Friday, December 5, 2008

Jamestown Partners with Green Street Properties

ATLANTA, GA, Dec. 5, 2008- – Jamestown, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and management company, announces its acquisition of Atlanta-based Green Street Properties.

Green Street will continue its focus on green consulting and developing sustainable mixed use communities and buildings.

“Green Street is a best-in-class company with a business model that we are confident will become increasingly robust as more attention is focused on green, sustainable real estate development,” said Jamestown Managing Director Matt Bronfman (top left photo).

“In the coming years, all real estate projects – new developments as well as existing assets – will be measured by their sustainability and environmental impact. Green Street has been pursuing this niche since the company was founded in 2001, and its team members are recognized experts in the field. They are truly ahead of the green curve and we share a common vision.”

The principals of Green Street are Katharine Kelley, (top right photo) Walter Brown (middle right photo) and Amy Merritt Swick. (middle left photo)
Alix Rice (bottom right photo)
is also a member of the Green Street team.
Kelley, Green Street’s President and CEO, has a long list of successful developments, including Post Riverside and Post Parkside.

Most recently, she led the Green Street team in its development of Glenwood Park, a nationally recognized sustainable, new urbanist community just east of downtown Atlanta.

Green Street was co-founded by Charles Brewer, (bottom left photo) an Atlanta entrepreneur who previously founded MindSpring Enterprises. Brewer left Green Street in 2006, transferring ownership to the other founding partners - Kelley and Brown.

“In the two years since I left Green Street, this team has done an amazing job of moving the sustainability ball forward and keeping Glenwood Park true to its principles of new urbanism with a fine-grained mix of uses,” said Brewer.

“The same team who collaborated with me to create the vision for Glenwood Park continues to fulfill our original vision of green urbanism and walkability.” Kelley will continue in her role as President and CEO of Green Street Properties.

“I’m looking forward to our partnership with Jamestown,” Kelley said. “There is no doubt that with the growing need for green consulting services Green Street is poised for growth. With Jamestown’s resources and reputation we are well prepared to maximize future opportunities.”

Jamestown will provide support for Green Street’s business operations along with capital investment.

Green Street also will be able to take advantage of Jamestown’s national relationships as Jamestown’s portfolio stretches from New York to San Francisco. Notable Jamestown assets include One Times Square and Chelsea Market in New York and Pacific Place in San Francisco.


Jamestown is a real estate investment and management company that acquires, manages and sells real estate throughout the United States.
Jamestown has acquired more than $8 billion of real estate in the last decade.
It is strategically focused on two primary markets: 24-hour cities and Sunbelt markets with strong demographic growth.

Founded in 1983, Jamestown has headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. and Cologne, Germany.
Jamestown’s web address is For further information, please contact Matt Bronfman at (770) 805-1000.


Green Street Properties is an Atlanta-based green consulting and development company that develops urban properties into mixed-use, master planned neighborhoods which are walkable and environmentally sustainable.

Green Street is best known for its development of Glenwood Park, a nationally recognized sustainable, new urbanist community east of downtown Atlanta. The company's green consulting and building expertise ranges from environmentally sensitive land development to walkable street design, to green construction practices and operations.

Green Street's depth of experience includes the redevelopment of post-industrial brownfield sites, the development of medium density residential and commercial properties and development using comprehensive environmental sustainability practices.

Contact: Bryan Long, Jackson Spalding, (404) 724-2501;

Beazer Homes in Orlando Refutes Orlando Sentinel Report

ORLANDO, FL--- The Central Florida division of Beazer Homes responded to a recent Orlando Sentinel report on the home builder’s new home sales in 2008 with corrected data on its sales in the fiscal fourth quarter ending Sept. 30.

David Byrnes, (top right photo) president of Beazer Homes in the Orlando region, said that nationally Beazer’s new home sales in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 are up more than 10 percent over the same period a year ago.
The Sentinel neglected to mention that information even though it was included in a corporate Beazer news release that went to the Sentinel and other media.

In the six-month period of January through June 2008 the Orlando division of Beazer Homes closed on sales of more than 70 new homes at an average sale price of $235,000. The Sentinel claimed the division closed on only 27 homes.

“We are building multiple products in five active communities in Central Florida and we currently own more than 1,300 home sites here,” Byrnes said.

Byrnes added that Beazer Homes employs more than 70 housing specialists in Orlando.

“Beazer Homes is one of the region’s most active home builders,” Byrnes explained.

For more information, contact:

David Byrnes President Beazer Homes /Central Florida 407-339-41114

Larry Vershel, Larry Vershel Communications 407-644-4142