January 7, 2022
MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. Bring New Office and Retail Tenants to Lee + White in Atlanta’s West End
Latest additions at the adaptive reuse project include service providers and the first food hall tenant.
ATLANTA, January 7, 2022 – Investment partners Ackerman & Co. and MDH Partners today announced three additions to Lee + White, an adaptive reuse, mixed-use destination in Atlanta’s historic West End. Southeastern Management, Inc. and Westside Dental are slated to open in 2022. Honeysuckle Gelato has also relocated production operations within Lee + White and signed a second lease as the first food hall tenant.
“Lee + White is built for the community, and these new tenants align with our vision to create a dynamic environment where our guests can shop, play, dine, work and live,” said Jeff Small, CEO of MDH Partners. “In addition to providing memorable experiences that bring people together at Lee + White, from family meals to a night at the brewery among friends, we want to meet the community’s practical and daily needs with service providers that make life easier. Whether you desire a wellness regimen that fits your lifestyle or a visit to a dental office, Lee + White will have something for everyone.”
Honeysuckle Gelato relocated its retail test kitchen and production facility within Lee + White to a 6,000-square-foot facility. The Southeast-based gelato store also signed a second lease at the mixed-use destination as Lee + White’s first food hall tenant. Honeysuckle has brick-and-mortar locations across the Southeast, and is known for its hand-crafted gelato, baked goods, milkshakes and more. In addition to Honeysuckle Gelato, Lee + White leasing representative Kelly Wilson’s ongoing negotiations will add a variety of chef-driven and best-in-concept brands to the food hall. Announcements are expected in early 2022.
Also opening at Lee + White is a dentist practice by Dr. Nathanael Cole, Westside Dental, occupying 2,300 square feet at Building 929. Dr. Cole specializes in restorative dentistry, esthetics, emergency dentistry, endodontic, oral surgery and pediatric dentistry, among other areas.
Southeastern Management, Inc. has signed an office lease at Building 1050 for 7,767 square feet. Southeastern Management is a logistics service provider that specializes in reducing expenses for warehousing and distribution operations. The company also provides job opportunities for truck drivers and other professionals.
“These new lease signings are part of our vision of diversifying the offerings at Lee + White,” said Kris Miller, President of Ackerman & Co. “Lee + White has become a go-to destination for visitors seeking great craft beer, spirits and food, and it’s growing into something much more, bringing new businesses and essential services to the West End community. Southeastern Management is the latest business to lease space in our refurbished loft office space, joining innovative nanotechnology company and local startup Carbice Carbon.”
In the lease signings, Kelly Wilson represented ownership in the Honeysuckle Gelato transaction and Porter Henritze and Sonia Winfield of Cushman & Wakefield represented ownership in the Southeastern Management and Westside Dental leases. Mindy Elms of Lavista Associates represented Honeysuckle Gelato and Peyton Roebuck of CARR represented Westside Dental.
MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. previously announced Monday Night Brewery expanding its existing space by nearly 10,000 square feet to accommodate increased production capacity. Also joining the mixed-use development is a shipping container pop-up retail village highlighting small businesses on a rotating basis and the Great Lawn, an expansive green space and the largest of its kind fronting the BeltLine.
Acquired by MDH Partners and Ackerman & Co. in September 2019, Lee + White is a redevelopment of the former “Warehouse Row” buildings located at the intersection of Lee and White streets, comprising 11 buildings and totaling 433,204 square feet. Master plans for ongoing phases of development at Lee + White were announced last May. The initial phase of the development brought a number of innovative food and beverage tenants that have built loyal followings, including Monday Night Brewing, Wild Heaven Beer, Boxcar, Best End Brewing, ASW Distillery, Cultured South and Hop City Craft Beer & Wine. Additional tenants at Lee + White include Plywood, a non-profit co-working space, and bouldering gym The Overlook.
Lee + White is located 0.4 miles from the West End MARTA station and is convenient to all of metro Atlanta’s major interstates, I-20, I-75, I-85 and I-285.
About Lee + White
Reimagining the West End’s former “Warehouse Row,” Lee + White is Atlanta’s next trendsetting adaptive re-use project. Already a go-to destination for foodies and beer lovers, Lee + White’s next phase of development is bringing loft offices, a food hall, retail, and expanded BeltLine access. This transformation continues in a spirit that recognizes the West End’s rich history. The growing tenant roster at Lee + White includes ASW Exchange, Best End Brewing, Boxcar, Carbice Carbon, Cultured South, Doux South Pickles, Honeysuckle Gelato, Hop City, Lake & Oak Restaurant, Mac Stadium, Monday Night Garage, The Overlook Boulder + Fitness, Plywood People, Southeastern Management, Westside Dental and Wild Heaven Beer.
About MDH Partners
MDH Partners is an Atlanta-based real estate investment company managing its discretionary funds targeting industrial real estate across the United States on behalf of its institutional investors. Founded in 2005 as the successor to a fifty-year-old local real estate development company, MDH Partners has led and/or participated in over $4 billion (75 million square feet) of acquisitions, developments, and asset management as an advisor and investor. For more information, visit www.mdhpartners.com.
About Ackerman & Co.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Ackerman & Co. is a privately held, full-service commercial real estate firm focused on providing quality investment, brokerage, management and development services in the Southeast. The company, founded in 1967, retains an expert team of more than 100 real estate professionals. To date, Ackerman & Co. has developed and acquired more than 37 million square feet of office, medical, industrial, retail and mixed-use space, has 4.5 million square feet under management and maintains an investment portfolio valued at $1 billion. For more information, visit www.ackermanco.com