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 place.

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


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Our Background

Over the past two decades, RCP and its founders have been involved in some of Huntsville’s most successful real estate projects.

As a second-generation real estate developer, Mr. Grelier was steeped in the business. A biotech executive and entrepreneur, Mr. Gross has firsthand familiarity with the ins and outs of Huntsville’s burgeoning tech sector. In 2013, they created RCP Companies to focus on bringing novel, mixed-used real estate to markets across the South. The RCP team has built strategic relationships and a reputation within the region that is attracting a growing list of exceptional development opportunities.

Now, with a strong portfolio of projects as well as a highly talented supporting cast of top-drawer team members and a finely tuned development platform, RCP Companies is ideally positioned to capitalize on quality markets between the coasts.

Executive Leadership

Remy Gross, III


Max Grelier


Team Members

Carter McLean

Sr. Director of Finance

Nadia Niakossary

Sr. Director of Development

Raven Howlet

Director of Accounting

Nora Dowd

Director of Investments

Lindsey Pattillo-Keane

Executive Director of MidCity District Association

Anthony Rossi

Director of Property Management

Phil Amthor

Development Manager

Michael Gross

Multifamily Asset Manager

Jeremiah Gage

Asset Manager

Mackenzie Mayhall

Accounting Specialist

Betty R. Haynes

Executive Administrator

Heather Roth

Senior Property Accountant

Chadd Felder

Facilities Manager

Amanda Welch

Digital and Social Media Coordinator

Sarah Smith

Horticulturalist & Landscape Manager

Adam Willis

Music Production Manager

Nathan Hord

Staff Accountant

Chef Vernell Gibson

Culinary Creative Director

Noelio Castro

Landscape Maintenance Manager

Eric Castro

Landscape Maintenance Staff

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 he performed consulting assignments for a broad range of commercial properties, including multi-family, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use, and golf courses.

In 1997 Max joined the family business, NAI Chase Commercial (Birmingham and Huntsville), 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 Companies in 2013 to pursue experiential, mixed-use development opportunities across the South.  Since its formation, he has procured over $2 billion in real estate opportunities for RCP and its partners, including the nationally acclaimed MidCity District in Huntsville, Alabama.

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.

Asset Managaer for RCP Companies

Carter McLean currently serves as Asset Manager for RCP Companies. In that role, he is responsible for managing entity compliance, investor relations and reporting, as well as overseeing related third-party relationships among other duties.

Prior to joining RCP Companies, Carter spent six years in various real estate asset management roles, gaining significant experience in maximizing property performance and investor objectives. This was accomplished through his various responsibilities which included but are not limited to oversight of annual budgeting processes, investor reporting and entity compliance. Carter is also well versed in property tax matters, having provided niche property tax solutions through his own consulting business.

Carter also previously spent four years working for Ernst & Young in an audit role, serving a Fortune 500 financial services client. Shortly after graduating from Birmingham-Southern College with a B.S. in Accounting, Carter McLean earned his CPA, and is licensed in the state of Alabama (inactive).


Sr. Director of Development for RCP Companies

With over $1 Billion in mixed-use projects in development or under construction - including 2,000 multifamily units, 500 hotel keys, and 500,000 sf of commercial retail space - Nadia is responsible for overseeing all aspects of real estate development projects, from initial planning and design, to fundraising and financing, through to construction and final delivery.

In addition to her development experience, Nadia has also played a pivotal role in making music an economic driver for the City of Huntsville, serving as the Local Consultant for the Sound Diplomacy Music Audit in 2018 which lead to the development and opening of the Orion Amphitheater at MidCity District and the appointment of a Music Officer and Board for the City of Huntsville.

Nadia actively participated in the local business community as the youngest member appointed to the Huntsville/Madison Chamber of Commerce Board of Commerce, providing valuable insight and perspective on economic development and community initiatives. She is passionate about the intersection of music and business, and her innovative ideas have brought fresh perspectives to the commercial real estate industry.


Director of Accounting for RCP Companies

Raven Howlet currently serves as the Director of Accounting for RCP Companies. In her role, she is responsible for managing business financial reporting, overseeing financial statement reconciliations, and assisting with quality control. She works directly with the Controller to ensure day-to-day operations are in compliance with laws and regulations.

Raven graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting). After graduating, she worked in public accounting for four years in Audit and Assurance. In her role, she gained extensive experience supervising reviewed and audited financial statements, agreed-upon procedures, and providing outsourced accounting services in various industries.


Director of Investments


Nora is the Director of Investments for RCP Companies. In this role, she is responsible for managing RCP’s projects following construction completion through stabilization. Nora brings over 20 years of experience in commercial real estate investment and development across all property types. Her recent prior experience includes managing multifamily development projects for a Florida-based developer, and commercial real estate loan work-outs and restructurings for a New York-based commercial bank. Prior to this, Nora held various positions within the AIG Global Real Estate Investment Group for over 10 years. As a Managing Director, she assisted with the fundraise and had responsibility for the portfolio management of a $600 million U.S. Residential Fund that developed Class A multi-family communities across the U.S. She also managed a regional retail shopping center development program with assets valued in excess of $500 million across the southeastern U.S.

Nora graduated from Marist College cum laude with a BS in Finance, and from Rutgers University Graduate School with an MBA. She served as a long-time member of the National Multifamily Housing Council’s Board of Directors and on many of their committees and panels.

