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The Atlantic Companies expands its platform by bringing in industry veterans to focus on acquisitions.

When Jim Meyer at Atlantic Capital Properties and Mack Reese at Gateway Ventures merged their organizations to form The Atlantic Companies, the goal was to create a multi-disciplinary real estate investment firm that built on the Principals’ expertise in office, residential and mixed-use development, supported by property management. Now, with the addition of an investment platform led by industry veterans Taylor Smith and Andy Johns, The Atlantic Companies will expand its investment pursuits to acquire existing properties, enhancing the firm’s core development competency and full-service approach.

The Atlantic Companies Acquisitions (“TACq”) team seeks unique commercial real estate investment opportunities across the Southeast to deliver outsized risk-adjusted returns to the company and its investment partners. Leveraging the Principals’ market knowledge, network of relationships, capital execution expertise, and risk mitigation discipline, TACq taps into the broader capabilities of The Atlantic Companies to add significant value to its investments and partnerships. TACq is primarily focused on existing distressed and value-add office/mixed-use projects where re-envisioning and redeveloping underperforming assets can significantly enhance value for the property and surrounding community.

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Taylor Smith

Managing Principal

Taylor joined The Atlantic Companies to co-found the firm’s Acquisitions business in 2021. As Managing Principal, he is responsible for all aspects of the business, including sourcing investments, managing capital relationships and executing business plans.

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Andy Johns


Andy joined The Atlantic Companies (“TAC”) in 2021 and is a co-founder of the firm’s Acquisitions business. As a Principal of the Acquisitions business, he sources, underwrites, conducts due diligence, arranges capital and asset manages TAC’s Acquisitions investment portfolio.