Welcome to ARIAM Partners

ARIAM Partners is an Atlanta-based real estate investment company focused on value-add multi-family properties in select cities throughout the South East.

Our fully integrated platform includes property and construction management, acquisition, disposition, financing and advisory services.

Our mission is to provide best in class affordable housing to underdeveloped communities while delivering outsized returns to our investors through a disciplined acquisition and underwriting approach, uncompromising construction oversight and mindful operations management.

Our communities consistently outperform their competitive set in terms of rental and occupancy rates due to higher quality renovations and first class property management.

The company’s senior management team has a combined 70 years of experience in nearly every facet

of real estate.

The company and its executives currently own and operate 2,000+ units in Georgia and Alabama.


Joe Harker

Co-Founder and CEO

Prior to forming ARIAM Partners, Joe was an AVP for iStar Inc. (NYSE: STAR) where he helped manage over 9-million square feet of commercial space with an estimated fair market value of over $850 million. During his tenure at iStar, he was involved in over $650 million of asset sales, $154 million of senior note sales and over 2.5 million square feet of leasing. Prior to joining iStar, he was a Senior Financial Analyst with RHA, Inc., managing the financial reporting and operations of over 10,500 affordable housing and student housing units. He has extensive management, leasing, acquisition, disposition and valuation experience. Joe holds a B.A. in Finance from Florida State University. As CEO he oversees the acquisition and operational functions for ARIAM.

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Brian D. Peoples

Co-Founder President/Capital Payments

Prior to forming ARIAM Partners, Brian owned and operated Peoples Commercial Funding, a private money funding firm for real estate investors that required quick access to private capital for commercial real estate investments. Founded in 2002 in Short Hills, NJ, Peoples Commercial Funding has held Mortgage Banking Licenses in three states; New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Georgia, relocating to Georgia in 2010 to take advantage of the real estate crash; investing and lending in distressed multi-family properties and providing needed capital for fix and flips. Prior to that, Brian held numerous Securities Licenses and sold fixed income related to securing real estate on Wall Street. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine with an extensive background in construction. Brian oversees the financing of debt and equity on all projects and is involved in management of owned assets.

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Andrea Evans

EVP Property Management

Prior to joining ARIAM Partners, Andrea most recently served as the Director of Training, Southeast Division, for a Michigan based management company.  She was instrumental in the training of on-site teams and Regional Managers for 33 properties spread across the southeast.  Andrea promotes a culture where employees are empowered to run their property as if it were their own, create communities where residents feel at home, and cultivate systems and processes to ensure investors gain a fair ROI. During her more than 15 years in property management, Andrea has developed a servant leadership style of management that promotes strong on-site teams that are open to the ever-changing markets and needs of our assets. Andrea  represents the company as a member on the Board for the Greater Birmingham Apartment Association. Andrea studied Business Management at Vincennes University.

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Lee Nail

EVP Construction

Prior to joining ARIAM Partners, Lee worked as a consultant and Director of Construction. He brings with him 15 years of experience overseeing all phases of renovations and construction focusing primarily on multifamily apartments and condominium complexes. He manages each project expeditiously from inception to the finished structure while ensuring that all projects are on the most true and cost effective schedule. In addition to his professional achievements, Lee served in the US Army for 14 years as a Counter Intelligence  Agent. He received his BA in Business Administration from the University of Michigan. 

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 8000 Avalon Boulevard Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30009

properties@ariampartners.com  |   770-824-4288

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