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About Polias

Polias is a boutique commercial real estate group representing a curated portfolio of the best restaurants, shops, and office/workspaces in the Athens, Ga., area. Our goal is to transform the city of Athens by reimagining the historical retail centers of the area and bringing a new perspective on the brick and mortar customer experience.

Our extended team consists of designers, land planners, property managers, and craftsmen allowing Polias to create uniquely 'Athens' destinations connecting its thriving customer demographic with top tier local, regional and national brands. We would love for you to meet our team here.

Properties

Beechwood

First opened in 1962, Beechwood continues to evolve into Athens’ premier in-town shopping destination and includes storefronts like T.J. Maxx, Ann Taylor LOFT, Lululemon, Kendra Scott, The Fresh Market, and more. REI Co-op will be joining the lineup this Fall. Beechwood Shopping Center lives in the heart of the city and offers proximity to the University of Georgia, area hospitals, and some of Athens’ most iconic neighborhoods.

Seven Hundred Baxter

Seven Hundred Baxter recently underwent a major renovation and received the Historic Athens Preservation Award in the category of Outstanding Revitalization. The project lies seconds away from the intersection of Baxter and Milledge in the heart of University of Georgia’s campus and features a modern facade, updated spaces, outdoor seating, and new walkways. Tenants include Push Pilates, Slutty Vegan, Surcheros, Newk’s Eatery, Choco Pronto Coffee, Wild Side Smoke Shop, and University Spirit.

Briarcliff

Briarcliff is home to Urgent Care of Oconee, Georgia Spa Co., and Another Broken Egg Café. 

Located along one of Athens’ main corridors, Briarcliff offers proximity to downtown Athens,  University of Georgia, and area hospitals.

The Markets at Epps Bridge

The Markets at Epps Bridge was built in 2006 and is conveniently located at the intersection of the Oconee Connector and Epps Bridge Parkway in Oconee County, just minutes from the Clarke County line. Tenants range from national retailers like Trader Joe’s, Ashley Homestore and Dunkin’ Donuts, and more, to local small businesses looking to leave their mark in the area.

West Broad Market

West Broad Market is located along Broad St., between Alps Rd. and the Epps Bridge and Atlanta Highway split. This central location makes it an ideal site for many tenants including Athens Health and Fitness, Creed Fitness, West Broad Nutrition, Franny’s Farmacy, Above Barr, and coming soon, Cafe Racer.

Runway Cowork

Runway exists as the prime coworking space in downtown Athens, Ga. With each space representative of landmarks across the state, it offers a unique feel for those looking for a dedicated workspace in the city. Membership options include suites, offices, dedicated desks, and flex membership options. For more information, visit runwaycowork.com

296

296 West Broad was renovated in 2000 and is conveniently located at the intersection of the Oconee Connector and Epps Bridge Parkway in Oconee County, just minutes from the Clarke County line. Tenants range from national retailers like Trader Joe’s, Ashley Homestore and Dunkin’ Donuts, and more, to local small businesses looking to leave their mark in the area.

Projects In Development

  • Oconee Mercantile
  • Finley + Pope
  • 1710 S. Lumpkin
  • Axis

Founder Bio

David Mulkey is the founder and principal of Polias Management and Polias Development.

As a former touring musician and record company executive, Mulkey was drawn to Athens for the music scene and appreciates the diverse community offered in the Classic City.

He ventured into real estate in 1996 and began purchasing, renovating, and constructing rental homes in Athens while still touring. Shortly after, he created a new concept in student housing by developing craftsman style cottages in a traditional neighborhood format, offering college students the luxury comforts of home like clubhouses, pools, fitness studios, and coffee shops. Over the span of 16 years, Mulkey developed more than 18,000 student bed projects throughout the Southeast.

He continues to expand his portfolio and integrates his expertise in all different facets of real estate including: multi-family, retail, and office development. With an emphasis on creating a unique aesthetic and securing desirable tenants, Mulkey and his team offer Athens the very best in thoughtful placemaking. The goal is not to simply develop, but to reimagine real estate in a way that inspires folks to love where they live, work, and play.

While Mulkey’s professional life is dedicated to bettering Athens through intentional development, his personal life is devoted to his four children.

His hobbies include: photography, sailing, architecture, farming, and all things outdoors. Mulkey is an avid supporter of Boy Scouts of America.

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