Our roots date to the 1896 construction of downtown Atlanta’s original Healey Building. We’ve learned that over the long haul, simple little things compound into good big things and everybody wins.
HWP projects have been the recipient of the Urban Land Institute’s Development of Excellence Award, ICSC’s Design and Development Gold Award, and GlobeSt.com’s ADAPT award for “best economic restoration of a neighborhood’s former glory”.
We provide properties and capital for independent restaurants and retailers to grow
(and we make the places wonderful so surrounding businesses and communities thrive).
HWP began acquiring properties along Atlanta’s Howell Mill Road in 2007 with the idea of assembling enough to create a mixed-use village to anchor the Collier Hills neighborhood. For the first phase, we teamed with Crescent Communities on a residential mid-rise. The second phase included new restaurants – Howell’s and Cultivate – along with offices and repositioned retail shops. The third phase, now underway in partnership with Songy Highroads, will add 200 more residences and a hotel. Future improvements will add additional retail, residential, and office space along with streetscape improvements and paths to create a Beltline-connected environment.
In partnership with Carter and K. King & Co. we’re rebuilding 36 acres of parking lots surrounding the former Turner Field and stitching back together the historic Summerhill neighborhood. Georgia State University has repurposed the Braves Stadium and we’ve helped add 300 apartments at 565 Hank, 100 for-sale residences with Hedgewood Homes, and student housing with Aspen Heights. We’ve helped add new shops, medical services, a credit union, and soon, a Publix grocery store. The centerpiece of the project is Georgia Avenue where we’ve teamed with thirteen new restaurants including Woods Chapel BBQ from Todd Ginsberg and Ben Johnson, Little Tart and Big Softie from Sarah O’Brien, Halfway Crooks brewery from Shawn Bainbridge and Joran Van Ginderachter, and other unique offerings including Hot Dog Pete’s, Hero Donuts, Maepole, and Junior’s Pizza. >> Summerhill website
SHOPS AROUND LENOX
HWP acquired this formerly 60% vacant strip shopping center and repositioned it as a walkable collection of shops and restaurants in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Every surface - interior and exterior - was reimagined. The parking lot was re-arranged around two large oak trees, we downsized big-box stores into small boutiques, we added courtyard gardens and murals by local artists, and created restaurant spaces for emerging chefs. Lululemon, Kendra Scott, CorePower Yoga, SoulCycle, Suitsupply, Paper Source, Flower Child and South Moon Under all ultimately chose Shops Around Lenox for their first Atlanta store. The project was widely recognized as the gold standard for retail redevelopments and was ultimately sold to an affiliate of Deutsche Bank. >> Shops Around Lenox website
Small properties can be just as important as big ones. 3073 Peachtree Road was originally constructed in the 1920s as a soda fountain and drugstore. By the 1980s it transformed into an adult theater and then sat vacant for years despite its location between Dior, Hermes, and the St. Regis. HWP acquired it in 2019 - just in time for the pandemic - but we stayed the course, completing a gut renovation and converted the property to a jewel box retail space. The building was a chipped tooth in the smile of an improving Buckhead Village and our work is a small step forward for the community.