ATHENS, Ga. – Landmark Properties (Landmark), a fully-integrated real estate firm specializing in development, construction, investment management, and operation of high-quality residential communities, honored and supported almost 300 Boys & Girls Club of Athens youngsters during a holiday party at the Classic Center in Athens, Ga. earlier this month. The holiday party included festive treats, holiday crafts, presents for every child in attendance, and Santa Clause made a special appearance.

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“As a residential housing leader, Landmark recognizes our responsibility to give back in the communities where we live and work,” said James Whitley, COO of Landmark Properties. “Through our national partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we thought this party was a great way to celebrate our local Club kids and to spread some holiday cheer around the greater Athens area.”

During the party, celebrated guests enjoyed festive treats, made cards for their parents and loved ones, and crafted tree ornaments before ending the night choosing a present donated by Landmark. Elves from Landmark had a hand in making this a successful and memorable experience for children and their families by wrapping gifts and decorating the Classic Center. As a surprise, a special guest from the North Pole (Santa Clause) arrived in time to hear last-minute gift requests and mingle with everyone in attendance.

“The Boys & Girls Club of Athens is grateful for Landmark, James Whitley and the entire staff for making this season that much brighter for the kids here at the Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Robert Finch, president and CEO of The Boys & Girls Club of Athens. “There were so many smiles on these kid’s faces, and I know that their season will be much more enjoyable as a result of the gifts food, fun and festivities that they were part of.”

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About Landmark Properties

Headquartered in Athens, Ga., with an office in Atlanta, Landmark Properties is a fully integrated real estate firm, specializing in the acquisition, development, and management of high-quality residential communities. With more than $10 billion assets under management, Landmark’s portfolio includes over 100 residential communities across the country with more than 60,000 beds under management. Additionally, Landmark benefits from an active development pipeline with 21 student and multifamily projects under construction with an estimated value at $3.7 billion. Landmark’s mission is to be the leader in development, construction, operations, and investment management of high-quality residential communities, delivering unrivaled service and experience to our residents, partners, and employees. For more information, visit

About the Boys & Girls Club of Athens

The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens is to inspire and enable all young people – especially those that need us most – to realize their full potential as responsible, caring, and productive citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens provides a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit

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