Stan is one of the co-founders of Stryant Investments, LLC and Stryant Construction, Inc. The companies were also co-founded by Atticus LeBlanc (see below) in 2009 with the purpose of finding distressed or undervalued real estate investments in the metro Atlanta area since they had individually been pursuing opportunities since 2007. Since 2009, the investment company has acquired more than 490 multifamily units, 75 single-family homes and 4 commercial properties in the metro area, while Stryant Construction has completed almost $12 million in residential and multifamily renovation projects during that period.
Based on their performance in improving local communities during the real estate crisis, they were selected by the city of Atlanta’s Bureau of Housing to be a partner in the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in 2009. Under the NSP program, the principals have purchased and redeveloped 25 units in southwest Atlanta and have operated as a general contractor for an additional 10 units.
In 2012, the company purchased a dilapidated service station adjacent to Pullman Yard, in the heart of downtown Kirkwood, which has been completely redeveloped into their main office.
Prior to co-founding Stryant, Mr. Sugarman was previously director of preconstruction services of Sharpe Construction, Inc., an Atlanta based general contractor that specializes in retail construction. Sharpe Construction, Inc. has completed projects for RaceTrac Petroleum, QuikTrip Corporation, California Pizza Kitchen, Starbucks, Rooms To Go, Taco Mac and other regional chains. In his two years at Sharpe Construction, Inc. over 200,000 square feet of new retail space was constructed or built out. In addition, he holds a Georgia commercial general contractor’s license.
Previous to Sharpe Construction, Inc., Mr. Sugarman held several construction positions with two regional convenience store chains including manager of new store construction, development manager and project manager. He has built and/or developed over 75 sites. Also in a six year span, he directed the remodels and upgrades of 100 petroleum stations.
Mr. Sugarman has a Political Science degree from Emory University. He is the President of the Kirkwood Neighborhood Organization and has lived in Kirkwood for eight years and resident of Atlanta for thirteen years.