Carter Announces Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta’s Move to MET Atlanta

ATLANTA (June 14, 2021) –  Carter, an Atlanta-based national leader in real estate development and investment, is proud to announce the addition of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) to the list of tenants at MET Atlanta. The nonprofit recently began construction on an 11,000-square-foot headquarters at MET Atlanta, making it the latest high-profile organization to relocate to this hub of creativity and innovation in the historic Southwest Atlanta community of Adair Park. Their move follows the opening of Nebo and the Georgia Center for Childhood Advocacy at MET Atlanta. David Yankey, senior director at Carter who oversees leasing at MET Atlanta, credits The MET’s location and burgeoning community of entrepreneurs and creatives with attracting BBBSMA and other tenants to the project. 

“We’re five minutes from downtown Atlanta, next to the Connector and I-20, a short walk to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail and right across from the West End MARTA station,” says Yankey. “MET Atlanta is home to an amazing group of creators, from marketing firms to art galleries, architecture studios and maker spaces. We have quality retailers, production facilities and restaurants, including award-winning Rodney Scott’s BBQ, opening this summer.”

“A move to Adair Park close to Atlanta’s West End allows us to be closer to many of the families we serve. It provides easy access to our services, whether participants are driving or taking MARTA,” says Kwame Johnson, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. “We are looking forward to becoming part of this vibrant neighborhood.”

MET Atlanta’s historic setting and adaptable workspaces are another draw. The expansive campus, built in 1914 by Asa Candler, the founder of the Coca-Cola Company, sits on 40 acres and features views of downtown Atlanta. Boasting more than one million square feet, The MET offers inviting, industrial spaces renovated for office users ranging from 2,000 to over 100,000 square feet, with poured concrete walls, high ceilings and skylights that provide abundant natural light. Most of the spaces are single-story, offering tenants the opportunity to park in the surface parking lot and have immediate access to their workspaces. 

“MET Atlanta reflects the character and creativity of our thriving city,” Yankey adds. “More businesses are discovering what Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nebo and others already know—that The MET is one of Atlanta’s one-of-a-kind assets. While Carter took the lead in negotiations with BBBSMA, our leasing team at Stream Realty Partners – Malik Leaphart and Steve DeVinney – have secured 20 other new tenants for the project during the pandemic – with many more currently under negotiation.” 

MET Atlanta is located at 680 Murphy Avenue SW in Atlanta and is leased by Stream Realty Partners. For more information, please visit metatl.com.

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About MET Atlanta
MET Atlanta is a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use destination situated between Murphy Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway in Southwest Atlanta’s Adair Park neighborhood. The campus is convenient to I-20 and I-75/85 and is adjacent to the West End MARTA Station. In June 2018, Atlanta-based Carter purchased the property and began the thoughtful renovation of the historic property. The adaptive reuse project is now home to a workforce of creators, innovators and entrepreneurs. MET Atlanta has more than 150 tenants and is currently leasing spaces that range from 2,500 square feet to over 100,000 square feet of office, creative, retail, restaurant and event space. 

About Carter

Carter is a leading national real estate investment and development firm headquartered in Atlanta. With a 63-year history, Carter is one of the most experienced, proven and recognized development firms in the country.

Today, Carter has active development around the country, including major mixed-use, multi-family, office and adaptive reuse developments. Carter’s focus is on urban infill developments that will stand the test of time. One of its core competencies is the development and program management of public-private partnership (PPP) projects.

Carter is a strengths-based organization with a culture based on trust and candor. The company leverages its innate entrepreneurial spirit to deliver superior value and results for its partners, clients and the communities where it invests.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
For 61 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) has transformed the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our community through a proven youth development strategy: one-to-one mentoring. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. The agency serves approximately 1,100 children from 12 metro Atlanta counties on an annual basis.

About Stream Realty Partners

Stream is a commercial real estate firm with full-service offerings in leasing, property management, development, construction management, and investment sales services across the industry. In addition, Stream is dedicated to sourcing acquisition and development opportunities for the firm and its clients. Since 1996, Stream has grown to a staff of more than 950 real estate professionals with regional offices in Atlanta, Austin, Carolinas, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Greater Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C. Stream completes more than $3.6 billion in real estate transactions annually and is an active investor and developer across the nation. Visit www.streamrealty.com.