Jim founded Atlantic Capital Properties, an Atlanta-based real estate investment and development company, in 1996. He also served as regional manager, market leader and partner from 2006 - 2014 with Tishman Speyer, after they purchased Atlanta assets in which Meyer was developer. Prior to forming Atlantic Capital Properties, he served as a senior officer with Prentiss Properties, a $2B national office REIT subsequently purchased by Brandywine Realty Trust.
During his 30 year career in the real estate industry, he has been responsible for the development, acquisition, disposition, management and leasing of many major real estate projects in Atlanta and throughout the Sunbelt. Specializing in institutional quality office and mixed-use properties, he has developed, acquired and operated over 15 million square feet with a value of over $2.5 billion. Some of the projects include One Atlantic Center (1.1 mm SF), The Atlanta Federal Center (1.7 mm SF), Centergy One (550k SF), One and Two Alliance Center (1.1 mm SF), 171 17th Street (500k SF), Waterview (1.0 mm SF) and Equifax’s world headquarters. He has been active in the primary Sunbelt markets including Atlanta, Northern Virginia, Orlando, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Raleigh.
Mr. Meyer’s professional and civic affiliations and directorships include the Urban Land Institute, NAIOP, Midtown Alliance, Atlanta Downtown Partnership, Buckhead CID, Northside Youth Organization, The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, The Durban Youth Mission, The Center for Executive Leadership and Northside Methodist Church. Jim is also a Trustee of The Lovett School.
He graduated from Purdue University with a BS in civil engineering in 1981 and earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1984.