Who We Are
Destination Development Partners, Inc. (DDP) is a privately held commercial real estate development advisory firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. We provide sophisticated real estate development services to stakeholders - i.e. sourcing land, hotel flags, funding and other strategic partners. Our primary focus is specializing in luxury entertainment and destination locations. Our professional Team is comprised of Strategic Partners and Joint Ventures that develop a host of destination properties including hotels, indoor / out door waterparks, mixed-use and entertainment destination venues.
Specifically, DDP is an advisory firm that provides sophisticated real estate development services to stakeholders - i.e. sourcing land, funding and other strategic partners.
Destination Development Partners provides a turnkey process dedicated to innovation and fulfills the concept visions of our clients by assembling all components necessary for site selection & feasibility studies, land acquisition, master planning, engineering and the pre-development process. DDP has dedicated partners that can turn key the entire development through the vertical construction process and completing it with our in house management team.
DDP’s network includes individual investors, private equity groups, EB5 Regional Centers, hedge funds, traditional banks and government funding (bonds), developers, hospitality architects and resort management companies as well as land/commercial licensed real estate brokers in order to fulfill our vast array of services.
Destination Development Partners, Inc.
- Atlanta Office: +1 678.793.8402
- 2145 Duluth Highway,
- Suite 120,
- Duluth, GA 30097
Our ProcessSite Selection, Feasibility Studies, Land Acquisition.
Our TeamMaster Planning, Engineering, Pre-Development and Vertical Construction .
Our ConnectionsIndividual Investors, Private Equity, EB5 and Government Funding (Bonds).
Chad Lagomarsino – Founding Member & Principal Partner
Chad is involved in all aspects of the expansion of Destination Development Partners portfolio, identifying and analyzing potential hotel and resort investments, securing third party management contracts for hotel, resorts and entertainment projects and joint-venture hotel, resort and entertainment projects. Throughout his career, Chad has developed solid relationships with owners, brokers, and financial institutions in the region, which assist him in identifying opportunities for our investment partners and contracts for DDP.
Prior to joining Destination Development Partners, Chad was a founding partner of Georgia Land and Commercial Solutions (GLS). Under his leadership, GLS grew into an industry giant which was empowered by over 2,300 licensed agents working in the Virtual Properties division. GLS was responsible for brokering and closing large tracts of land throughout Georgia. Chad has been successful in closing a variety of land and commercial properties. Properties include 8,800 acre timber tract outside of Athens Georgia to numerous raw land developments in Northeast Georgia. Chad owned and master planned 65 prime acres in Gwinnett County, including plans to bring the first indoor water park mixed use project to Georgia. Chad has developed many small projects in the panhandle of Florida and helped raise financing for 2,700 acres in Pensacola. He is also the President of the North Atlanta Metro Association of Realtors (NAMAR). Chad is a native-Atlantan. He and his wife, Annette, married in 2003 and have a beautiful daughter named Katelyn.
Jeff Beal – Founding Member & Principal Partner
As Co-Founder & Principal Partner, Jeff leads DDP’s Strategic Business Development team, which focuses on identifying and incubating innovative development deals that will complement the company's portfolio. Part of his function with Destination Development Partners is to engagement of outside development opportunities through partnership initiatives.
Jeff’s experience includes 15 years of Real Estate Appraising, Property Rehabilitation and Site Analysis. Jeff has a depth of experience in project management; delivering projects of every size and type allows him to provide very valuable input to the list of DDP projects. Jeff has also served as Vice President of Marketing for Sparks-Grizzard Construction in Atlanta, Georgia. He also has over 25 years experience in the automotive & motorsports industry and consulted on many product launches and development projects. Prior to joining DDP full-time, Jeff was the Vice President with Atlanta Motorsports Park. Jeff is a native of Atlanta; he currently holds a Georgia Real Estate License and is a registered member of Atlanta Board of Realtors and National Association of Realtors.
