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This Week's Atlanta Deal Sheet: Tom Davenport Heads To Colliers

A veteran Atlanta commercial real estate broker has left the firm he spent most of his professional career with to join Colliers.

Colliers Senior Vice President Tom Davenport

Lavista Associates Senior Director Tom Davenport has decamped to join Colliers as senior vice president in its Atlanta office. Davenport has arranged more than 10M SF in deals during his more-than-35-year career at Lavista, which he joined in 1986 and served as president from 2007 to 2019.

Davenport, who is a lifetime member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club, told Bisnow he left Lavista to leverage Colliers' larger platform. 


Atlanta-based design firm Perkins&Will has named Managing Director David Dymecki to its companywide board of directors, a group that met for the first time in October and includes Perkins&Will employees across the globe.

Dymecki, who joined Perkins&Will in 2010, helped establish the firm’s sports, recreation and entertainment practice and led the designs for Piedmont Wellness Center in Fayetteville, Enmarket Arena in Savannah and Georgia State University’s convocation center.


Multifamily developer Brook Farm Group has named Anthony Ranallo as its construction director, joining the firm after managing the Atlanta regional office for Eastern Construction. Ranallo has 10 years of experience in the construction industry.


The Council for Quality Growth named Rob Ross, vice president at Kimley-Horn & Associates, as the organization’s 36th chairperson, replacing Al Edwards, the CEO of Corporate Environmental Risk Management. Ross, moving up from his current role as vice chair, plans to focus on strategic policy initiatives with the council this year. Lowe Engineers partner Sally Riker has been named as vice chair and Atlanta BeltLine Inc. CEO Clyde Higgs was appointed treasurer.


JTEC Energy has signed a 19K SF lease at the Lee + White adaptive reuse project by Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners on Atlanta’s West End. Lee & Associates principal Cori Nuttall and associate Willie Candler represented JTEC in the deal at the more than 400K SF development.


Media mogul Tyler Perry has added to his 330-acre sprawling film and television production campus at the former Fort McPherson U.S. Army base. His studio company purchased 37 acres from the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority for $8.4M, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reported. The added acreage makes Tyler Perry Studios three times larger than Disneyland in California, the ABC reported.

Perry previously told the publication that he planned to add retail, restaurants and an entertainment district to his studio campus, including a 3,000-seat theater.


CORRECTION, JAN. 18, 6 P.M. ET: Tom Davenport's tenure as president and title at Lavista Associates have been updated.