest employer in Georgia with +24,000 employees, contributing significantly to the city’s economy. There is a thriving industrial sector; Warner Robins is home to the largest Frito-Lay plant in the U.S., Purdue and Tyson chicken processing facilities, Amazon and FedEx distribution centers and a new Jack Links facility will open soon, bringing +800 more jobs to the area.

The city also boasts numerous recreational and cultural facilities. One of the best attractions is the Museum of Aviation, a world-class facility offering insights into the nation’s military aviation history. Residents can enjoy the fun-filled Rigby’s Water World and Entertainment Complex to the historic Depot Row. The International City Golf Club offers a world-class golfing experience, while the Little Theatre provides top-notch entertainment. Nearby, the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park allows residents and visitors to delve into the region’s Native American history; there’s always something to do.

About Parkland Residential

Parkland Residential is a new homebuilding company focused on creating build-to-rent communities. Based in metro Atlanta, the build-to-rent company’s goal is to provide affordable missing middle housing in locations where consumers want to live. Parkland Residential plans to build many build-to-rent communities over the next several years.

About Parkland Communities

Parkland Communities, Inc., the parent company of Parkland Residential, 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 with a trusted reputation among elected officials, municipal staff, neighborhood associations, bankers and home builders.

For more information on Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

 

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Parkland Communities Gains Zoning Approval for 124 BTR Townhomes in Fayetteville

Parkland Communities, Inc. celebrates its recent achievement of securing zoning approval for 124 Build-to-Rent (BTR) townhomes in Morgan Park in Fayetteville, Georgia. Located between E. Laier Avenue and Booker Avenue, this is one of many new build-to-rent communities that Parkland Residential is bringing to market.

“The newly approved stacked townhomes affirms our commitment to creating attainable housing options for the metro Atlanta area,” Parkland Communities President Jim Jacobi said. “With Morgan Park, we envision creating a community within a parklike setting that offers all the amenities that downtown Fayetteville has to offer.”

Spanning 9.3 acres, Morgan Park is a testament to modern community design. Townhomes surround a picturesque town green, serving as the heart of the neighborhood. Residents can look forward to a state-of-the-art amenity center with a clubhouse, pool, cabana and a dedicated mail kiosk.

Parkland Communities Gains Zoning Approval for 124 BTR Townhomes in Fayetteville Morgan Park townhomes combine luxury and functionality. Each rear-entry stacked townhome has a one-car garage, offering choices of two or three spacious bedrooms. A highlight is the expansive owner’s suites, which boast sizable walk-in closets and chic baths that feature dual vanities. The heart of these homes lies in their open floor plans, where generously sized kitchens seamlessly flow into vast family rooms. Each unit also offers residents the luxury of a covered outdoor living space, perfect for relishing the views of the adjoining greenspaces and woodlands or for hosting memorable evening gatherings.

The three-bedroom units include 1,958 square feet, two-and-a-half baths and a loft. The two-bedroom homes provide a comfortable 1,636 square feet of living space. Residents experience a hassle-free, maintenance-inclusive lifestyle at rental rates that are surprisingly lower than home ownership costs, with prices starting at just $2,400 a month.

Fayetteville is a hive of activities and attractions. Whether it’s a stroll in the lush city parks, attending a local theater production or exploring its historical landmarks, Fayetteville offers a blend of relaxation and recreation. The city’s diverse culinary scene and vibrant festivals further augment the reasons why many choose to call Fayetteville home.

Children living in Morgan Falls will attend Spring Hill Elementary School, Bennett’s Mill Middle School and Fayette County High School.

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.

For more information on these BTR Townhomes in Fayetteville or Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Parkland Communities Seeks Construction Manager

Parkland Communities Inc., a premier Atlanta-based real estate development and home building firm, announces exciting opportunities to join its rapidly expanding team in the Macon/Warner Robins area and across metro Atlanta. The firm actively seeks candidates for Construction Managers and Assistant Construction Managers. These individuals will oversee the residential construction process from pre-construction to completion. These team members are instrumental in maintaining the firm’s trusted reputation and commitment to innovative, high-quality residential development.

