Post Characteristic Founder, PAC CEO Modified Multifamily Market by Branding Neighborhoods, Introduced “Work, Live, Play” to Industry Vernacular
Pictured: John A. Williams in 2010. Credit: Tony Wilbert.John A. Williams, who founded Post Properties at an Atlanta-area IHOP before turning the multifamily industry on its head, dropped dead Monday. Williams, 74, established Post in 1971, calling it after the Post
Oak location of Houston. Over the next three years, he made a credibility for development while establishing homes- initially in the Atlanta location, then from Dallas to Manhattan. He even led Post into California, though only for a brief stint. Williams touted the concepts of”Live, Work, Play”and”Smart Development”while
establishing Atlanta’s first New Urbanism community- Post Riverside-in the late 1990s. Numerous credit him with coining both phrases. He likewise is credited with introducing the concept of branding into a fractured multifamily industry.
Post became understood for its lavish landscaping, security features aimed to attract single female occupants and quality home management. Preferred Apartment Or Condo Communities (NYSE:
APTS), which Williams established after retiring from Post in 2002, revealed his passing however did not list the cause. Williams had a history of heart disease and went through significant surgery in the early 2000s.” Preferred House Communities is profoundly saddened to announce that the business’s co-founder, chairman and president, John A. Williams, suddenly died previously today.”The board right away appointed its vice chairman and primary investment officer, Dan Dupree, to prosper Williams as chairman and CEO. Establishing story. Please return for updates.