Jeff and his wife Cindy met on a blind date in 2010 and were married in May of 2015. They each have sons and the family loves to entertain and host charity fundraisers for local children charities. Since 2014, Jeff and his wife have helped raise $90,000+ for charity.
Brandan Lail – Founding Member & Principal Partner
Brandan is a seasoned land specialist with a background in Forestry and Natural Resource Management. His family farm in central Georgia, consists of 998 acres of managed timberland, and was awarded "Tree Farm of the year" in 2007. Brandan's passion for the outdoors and keen ability to connect with people, triggered his Real Estate Career in 2008. His expertise in geospatial technology, coupled with a 20 year career in Aviation, allows DDP to efficiently crunch time, vet deals, and provide a "birds eye" perspective for new land acquisitions. Brandan became a managing member of Georgia Land Commercial Solutions (GLS) in 2013, and brokers 3000 acres of land annually.
In 2016, Brandan & his wife, Rebecca, celebrated their 20 years anniversary and are raising their four sons and a baby girl in North Georgia. The Lail's enjoy everything outdoors, especially Flying and Running.
Cason Chatham – Financial AdvisorCason is currently the CEO of CTEN Global Strategies where he provides Commercial Real Estate services to investors and developers. His experience includes brokering and closing over $32 million in multi-tenant shopping centers in 2017 & 2018 and $5.8 million in the 4th quarter of 2016 of retail, medical, and light industrial type properties. He also holds a Real Estate license in both Georgia & Florida. Cason was previously the COO of an international aerial marketing company, where he provided some of the largest aerial marketing campaigns in history for events like the Super Bowl, Indy 500 and for companies like T-Mobile & Cisco. Cason has almost two decades of experience in the aviation industry having served as a consultant for Agape Flights International throughout the Caribbean, as a flight safety officer for NATO/ISAF in Kabul, Afghanistan, and as a pilot and engineer for PACTEC International in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Alan Cablik– Engineering & GC Consultant
Alan Cablik is a Georgia Licensed General Contractor, the President of Cablik Enterprises and a experienced Construction Consultant. He is an expert in cost estimating, engineering, planning and general contracting. Alan has the experience to handle even the most challenging projects and has provided his services for commercial, public works, office, restaurant, and retail projects with values up to $100 Million. Cablik earned an Engineering Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Tarby Bryant – Senior AdvisorTarby is currently the Chairman & CEO or Sweetwater Capital, a private equity firm based in Atlanta. He is also a Senior Executive with 42 years of Profit & Loss & Cash Flow responsibility, general and operations management, development and finance expertise. His track record of successful real estate ventures includes 8 Luxury Hotels & Bed & Breakfast Inns as well as the developer of the Four Season's Atlanta Midtown. Prior to Sweetwater Capital, Tarby was the Managing Partner of a Real Estate Merchant Banking firm, Equinox Group, LTD.
Rick Coleman – Senior AdvisorRick is currently the Executive Vice President New Product Development with American Resort Management. Mr. Coleman has been involved in the hospitality and amusement industries for over 25 years. His career has encompassed all aspects of hotel, food and beverage, conference center, amusement, and indoor water park operations. He has extensive experience ranging from development, financing, branding, launch and daily management of single and multi-unit properties, representing many nationally flagged and independent locations. Over the past decade Mr. Coleman has been directly involved in numerous large scale hotel, resort and themed attraction projects totaling over $ 500M in development.
Erin Burnett – Of Council - Andersen | Tate | Carr
Erin Burnett is part of the Commercial Real Estate & Banking Group of Andersen, Tate & Carr. Erin specializes in commercial leasing, representing both landlords and tenants in drafting and negotiating retail, office and industrial leases. Erin’s practice also focuses on purchase and sale transactions, land development, land use matters and the financing of commercial real estate projects.
Destination Development Partners is committed to working together with leading real estate professionals to provide the best solutions possible. We have formed strategic partnerships with a number of global industry leaders. These relationships form the basis for improved services and products.
American Resort Management, LLC
An award-winning hospitality management company recognized among the top third-party management companies by Hotel Management Magazine.
