Pope & Land Responsibilities: Kirk’s primary responsibilities include identifying, evaluating and implementing acquisitions, development, disposition and management of commercial real estate ventures. Since joining Pope & Land in 2011, he has focused mostly on the firm’s acquisition and value enhancement of multi-tenant commercial buildings, plus the group’s identification and ultimate development of strategic land investments.
Professional Experience: Prior to joining Pope & Land, Mr. Billings worked with Cushman & Wakefield as an investment sales advisor, focusing on office and industrial properties. Preceding his experience with Cushman & Wakefield, Kirk worked with SunTrust Bank’s real estate finance group, providing financing options to commercial and residential property owners and developers.
Education: Mr. Billings received his B.S. from Vanderbilt University, completed postgraduate studies at Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and obtained a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in real estate and finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
Community: He is an active member of various Atlanta organizations, specifically, Atlanta Memorial Park Conservancy (President), Park Pride (Board Member), Urban Land Institute (ULI), and National Association of Industrial & Office Parks (NAIOP).
Personal: Mr. Billings lives with his wife and three children near Atlanta Memorial Park in south Buckhead.