CF Real Estate has properties as far north as Michigan, but is responsible for several metro Atlanta housing projects, including The Lofts at Atlantic Station and Olmsted Chamblee, which features a big sign of the city's name.
Hodges was unsure whether the couple was flying for business from Savannah, where the company has a student-centric apartment complex named The Hue.
A spokeswoman with CF Real Estate was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.
The Savannah Downtown Neighborhood Association posted a statement about the couple's death on its website. The statement said one member of the couple was part of the association's board but didn't say which.
“The Savannah community has lost a shining light in this beautiful couple and while our hearts are heavy, we ask for prayers for their surviving five children.”
The website for the wife's interior design business said she was featured on a 2011 episode of HGTV's "My Big Amazing Renovation," titled "Going Big in Georgia" showing her 18-month renovation of the couple's 1950s home.
Authorities have not released a cause of the crash.
Hodges said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board would start their investigations that morning.
A Chatham County Mosquito Control helicopter found the downed Beechcraft Bonanza, a fixed-wing single-engine aircraft built in 1994, about 11:20 a.m. on Monday -- nearly two hours after being notified that it had crashed.
The plane is registered to a resident of Tyrone, Georgia, according to FAA records. Officials were still working to notify the pilot’s next of kin and had not identified him on Tuesday.