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:

Ty Underwood


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


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.