Jim Brooks
President & CEO

Jim Brooks

Mr. Brooks is an urban planner and the president of Boulevard Group, Inc, an industry leader in the planning and management of neighborhood and affordable housing development. As Deputy Executive Director of the Atlanta Housing Authority from 1994 through 1997 he was responsible for the planning and development of the Olympic Legacy Program, five mixed-income communities that redefined affordable housing and neighborhood development in Atlanta and nationwide. During 15 years of service to the City of Atlanta and Fulton County, he planned and managed a wide variety of urban development projects. As a consultant to HUD, housing agencies and developers across the US, he has been involved in the planning and development of some of the largest urban development projects in the US.

  • President, Boulevard Group Inc
    1997 – Present
  • Deputy Executive Director, Atlanta Housing Authority
    1994 – 1997
  • Senior Planning and Development Officer, City of Atlanta/Fulton County
    1983 – 1994
  • Project Administrator, City of Atlanta
    1979 - 1983
  • Charter Award, Congress for New Urbanism, 2002
    National Award of the American Institute of Architects, 1993
    Atlanta Urban Design Commission, Award of Excellence, 1990
  • Member, American Institute of Certified Planners
    Member, American Planning Association
    Member, Congress for New Urbanism
    Member, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • BA, 1980
    Georgia State University
    Atlanta, Georgia