|Duluth, GA – April 13, 2022 – Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID), a self-taxing district that uses additional property taxes to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development in the Gwinnett Place area, elected two new board members and re-elected one board member during the Caucus of Electors as a part of its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, April 13.|
The newly elected GPCID board members include Ondria Jett, Regional Manager for Banyan Street Capital and Christopher Caltabiano, Senior Vice President at Northwood Investors. They will serve a three-year term and join seven other board members working to enhance the prosperity of Gwinnett Place by partnering with Gwinnett County organizations and property owners to participate in future redevelopment efforts for the greater Gwinnett Place district. Trey Ragsdale, Manager of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente, was re-elected to another three-year term on the GPCID Board of Directors and is retaining his position as vice-chair for the board. Leo Wiener, President of Ackerman Retail, was re-elected as the board chair along with Mark Williams, owner of Printing Trade Company, as secretary/treasurer.
“Ondria and Christopher are two strong additions to our existing GPCID Board of Directors,” said GPCID Board Chairman Leo Wiener. “Both Ondria and Christopher are deeply committed to Gwinnett Place and we’re confident they will have a positive impact on the district and County.”
Ondria Jett has acquired 25 years of experience in commercial property management by managing capital and tenant improvements with a value of more than $100 million. As a Regional Manager for Banyan Street Capital, she is responsible for the oversight of nearly 3 million square feet of commercial property in Atlanta and New York, as well as annual business plans and budgets with a net operating income (NOI) of more than $45 million.
Ondria’s experience in commercial property management began as an Assistant Manager for a downtown Atlanta property that underwent a $26 million redevelopment. In her roles representing commercial property owners, Ondria has served as liaison for major tenants such as Salesforce, Google, RentPath, FDIC, Jacobs Engineering, Target, MarkeTeam, National Financial Services Group, Wells Fargo and the GSA. Ondria was named CBRE Real Estate Manager of the Year in 2004, won the 2004 Building Owners and Managers Association Atlanta Office Building of the Year Award and served on the board for the Perimeter Transportation Coalition from 2007 to 2008.
Ondria holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She also supplemented her education through the Institute of Real Estate Management and the Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA) earning her Certified Property Manager and Real Property Administrator designations.
As Senior Vice President of Northwood Investors, Christopher Caltabiano is responsible for overseeing asset management activities and for developing and executing investment strategies for a portfolio of office and mixed-use assets located across the country.
Prior to joining Northwood, Christopher was Senior Vice President at Shorenstein Properties where he was responsible for construction, leasing and financing trophy-caliber office properties along the east coast. He has also served as Vice President for AIG Global Real Estate, Associate for Rockwood Real Estate Advisors and as an analyst and consultant at Bloomberg Financial Markets.
Christopher graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor of Science and received a Master of Science from the New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate where he is currently an adjunct assistant professor. Chris is a frequent lecturer on real estate, corporate finance, valuation and risk management and his research on these subjects has been published in the Real Estate Review.
Trey Ragsdale is responsible for securing government and community support for Kaiser Permanente’s healthcare initiatives throughout Georgia in his role as Manager of Public Affairs for Kaiser Permanente. Prior to his current role, Trey held leadership positions with MARTA, the United States Senate and The White House, King & Spalding law firm and The Coca-Coca Company. Georgia Trend Magazine named him as one of the Top 40 rising Business Leaders under the Age of 40 in the State of Georgia, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle selected him as one of the top 50 rising Business Leaders under the Age of 40 in the metropolitan Atlanta region.
Along with his work with the Gwinnett Place CID, Trey is also a part of other organizations, including the Atlanta Regional Commission Workforce Development Board, HINRI, Partnership Gwinnett Board, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Cherokee Focus, Young Life, Chattahoochee Technical College, Reinhardt University and several more organizations.
Trey holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University and an MBA from Georgia State University.
About Gwinnett Place CID The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District was founded in 2005 and is the premier employment and activity center for Gwinnett County with an annual economic impact of $13.4 billion on the County and Georgia. Its mission is to be the hub for economic vitality and employment activity and be recognized as a flourishing center for an internationally diverse, livable urban community. Gwinnett Place enjoys close proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center, easy access to I-85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors and serves as the gateway to Atlanta and all of Northeast Georgia. Annually, more than 8 million visitors come to Gwinnett Place seeking unique shopping experiences, an international mix of dining options and a wide array of entertainment venues. For more information, please visit the website or mobile channel, or connect via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.
Media Contact: Maren Wilburn, on behalf of GPCID