ATL Developments with Geoff Smith: An interview with Kerry Armstrong, Atlanta Regional Commission and Pope & Land Real Estate

Business RadioX

By: John Ray

Geoff Smith and Kerry Armstrong on “ATL Developments with Geoff Smith”

Host Geoff Smith speaks with Kerry Armstrong, Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission, on planning and growth across numerous local jurisdictions in Metro Atlanta, the problem of affordable housing, and other growth issues in Metro Atlanta.

Kerry Armstrong, Atlanta Regional Commission and Pope & Land Real Estate

Kerry Armstrong has served on the Atlanta Regional Commission since 2008 and is currently serving his second term as the ARC Board Chairman. During his tenure on the ARC Board he served on numerous Commission Committees and as Co-Chair of the Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board.

Professionally, as a Managing Director – Development & Investment Services Partner with Pope & Land Real Estate, Kerry is involved in the development, marketing, leasing, and management of commercial real estate investments. He joined Pope & Land in 2012, and his commercial real estate career spans three decades. Prior to joining Pope & Land, Kerry worked with Duke Realty Corporation as a Senior Vice President for nearly 22 years where he had a leadership role in building Duke Realty’s Atlanta Office portfolio from around 460,000 square feet in 1990 to more than 4.5 million square feet through development and acquisition.

He is also actively involved in leadership roles in numerous civic, educational, and charitable organizations, including the North Fulton Community Improvement District, the Council for Quality Growth, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Geoff Smith, Host of “ATL Developments with Geoff Smith”

“ATL Developments with Geoff Smith” covers all things economic development in the Atlanta Metro area. From everything inside the Beltline to Avalon and beyond, Geoff Smith interviews the movers and shakers making the ATL one of the best places to live, work and play. An archive of past episodes can be found here.

Geoff Smith is a mortgage banker with Assurance Financial working with Real Estate agents and homebuyers to help them get happily to their closing table. Geoff is an authority on the latest economic development trends shaping the Atlanta Metro area. His interviews reveal an inside perspective at how things get done in the ATL.

Geoff is an active member of his community serving on the Board of Directors of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, as well as holding the position of chairman for the Chamber’s Education Committee. He is also Secretary of the Roswell Youth Baseball Association and coaches his sons in football, baseball and basketball. Geoff enjoys golf, camping and traveling with his wife and two sons. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia.


“ATL Developments with Geoff Smith” is broadcast from the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®, located inside Renasant Bank in Alpharetta. Renasant Bank has humble roots, starting in 1904 as a $100,000 bank in a Lee County, Mississippi, bakery. Since then, Renasant has grown to become one of the Southeast’s strongest financial institutions with approximately $12.9 billion in assets and more than 190 banking, lending, wealth management and financial services offices in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Florida. All of Renasant’s success stems from each of their banker’s commitment to investing in their communities as a way of better understanding the people they serve. At Renasant Bank, they understand you because they work and live alongside you every day.

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