President, IDM and Co-Founder, IDP

A dynamic and well-rounded leader, Jason Hughes understands first-hand the viewpoint of the contractor, the investor, and the owner. With an undergrad in construction management, Jason spent the early part of his career working as a project manager for one of Atlanta’s top commercial contracting firms. In 2006, he transitioned to the developer side of the table, managing the construction program for $330 million-dollar deals across the southeast and later was engaged to do commercial project advisory work for an investment bank. Yet, it was in 2012, that Jason found his niche at IMPACT.

Initially serving as the developer’s representative on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Jason’s comprehensive perspective and pure grit helped guide this $1.6 billion-dollar program to successful completion. Now, as President of IMPACT, Jason provides strategic direction, oversees day-to-day operations, supports his business partners in project management efforts, and ensures projects have proper resources available to achieve success. Recognizing that relationships are built on trust, he fosters transparency across all of our company operations through the sharing of information and consistent communication. A champion of culture, he instinctively knows how to motivate teams around a common goal, while his welcoming and friendly nature make him a called-upon resource for employees, clients, and industry partners alike.

An indication of who he is, he lives by the motto, “The difference between good and excellent is detail.”

In 2021, Jason co-founded Impact Development Partners (IDP) with John Akin to sponsor multifamily development throughout the Southeastern United States leveraging the development and construction management expertise of the Impact Development Management  team to execute on this vision.

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Representative Projects

Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Atlanta, GA

Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center

Flowery Branch, GA

Bellyard Hotel

Atlanta, GA

Ritz Carlton Hotel & Residence

Atlanta, GA

Featured Posts

In today’s superheated market, construction demand and associated costs are at an all-time high. Which may leave you asking - Will construction costs come down over the next few years? Should I postpone my project and wait for lower construction costs? Will construction costs escalate further?
Jason Hughes, President of Impact Development Management looks back on the company’s decision to rebrand as he looks forward to the future.

When it comes to managing a project, there are two essential reference points – a budget and a schedule. Without those, teams would be lost; however, it’s important to note that just because you have a schedule or budget in hand does not mean it will serve as a reliable tool. In this article, we will focus on how to spot a good schedule so that you have confidence you are on the right track.

It’s GO time! The project kickoff meeting is scheduled, and your team is ready to get to work. Now it’s time to get in a room and hash out the details. Kickoff can be a daunting task. So many ask, where do you start?