Over $1Bn of
Types and Markets
Repeated National Recognition for
Crafting well-designed mixed-use communities in highly desirable historic neighborhoods
Appealing to urban customers with active lifestyle needs
Connecting with existing amenity bases and collaborating with local neighborhoods
Transforming surrounding communities
Katharine Kelley is the President of Green Street Properties and leads all development and consulting activities for the firm. Previously she served as Executive Vice President of Development for Newport, leading the redevelopment of South Downtown, Atlanta. Prior to Newport, Katharine was Managing Director, Development & Construction for Jamestown, overseeing the development and repositioning of Jamestown’s opportunistic investments in over 25 projects across a seven-state platform.
With over 30 years of experience in urban infill, mixed-use and residential development, Katharine has led the development of more than $2 billion of properties while serving in senior positions at Jamestown, Post Properties, Newport and Green Street Properties. She has received repeated national recognition for creative, catalytic development and product innovation with consistently high-performing projects. Her work includes major mixed-use projects such as Ponce City Market, South Downtown, Post Riverside, and Glenwood Park, as well as the renovation of the historic Manuel’s Tavern in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood.
Katharine received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University. She serves on the Board of Trustees of The Westminster Schools and the Board of Councilors of The Carter Center, and is President-Elect of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club. Katharine and her husband Chad live in Atlanta and have three children.
Green Street has been engaged by Halpern Enterprises as a consultant to help reimagine the next chapter for its Amsterdam Walk property. Amsterdam Walk is an 8-acre property located at the termination of Amsterdam Avenue at the Atlanta Beltline, across from Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The property straddles the boundary between the historic Virginia-Highland and Morningside/Lenox Park neighborhoods. Green Street is working with stakeholders, helping to facilitate the planning process for this property as it evolves with the City’s urban core. reimagineamsterdam.com
111-acre mixed use development adjacent to historic Mountain Brook neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama. Green Street is providing master development consulting services to owner Novare Group in its redevelopment of the property. Components include 286 multifamily rental units, 170 active adult rental units, 25 single family residences, and the repositioning of an existing 420,000 sf office building. Also includes over 3 miles of wooded trails, a lake, dock, and eco-urban amenities. Currently under construction.
A $350M, 1.1M sf mixed use, adaptive reuse development, including a mix of 560K sf Class A loft office, 330K sf creative retail, 259 rental flats, rooftop recreation, and Beltline connectivity. Green Street, then a division of Jamestown, was involved with the development process from acquisition and entitlements through construction and lease up. Ponce City Market is one of the nation’s most significant historic rehabilitation projects, procuring $50M of historic tax credits while also earning LEED Gold certification. In 2016 the project was one of 11 recipients of ULI’s Global Awards of Excellence. poncecitymarket.com
A $150M, 28-acre mixed use development, including 50K sf of street retail, 20K sf of office condominiums, and over 350 single family, townhouse and residential condominium units on a former brownfield site. Glenwood Park has been recognized nationally and internationally for leadership innovation in walkable, sustainable development through such media as ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR, and The New York Times, even years after its completion. Green Street managed the entire development process from project conception through master land development, to vertical development of the project’s condo, retail, and townhouse components. glenwoodpark.com
Refurbishment of the iconic Manuel’s Tavern on a prominent corner in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. The Maloof family, longtime owners of this Atlanta landmark tavern, engaged Green Street Properties for the project. Green Street refurbished the 10,000 sf, 60-year old retail building with partner Selig Enterprises. The project received a 2019 Excellence in Preservation Award from the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. “Few places in Atlanta are more authentic than Manuel’s- a stomping ground of presidents, governors, mayors, writers, activists, policemen, and misfits.” — Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 5, 2015.
An 82-acre, mixed-use development along the Chattahoochee River. Then a division of Jamestown, Green Street and partner Marthasville Development assembled and entitled over 25 parcels of industrial property into a mix of over 1,000 multifamily and single-family residences with retail and riverfront amenity spaces. Green Street’s entitlement of 1,000 multifamily rental units was the first rental unit zoning approved by that county in over 14 years. Green Street repositioned this blighted property with new streetscape improvements and a 2-mile linear River park- featuring greenway trails, ponds, a river dock, recreational fields, and organic farming- leading to Jamestown’s resale of the property for vertical development.
A $120M, 85-acre mixed-use development, including a mix of 532 multifamily rental units, a 225K sf Class A office building, and 25K sf of main street retail space. While working at Post Properties, Katharine led the development of Riverside by Post. The project won national acclaim for product innovation and achieved the highest company portfolio rents upon its completion.
A 188-unit multifamily rental property with 9,000 sf of street retail. While working at Post Properties, Katharine led the development of this 2.3-acre infill property located in the heart of Midtown, Atlanta, overlooking Atlanta’s beloved Piedmont Park. Post Parkside was recognized for its rethinking of the traditional gated apartment community, featuring connectivity to a thriving urban streetscape, a city park, bikeways, transit and historic neighborhoods.