Nate Jester, an associate in Jones Day's Real Estate Practice, was selected to participate in the LEAD Atlanta Class of 2024.

Mr. Jester advises clients on all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. He has experience representing national and regional lenders in connection with various types of real estate secured lending, including multifamily, homebuilder, industrial, health care, office, and retail projects. He also advises real estate developers and real estate investment funds in connection with financing, general real property matters, and acquisitions and dispositions related to industrial, office, and retail projects. Nate serves on the board of directors of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit that develops, finances, and advocates for affordable housing in the Atlanta area. He also serves on the Atlanta BeltLine Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee, a supervisory body focused on the efficient and equitable use of certain city funds in the construction of the Atlanta BeltLine, a large-scale urban redevelopment project.

LEAD Atlanta is an intensive eight-month leadership development and community education program targeted at promising young professionals in Metro Atlanta. Class participants range between the ages of 27 and 34. Through personal and professional development and broad exposure to the community, LEAD Atlanta aims to equip young leaders early in their careers with the skills and knowledge needed to be effective leaders committed to the common good. Established in 2004 as an initiative of Leadership Atlanta, the program is distinguished by its unique integration of personal, professional, and community education.