Atlanta Land Trust, Inc. Selects Amanda Rhein as Executive Director

Creating sustainable, affordable housing along the renowned Atlanta BeltLine, among her top priorities

ATLANTA, GA – 09-19-2018 ( — The Atlanta Land Trust, Inc. (ALT), a non-profit organization committed to creating and preserving housing in Atlanta that will remain affordable in perpetuity today announces the hiring of its newest Executive Director Amanda Rhein. The key position was filled following a national search in partnership with CarterBaldwin Executive Search.  

Rhein will be responsible for promoting the organization, managing its core functions, and ensuring the achievement of the ALT’s mission, strategic initiatives, and financial well-being. Rhein is a seasoned real estate professional with extensive experience facilitating public-private partnerships and community development.  

“Amanda has the strategic leadership skills we need to take the Atlanta Land Trust’s delivery and stewardship of permanently affordable housing near the Atlanta BeltLine and other targeted communities to the next level,” said the organization’s Board President, and Executive Director of the Fulton/Atlanta Land Bank Authority, Inc., Christopher Norman. “We are fortunate to have her guidance and exceptional talent spearheading our efforts to strengthen current and new partnerships in the current favorable climate for community land trust development. Amanda will help ALT serve as an example of innovation and best practices in creating sustainable access to permanently affordable housing,” he said. 

In 2016, Rhein was named one of ULI’s 40 Under 40 and named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s annual 40 Under 40 list. She was also named one of Atlanta’s 40 Power Women in Real Estate and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Commercial Real Estate Who’s Who. In 2015, Ms. Rhein received the Longleaf Award from the Georgia Conservancy’s Generation Green for her work to promote and implement sustainable growth and multi-modal transportation options in Atlanta. She is a member of the Outstanding Atlanta Class of 2011, the Regional Leadership Class of 2017, and the 2006 class of Leadership Atlanta’s LEAD Atlanta program. 

Prior to joining the Atlanta Land Trust, Rehin served as Senior Director of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate at MARTA, the nation’s ninth-largest transit system, which includes heavy rail, bus, and paratransit services. In this role, she managed the Office of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate. 

Rhein also previously served as Interim Managing Director of Redevelopment at Invest Atlanta, overseeing the team responsible for managing and marketing the City of Atlanta’s primary economic development tools, tax allocation districts (TADs), and New Markets Tax Credits. While at Invest Atlanta, Amanda doubled the number of TADs and funded over 30 projects, which resulted in the investment of $3.5 billion in Atlanta’s most underserved communities.  

A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Rhein holds a B.A. in sociology from Boston College and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  

About Atlanta Land Trust

The Atlanta Land Trust (ALT) will be the primary community land trust in the city of Atlanta and one of the largest urban community land trusts in the United States. ALT will serve as an example of innovation and best practices for providing, stewarding, and creating access to permanently affordable housing in the footprint of the Atlanta BeltLine and targeted neighborhoods. ALT is the recipient of a significant multi-year grant from The Kendeda Fund. 

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