ATLANTA (Sept. 3, 2014) – Brian Leary, the former president of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. and one of the key players in the redevelopment of former Atlantic Steel (now Atlantic Station) site, is heading to Charlotte.
Leary, who rejoined Jacoby Development Inc. after leaving the BeltLine amid some controversy in August 2012, has accepted a position with Crescent Communities, where he will head commercial development.
Jarred Schenke of Bisnow broke the news today. I wish Brian the best of luck in the Queen City and wanted to send him off with an oldie-but-goodie BeltLine update that I got when The Wilbert Group represented Carter. Below the video is Jarred's scoop.
We just learned yesterday that Jacoby Development's wunderkind Brian Leary has taken a job as head of commercial development for Crescent Communities. It's a huge move for Brian, who was one of the main architects for Atlantic Station, and one of the pioneers for the smart growth development movement. Brian's most recent stint with Jacoby comes after a term overseeing the BeltLine until 2012. Since rejoining Jacoby, Brian has spearheaded the developer's efforts on a number of projects, including The ONE Daytona mixed-use project.