Our Purpose

RCP Companies is a real estate owner, operator, and developer dedicated to creating vibrant public spaces that are carefully conceived to inspire social engagement and memorable experiences – well built, culture-forward environments where the community defines the places where they live, learn and create.

Our work rises above buildings - we are in the business of community empowerment.


Our Values

"Stand for what is right even if it means standing alone."
Innovation. A continuous desire to learn and improve.

Sustainability. Incorporating environmentally-friendly design, materials, and technologies into what we build.

Empathy. Translating human needs into land use, master plans, and infrastructure investments.

Community. Designing places from a point of co-creation and aligning promises with implementation.

Diversity. Empowering culture and incubating minority-owned businesses.

RCP By The Numbers

Executive Leadership

Remy Gross, III


Max Grelier


Team Members

Alan Duncan, CPA


Nadia Niakossary

Business Development Manager


Chadd Felder

Facilities Manager

Breanne Wise

Senior Staff Accountant

Lindsey Pattillo

Marketing & Property Activation


Betty R. Haynes, BC

Executive Administrator

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Abby Cox

Staff Accountant

Gary Spires

Director of Construction & Project Management

Adam Willis

Production Manager

Ruth Mercado

Food & Beverage Creative Director

Bobak Niakossary

Accounting Support Specialist

Blake Hogan

Construction & Maintenance Manager

Richard Durham

Custodial Services

Strategic Partners


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Remy Gross is a real estate investor, biotech executive, and entrepreneur. Remy has partnered with Max in real estate activities for over 20 years and has successfully participated as both developer and investor in properties in New Orleans, Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama.

In addition to his real estate endeavors, he remains actively engaged in the biotech space. Remy shares his time as Vice President, Business Development, at the Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato, California, a non-profit committed to increasing the healthy years of life. Joining Buck in 2006, he has founded or directly participated in the formation of multiple companies, including Aeovian Therapeutics, Napa Therapeutics, BhB Therapeutics, Laysan Biotech, and Unity Biotechnology.  Mr. Gross has also sat on the boards of multiple companies, both for and not for profit.  As one of the principals of Shearwater Corporation, Mr. Gross was instrumental in the $161 million sale of the company to Nektar Therapeutics in June 2001.

Remy has a strong interest in bringing novel, mixed-uses of real estate in secondary markets overlooked by larger developers.  His vision is to create environments that draw and keep the STEAM workforce engaged and vibrant within the community.

Mr. Gross has served on numerous boards and performed community roles throughout his career, beginning at Loyola when he and Max incorporated Project New Start, a non-profit corporation to house transitionally homeless families.



A second-generation developer, Max Grelier began his career in 1991 at a regional real estate consulting firm based in New Orleans where performed consulting assignments for a broad range of commercial properties, including multi-family, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use, and golf courses.

In 1996 Max joined the family business, NAI Chase Commercial, to lead its development and asset management divisions. Over a 15-year period, he supervised over three million square feet and over $500 million in real estate development and acquisition activities including residential communities, retail, mixed-use, and suburban office buildings in Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.  During this time, he also served as a Managing Partner for the Ledges of Huntsville, a premier planned community, which includes an 18- hole championship golf course, club amenities, and an affluent residential neighborhood.

Max co-founded RCP in 2013 to pursue experiential, mixed-use development opportunities in tertiary markets. Since its formation, he has procured over $650 million in real estate opportunities for RCP and its partners.

Mr. Grelier graduated from Loyola University with a BS-BA, Finance &  Economics. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Huntsville Committee of 100, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.



Alan Duncan, CPA currently serves as the Controller for RCP Companies.  Prior to joining RCP Companies, Alan worked in public accounting for 12 years with several well-established firms where he worked closely with his clients to lead their accounting, reporting, and forecasting initiatives in addition to tax compliance.  Alan’s extensive range of professional experience includes having worked with a diverse group of clients and industries, including real estate developers and managers.  Alan graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) and a Masters of Accountancy and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Alabama. Alan is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Alabama Society of CPAs.

Project Coordinator for RCP Companies

As Project Coordinator of RCP Companies, Nadia Niakossary assists the executive development team in daily operations, urban design, leasing, and project management, overseeing more than $1 billion of mixed-use experiential development in Huntsville including MidCity District, CityCentre at Big Spring, The Camp, Merchants Walk, and Merchants Square. Her responsibilities also include website management, social media management, brand management, data mapping, media coordinating, and place-making.

In Spring of 2018, the City of Huntsville hired London-based strategists, Sound Diplomacy, to audit the music landscape in North Alabama. Nadia was selected as Sound Diplomacy's Huntsville Consultant. Nadia seamlessly connects the European-based team with local stakeholders working as Sound Diplomacy's eyes and ears in Huntsville.

