Bringing the Past Back to Life
About the Guild
The Preservationist Guild is a consortium of talented professionals who have combined to form an experienced and dynamic development company. Whether creating a new project or faithfully restoring an old one, we train a mindful eye through the windows of the past.
Our past developments include real estate of every type: Commercial, Industrial, Mixed-Use, Retail, Residential and Historical. Following is just a small sampling of our work.
Crabapple Mercantile Exchange
$18MM Developed by John Adams circa 2008 Designed by D.Tracy Ward Architect & John Adams Cecil Brown - Builder Delivered 94% leased Appraised for $360 per foot in 2008
Crabapple Mercantile Exchange is a 53,840 sq. ft. Mixed-use Development at the Crabapple Community in Milton, Georgia, a North Atlanta suburb.
22,532 square feet of retail space 23,467 square feet of office space 7,841 square feet of residential lofts
The buildings are constructed of structural steel frames wrapped with four sides of hand made brick featuring authentic 18th and 19th century architectural elements, such as a Beaux Arts gate from France made in the 1880s, old world gas lanterns, and eleven foot high period storefronts.
To further add to the old world charm of this development and stay true to history, Crabapple Mercantile Exchange’s “D” Building will be a replica of the Milton County Courthouse that was constructed in the late 1800s and stood until 1955 at the site of the present day Alpharetta City Hall.
The Developer carefully selected tenants that provided for a synergistic mix, and targets upscale boutique style businesses, such as antique stores, women’s clothing boutiques, old world barbershops, confectionaries, floral shops, jewelry stores, upscale restaurants, and more.
Ellard Mercantile Exchange
$19.7MM Developed by John Adams Circa 2007 Designed by D.Tracy Ward Architect & John Adams Cecil Brown - Builder Delivered 92% leased Appraised for $350 per foot in 2007
As the final phase of the award-winning Ellard Village Mixed-Use Development, Ellard Mercantile Exchange is the crown jewel of the Chattahoochee River corridor.
Ellard Mercantile Exchange is located at 8450-8480 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell, GA. The 2.2 acre site is zoned Fulton County Annexed allowing for a wide range of retail and office tenants. Being part of a master development, John Adams was able to build 56,297 square feet while still maintaining a parking ratio in excess of four spaces per one thousand square feet. This property was a unique and rare find and one of the few remaining undeveloped parcels of land in the affluent North Atlanta Suburb.
“We shape our buildings; thereafter, they shape us.”