Amanda Rhein oversees the team responsible for developing and implementing strategic plans on MARTA-owned property. Her goal is to create transit-oriented communities that connect people to opportunities, drive sustainable community development, and promote regional prosperity.
She is spearheading efforts to redevelop MARTA’s underused surface parking lots into transit-oriented development, which will also drive community development through the creation of new neighborhood centers with workforce housing, jobs, services, and amenities. “TOD is the key to creating an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant future for Atlanta,” says Rhein.
Rhein previously served as interim managing director of redevelopment at Invest Atlanta, the city’s development authority and the economic development agency. She oversaw the team responsible for managing and marketing the city’s primary economic development tools, tax allocation districts (TADs), and New Markets Tax Credits. While at Invest Atlanta, Rhein doubled the number of TADs and funded over 30 projects, which resulted in the investment of $3.5 billion in Atlanta’s most underserved communities.
Rhein also played an integral role in establishing the ULI Atlanta Center for Leadership. As cochair, she was responsible for determining the format of the program, establishing goals and objectives, recruiting and evaluating program applicants, creating the program budget, and securing sponsors. She later served as a member of ULI Atlanta’s Public/Private Partnership Council, and currently serves as a member of the Transit-Oriented Development Council.