Georgia Land & Commercial Solutions
GLS is a matchmaker and solution finder for those who have an interest in land, lots, and commercial Real Estate.
Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC
Andersen, Tate & Carr, PC is the largest law firm in Gwinnett County. Experienced Georgia attorneys handling business law and commercial real estate transactions.
DDP is seeking Equity and/or Debt for Hospitality new construction transactions for sites throughout the Southeastern United States that have already been identified and currently under control.
DDP is acting as co-developer and already has in place the global brand(s) that go on each site. Sites that are under control are in the top MSA’s and all marketing studies have been completed. Hotels will average between 120 – 180 rooms / keys. On average each transaction will be between $25m - $40m depending on location in each MSA.
The Stables Motor Plaza
The Stables is the ultimate destination offering a combination of entertainment, retail and dining within an automotive-focused, multi-use environment. The Campus sits on 26-acres of manicured grounds and will consist of a Retail Village with automotive service companies such as a detail salon, performance & customization shop, a high-end car dealership, restaurant with rooftop bar and coffee shop with drive thru; plus a Nature Preserve, Community Event Center, and a storage facility within a Gated Entrance.
Phase 1 Retail Village Fall/Winter 2018
EPIC Waterpark & Recreational Center
The Epic will be the finest health/wellness/life enrichment/water park/recreation center in all of America. This “legacy project” also will include: a library, amphitheater at Central Park, additional trails at Central Park, an all-accessible playground, the grand lawn, and outdoor water opportunities as well!
"We at American Resort Management are proud to be part of the team that brings the EPIC Waters Indoor Water Park to life!" Richard Colman, CHA, Principal & Senior Vice President of Development & Operations - American Resort Management, LLC
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. WE'D LOVE TO COLLABORATE WITH YOU!, DROP US A NOTE AND LET'S BUILD SOMETHING AWESOME TOGETHER.
Forsyth County will be home to first car stables in the State.
October 26, 2017
Source: WSBTV Atlanta________________________________________________________________________
Forsyth County Waves Green Flag for $60M Stables Motor Plaza
October 20, 2017
Cumming, Georgia (October 20, 2017) - Atlanta-based Destination Development Partners has received rezoning approval from the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners (voted 4-0) to turn 25.81 acres of agricultural land on McFarland Parkway in South Forsyth County into a 281,000 square feet commercial and industrial development called The Stables Motor Plaza.
“The zoning change makes way for an upscale retail village with a mix of uses and high-end car storage facilities in the Forsyth County Central Business District overlay area”, says Chad Lagomarsino, Partner with Destination Development Partners, “The Stables is very unique for the area as are the developments close by like Avalon and the new Halcyon Forsyth, which is currently being developed down the street from our site. We feel that our development enhances this area of McFarland Parkway that is mostly industrial now. Our design plans for the retail village are to make it easily accessible, inviting to visitors with an abundance of different shopping experiences for the auto enthusiasts, restaurants and more. Roof-top experiences will be throughout the development.”
Plans include retail stores with second floor office space, restaurants with roof-top dining, coffee shop/café, high-end car wash, 150 private garage condos, two-level event facility with resort-style Infinity pool and a nature preserve with sitting areas and dog park. The overall project will also have a parking deck for additional parking for the event center and member events. In addition, the development’s proximity to GA400 and Highway 9 provides easy access for the surrounding communities to visit, shop and dine.
The new development is approximately $60M and would create an estimated 150+ jobs for the community. “A project of this scale requires strong commitments from both private and public partners, and that exactly what this projects represents”, said Brandan Lail, Partner with DDP, “We’ve had exceptionally good meetings with county officials and neighbors over the past few months; it’s very pleasing when you know that everyone speaks positively about your project and you get the blessings from the community.”