Nadia attended Auburn University where she earned her BA in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing. Upon graduating, she moved to Chicago to work for Red Frog Events, an established festival production company. Nadia is thrilled to be back in her hometown working with RCP in changing her local community’s culture ecosystem. 


Facilities Manager for RCP Companies

Chadd Felder joined the RCP staff in December of 2019 as the Facilities Manager. Chadd is responsible for the management of all physical building maintenance and repair of RCP’s portfolio of properties. Chadd is a graduate of Shorter University with a BS in Mathematics. He is a member of the North Alabama Chapter of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). Born and raised in Huntsville, Chadd is excited to be back in the Huntsville area after several years away.


Senior Staff Accountant for RCP Companies

Breanne Wise joined RCP Companies’ accounting team in April of 2019 as Senior Staff Accountant. Previous to joining RCP, Breanne’s experience includes property accounting for a national shopping center business and accounting for a restaurant wholesale company. As a graduate of the University of Maryland with both an Accounting degree and an Art History degree, Breanne is a Huntsville-area transplant who enjoys the theatre and arts community.

Marketing & Property Activation for RCP Companies.

Lindsey Pattillo Keane is in charge of Marketing and Property Activation for RCP Companies. Lindsey is a proud Huntsville native. After completing her B.A. in Interior Design from the University of Alabama, Lindsey spent a decade in both Los Angeles, CA and Houston, TX working in design, special events, and hospitality leadership. Lindsey travels the globe seeking the best and most unexpected consumer experiences. From Miami’s Art Basel to the museums of Mexico City to the boutique hotels of Scotland and the western coast of India, Lindsey’s lifelong passion is creating extraordinary experiences for patrons. Lindsey went on to complete her MBA, with a concentration in Leadership, at the University of Houston – Downtown which cemented her dedication to finding creative and profitable ways to solve business dilemmas.

Executive Administrator


Betty Haynes responsibilities at RCP Companies are assisting the executive staff and accounting. She holds a certification of Certified Bookkeeper from the University of North Alabama. She has taken numerous continuing education courses in Project Management, Office Management, Contract Negotiating and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Security Management, and holds a Secret Security clearance. Betty’s previous professional career includes over 32 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping across a variety of industries. She was elected to the Triana Town Council Place 5 in 2016 and serves as Finance Chairperson.  Betty is an affiliate member of the American Cancer Society, Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, and Alabama League of Municipalities. She is happily married for 10 years and counting, and has two sons, two grandsons, and one granddaughter.

Staff Accountant for RCP Companies

Abby Cox joined the accounting team at RCP Companies in July 2018 as Staff Accountant. Born and raised in the music capital of the world, Muscle Shoals, AL, Abby moved to Huntsville after graduating from The University of North Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting.

Director of Construction & Project Management


Gary has 35 years of experience in retail design and construction. Prior to launching Spires Management Services in Feb. 2007, Gary worked for Saks Inc. for eighteen years (August 1988 to February 2007) where he served as Vice President of Construction from January 2000 until February 2007, responsible for new stores, renovations and vendor shops for seven divisions of department stores. Prior to Saks Inc. Gary worked in Store Planning, Design & Construction for Lazarus, the division of Federated Department Stores (now Macy’s) for ten years. Over the course of his career, Gary has completed thousands of projects totaling over two billion dollars.

Production Manager for RCP Companies

Adam Willis came on board in June 2018 to execute the responsibilities of venue operations, production management, artist collaboration and booking talent. Adam is a born-and-raised Huntsville native who grew up playing music locally. Adam graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors of Kinesiology in Exercise Science where he also continued writing and performing music with various bands and as a solo artist. Adam has returned to Huntsville to help RCP Companies with its growing music initiatives.

Food & Beverage Creative Director for RCP Companies

Ruth was born in the northernmost island of the Philippines, where she learned the importance of sharing a meal that was prepared with the utmost love and care. In 2011 she opened her first restaurant in the downtown square called 3Skillets. A year later, she opened an eclectic farm to table cafe called SandwichFarm, which merged with the surrounding A.M. Booth's Lumberyard venue in 2016. After 11 years in Huntsville, she headed west to Portland, Oregon, to be Executive Chef of Verde Cocina. In 2019, Ruth returned to Huntsville as Head Chef of A.M. Booth's Lumberyard. Ruth joined the RCP team in August 2019 as Food & Beverage Creative Director, where she will operate The Camp at MidCity.

Accounting Support Specialist


Bobak Niakossary joined the RCP team as the Accounting Intern in September 2017. His responsibilities include inputting and committing tenant payables into the bookkeeping system, reconciling utility and common area maintenance bank reconciliations, and maintaining scan files to keep up-to-date. Bobak is pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Accounting at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.