About Atlas

The Atlas companies were formed in 2008 to develop attractive investment and development options for their extensive group of members and partners and to pursue core plus, value add, distressed, recapitalization, development, historic, opportunity zone, and advisory of quality commercial real estate and high growth private equity opportunities throughout the United States.

Our Expertise

With extensive experience in investment, finance, acquisition, disposition, management, and development, we have the ability to execute a broad spectrum of investment and advisory strategies and have completed over $4 billion in transactions.

Our platform is strengthened by our ability to evaluate and transact very quickly. We have closed significant transactions from contract to close in as few as 7 days.

We are pursuing core, core plus, stabilized, value add, high growth, special circumstance, development, opportunity zone, historic, and distressed asset opportunities, including fee interest, debt investments and joint ventures.

Our History

Our main principals have over 100 years of direct extensive experience in investment, acquisition, construction, development, disposition, financing, and management resulting in over $4 Billion in transactions.

We currently own, have developed, or transacted every major commercial real estate product type.

The company has extensive hotel, retail, multifamily, office, medical office, and specialty development experience and has operated in 21 states.

Atlas merges a complete understanding of institutional and private equity with comprehensive capital market expertise and a thorough knowledge of broad markets to create a unique platform for institutional and private equity investments for the benefit of its members and partners.

Main Management

Atlas was founded and currently has many main direct and indirect partners with extensive experience in all facets of commercial real estate and the private equity markets. Collectively, the team has directly participated in well over $10 Billion of transactions in hotel, multifamily, retail, residential, health care and specialty real estate. Some of our current Managing Principals and Members of the Atlas team include:

Tyrus Underwood

CEO/MANAGING PRINCIPAL

Ty is a leading commercial real estate and private equity executive with a track record of top results as an innovator, entrepreneur, diverse investor, and team leader in all facets of commercial real estate.

Ty received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from the University of Florida, Warrington College of Business in Gainesville, Florida in 1998. He then received his Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business in Atlanta, Georgia where he served on the advisory board as School Ambassador.

He is CEO and Managing Principal of investment and advisory companies Atlas Interests, Atlas Retail Capital, Atlas Capital Ventures, Atlas Ayres, CRE directors, and Retail Everything. The Atlas companies were formed in 2008 to develop attractive investment options for their extensive group of members and partners and are focused on investment, development and advisory of quality commercial real estate and private equity investments throughout the United States.

Mr. Underwood currently resides on numerous boards of directors of both direct and indirect Atlas related investments. He has acquired, developed, financed and transacted every major commercial real estate product type and has directly participated in over $4 Billion of investments throughout his career.

He was formally Senior Vice President and Senior Director of NAI Global and NAI Brannon Goddard in New York and Atlanta where he was a founding member and leader of NAI Global’s Institutional Services Group, “ISG”. He led both private client and institutional projects domestically and abroad in China, Dubai, South Korea and Malaysia.

He was previously Senior Associate of Investment Properties at CBRE where he helped start CBRE’s “Private Client Group”. He is also the former CEO of Odd track Inc., a private equity firm specializing in high growth, early stage companies where he helped launch over a dozen successful companies.

He is a licensed Real Estate Broker and a lifetime member of the Commercial Board of Realtors Million Dollar Club and was previously Series 7, 63, 65 and 10 licensed.

Edward H Inman

MANAGING PRINCIPAL

Atlanta native Edward H Inman (Ed) received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, graduating magma cum laude with a BS in civil engineering specializing in environmental and water resources. He then continued his formal education at MIT, Cambridge, MA, receiving a MS from the Sloan School in finance and management information systems.

Ed is a successful business executive specializing in the management of large construction projects and the coordination of large groups of people. Over his career as owner and president of Holland Services Company Inc., Atlanta, GA, W P Stephens Lumber Company, Marietta, GA, and vice-president of MacDougald Construction Company, Atlanta, GA, as well as the Gulf Division of Ashland Oil, Houston, Texas, Ed has completed various hotel, retirement centers, country clubs, golf club facilities, US embassies, and military base projects, as well as widening city and county streets, interstate highways, railroad and container yards, bridges, dams and airports domestic and abroad.

Throughout his career, Ed has taken time to give back to the community supporting the MIT Enterprise Forum. He is a cofounder and past chairman of the Atlanta Chapter and Philadelphia chapter, and past member of the international advisory committee of the global board of the Forum, Cambridge, MA. He is currently vice chairman of the Philadelphia chapter. The international organization provides guidance, direction and encouragement to entrepreneurs in the technology sector and produces programs showcasing the intersection of business and new technology.