With a key focus on innovation and exceptional quality, the successful candidates will possess a proven ability to work on multiple construction projects simultaneously, serve as representatives with subcontractors, supplies and customers, and engage with government inspectors. The construction manager ensures strict compliance with local and national regulations and codes. The assistant construction manager supports the construction manager in all aspects of residential construction. A crucial part of both roles involves providing regular updates to management on the progress of each project.

Candidates must have experience in new residential construction (townhomes and single-family), a strong understanding of construction methods and technologies, knowledge of building-code requirements and scheduling methods, and a commitment to safety, quality and customer satisfaction.

Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in construction management or a related field, multilingual abilities with a preference for Spanish, OSHA 10-hour certification, and a GSWCC “Blue Card” certification or the ability to obtain it quickly upon being hired.

Parkland Communities Inc. offers a competitive salary based on experience and a full range of benefits, including various insurances, a 401k plan, PTO, and vehicle and phone allowances. The chosen candidate will also be able to participate in a rewarding builder incentive program.

Driven individuals who thrive on innovation and are passionate about building exceptional residential communities are invited to apply for this unique opportunity at Parkland Communities Inc. Apply by emailing a copy of your resume to Nick Patti at nick@parklandco.com.

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.

For more information on Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Parkland Communities Announces Pre-leasing Underway at Grove Landing

Parkland Communities announces that registration has begun for pre-leasing at Grove Landing in the City of Centerville, Georgia. The first single-family build-to-rent community in the Warner Robins submarket featuring 317 single-family homes has been met with much enthusiasm.

“Now is the perfect time to sign up for our pre-leasing VIP list to take advantage of our pre-grand opening incentives,” Parkland Residential President Jim Jacobi said. “We have started construction on the first twenty-four homes; it won’t be long before we welcome our first residents.”

Jennifer Semmelink, Property Manager with Lincoln Property Company, is available to help anyone interested in learning more about the community. Interested renters can contact her at grovelandingmgr@lincolnapts.com or by phone at 478-366-2050. Additional information on pre-leasing at Grove Landing is available via the website at www.GroveLandingHomes.com.

Located near Robins Airforce Base, Grove Landing offers quality, attainable single-family rental homes in a fully amenitized community. Residents will enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with resort-style amenities, including a swimming pool, cabana, large playground, pocket parks and a playfield.

Innovative floorplans from Parkland Residential’s new Portico Series include two, three and four-bedroom homes with charming craftsman-style elevations, half to full-sized front porches, and carports. Square footage ranges from 985 square feet for the two-bedroom plan to 1,275 square feet for three bedrooms to 1,475 square feet for the four-bedroom plan.

Upscale interior appointments include granite countertops, LVP flooring throughout the home, two-inch blinds and all appliances — a full-sized washer and dryer, refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher.

The monthly rent for single-family Portico homes ranges from $1,850 to $2,350 per month, including all yard and home maintenance.

Managed by Lincoln Property Company, Grove Landing is located at 1280 Dunbar Road in Warner Robins, Georgia.

Warner Robins, Georgia, is a city that embodies the spirit of southern hospitality. Located just 90 minutes south of Atlanta off I-75, it is an easily accessible city. Warner Robins is home to Robins Air Force Base, the largest employer in Georgia with +24,000 employees, contributing significantly to the city’s economy. There is a thriving industrial sector; Warner Robins is home to the largest Frito-Lay plant in the U.S., Purdue and Tyson chicken processing facilities, Amazon and FedEx distribution centers and a new Jack Links facility will open soon, bringing +800 more jobs to the area. Additionally, Pratt Industries just announced a new $120 million facility that is scheduled to open in late 2024 and will provide 125 new jobs to the area.

Parkland Residential is a new homebuilding company focused on creating build-to-rent communities. Based in metro Atlanta, the build-to-rent company’s goal is to provide affordable missing middle housing in locations where consumers want to live. Parkland Residential plans to build many build-to-rent communities over the next several years.

Parkland Communities, Inc., the parent company of Parkland Residential, 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 with a trusted reputation among elected officials, municipal staff, neighborhood associations, bankers and home builders.

For more information on Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Crestwind Township drone shot in Stonecrest, Ga.

Parkland Communities Inc., a privately-owned, multifaceted real estate development and investment firm in Atlanta, announces development is underway on Crestwind Township and Crestview Pointe. Located within the city of Stonecrest in DeKalb County at 7259 Hayden Quarry Road and Turner Hill Road, this community brings 389 much-needed homes to market.

