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ULI Atlanta Announces 2022 Frank Carter Community Achievement Award Recipient

Noel Khalil will be honored posthumously at the 26th Annual ULI Atlanta Awards for Excellence 

ULI Atlanta is pleased to announce that Noel Khalil will be posthumously honored with the Frank Carter Community Achievement Award at the 26th Annual Awards for Excellence dinner on May 19 at The Eastern.

The Frank Carter Community Achievement Award is given to an individual in the field of real estate development or related area such as finance, planning or design who has made an outstanding contribution in his or her lifetime to the metropolitan Atlanta region. The very first Frank Carter Award was given to Tom Cousins in 1995 and over the years has been awarded to AJ Land, John Portman, Lawrence and Mary Gellerstedt and most recently Chip Davidson in 2019. Khalil joins a distinguished group of leaders who have made outstanding contributions to our community and to the real estate industry.

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Source: Citybiz

Banshee owners file plans for new restaurant at MARTA-adjacent development

Owners of a popular East Atlanta restaurant will open their next venture at a new transit-oriented development.

The team behind Banshee will open Bonafide Deluxe within the commercial hub that sits between Spoke and Quill, two multifamily buildings that are nearing completion adjacent to the Edgewood/Candler Park MARTA Station. The Bonafide Deluxe space is on the Edgewood side of the station at 1454 LaFrance Street. It opens out onto a small green space called Edgewood Park.

Signage posted at the space gives passersby an idea of what to expect: “epic sandwiches coming soon.” Dillon Baynes, managing partner of Columbia Ventures LLC, the firm that is developing the project, offered some specifics.

Banshee chef Nolan Wynn “is going to focus on a premium sandwich execution,” Baynes told Atlanta Business Chronicle. Bonafide Deluxe will use custom-baked breads and fillings made with “real” and local ingredients. Wynn intends to put together some “creative combinations.”

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Source: Atlanta Business Journal

Mixed-Housing Pioneer Noel Khalil Dies At 70

Columbia Residential and Columbia Ventures CEO Noel Khalil, a giant in Atlanta affordable housing development, died Monday after a three-year battle with cancer, Columbia executives told Bisnow. He was 70.

In 2013, Khalil formed Columbia Ventures, a market-rate and mixed-use division that partnered in the development of Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward, Beacon Station in Augusta, and the transit-oriented mixed-use development connected to the Avondale MARTA station and Edgewood/Candler.

Columbia developed, owns and manages a number of projects around the Southeast, including the Villages at East Lake Gardenside, Amani Place in Edgewood, Capitol View Apartments, and many other Columbia-branded apartments and senior housing complexes in the city. Between 2018 and 2020, Columbia Residential and Columbia Ventures have invested in excess of $500M in 2,500 units of both affordable, mixed-income and market-rate units.

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Source: BISNOW – Atlanta

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