Kirk Billings

Veteran Pope & Land Managing Director, Kirk Billings, announces his departure from Pope & Land after more than 11 years to begin a new venture, Bowline Investment Group.

While at Pope & Land, Kirk was involved in many signature acquisitions and developments.  Under his leadership, Pope & Land-related entities acquired, developed, capitalized or sold mixed-use land and value-add income projects throughout the Southeast.

“Kirk Billings was a great partner,” said Larry Kelly, Vice-Chairman of Pope & Land Real Estate. “He has a wide range of skills, solid relationships and many successful projects on his resume and we wish him the best. We respect his decision to start a new company and we are confident that we will continue to work together in the future.”

Bowline Investment Group will focus on commercial real estate opportunities in the Southeast.

“I will remain connected to Pope & Land in various ways including the joint pursuit of projects and ventures,” said Kirk Billings, President of Bowline Investment Group.

“Since I began my real estate career at SunTrust Bank, I always hoped that one day I could start and grow my own company, and after 20 years in the business, it’s time for me to take this step. I am grateful for the friends, relationships and opportunities that I’ve had at Pope & Land and am looking forward to staying engaged with them for years to come.”

Billings’ previous experience includes working for capital markets at Cushman and Wakefield and commercial real estate lending at SunTrust Bank.

About Pope & Land Real Estate

Pope & Land specializes in developing office and mixed-use properties in the Southeastern United States and is firmly rooted in the real estate marketplace with a history dating back to 1979.  Pope & Land led partnerships have developed and executed real estate transactions in excess of $3.8 billion. More information on Pope & Land is available at

About Bowline Investment Group

Bowline Investment Group (“Bowline”) is a real estate investment and development firm seeking value-add and opportunistic investment returns through the acquisition and investment execution of commercial properties located throughout the southeastern US.

Bowline is actively seeking new investment opportunities between $5M and $25M.

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