Understanding Public Financing/Tax Increment Financing

In addition to helping cities and counties create TAD districts, we have assisted a number of municipalities with the implementation of their TAD programs, including:  City of Atlanta, City of Flowery Branch, City of East Point, Clayton County, and City of Gainesville. 

We have real-world experience in making TADS work. We also have worked with Developers, land owners, public and private agencies to negotiate and administer project specific TAD financing.

Bleakly Advisory Group authored the first comprehensive study of the effectiveness of TADs in Georgia for the Livable Communities Coalition, entitled Survey and Analysis of Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) in Georgia: A look at the First Eight Years

Bleakly Advisory Group is the region’s leading specialist in the Tax Allocation District financing.  Prior to the founding of the firm, Ken Bleakly played an instrumental role in the creation of one of the first TAD districts in Georgia, Atlanta’s Westside TAD, which includes Centennial Olympic Park.  Since the formation ofthat TAD in 1999, more than 12 projects valued at over $400 million have received TAD funding. 

Since its establishment in 2001, the Bleakly Advisory Group has been involved in over 50 TADs around Georgia, including:

  • Albany
  • Alpharetta
  • Atlanta- Campbellton TAD
  • Atlanta- Eastside TAD
  • Atlanta- Princeton Lakes TAD
  • Atlanta- Stadium TAD
  • Avondale Estates
  • Clayton Co.- Ellenwood
  • DeKalb Co. -Briarcliff
  • Duluth
  • East Point
  • Flowery Branch
  • Forest Park
  • Gainseville
  • Griffin
  • Gwinnett Co.- Evermore
  • Gwinnett Co.- Gwinnett Place
  • Gwinnett Co.- Gwinnett Village
  • Holly Springs
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Marietta
  • Norcross
  • Rockdale Co.- Conyers
  • Woodstock