SunTrust, Partners Provide $24.8M Financing for New YMCA Headquarters in Downtown Atlanta
ATLANTA — SunTrust Community Capital, in partnership with McCormack Baron Salazar and Invest Atlanta, has provided $24.8 million in financing for a new YMCA of Metro Atlanta headquarters. The 54,400-square-foot building, known as the YMCA Center for Leadership and Learning, will be located at 569 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in downtown Atlanta, a half-mile from the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The financing included $22 million in New Market Tax Credits (NMTC) allocation and a $2.5 million Westside Tax Allocation District grant from Invest Atlanta. SunTrust Community Capital served as the sole NMTC investor for the development. The new Leadership and Learning Center will house the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s administrative offices and will become the new regional YMCA training center for the Southeast, providing training to over 1,500 employees annually. The center will bring 135 YMCA employees to downtown Atlanta, including 25 new jobs and various internship opportunities. The facility is expected to open in early 2019.