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John A. Williams, a prominent Georgia developer and minority owner of the Atlanta Falcons, died Monday. He was 75

His company, Preferred Apartment Communities, released a statement saying employees are profoundly saddened to announce the loss of its co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer.

"The Board and the Company are indebted to Mr. Williams for his strong leadership, real estate vision, outgoing personality and boundless energy. The Board's thoughts are with John's family at this very difficult time," the statement said.

Over the course of his career, Williams directed and coordinated the development, construction, and management of more than $15 billion in real estate developments across the nation. Approximately $5.5 billion of this activity has focused on multifamily housing, and the rest was in property such as hotels, condominiums and offices.

Williams founded an iconic Atlanta company, Post Properties, in 1970. It had more than 30,000 apartments. He took Post Properties public as a REIT in 1993 and left the company in 2003.

A celebration of life will be 2 p.m. Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 at Peachtree Presbyterian Church, 3434 Roswell Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305.

A private entombent is planned at Arlington Memorial Park.

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Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Apr. 16 to Apr. 23, 2018
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