Clark Property R+D is a real estate development firm that sources, plans, and implements value-add investments and community development initiatives. We structure and advise on creative investment opportunities and joint venture partnerships to bring triple bottom line projects to fruition in the built environment. 


We believe that successful community investment is defined using three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic. We take an interdisciplinary approach incorporating the best practices of urban design, finance, sustainable building, and community development to help achieve livable urban communities, one project at a time. While we strive to incorporate the ideals of sustainable urbanism, we also remain pragmatic by responding to the unique challenges of each individual project and local market in order to achieve economic success.


Clark Property R+D's founder, Jesse Clark, has over 15 years of experience in the real estate development industry with a diverse range of organizations. Prior to launching Clark Property R+D, Jesse founded a community development advisory firm, Clark Property Consulting, where he planned and managed the implementation of neighborhood revitalization and affordable housing programs in Atlanta for nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies.

Prior to founding Clark Property Consulting, Jesse was the Executive Director of the Historic District Development Corporation (HDDC), a nonprofit community development corporation in the Sweet Auburn community of Atlanta. Prior to HDDC, he was the Senior Development Director at Songy Partners, a regional for-profit developer, where he implemented over 1.3 million square feet of investments and developments valued at over $250 million. Prior to Songy Partners, he worked as a consultant in the real estate advisory services group of Ernst & Young. Jesse began his career in real estate in 1999 when he obtained his real estate license and worked for a commercial brokerage firm while an undergrad.

Jesse obtained a masters degree in City and Regional Planning with a specialization in Land and Community Development from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelors degree in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Central Florida. He is a veteran of the Army National Guard and served a tour of duty overseas as a medic during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jesse lives in East Atlanta with his wife and two kids.