A champion for housing affordability, Noel Khalil passes away at 70Noel Khalil. (Credit: Columbia Residential)
A titan in the Sisyphean crusade for housing affordability, Noel Khalil passed away on Monday at 70 years old.
One of metro Atlanta’s pioneers of mixed-income and affordable housing, Khalil built and preserved thousands of units across the region and, ultimately, set a certain standard for accessible residential development in Atlanta and beyond.
“His vision and persona were the driving force behind the creation of Columbia Residential and Columbia Ventures and will continue to be our guide and inspiration for carrying the work of our companies forward,” according to Jim Grauley, president and chief operating officer of Columbia Residential.