Green Brick Partners, Inc. Closes on Land for New Mixed-Use Concept in North Atlanta Suburb Market
Green Brick Partners’ subsidiary, The Providence Group of Georgia, to manage development and exclusively construct homes in the amenity-rich mixed-use community to address surging demand in the growing area
PLANO, TEXAS, June 16, 2022 – Green Brick Partners, Inc. Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NYSE: GRBK) (“Green Brick”) is pleased to announce the recent purchase of approximately 152 acres in Cumming, GA for a vertically integrated mixed-use development. Green Brick Partners’ subsidiary, The Providence Group of Georgia, will manage the overall development and exclusively build the planned 474 detached and attached homes. The project called Sawnee Village is located within 1 mile of the New Cumming City Center in Cumming, GA and will have entrances on both Pilgrim Mill Road and Highway 9. In addition to the homes built by The Providence Group, the walkable mixed-use neighborhood is planned to include 250+ apartments, 220,000 SF of institutional senior living, 106,000 SF of commercial, office, retail, and entertainment venues. The estimated value of the project is expected to be over $400 Million.
The master-planned neighborhood is conveniently located near GA-400, a major north-south artery and Hwy 20, a major east-west corridor providing easy accessibility to multiple employment centers and area attractions. The Collection at Forsyth shopping district, the mixed-use projects of Halcyon and Avalon are a short drive away as well as the North Ga. Premium Outlet mall to the north of the property. The prime location also gives residents direct access to the nearby Northside Forsyth hospital.
“With surging interest in the area, extensive social infrastructure in-place and a prime location near Lake Sidney Lanier, Cumming was a logical choice for our focused development efforts,” said Warren Jolly, President of The Providence Group. “Our company has been involved in many successful mixed-use developments over the years and we are excited about this project and feel it will be one of our best yet.”
“This project is a model for a vibrant, community-oriented mixed-use development,” said Lamar Wakefield, AIA, National Practice Leader for Mixed Use with NELSON Architecture who was the leader of master planning and design for this project as well as projects like the Avalon, Halcyon and The Battery Atlanta. “We see this project having a huge halo effect for the Cumming area, by bringing all components to enhance quality of life, including retail, parks, entertainment venues, along with a mix of homes and apartments.”
According to John Hunt of MarketNSight, a national source of new and resale housing data, the housing inventory in the Forsyth Central High School submarket area where this project will be built is vastly undersupplied. “The Forsyth Central High School submarket area currently shows 0.7 months of supply of both attached and detached inventory. Equilibrium in a healthy market has historically been 6 months of supply.” “To put this in perspective,” said Hunt, ” 870 homes would need to be added to the housing supply in the next 12 months for inventory to reach equilibrium levels.”
Sawnee Village is expected to begin development early Summer of 2022.
About Green Brick Partners, Inc.
Green Brick Partners, Inc. is a diversified homebuilding and land development company operating through eight homebuilder brands in five major markets. Green Brick owns five subsidiary homebuilders in Texas (CB JENI Homes, Normandy Homes, Southgate Homes, Trophy Signature Homes, and a 90% interest in Centre Living Homes), as well as a controlling interest in a homebuilder in Atlanta, Georgia (The Providence Group) and an 80% interest in a homebuilder in Port St. Lucie, Florida (GHO Homes). Green Brick also owns a noncontrolling interest in Challenger Homes in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and retains interests in related financial services platforms, including Green Brick Title, Green Brick Mortgage, and BHome Mortgage. The Company is engaged in all aspects of the homebuilding process, including land acquisition and development, entitlements, design, construction, marketing, and sales for its residential neighborhoods and master-planned communities. For more information about Green Brick Partners Inc.’s subsidiary homebuilders, please visit greenbrickpartners.com/homebuilders.
About The Providence Group
Celebrating a legacy of over 20 years of success in the homebuilding industry, The Providence Group continues to develop and build award-winning communities fulfilling its mission to provide Lifestyle, Location and Luxury to its growing family of homeowners. Throughout its long history, the company has built well-crafted homes in one-of-a-kind communities in the most sought-after locations in and around Atlanta providing an unsurpassed, low-maintenance lifestyle for residents and enhancing the value of surrounding neighborhoods. Each location is intentionally selected for accessibility and proximity to the best school districts, entertainment, shopping and dining options, and every neighborhood is outfitted with amenities tailored for the lifestyle of the area. In 2011, The Providence Group entered a financial partnership with JBGL Builder Finance which subsequently became Greenbrick Partners, Inc., a diversified homebuilding and land development company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GRBK”. As a subsidiary of Green Brick, The Providence Group has been able to combine its local expertise with the financial liquidity of a national, public homebuilder. Visit theprovidencegroup.com to learn more.
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The Providence Group of Georgia, LLC – a Green Brick Partners’ subsidiary