“This long-anticipated development is located in a massive growth corridor fueled by the new Rivian plant and other large-scale economic development projects along I-20,” Parkland Communities President Jim Jacobi said. “The development offers something for everyone with townhomes, single family and resort-style amenities in a thriving area where people want to live.”

Parkland Communities is dedicated to the underrepresented missing middle market. Housing in the ‘missing middle’ plays a significant role in providing affordable residences in various municipalities. This community will help satisfy the huge housing demand in the market where limited opportunities for new housing are available.

site plan for Crestwind Pointe and Crestwind Township

With a Grand Opening planned for summer 2024, Crestwind Township will feature 260 townhomes, and Crestview Pointe will offer 129 single-family homes with two-car garages. The community amenities include abundant green space, nature trails, sidewalk-lined streets, a clubhouse, junior Olympic swimming pool, playfield and playground.

The community is conveniently positioned near Stonecrest Mall and New Black Wall Street. Easy connectivity to I-20 offers an ideal advantage for daily commuters, with a future MARTA Park and Ride poised to be located just across the street, linking directly to New Black Wall Street and The Mall at Stonecrest.

The Mall at Stonecrest is undergoing an extensive transformation, incorporating a food hall, sports and entertainment hub, a cosmetics megastore, trendy boutique stores, and more. Construction is underway on Privi, an adaptive reuse of the former Sears. Privi’s food hall is set to open by spring 2024. It features 13 concepts — Atlanta Breakfast Club, the Original Hot Dog Factory, Dope Coffee, a craft bar, golf simulator suites, a daiquiri bar and a fine dining restaurant.

New Black Wall Street, repurposed from a former Target, is a destination for family fun, entertainment, retail, gourmet grocery shopping and fine dining. The unique setup gives shoppers an outdoor feel while shopping indoors. This development proudly features over 100 businesses owned by minorities and women.

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.

For more information on Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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Tim Sullivan, senior managing principal with Zonda and Jim Jacobi, president of Parkland Communities and Parkland Residential

Jim Jacobi, president of Parkland Communities and Parkland Residential, recently sat down with Tim Sullivan, senior managing principal with Zonda, for the first installment of Zonda’s Rental Housing Outlook interview series. Created to interview acclaimed builders, operators and ideators, the interviews cover current trends and what’s happening in the rental housing market.

“It was an honor to sit down with Tim Sullivan to discuss the state of the rental market and take a deep dive into my projects,” Jacobi states. “Tim has his finger on the industry’s pulse, which always makes for a lively and intelligent conversation.”

With over 20 years of experience in the home building and developing industry, Jacobi founded Parkland Residential with the mission of delivering attainable rental homes for the underserved missing middle market. Jacobi understands how land entitlements can create opportunities and uses his data analytics platform with his innovative home plans to obtain a competitive advantage in the market.

In the interview, Jacobi touches on how he differentiates his company from national public builders and the process of developing his first build-to-rent project, Sweetwater Springs. Situated on a 4.6-acre track originally developed as a retail center and gas station, the rental community features private, stacked townhomes. These units feature added privacy because residents don’t live above or below each other. Showcasing up to 1,958 square feet of living space, each townhouse features two or three bedrooms, private living quarters and a one-car garage.

Tune into the full interview with Jim Jacobi on Zonda’s Rental Housing Outlook here: Zonda Portal (metrostudy.com)

Following the success of Sweetwater Springs, Parkland Residential is now building phase two of the community and has many stacked townhome communities planned across metro Atlanta to provide more affordable rental opportunities to the market.

In addition to the townhome communities, Parkland Residential is currently working on Grove Landing, this first single-family rental home community in Warner Robins, Georgia. This build-to-rent community will feature 317 homesites boasting spacious front porches, one-car carports with driveways, resort-style amenities, and large backyards. These ranch-style homes are ideal for millennials and active adults alike.

Grove Landing build to rent community Portico Elevation

Based in Atlanta, Parkland Communities, Inc., the parent company of Parkland Residential, 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 with a trusted reputation among elected officials, municipal staff, neighborhood associations, bankers and home builders. For more information on Parkland Communities, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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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.

For more information on Parkland Communities and its new directors, visit www.ParklandCo.com.

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