Leonard Adams, Jr. has been helping meet critical affordable housing needs in Georgia for more than 20 years.
Leonard is the founder and chief executive officer of the Quest Community Development Corporation. He has extensive experience developing affordable and supportive housing communities in challenged neighborhoods in Atlanta and is a seasoned, results-oriented leader with a strong record of accomplishment.
At Quest, Leonard develops socially equitable housing for underserved families and individuals and mitigates barriers to their economic mobility. Leonard has helped grow Quest’s grassroots organization and exponentially increased their operating budget and earning additional government support.
In addition to his work with Quest, Leonard is the owner and leadership development consultant for Legacy Real-Estate Partners, LLC, which holds a minority-owned business entity designation. He also is the Interim President of Knoxville College, a historically black college in East TN.
Through his work and equitable housing models that serve homeless and low-income individuals, families, older persons, and veterans living with a disability, Leonard embodies the Quest mantra of "Live, Work, Serve". He envisions a community that welcomes necessary improvements to enhance undeserved communities without displacing legacy residents – while attracting new socioeconomic pathways for lower income families.
Prior to his work at the non-profit grassroots organization, Leonard worked as an entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, and consultant for over 25 years. Today, Leonard also serves as a board member on Enterprise Community Partner’s Southeast Advisory Board and the Enterprise Community Leadership Council.
Leonard earned a bachelor’s at Knoxville College and a master’s in Business Administration from Kennesaw State University. He is a Leadership Atlanta Alumni Class of 2016, a proud US Army war veteran and a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.