At Stratus Property Group, our clients come first. We were founded from client frustrations and continuously being pushed to the back burner by large and impersonal firms. We knew there was a better way and quickly began to fill the commercial real estate needs in Atlanta, Athens and throughout Georgia. At Stratus, client’s names come first and ahead of ours on letterhead. Having us in your corner means having a team of dedicated and experienced professionals who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get the job done.
We are not just here to make promises. Our results-driven approach has an excellent track record of successful closings and satisfied commercial real estate clients throughout Georgia. We ensure you’re getting high-quality service without sacrificing your time, energy or money. That’s why we offer free, no-obligation property analysis and valuation. We don’t require retainer fees on our clients either. Our combination of research, analytics, marketing, and one-on-one customer service allows us to customize and tailor our strategies to fit your needs and not the other way around. Don’t believe us? Hear it straight from our clients or flip through our portfolio to see for yourself.
Long story short:
We’ve worked with the big guys. While we learned a lot from them, we don’t want to be like them. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, lease or lease out space, our skilled and dedicated agents are ready to meet your commercial real estate needs. Don’t get lost in the corporate shuffle. Experience the Stratus difference.
Stratus is proud to be part of the 2019 Bulldog 100, hosted by the University of Georgia’s alumni association. Centurion Investments, an internal arm of Stratus, was named the No. 22 fastest-growing business!
The commercial real estate agents at Stratus Property Group have expertise across a variety of asset classes in Atlanta, across Georgia and throughout the Southeast. They are eager to help you meet your commercial real estate needs. Meet our team below, then come experience the Stratus difference.
A native Georgian, Jeff has accrued a wide variety of knowledge of real estate ranging from day-to-day operations and marketing techniques, to broader economic philosophies. Beginning his career learning the basics, he established a foundation of skills renovating homes and assisting in the management and maintenance of rental properties. Jeff attended the University of Georgia where he was trained in corporate finance and real estate in one of the top 5 real estate degree programs in the nation.
Over the years, he has accumulated a long list of clients who include high net worth investors, private equity funds, family trusts, estates, retailers, builders, developers, and financial institutions. He has assisted these clients in a variety of functions including acquisition and disposition of real property, consulting/strategy, leasing, development, property management, and ground-up construction. Total value of projects directly brokered, developed, or consulted upon total more than $300 million.
In his current role, Jeff leads Stratus Property Group, a top-rated boutique, Georgia-based real estate brokerage with assignments in Georgia and surrounding states. He also is a principal in Stratus Development Group, a leader in the development of conventional multifamily and student housing developments throughout the Southeast. He is a CCIM designee and active in the Atlanta Commercial Board, AYREP, his church, a number of neighborhood boards and associations, and a variety of local and international charities.
Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 1 or [email protected]
Hailing from Dunwoody, GA, Charlie graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics and History and continued his studies there, receiving a Masters of Accounting degree. Starting his career in Atlanta, Charlie worked as a CPA in an audit capacity for PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at PwC, Mr. Carroll provided assurance services to various private and public clients in the Manufacturing, Industrial Services, and Utilities sectors across the United States; his various teams facilitated the transition of private clients to the public sector through filing public debt offerings, assisted with new mergers and acquisitions by performing opening balance sheet procedures, and enabled the filing of quarterly and annual financial statements for clients varying in size from small, private companies to Fortune 500 companies.
In 2012, he began working with Turnstone Group, a private equity backed real estate investment manager focused on opportunistic investments across a wide range of asset classes. As Vice President of Acquisitions & Development, Charlie was responsible for the identification, analysis, and consummation of new investment opportunities in addition to the coordination of development efforts on existing portfolio assets. Before joining Stratus Property Group, Charlie served as the CEO for Provadus Home Loans where he was responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the independent mortgage bank.
In his free time, Mr. Carroll enjoys running and working out as well as playing basketball, tennis, and golf. He volunteers as a greeter at his church, coaches youth basketball at a nearby recreation center and attends Bible study with friends.
Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 2 or [email protected]
Born and raised in Atlanta, GA, Max attended Auburn University and then Kennesaw State University where he graduated from Coles College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. Before joining Stratus, Max began his career in property management working for Habersham Properties in Atlanta, GA. While at Habersham Properties, Max worked on marketing properties, tenant relations, facilities management, financial reporting and owner relations. In these roles he worked directly with property owners, subcontractors, maintenance teams and tenants. In his spare time, Max enjoys golfing and spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 4 or [email protected]
Jacob, a Northwest Georgia native, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration with a concentration in Commerce from Louisiana State University. During his time in Baton Rouge, he received a minor in General Business while also serving as Video and Analytics student manager for the University’s baseball program. Subsequently, Jacob has broadened his formal education by earning a certificate in Commercial Real Estate from Cornell University, while actively earning his CCIM designation.
Prior to joining Stratus, Jacob held various roles across the country, including stints in the Cape Code Baseball League of Massachusetts and an MLB organizational role that sent him to Florida.
In his time away from work, Jacob enjoys Braves games, quality time with his loved ones and adventures with his dog, Cooper.
Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 3 or [email protected]
Grant started his real estate career in 2015 by buying foreclosures on the steps of the local county courthouse. These initial residential acquisitions quickly turned into larger commercial buildings. Driven by Grant’s personal, technical, and analytical skills, he graduated with a finance degree from UNC Charlotte where he founded one of the largest collegiate real estate clubs in the nation. Grant has been a licensed agent since he was 18 years old and is a retail and restaurant specialist. In his current role, he spends much of his time working with clients to ensure they’re up to date on the commercial real estate market and advocating on their behalf in order to position their real estate needs in the most beneficial manner for their business. Grant is a member of the Young Council of Realtors, Urban Land Insitute, and AYREP. Outside of work, Grant enjoys running marathons, fly fishing, and is an active member of his church.
Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 6 or [email protected]
Blake attended the University of Georgia where he graduated from Terry College of Business with a Bachelors of Administration degree in Finance. Blake gained his experience in the real estate industry by investing his personal assets to flip and sell houses in the Athens area real estate market. When the market began to deteriorate, Blake focused his investment strategy on student-oriented rental property, and eventually began developing lots and small communities.
After several successful years in the real estate industry and turning around a struggling homeowners’ association, other investors began expressing interest in having him manage their properties and investment decisions. Blake decided to obtain a real estate license and create a full service real estate firm—Athens Real Estate Group.
Today, Blake has partnered with Jeff and Stratus Property Group to found Stratus Development Group. He uses his hard-earned, hands-on experience in the real estate industry to help his clients structure a real estate portfolio to fit their needs and to help manage that portfolio through an ever-changing real estate market.
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Catherine is a junior finance and real estate major at the University of South Carolina perusing her BS in Business Administration. Born in Charlotte, NC and then moved to Columbia, SC for school. Catherine started interning for Stratus in August of 2023 and wants to build a career in commercial real estate post-graduation. She has interned remotely in Columbia while attending school and has loved learning about the industry while helping out the team in any way she can. Catherine is also a member of a business fraternity and a member of the Darla Moore School of Business Real Estate club. She loves cars, skiing and spending time with friends and family.
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