Jonathan E. Eady


Direct: 404.873.8656
Fax: 404.873.8657
171 17th Street NW
Suite 2100
Atlanta, Georgia 30363


Jonathan is Arnall Golden Gregory’s chairman and a partner in the Real Estate practice. Jonathan maintains a prolific practice counseling business and real estate clients as they make important financing, investment, acquisition, development, and operational decisions. He is a member of the Healthcare Real Estate, Housing, and Logistics & Transportation industry teams.

Clients select Jonathan for his expansive knowledge of joint ventures, asset purchases and sales, mergers, entity governance, commercial agreements, leases, workouts, capital restructurings, and numerous types of debt and equity financing. Developers, owners, and investors count on Jonathan’s steady counsel through all phases of the real estate development process. His guidance in structuring operating and investment entities and negotiating complex joint venture agreements is crucial to the success of their projects. Jonathan also represents private developers of mixed-use urban redevelopment transactions. He regularly assists clients with transactions involving public-private partnerships, low-income housing tax credits, and many other subsidized financing structures. Professionals involved in the real estate, healthcare, and global supply chain and logistics industries look to Jonathan’s guidance in planning, structuring, negotiating, and consummating a wide range of transactions.


  • Represented seller of skilled nursing facility in connection with stock sale.

  • Represented operator/tenant of skilled nursing facility in connection with new lease and related financing with landlord.

  • Representation of borrower in connection with CMBS loan secured by 70+ properties in multiple states.

  • Represented a borrower in connection with failed permanent loan conversion and negotiation with lender and investors.

  • Represented a borrower with negotiation of forbearance agreement on construction loan for condominium project.

  • Represented a developer in connection with Caribbean-based development of luxury resort-anchored, mixed-use project, including negotiation of acquisition and concession documents with government

  • Represented a developer in connection with Caribbean-based development of luxury resort-anchored, mixed-use project, including negotiation of acquisition and concession documents with government.

  • Represented a developer of multifamily housing development in connection with negotiation and implementation of TAD bonds (tax increment financing) funding from local development authority.

  • Represented a developer/owner in development and financing of mixed-use, multifamily rental housing and retail project, including joint venture with faith-based organization, FH 221 (d)(4) loan, and LIHTC equity investment. 

  • Represented a developer/owner of senior low-income rental housing project in development and financing with loan from public housing authority and Section 1602 exchange funds loan from state housing agency.

  • Represented a large international hotel operator in business venture and lease with high-end restaurant in multiple hotel locations.

  • Represented a mezzanine lender/investor with restructuring of loan to equity investment and modification of senior debt.

  • Represented a national hotel chain in acquisition and development of property for banquet facilities.

  • Represented a real estate equity fund in connection with its investment in mixed-use urban development.

  • Represented a real estate investor in connection with equity investment in various retail, multifamily, office and mixed-use projects.

  • Represented a tax credit equity investor in connection with investment in HOPE VI public housing redevelopment project.

  • Represented acquiring company in stock purchase of manufacturing company.

  • Represented an owner/developer of affordable multifamily housing projects in connection with financing comprised of tax-exempt bonds, LIHTC equity investment, and various other government subsidized funding sources.

  • Represented an investor in distressed proposed hotel development with sale of investor’s interest.

  • Represented an owner in connection with acquisition and disposition of retail shopping centers.

  • Represented a LIHTC investor to evaluate alternatives in connection with distressed affordable multifamily housing project.

  • Represented a REIT in acquisition of major regional shopping mall.

  • Represented a REIT in connection with acquisition and financing of several large refrigerated warehouses and distribution facilities.

  • Represented a borrower/owner of nonperforming multifamily rental project with analysis of issues for workout with lenders and investor.

  • Represented a communications technology manufacturing company with various supply agreements.

  • Represented a developer in connection with multi-phased, mixed-use development comprised of multifamily and single family residential components, a new elementary school, a community center, a YMCA, a bank branch and other retail.

  • Represented a developer in connection with structuring and negotiating multiple development joint ventures across the U.S.

  • Represented a developer in negotiating master development agreements with public housing authorities and other government agencies for public/private partnerships.

  • Represented a master developer in developing mixed-use project with hotel, retail and residential components.

  • Represented a public housing authority in structuring and financing with HOPE VI HUD grant funds a large master planned community revitalization project with multiple components, including public infrastructure, mixed-income housing and recreational amenities.

  • Represented a purchaser of distressed property through loan assumption and workout of existing senior debt.

  • Represented a subordinate lender in connection with foreclosure by senior lender and bankruptcy of borrower.

  • Represented a subordinate lender to assess its rights and remedies in connection with a senior loan default on a mixed-income rental housing project.

  • Represented a temperature-controlled warehousing company in connection with national customer warehousing agreements.

  • Represented a warehouse REIT in preparation of IPO disclosure documents.

  • Represented a wood-chip manufacturer in connection with customized equipment purchase and supply agreements.

  • Represented developer of Atlanta-based boutique hotel including development and financing issues as well as the agreements with the hotel operator to the hotel brad franchisor.

  • Represented developer of a senior assisted living facility, including a joint venture with the operator.

  • Represented developer/owner of affordable assisted living communities, including all development and financing issues, combining sources of operational and development subsidiaries.

  • Represented developer/owner of seniors and special needs housing with supportive services components.

  • Represented international hotel chain in financing of hotel facilities.

  • Represented owner/developer of resort hotel and conference center with all aspects of development, financing, and operations

  • Represented owner/operator in acquisition of senior assisted living and nursing home facility, including drafting and negotiating operational agreement in a continuum of care community.

  • Represented purchaser in stock acquisition and financing of addiction recovery and rehabilitation center.

  • Represented subordinate lender in workout negotiations with senior noteholders regarding receivership, foreclosure and bankruptcy issues.

  • Represented a CDE in its formation and allocation of New Markets Tax Credits and subsequent loans to several Qualified Active Low Income Community Businesses.


  • University of Georgia School of Law, Juris Doctor,
    cum laude
    • Editorial Board, Georgia Law Review
  • Georgia State University, Master of Business Administration
  • Emory University, Bachelor of Arts
  • Oxford College of Emory University, Associate of Arts
  • State of Georgia 1991
    • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
    • Georgia Affordable Housing Coalition
    • Oxford College of Emory University, Board of Counselors


  • Best Lawyers in America®, Real Estate Law, 2018-24
  • The Atlanta 500, Atlanta Magazine, 2020-22
  • 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Lawdragon, 2020
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2005-14
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

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