About Us

EpiCity is an Atlanta-based commercial real estate investment and services company founded in 1935. All of our clients are considered “partners” because our relationships are about more than assets. We care about your unique circumstances and provide the services and expertise required to help you achieve your objectives. Based on our core strengths—investment and management—we offer a comprehensive menu of services designed to address our partners’ needs throughout the lifecycle of any asset. Our current portfolio (approximately one-quarter billion dollars) includes both commercial and residential assets, covering a risk range from core to opportunistic. With a focus on asset appreciation, we strive to obtain the highest value and best use for each property and partner.

Our Unique Value

EpiCity’s seasoned team of senior real estate professionals provides our partners with a one-of-a-kind “home field” advantage. With generations of experience in the Southeast that have taught us how to anticipate advantageous positions, we offer expertise in all areas of real estate investment and management based on first-hand knowledge of market conditions. We’ve built one of the most extensive relationship networks in the industry, giving our partners access to top professionals in sourcing, evaluating, underwriting and managing investments. Combined with our portfolio and record of success, EpiCity provides a solid platform for leveraging new opportunities. As a principal-led, focused shop, we quickly adapt to the market, adjusting our approach as needed to take advantage of changing conditions while sidestepping future risks. This flexibility allows us to serve our partners with one-on-one attention, offering all the services of a national firm with the added benefits of a local market leader.

The EpiCity Promise

Because our business is guided by very clear values, we know our relationships and our success are directly related. As a partner, you’re part of the family; we care for your assets as if they’re our own. We take a personal interest in you and your investment, knowing we’ve only reached our goals when you’ve reached yours.

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Davis Lee

Davis Lee “D.L.” Stokes is born in middle Georgia and grows up on a farm, learning to appreciate the land.
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D.L. Stokes & Company was Created

Davis Lee “D.L.” Stokes and his wife, Florence Dyer, create D.L. Stokes & Company.
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Home Builder of the Year

D.L. Stokes & Company is recognized as a major named Atlanta Home Builder of the Year.
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Business Focus Shifts

The focus of the business becomes more centered on loan origination and servicing, real estate brokerage, and insurance sales.
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Focus Shifts Again to Real Estate

The company refocuses on real estate investment and management services.
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Tom Jr. Joins the Family Business

Tom Stokes, Jr. joins the firm as a property manager. He quickly updates the firm’s systems, procedures and processes.
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1996 Atlanta Olympics

Tom begins working with cousin Jim LaVallee and John Mangham.
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Accolades for EpiCity

Peter Meer of Denver, Colorado and a NARPM member visited EpiCity’s offices.
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It's a Family Affair

The Stokes and LaVallee families gather in 2000.
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Lumberyard Lofts Acquired

A 68,000 SF office loft space located at 1425 Ellsworth Industrial Drive in the Chattahoochee Industrial Area.
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Armour Junction Completed

Armour Junction is a five-building collection of loft office/industrial space in Buckhead.
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Revel In Reuse Fundraiser

The event offered attendees a chance to learn how EpiCity and Epic Development partner with the LBC to salvage reusable building materials.
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The people who make up EpiCity today trust each other more than you’d expect in a business of any size. They are family to one another, whether literally or not.
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