Atlanta Team


  • Jay Mitchell

    Senior Vice President, Regional Managing Director

    • 770.866.1105
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    Jay is the Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director of IDI’s Atlanta market office. He is responsible for implementing development and acquisition strategies along with directing IDI’s operations in the Atlanta region, which also includes Savannah, Georgia and the Carolinas. Under Jay’s direction, the region has developed 16 million square feet of both inventory and build-to-suit facilities. During his career, Jay has successfully completed more than 1,200 leasing transactions.
  • Gary Minor

    Vice President, Development

    • 770.866.1117
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    As Vice President of Development for IDI, Gary oversees the Atlanta region, which includes the Savannah area along the eastern coast up to Norfolk, Virginia. His responsibilities include closing of land acquisitions, master planning, site development, vertical building development, tenant construction and the support of final dispositions and sales of speculative and build-to-suit projects. Gary also assists the Atlanta market office in the marketing of IDI-owned properties and third party entities.
  • Gill Shaw, LEED AP

    Vice President, Construction and Corporate Sustainability

    • 770.866.1119
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    Gill joined IDI in 1989 as Construction Manager and currently serves as Vice President of Construction for the Atlanta market. His responsibilities include overall project management for site development, building construction and tenant construction. Gill establishes and monitors construction and development budgets and schedules, and manages construction and consultant contracts. Additionally, he provides assistance to other IDI market offices and departments regarding sustainability efforts and practices.


  • Lisa M. Ward, CCIM

    Vice President, Leasing and Marketing

    • 770.866.1115
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    Lisa is responsible for the leasing and marketing of an industrial portfolio in Georgia, encompassing more than 1,000 acres of land for development and 9 million square feet of existing facilities. During her tenure at IDI, Lisa has leased more than 19.5 million square feet of IDI and third-party institutional-grade industrial facilities with a total lease value in excess of $630 million. During her career, Lisa has been responsible for more than 10 million square feet of industrial investment sales with total market value in excess of $400 million.
  • Mary Elise Rising

    Leasing and Development Coordinator

    • 770.866.1106
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    Mary Elise is the Leasing and Development Coordinator for the Atlanta market office. Her responsibilities include: planning and executing a wide variety of results-oriented, cohesive external marketing programs; incorporating targeted communications into effective strategies; and assisting in the production and maintenance of proposals, project approval packages, various reports and financial analyses.

Property Management

  • Susi Regan

    Vice President, Real Estate Management

    • 770.866.1110
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    As Vice President of Real Estate Management, Susi oversees a staff that manages more than 9.5 million square feet of operating properties in Georgia. Susi directly manages the daily operations of five million square feet of properties in Atlanta, and three buildings in the Savannah area. Her 10 years of experience as a Real Estate Accountant has provided her with the expertise needed to understand and meet the financial expectations owners have for their properties.
  • Phyllis Kellam

    Real Estate Manager

    • 770.866.1113
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    As Real Estate Manager for the Atlanta office, Phyllis is responsible for the management of 4.8 million square feet of industrial properties and four owners associations. She acts as a liaison between the property owner and tenants, addresses tenant concerns, responds to owners’ requests and oversees capital projects. Additionally, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of properties, including interacting with contractors in maintaining the properties, financial reporting, budgeting, and reviewing and approving common area maintenance reconciliations.
  • Billy Forrester

    Senior Building Services Engineer

    • 770.866.1114
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    As Senior Building Services Engineer, Billy oversees the operations of 11 million square feet of industrial space from the Atlanta development office. He is responsible for insuring efficient operations of all building systems, including fire protection, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and roofing systems. He has over 20 years experience in Class A office and industrial maintenance. He was instrumental in helping establish the Engineering Program for the company’s Atlanta development center.
  • Tamatha Weeks

    Real Estate Administrator

    • 770.243.1724
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    As a Real Estate Administrator for Property Management in the Atlanta office, Tamatha's duties are varied and include responsibility for preparing new tenant move-in documents and required paperwork; assisting in maintaining positive tenant relations; assisting in preparation and compilation of the property operating budgets; maintaining vendor contracts; handling tenant delinquencies; maintaining daily property operations in a cost effective manner for property owner; and establishing safety guidelines and development/construction duties.

Office Administration

  • Tara Newton

    Administrative Assistant

    • 770.232.8350
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    Tara provides administrative support to the Atlanta Office, managing the office day-to-day operations along with oversight on the office’s business activities.