Brian Hooker

B Hooker 2015

Executive Director
404-477-6767
bhooker@fortmaclra.com

 

Brian Hooker serves as Executive Director of the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority (Fort Mac LRA), the organization leading the redevelopment of 486 acres in the underserved Southwest Atlanta community. His chief responsibility is to lead the Fort Mac LRA team and its partners to manage and facilitate an estimated $400 million of revitalization projects on the former Army post.

Previously, Brian served as the Director of Real Estate for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the organization planning and executing the urban redevelopment project currently attracting tremendous economic development along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor circling downtown Atlanta.   Earlier Brian served on the “client side” of economic development as Director of Site Selection Consulting with CBRE, where his team generated over $250 million in incentive awards for clients.

Brian has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He is a Certified Commercial Investment Member, a LEED Accredited Professional, and a graduate of Leadership Atlanta 2016 and the Real Estate Associates Program (REAP). He serves nationally on both Urban Land Institute’s Public Development and Infrastructure Product Council and as Co-Chair of the Association of Defense Communities’ LRA Directors Council. He was appointed to the City of Atlanta’s IN REM review board by Mayor Shirley Franklin, and serves on the Southwest Atlanta Partnership Board of Directors.

Brian hails from Southwest Atlanta where he graduated from Mays High, and where he now lives with his wife and family.  He is member of Cascade United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.

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