About Our Company

Take care of the land and the land will take care of you. This value instilled in us by our founder, D.L. Stokes, carries as much importance today as it did in 1935 when our company began. From building homes for veterans returning home from World War II and providing housing for athletes competing in the 1996 Olympic Games to revitalizing residential and commercial assets around the city, EpiCity has been and continues to be an active contributor to the Atlanta community through real estate. We treat every property like it was our own. From total asset management, construction, and facility services to positioning strategy, development, and real estate investment services. The proof is in our long history and our track record of success.

Why Choose EpiCity?

EpiCity offers all the advantages of a national firm with the one-on-one service and local expertise of a boutique shop. You’ll have one point of contact for all your real estate needs.

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 partner, you’re a 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. We are dependable and accountable, perform high quality work, and we solve seemingly unsolvable problems. Owning real estate is easy when you partner with EpiCity.

Our Team

Timeline

  • 1896
  • 1935
  • 1944
  • 1969
  • 1975
  • 1987
  • 1996
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2015
  • 2017
  • Today
  • Take Care of the Land

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

    Davis Lee “D.L.” Stokes and his wife, Florence Dyer, create D.L. Stokes & Company.
  • D.L. Stokes & Company Grows

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

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

    The company refocuses on real estate investment and management services.
  • 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.
  • 1996 Atlanta Olympics

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

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

    Tom Zachary, pictured, is just one of EpiCity’s longtime employees. Mr. Zachary worked on the original construction team at the Lindmont and Morosgo Apartments in 1948. Tom stayed on as a maintenance director even after the property was sold to the Lane Company in July 2005.
  • Lumberyard Lofts Acquired

    A 68,000 SF office loft space located at 1425 Ellsworth Industrial Drive in the Chattahoochee Industrial Area. Originally a single building developed for milling lumber, this property was creatively divided into three separate buildings in 2000 and offered modern, attractive loft/creative office space. The award-winning property boomed as the Westside blossomed. It is one of …

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  • Armour Junction Completed

    Armour Junction is a five-building collection of loft office/industrial space in Buckhead. At the heart of Atlanta’s urban affluence and renewal, Armour Junction is a place where grace and charm coalesce with commerce and technology for the pleasure and profit of all. Following in the footsteps of our highly successful Lumberyard Office Loft development, Armour …

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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. EpiCity and Epic Development have been volunteers and partners with The Lifecycle Building Center for several years. The company has given the organization full access to its residential demolition sites. Lifecycle Building Center’s deconstruction …

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  • Today

    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. EpiCity is investing in Atlanta. We are building and renovating in areas like West Midtown and the Old Fourth Ward. Atlanta is an area rich with …

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