Geoffrey Reid joins Blue River Development as a Strategic Partner

Atlanta-based Blue River Development, LLC is pleased to welcome Geoffrey Reid to its growing team as a Strategic Partner.

“In my 22-year career, I’ve never seen a better land guy than Geoffrey,” said Managing Principal Brad Cooper. “We are super excited to bring him on as a partner. His exceptional skills make him the perfect fit for the dream team we are building.”

“His extensive experience in land acquisition for major players in the Southeast is a valuable addition to our growing team,” said Cooper. “We anticipate his unique perspective and approach, honed while working for developers and build-to-rent companies, will have a domino effect on our success.”

With 20 years of real estate experience, Reid was most recently at American Homes 4 Rent (AMH), where he led a team that closed on over $3 billion in single-family rental projects across the Southeast — Atlanta, Charleston, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa.  Before AMH, Reid was the VP of Land Acquisition for Century Communities and was instrumental in the startup of the Atlanta land acquisition department. During that time, he led the efforts to expand and diversify product and geographic footprints, acquiring and entitling the first townhome, mixed-use and age-restricted communities for Century in Atlanta.

“I’ve worked with Blue River Development for the past eight years and am very excited about this opportunity,” said Reid. “Blue River has a great reputation, and I love how they approach doing business as a trusted partner by adding value.”

“I’m pretty optimistic about the opportunities in the Southeast,” adds Reid.

Reid started his career with Pulte Homes, serving various roles in the Atlanta, Charleston and Hilton Head markets. Over the last eight years, he has acquired over 10,000 lots throughout the Southeast for residential development.

Reid holds a master’s degree in project management from The Citadel and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Georgia. In 2019, he was recognized by Professional Builder Magazine as a leader in the home building industry by earning the Forty Under 40 award. He resides in Woodstock with his wife and two kids. In his free time, he enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.

The Blue River Development team has over 20 years of experience developing and acquiring nearly $3 billion in residential, multifamily and retail projects. The firm’s achievements are driven by its ability to provide and catalog the most up-to-date market intel, the ability to execute on that data and its accountability to clients and investors.

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Listen to Bobby and Brad Cooper on a recent edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio: Build to Rent Partnerships, Rising Interest Rates. Tune into Brad and Michael Cooper on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio for A Top Gun Development Approach and discover how Michael’s experience at the Top Gun Navel Airstriek Warfare Center gave him valuable insight into the importance of creating effective systems.

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