“The project is geared toward the automotive enthusiast and the various retail shops and business will be themed accordingly. We are most excited about the garage condos that will be developed as part of the initial Phase 1 and Phase 2. The plan is to build and phase in approximately 150 private garage condos that will be sold as fee simple, very similar to office condominiums, where car enthusiasts can store their prized collections of cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles and ATVs”, explained Jeff Beal, Partner with DDP, “We also have plans to build a clear-span warehouse nicknamed “The Barn” that can house close to 100 cars in an open, climate controlled museum type setting. We’ve had such great response leading up to our rezoning approval. Our phones have not stopped ringing and the website is flooded with people submitting to reserve units. We’ve already received 44 reservations on the private garages with one gentleman requesting an entire 14,000 square foot building for his personal collection. We are currently accepting pre-orders for the private garage condos, and we do anticipate selling out prior to construction completion.
Construction on The Stables Motor Plaza Retail Village & Garage Condos could start as early as spring 2018 with Phase 1 opening Fall 2019.
Lail added that “this facility is being designed as a community and will not only attract a like-minded group of collectors and automotive & motorsports enthusiasts, but families as well. With our members’ clubhouse, owners can gather to watch sports events, host BBQs or just hang with friends and family. The Stables Motor Plaza is destined to become the ultimate automotive destination, and a pretty cool place to store your valuable collection.”
For more details on the development visit www.thestablesmotorplaza.com
25-acre development for car enthusiasts planned in Alpharetta
August 26, 2017
A 25-acre high-end real estate development for auto enthusiasts is planned in Alpharetta.Atlanta developer Destination Development Partners Inc. is planning what it says will be a unique destination for the automotive enthusiasts. To be known as The Stables Motor Plaza, the auto-centric upscale commercial development will feature retail, entertainment, dining and luxury garage storage for your car. The property is located in south Forsyth County on the north side of McFarland Parkway approximately 1,080 feet west of the intersection with Union Hill Road. A public meeting on the project is scheduled for Sept. 19. Jeff Beal, partner at DDP, told Atlanta Business Chronicle, “It’s not only part retail village and part car (condos) storage, it’s designed as a community of like-minded enthusiasts. The complex will be divided into two phases with Phase 1 consisting of over 100,000 square feet of commercial space including a auto dealership for high-end cars, a full service car wash and detail salon, three large 2-story buildings with retail/office space, restaurant(s) with roof-top / patio dining experiences, coffee shop/café, plus a 24,000-square-foot community event center.” Beal said phase 2 will be located directly behind the retail village and will consist of over 181,550-square-feet of car storage and an estimated 150-garage condos. This part of the complex (community) will be more secluded and gated with private access for only the garage owners plus have advanced security systems, cameras and specialized concierge services "to provide an over-the-top luxury experience," he said. The project development costs are estimate at $50 million and are projected to bring in over 100 jobs to Forsyth County once complete. “This is a lifestyle community,” said Chad Lagomarsino, partner at Destination Development Partners, in a statement to the Chronicle. “The clients that we will cater to are very passionate about their cars, no matter if it’s a new exotic or a 30-year-old classic. Passionate car enthusiasts have taken over their home garage for far too long and now need extra space to maintain, wrench on them or just show them off to their friends.” “We do something very similar at the local airport where we store our airplane,” stated Brandan Lail, partner with DDP. “On weekends, we open up the hangar doors and all check out each other’s airplanes.” DDP says several retailers have reached out to the group to inquire and many car enthusiasts have already contacted them asking to reserve garages at the development. To see more about the project, click here.
