A 23-year veteran land development and acquisition executive, Henry Massie has joined 55+ builder Windsong Properties to help meet the region’s growing demand for active senior lifestyle communities.
The news comes amid an ongoing strong real estate market and with officials anticipating the over sixty adult population to grow to 1.2 million by 2030 -- about one in four residents of the greater Atlanta region.
“Land acquisition for the 55+ market is unique,” says Massie. “We often look for land near, but not in, a great school district. That way, grandparents can be close to their grandchildren yet avoid paying the extra for pricier districts. And communities appreciate that our largely retired homeowners won’t add to rush hour traffic or crowd schools.”
Massie has successfully negotiated the acquisition and entitlement of over 9,000 acres of land and developed over 1,500 residential lots throughout the southeast. He says he was drawn to Windsong Properties’ reputation as a multiple award-winning homebuilder that keeps its promises and builds beautiful communities with strong ties to the counties in which they reside.
“Every piece of land has a story to tell,” Massie says. “The Paulding County community being developed at Echols Farm is a great example of a unique property, one Windsong has been able to develop in a way that carries on the legacy of the orchards that flourished there for nearly a century under the Echols family.” The property includes repurposed stone and lumber from the farm, walking paths that allow homeowners to take in vistas of the land, and a welcome center displaying Echols family artifacts and paintings.
A graduate of the University of Georgia, Massie holds a state real estate license and has resided in metro Atlanta since graduation with his wife and four children.
“My goal for Windsong is to fill the land pipeline for Windsong for many years to come. Typically, I look for anywhere from 10 to 60 acres with the right mix of terrain and a supportive regional community. I’ve been doing this for 23 years and have never been more pleased by the opportunity to create communities across Atlanta that add value to the region,” he says.