News release

Financing arranged for High Street in Atlanta’s Central Perimeter

JLL Capital Markets arranged a loan to develop Phase I of GID’s 36-acre mixed-use development 

October 12, 2021

Cierra Lacasse

Capital Markets PR
+ 1602 648 8701

ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2021 – JLL Capital Markets announced today that it has arranged a construction loan for the development of Phase I of High Street, a mixed-use destination featuring approximately 150,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, 600 luxury apartments, 90,000 square feet of loft office and 222,000 square feet of existing office in the Central Perimeter submarket of Atlanta, Georgia.

JLL represented national real estate developer, owner, and operator GID in arranging a loan with Bank OZK.

High Street’s transit-oriented, urban district is thoughtfully designed around an internal street grid with 10 city blocks, driving energy and activity to the street-level and public realm. The retail experience at High Street is focused on bringing in chef-driven dining, luxury retail and best-in-class entertainment, centered around an expansive signature park that will be activated with community events. Puttshack, an immensely popular entertainment-driven mini golf experience, was recently announced as the first anchor tenant for the project. GID will break ground on the first phase of High Street this year, with completion set for 2024.

“In High Street’s first phase, we will make significant strides in not only bringing a new mixed-use experience to Atlanta, but also seamlessly integrating High Street into the fabric of Central Perimeter so it remains a fixture in the community for generations,” says Jim Linsley, President of GID Development Group. “We’re focused on far more than just building buildings – it's about creating a walkable, highly connected place that blends all uses together in one distinct urban environment. We’re committed to developing High Street to be the premier mixed-use destination in the southeast, and we look forward to seeing our vision come to life.”

High Street is located across from the Dunwoody MARTA station and at the interchange of two major freeways, Georgia 400 and the Interstate 285 perimeter loop. With proximity to Interstates 75 and 85, the Central Perimeter submarket offers easy access throughout Metro Atlanta. Central Perimeter is the largest corporate office market in the southeast and is the dominant office market in metropolitan Atlanta. With approximately 36 million square feet of office space, 4,000 businesses and 188,000 in daytime population, Central Perimeter is the national or regional headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies.

The JLL Capital Markets debt team that represented the developer was led by Senior Managing Director Ed Coco and Senior Director Matt Casey. 

JLL’s Brokerage teams led by Molly Morgan and Allie Spangler, and Jeff Bellamy and Claire Ross, represent GID in the retail and office leasing of High Street.

“GID is poised to create a truly remarkable development that will enrich Central Perimeter with a highly sought-after amenity base for residents, workers, shoppers and diners alike,” said Coco. “GID’s experience with large-scale development is top-notch, and we couldn’t be happier to help introduce a new financing relationship for them with Bank OZK.”

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm's in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether investment sales and advisory, debt advisory, equity advisory or a recapitalization. The firm has more than 3,000 Capital Markets specialists worldwide with offices in nearly 50 countries.

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About JLL

JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a leading professional services firm that specializes in real estate and investment management. JLL shapes the future of real estate for a better world by using the most advanced technology to create rewarding opportunities, amazing spaces and sustainable real estate solutions for our clients, our people and our communities. JLL is a Fortune 500 company with annual revenue of $16.6 billion in 2020, operations in over 80 countries and a global workforce of more than 92,000 as of June 30, 2021. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit jll.com.

About General Investment & Development (GID)

Since its founding in 1960, GID has developed, managed, or acquired over 86,000 apartment homes and over 32.5 million square feet of commercial space. GID is a privately held and fully integrated real estate company that develops, owns, and operates a premier portfolio of multi-family, industrial, and mixed-use development space. GID’s existing and under-development properties are valued at $20 billion. The company has offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; New York, New York; and San Francisco, California.  GID owns and manages 290 investment properties and employs over 1,000 real estate professionals. For further information, visit www.gid.com.