Our Company


Atlas Real Estate Advisors, recently named one of the top 100 fastest growing businesses owned by University of Georgia Alumni, is a full-service commercial real estate firm located in Athens, GA but experienced across the Southeast U.S. With over 50 years of combined experience in every product class across the region, the principals of Atlas focus on adding value for clients in the operation, development or transaction of commercial and investment property.


chris Chris Blackmon
Licensed in 2000, Chris has extensive experience in commercial real estate brokerage transactions, property management and maintenance, portfolio reallocation, adaptive re-use, financial analysis and complex advisory/consulting work. With over $150,000,000 commercial real estate transactions and over $250,000,000 of assets managed in his career, he has been involved in retail, office, multifamily, REO, site selection, restaurant/bar transactions, among others. In addition to being an honor graduate from the University of Georgia, he is Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a Member of the Royal Insitution of Chartered Surveyors. Chris has served on multiple advisory councils and boards across the region and was recently Chairman of the Athens Downtown Development Authority.
matt Matt Thomas
With a brokers license in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina, Matt has extensive experience in many facets of the real estate cycle from acquisition to management to disposition. He has represented clients in hundreds of brokerage transactions with a focus on investment and land transactions. Matt also managed the day-to-day operations of a student housing firm with over 5000 bedrooms under management. His duties there included managing employees, creating marketing campaigns including website and social media, negotiating contracts, verifying compliance with governmental agencies and implementing efficiency systems which increased company returns by over 50%.
kyle Kyle Nelson
Prior to joining Atlas, Kyle was the U.S. Client Director for Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis (CBRE). In this capacity, Kyle was dedicated to a multinational financial institution where he and his team delivered project management services in the construction and development field. He has also served as project manager and director of construction for other professional firms in the Southeast U.S. Since 2005 in the multifamily, retail and office sectors, Kyle has managed directly or via employees over $300,000,000 in project value. Kyle holds both his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of Georgia.

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