Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District Elects
One New Board Member
Duluth, GA ‐ September 12, 2018 – Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District (GPCID), a self-taxing district that uses additional commercial property taxes to accelerate infrastructure improvements, security enhancements and economic development in the Gwinnett Place area, elected one new board member during today’s Caucus of Electors.
Ben Yorker, director of development for Northwood Ravin’s Charlotte office, was voted on the board. He joins six other board members working to enhance the vitality of Gwinnett Place through improvement projects and by engaging more property owners to participate in the overall redevelopment efforts of the greater Gwinnett Place district.
Yorker’s employer is Northwood Ravin a luxury apartment developer that owns multiple properties in the Carolinas, Florida, Texas and metro Atlanta, and recently purchased more than 11 acres at the Gwinnett Place Mall that was formerly Sears.
“We believe Ben will bring fresh ideas to the table and be a great addition to our strong board,” said Leo Wiener, Chairman of the CID Board of Directors and President of Ackerman Retail. “Ben’s background in mixed-use and multifamily development could bring new opportunities and developments to the Gwinnett Place area.”
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Ben Yorker is director of development for Northwood Ravin’s Charlotte office. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading multifamily development for Northwood Ravin’s deep-south markets, including Charlotte and Atlanta. Yorker’s professional real estate experience spans over 14 years. In this time, he has held leadership roles on a variety of noteworthy projects including Manor at Six Forks, a 298-unit, mixed-use, deck-wrapped apartment community in Raleigh, North Carolina and High Street, an upscale 55-acre mixed-use community located in the heart of Williamsburg, Virginia. He also led development for Landing at Southpoint, a 54-unit condominium that is North Carolina’s first multifamily community to earn certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. Yorker joined Northwood Ravin in 2012. Just prior, Yorker worked for CBRE’s Global Corporate Services platform, where he served as an imbedded Strategist on the BB&T Account. He was a developer with Boylan Development Company from 2007-2010 and Roseland Property Company from 2005-2007.
About Gwinnett Place CID
The Gwinnett Place Community Improve District was founded in 2005 and its mission is to enhance the vitality of Gwinnett’s central business district by strengthening the area’s role as the center of economic and employment activity. With its proximity to the world-class Arena at Gwinnett Center venue and the Interstate 85 and Georgia Highway 316 corridors, Gwinnett Place serves as the gateway to the Atlanta region and all of Northeast Georgia.
Maggie McDaniel, on behalf of GPCID