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS AND ADVISORS

Stephen Holden

Stephen W. Holden is a founding principal of Sixty West. Holden graduated from Mid-America University, Olathe, Kansas 1973, summa cum laude and the Kansas University School of Law in 1975 with a Juris Doctorate. He immediately entered the private practice of law in his home town of Dexter, Missouri, where he represented commercial real estate development clients in multi-family affordable housing and in the nursing home industry. As sole owner of Holden Law Office, Holden, for over thirty-three years, acted as Developer’s Counsel and closed on over 16,000 units of affordable housing deals involving USDA-RD, HUD, and State HOME agencies in the Midwest, including Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Mississippi, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. In 1992, Holden acted as developer’s counsel for Longview Housing from Longview, Texas, which completed and opened the first affordable housing rehabilitation in the nation with the use of HOME funds. Since the adoption of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Holden acted as developer and lender’s counsel in dozens of syndicated affordable housing developments. During his years of private practice Holden served on the Young Lawyers Counsel of the Missouri Bar and served as President of the Missouri City Attorneys Association in 1985. In addition to his law practice, Holden invested in and developed numerous businesses, including construction and management operations for the commercial investments he acquired, which included nursing homes, apartment projects, commercial rental property, and farms. In the early 1980s, Holden served on the advance team for development of a multi-state nursing home group that included development of more than 40 nursing homes from California to Texas, with a concentration in Missouri and the Midwest. In 2002, Holden was a founding member of Sterling Bank. He has since become a substantial investor in three additional Missouri banks. Beginning in 2007, Holden formed and managed CRA Investments, LLC. During the 2008 downturn this company provided solutions for the historic rehabilitation and affordable tax credit industry in Missouri and the Midwest. This was accomplished by using a syndication model Holden developed in 2003 to pair profitable community and regional banks as investors in local and regional low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) developments and historical renovations. Investing in local LIHTC and historical developments provided the investor banks with much needed Community Redevelopment Act (CRA) credit, as well as a double-digit after-tax return. Holden retired from the active practice of law in 2009 to concentrate on business development and investment. He applied his experience and knowledge in the financing and syndication of tax credit properties and partnered with experts in the renewable energy field to establish Renewable Energy Alternatives, LLC. As co-founder of Legacy Land Holdings, LLC and Legacy Preservation, LLC, Holden has expanded his efforts on land conservation and preserving and rehabilitating historically significant buildings in the Midwest and Southeast United States.

Steve Burks

Steve Burks is a senior Hospitality executive with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Burks has held many senior executive positions with Disney Vacation Club, Ritz Carlton Destination Club, Marriott Vacation Club, Bluegreen Resorts, and Brightstone International. Mr. Burks has helped to lead billion-dollar brands with Marriott Vacation Club, Disney Development and Bluegreen. Mr. Burks started his career in Hilton Head Island, SC and soon became one of the early team members at Marriott Vacation Club. Mr. Burks joined Disney development to launch the Disney Vacation Club and led the ramp up to over $100 million in sales in the first year. Mr. Burks then rejoined Marriott to help lead the company to over $1 billion in annual sales and to add The Ritz Carlton Destination Club to its portfolio. Mr. Burks joined Bluegreen Resorts to expand their partnership with Bass Pro and build The Outdoor Traveler brand which became over 50% of the company’s revenue. Mr. Burks has worked with the largest names in hospitality and has led his own company Brightstone International to over $1 billion in hospitality developments. Mr. Burks enjoys building development relationships with brands, management companies and local developers. He thrives in creating the best brand strategy for each property. Mr. Burks has two grown sons Matt, Shelby, and his wife Jennifer. Mr. Burks works out of Sixty-West’s, Tampa office.

Natalie Riley

Natalie D. Riley graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Magna Cum Laude with her bachelor’s degree in 1998 and Juris Doctorate in 2001. Riley served as the Managing Editor for the Missouri Law Review from 2000 to 2001. Riley was admitted to the Missouri bar in 2001. After earning her degree, Riley joined her Father, Holden, at Holden Law Office, P.C. in Dexter, Missouri and is now the current sole shareholder of Holden Law Office. Riley’s practice has been with an emphasis on commercial real estate, business organization, and affordable housing development and finance. Riley has participated in the transfer and acquisition of affordable housing projects in Missouri, Mississippi, Illinois, Tennessee, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana, and other states; and she has worked with various local, state, and federal agencies, including Rural Development, Housing and Urban Development, and multiple state finance agencies. Riley closed the first multi-asset Mark-to-Market transaction in Missouri consisting of ten projects. Riley has represented numerous developers, project owners, investors, and financial institutions in affordable housing projects throughout her tenure. Riley also provides legal services to financial institutions that specialize in construction and permanent and bridge loan financing for affordable housing projects. In addition to her legal practice, Riley has acquired her own commercial real estate and agricultural portfolio and oversees the acquisition and sales for the Holden family entities. In 2013, Riley partnered with the current principals of Sixty West in Renewable Energy Alternatives, LLC, which supports the development, ownership, and financing of renewable solar projects. Riley is primarily responsible for coordinating the business organizational structure and financing aspects of the projects and their respective investor funds.

Brad Weiser

Bradley A. Weiser serves as principal of Hostmark Development, LLC. The company has an office in Miami, Florida, to accommodate the company’s growing operational portfolio and focus on acquisition and development deals within the region. Mr. Weiser currently serves as President and CEO of The Continental Companies, the hospitality management company founded in 1970 that has developed and/or owned over 85 hotels and casinos. Weiser previously held executive positions with Carnival Hotels and Casinos and as Chairman, President and Founder of The TANGO Group, where he spearheaded creation of the CAFÉ TU TU TANGO concept. Continental Companies also has held and continues to hold General Partner and Limited Partner equity in several hotels like the Ritz Carlton’s in Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove, The Perry Hotel in Key West and more. Hostmark Hospitality Group’s relationship with Brad spans multiple years; he and Hostmark share like visions for hospitality asset investments. Jerome F. Cataldo, President and CEO of Hostmark Hospitality Group, said, “It makes perfect sense that Hostmark would finally formalize an affiliation with Brad Weiser. We welcome this new stage of our business relationship and anticipate a highly rewarding partnership as we work together to expand our asset portfolio.”