Seven Oaks Company entered into a joint venture in 2005 with Devin Properties to master-plan, entitle and develop a strategic 34-acre parcel of land located adjacent to the award-winning 550-acre Deerfield Park, one of North Fulton County’s premier mixed-use developments. As managing member of the venture, Seven Oaks coordinated the master plan of a traditional neighborhood development luxury townhouse project integrating village greens, urban park space and a walkable community with village retail and special streetscape details. The master plan also preserved several old-growth tree areas around the site and integrated historic structures into the public space.
Seven Oaks also spearheaded negotiations with the adjoining community organizations and took the project through the Development of Regional Impact review process. Following its completion, the Seven Oaks/Devin venture assisted the landowner, analyzed its risk/return profile, and determined that the strong market warranted the sale of the property. This resulted in a sale in the fall of 2006 at above a pro forma number resulting in a solid economic return for Seven Oaks’ investment partners.
- Seven Oaks engaged Tunnell, Spangler and Walsh, a nationally acclaimed master-planning firm to design a cutting-edge traditional neighborhood community for the City of Milton and the North Fulton community.
- Seven Oaks spearheaded a challenging and sensitive entitlement process involving substantial negotiations with community activist groups resulting in a win-win for all parties.
- Seven Oaks coordinated the marketing and sale process of the property to maximize investor and partner returns for the venture.
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“Bob Voyles and the Seven Oaks team were fair, consistent and took the time to both listen to and address community concerns and make the necessary modifications to ensure that this development project met community expectations.”
Karen Handel, Georgia Secretary of State,
and former Fulton County Commission Chairman