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Beltline visionary and tech investor partner could overhaul aging West End mall

If Gravel and Von have their way, the massive project would comprise affordable workforce housing, job training, small-business lending help, and a $10 to $15 million fund dedicated to bolstering local businesses.

SOURCE: Curbed Atlanta

Beltline visionary part of team seeking redevelopment of West End mall

The West End proposal is a for-profit venture, but what Gravel and Von describe is an outlier in Atlanta’s build-and-flip real estate world.

SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Opinion: Gravel: The coming revolution will not be motorized

Gravel portrays this scene as part of a revolution, one as significant as the change triggered by the post war-boom that shaped a world around suburbs and cars. People want more than a lonely commute, and that desire will reshape our cities, he predicts.

SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

BeltLine creator Ryan Gravel teams with Donray Von on $300M OZ Fund

Ryan Gravel has joined forces with Donray Von to launch an opportunity zone fund that plans to differentiate itself by creating ‘a company that combines real estate and economic development from project conception to completion’.

The rise of Southwest Atlanta’s food scene

A BeltLine-inspired restaurant boom has created an important new food destination—but its main mission is to serve the locals.

SOURCE: Atlanta Magazine

Goodbye, Silicon Valley, hello, Atlanta: Black entrepreneurs part of new migration to South

For a growing number of African-Americans in the tech world, Atlanta is beckoning.

SOURCE: USA Today

D.C.-Based Opportunity Zone Fund Focused On Development Around HBCUs

Investors are utilizing the opportunity zone program to help spark the transformation of HBCUs’ neighborhoods around the country.

SOURCE: Bisnow

Ryan Gravel part of group eyeing purchase of The Mall West End

A mall in southwest Atlanta could get a new owner, just as the area sees a new wave of investment.

SOURCE: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Tristan Walker announces acquisition by Procter & Gamble, will remain as CEO and move company to Atlanta

Once a beacon for more minorities to join him in Silicon Valley, the former tech and media darling enters a deal that will help to secure his legacy—and P&G’s.

SOURCE: Fast Company