Source: Atlanta Business Journal - https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/08/26/25-acre-development-for-car-enthusiasts-planned-in.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2017-08-28&u=w1s7mIZbBvoj0ol3ISanmg090ee1a3&t=1503947826&j=78755381________________________________________________________________________
Deluxe garage proposed off McFarland ParkwayAug. 16, 2017 Builders of a proposed luxury car garage got the green light Aug. 8 to begin the process for the 26-acre property. Jeff Beal, co-founder and principal partner at Destination Development Partners Inc., said the project will be called The Stables Motor Plaza and will be built at 425 McFarland Parkway. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved starting the process for two county-initiated rezoning applications. Beal said the project has two sections, retail in the front and garages in the back. The retail could consist of a high-end car wash, coffee shop, rooftop restaurant and a high-end car dealership. There would also be an event space for public or private use, as well as a wetlands area that will be maintained similar to a nature center. Plans call for the back of the property to be gated garage buildings, similar to condominiums, where buyers store their luxury cars. The clientele targets anyone who owns a luxury car, Beal said. The group performed a study of luxury car owners in and around Atlanta, and found the core area of people who own cars costing at least $125,000 live north of the Atlanta. That population, as well as the access to Ga. 400 and Halcyon, brought the community to McFarland Parkway. “When we pulled out the zip codes, there are 3,500 cars registered north of Atlanta valued at $125,000 or more,” Beal said. “At this location, there are more than 1,700 cars within five miles of this site. You pull from south Forsyth, Cumming, Johns Creek, Alpharetta and Milton. That core group of cars are registered right here.” Building will have different prices and sizes from 15 feet by 35 feet, up to 40 feet by 35 feet. Prices are still being discussed, but Beal said similar garages charge around $350 per car per month, but this will cost more because it’ll be more high-end. The owners may store their cars during the week while they’re at work, and stop by the garages on the weekend to pull out their cars to work on them and have informal car shows with their neighbors. The cars will always go back into the garages overnight. Occasionally, they may open the gates for the public to view the cars, but the majority of the time it’ll be closed off for the owners. No one will be allowed to live in the garages, although the areas will start unfinished and the buyers can customize them to their liking. “Most of these guys have a garage with three to four cars in it,” Beal said. “They know how they want it and like it.” Mezzanine areas will be above the car storage areas, so the buyers can install things like bathrooms, pool tables or have an office area. No businesses will be allowed to operate out of the garages, but car owners can perform work. “You can come and work on your own vehicle, that’s fine,” Beal said. “But we’re not bringing our neighbor’s vehicle and grease monkey it all day long. Most of these guys we know who will do this have mechanic skills. But they want someone who’s reputable to work on their vehicles.” A management company will run the garages, including an owner’s association that will determine rules. A security guard will be the only person allowed to live on-site.
High-end car storage facility likely coming to south ForsythAug. 13, 2017 Drivers of high-end cars may soon have a unique facility in south Forsyth in which to store and show them. On Tuesday, Forsyth County commissioners approved 4-0, with District 2 Commissioner Rick Swope absent, to start the process for a county-initiated rezoning of 25 acres off McFarland Parkway to community business district and restricted industrial district zonings for The Stable Motor Plaza, a high-end car storage facility meant for cars and outparcels. “The clientele is anyone who drives a really nice car, so actually we did a study to find out where all the cars are in basically north Georgia,” said Jeff Beal, with developer Destination Development Partners. “When we put the data in there, our study went from $125,000 or more registered vehicles in the Atlanta market. The reason that we chose this part of it is when we pulled out all the zip codes, there are over 3,500 cars registered north of Atlanta for $125,000 or more … there’s over 1,700 within five miles of this site.” Beal said the property will be evenly divided between the two residential districts and will feature a 24,000-square-foot event facility, car wash, commercial properties, coffee shops and restaurants, nature area and an out parcel for a high-end car dealership. There will not be any residential units built with the project, and staying overnight will be prohibited. The storage rooms will vary in size and have rollup doors that allow members in the indoor facility to check out and compare other cars. Most of the units will be sold, though some will be for rent. “Most of these car owners own three or four cars that may be worth upwards of $800,000 total. Their homeowner’s insurance is going to cover about $150,000 of that, and they’ve got more and more cars, so this is a place for them to store it during the week,” said Brandan Lail with the group. “On a Saturday, they would come out, roll the doors up and it will be a community. I’m in aviation, so I think of what I do at our local airport with our airplanes — flip the doors up and we all gawk at each other’s airplanes.” Beal said there may be some special car shows at the facility but that it would otherwise not be open to the public. Tuesday’s approval started the process, and it will come back to a future meeting.