About

Stratus Property Group, LLC is a boutique commercial real estate brokerage and development firm focused on North Georgia and surrounding areas. We represent a variety of private equity firms, banks, developers, and private individuals in all aspects of their commercial real estate transactions. In addition to our office staff, we are fortunate to have the support of nearly 50 vendors and subcontractors across the state.

However, Stratus is not just a brokerage firm. We pride ourselves as strategic planners and asset managers and we strive to deliver the best return from all available investment options. Clients value our energetic and novel approach when handling various real estate projects. Our out of the box approach combining analytics, research, advertising, marketing, and customer service gives a much more customized solution than volume brokers will provide. We prefer to act like a partner in the deal and thus adapt our routines to fit the client’s needs rather than adapting the client’s needs to fit us.

Reviews

As the top-ranked CRE brokerage firm in Atlanta, we are proud to receive high praise from our clients such as….

“The Stratus team is very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Jeff and Kathleen
each provide unique prospective and insight on the market. Look forward to working
with them again in the future.”

“I have worked with Jeff and his team personally on numerous occasions, ranging from
single-family Residential to multi-purpose Commercial properties in the North Georgia area.
They are always professional and get the job done! Would definitely recommend giving them
a call if you need assistance in the Atlanta Area!”

“As a professional in the real estate industry, I can speak with confidence of Stratus Property
Group’s expertise and professionalism. Whether you are buying or selling commercial real
estate, Jeff and his team members are knowledgeable and efficient. I look forward to
continuing to work with them in the future.”

Announcements

Stratus Property Group  is excited to announce that we have broken ground on a new construction, 148 bedroom student housing community at Kennesaw State University. “The Haven at Kennesaw” is slated for Fall 2017 completion.  On Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 news of the development appeared in the AJC. As of July 2017, The Haven is 100% pre-leased and is completing interior finishes for a Fall 2017 move-in.

 

In January 2018, Stratus Property Group brokered the sale of two student housing communities in Athens and North Georgia. The sale included a total of 397 beds for $11.3 million. News of the sale appeared online in StudentHousingBusiness.com.

Accolades

  • CCIM Deal Maker
  • Million Dollar Club
    • 2007
    • 2011
    • 2012
    • 2013
    • 2014
    • 2016
    • 2017
  • Bulldog 100 (Fastest growing University of Georgia Alumni-owned businesses)
    • 2015

Meet The Team

 

Jeff Koon, CCIM
President/Broker

Jeff was born in Columbus, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia Real Estate Program, the #3 ranked program in the country. Starting his real estate career in 2005, he has extensive experience in many facets of real estate including construction, development, management, brokerage services, asset disposition and acquisitions. He has personally represented a variety of retailers, builders, developers, and financial institutions in transactions throughout Georgia. Jeff is a licensed broker in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He is an active member on the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Athens Association of Realtors, Georgia Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and was the former Chairman of the Athens Area Commercial and Land Committee.

Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 101 or [email protected]

 

 

Charlie Carroll
Senior Vice President

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: 404-295-4697 or [email protected]

 

 

Blake Underwood
Principal, Stratus Development Group

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.

Contact: 706-340-1215 or [email protected]

 

 

Kathleen Campbell
Associate

From Sandy Springs, GA, Kathleen graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in Advertising. After completing her degree, she began working in the real estate field in Athens, focusing primarily on marketing commercial properties around the Southeast. Now a licensed salesperson, Kathleen is able to combine her knowledge of modern advertising techniques with successful sales tactics and procedures. With her professionalism and attention to detail, she is also able to assist clients in their search for commercial investments. Kathleen is a proud member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors as well as the Young Council of Realtors.

Contact: 404-618-0878 ext. 102 or [email protected]

 

 

 

Nicole Sarmer
Intern

Nicole is a junior at the University of Georgia where she studies public relations, fashion merchandising and new media. She has a history working with social media marketing and is certified in Google Analytics. Nicole is the public relations executive for Little Red Book, the only student-led fashion magazine at UGA. She has extensive experience in the student housing industry that she gained as a community ambassador at a large, luxury mid-rise student housing community in Athens, GA. After graduation, Nicole plans on pursuing a job that combines her love of design and digital marketing.

Contact: [email protected]

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Fishman
Designer

Chelsea attended college in Colorado where she studied marketing and played collegiate soccer. After graduation, she worked in project management in North Texas before doing some digital marketing and social media for a recreational company in the outer banks of North Carolina. Later experience includes digital marketing for a software company wherein she furthered her skillset in graphic design and digital advertising campaigns.