CarterBaldwin Executive Search and the Atlanta Land Trust are pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Rhein as Executive Director.
In this role, Amanda is responsible for promoting the organization, managing its core functions, and ensuring the achievement of the ALT’s mission, strategic initiatives, and financial wellbeing.
Prior to joining the Atlanta Land Trust, Amanda 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 oversaw the Office of Transit Oriented Development and Real Estate, whose vision is to create transit-oriented communities that connect people to opportunities, drive sustainable community development, and promote regional prosperity.
Amanda 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.
Amanda is a regular guest lecturer at Georgia Tech and has presented at numerous national and local conferences on transit and economic development. In 2015, she gave a TED talk at the TEDxAtlanta Conference. She has authored articles in Urban Land Magazine, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and contributed to several best practice case studies for the Council of Development Finance Agencies.
Amanda is active in the Urban Land Institute at both the local and national levels. During her tenure as the inaugural co-chair of the ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership, she designed and implemented an innovative leadership program for real estate professionals which now serves as a national model.
In 2016, Amanda 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, Amanda 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.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Amanda holds a B.A. in sociology from Boston College and a Master of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
About the Atlanta Land Trust
Under the leadership of The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, the Atlanta Housing Association of Neighborhood-based Developers (AHAND) and the Annie E. Casey Foundation – Atlanta Civic Site, a group of more than 30 public, private, nonprofit and community organizations created the Atlanta Land Trust Collaborative (ALTC) to maintain affordability in neighborhoods at risk of gentrification and displacement due to the Atlanta BeltLine and throughout the City of Atlanta. The Atlanta Land Trust is committed to creating and preserving housing in Atlanta that will remain affordable in perpetuity.