Company Overview

The Dawson Company is an Atlanta-based real estate company founded in 1969 by Harold Dawson, Sr. It has developed, renovated, and/or managed 5 million square feet of office, 1.5 million square feet of retail, and 15,000+ units of attached and multifamily housing. The Dawson Company offers a vertically integrated real estate development platform and provides solutions for development, acquisitions, design and construction management, strategic advisory, and asset management drawings on in-house expertise. The Dawson Company lets you enter a strategic partnership with an established leader in urban development providing the same services for ourselves, our joint venture partners, and third party clients.

The Dawson Company has a process driven platform led by high level, technically proficient real estate, design, finance, construction, and legal experts. The company’s business model is focused on urban infill multifamily and mixed-use properties. Our approach is driven by research and econometric analysis with a focus on markets that have concentrations in the energy, education, healthcare, technology, science, and financial sectors of the economy. The Dawson Company is active in Northeastern, Midwestern, and Southern markets including New York, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Nashville, Charleston, Atlanta, Savannah, Pensacola, San Antonio, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette.

The Dawson Company has forged a strategic alliance with Global Asset Alternatives, LLC (“GAA”), an Atlanta based boutique real estate investment and advisory firm focused on the acquisition, redevelopment and management of high quality real estate investment properties. GAA owns or controls in excess of $170 million of assets and has been involved in more than $1 billion of transactions since its founding in 2001.


Development – identifying new development deals (including RFP/RFQ), land acquisition or ground lease negotiations, managing entitlement process, and collaboration with design, construction, and fund management.

Acquisitions – identifying stabilized or value add opportunities in secondary and tertiary markets with positive economic trends and multiple demand drivers while adding value through aggressive asset management.

Design and Construction Management – providing initial design and construction feasibility, manage outside architects, and general contractors, provide overall supervisor of construction activities

Strategic Advisory – consulting public or private sector on issues of urban development, community relations, and acquisitions/dispositions strategy.

Property Management – creating value by allowing closer collaboration between development and the management team of the property.

Representative Co-Investment Partners

  • ASB Capital Management
  • Alex Brown Real Estate
  • Ranier Growth & Income Fund
  • Strategic Capital Partners, LLC
  • USAA Insurance
  • Pensam Funding
  • State of Florida Investment Board
  • Morgan Stanley (State of FL)
  • Invesco (State of FL)
  • Keel Point Advisors, LLC
  • Bank of America CDC
  • WLD Enterprises (Family Office)
  • Global States Investments (Holland)
  • United Development Corporation (Holland)

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