Executive Director of MidCity District Association

MidCity District is proud to announce MidCity District Association’s first Executive Director, Lindsey Pattillo-Keane. This new role was a natural step for Lindsey, transitioning from the Director of Marketing and Property Activation for RCP Companies and MidCity District. Lindsey has been with RCP since June of 2017. The new role will entail overseeing all MidCity operations, marketing, and property activation while working closely with all MidCity tenants to facilitate collaboration, communication, and growth throughout the 140-acre District.
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.

Director of Property Management for RCP Companies

As Director of Property Management for RCP Companies, Anthony Rossi is leading the next generation of management and operations throughout the growing portfolio, blurring lines between the world of hospitality and commercial real estate.

A seasoned operations leader and strategist, Anthony brings extensive experience through previously held leadership roles with iconic flagship assets across Northern California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Atlanta, Georgia. These projects include retail, office, residential, mixed-use, master-planned communities, and adaptive reuse developments. Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication from University of the Pacific and is nearing completion of the Executive Master of Hospitality Administration program at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is a 2020 recipient of the Las Vegas 40 Under 40 award by Vegas Inc and has served on the board of directors for Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward Business District and San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Alliance.


Director of Development


Phil Amthor graduated from Auburn University with degrees in Architecture and Community Planning in 2008. After briefly working overseas, Phil came home to Birmingham and started work for the area’s Regional Planning Commission in 2009. His projects and interests took him through an exploration of the region's neighborhoods and resulted in his working to create and run the State of Alabama's first land bank authority for Mayor William Bell’s administration.

After leaving the City of Birmingham staff in 2017, Phil worked for Giattina Aycock / BLOX on modular housing and healthcare design before finally joining a real estate firm to practice boutique downtown development at Orchestra Partners in 2018. At Orchestra, his work in Birmingham’s Five Points, Avondale and Parkside neighborhoods have led to core competencies in adaptive reuse, programming, activation, leasing and finance of experiential real estate. Phil is now working with several partners to deliver real estate projects through an integrated design + development practice based in Birmingham and working throughout the southeast.

Asset Manager for RCP Companies

Jeremiah Gage serves as Asset Manager for RCP Companies. Prior to joining RCP Companies, Jeremiah worked in private equity as a real estate financial analyst. His responsibilities included identifying value-add commercial investments, creating and implementing budgets, and managing due diligence processes of real estate transactions. He’s also worked in mutual fund operations for a Fortune 500 company while earning his M.B.A. with a specialization in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Jeremiah’s first love is his home state, and he is ecstatic to help improve the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama.


Accounting Specialist for RCP Companies

Mackenzie Mayhall has joined RCP Companies' accounting team as Accounting Specialist. She comes to RCP with 9 years of experience working in the multi-family and commercial property management industry. She is passionate about procedure and compliance and will use her industry knowledge and experience as a value-add to RCP's developments and properties. Mackenzie graduated from The University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management. Mackenzie is a long-time resident of Huntsville and is excited about the new growth.


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, three grandsons, and one granddaughter.

Senior Property Accountant for RCP Companies

As Senior Property Accountant, Heather is responsible for analyzing and producing financial reports for leased properties on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, assisting in budget preparation, handling tenant leases, and tracking collections. Heather graduated from Troy University with an Accounting degree and received her MBA from the University of North Alabama. She previously worked for a property management company in Nashville as a Senior Accountant and brings her knowledge from a residential and commercial accounting perspective.


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.


Digital and Social Media Coordinator for RCP Companies

Amanda Welch joins RCP Companies as Digital and Social Media Coordinator for MidCity District and The Camp. Amanda is responsible for creating engaging content and helping the surrounding areas learn more about events, businesses, construction, and future endeavors of MidCity District and The Camp. She can often be found around MidCity interacting with the tenants and patrons while creating content to spread the word of the happenings in the district. Amanda also works as a contributing writer for We Are Huntsville and holds a Bachelors's and Masters's Degree from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.


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.

Staff Accountant for RCP Companies

As Staff Accountant for RCP Companies, Nathan Hord's role is to assist the accounting team in the day-to-day operations. Nathan graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting). After graduation, he worked as a financial analyst for residential and commercial appraisals. Nathan has worked on the residential restoration side of real estate in Huntsville and is excited to now be a part of the development of Huntsville with RCP Companies.


Born and raised in New Orleans during a time when the culinary scene was truly beginning to receive the well- deserved recognition on a global level. Chef Vernell Gibson found a stable and welcoming home in the kitchen; ranging from the French Quarter to the 7th Ward. Vernell found inspiration and a second family as he started his culinary career at the age of 15.

From there grew the vision and inspiration for VCG Hospitality, LLC. His expertise, attention to detail, and masterful cost saving methods is a powerful combination that has been proven to produce and achieve positive financial goals. His humble career began as a dish washer and was steadfast in working his way up to the positions of line cook. This is where he truly found his stride; he secured a position at Ruth’s Chris and completed his Associate Degree in Culinary Arts in 2002.

Having to pivot during Hurricane Katrina Vernell was positioned as a Travel Coach with Ruth’s Chris; this position afforded him the ability to construct and execute the opening of over 10 restaurants in the U.S. and internationally. During his 20 year tenure at Ruth’s Chris Vernell served as Executive Chef for 15 years. Vernell was named Ruth’s Chris Executive Chef of The Year in 2015. He mastered the art of preparation of various cuts of steaks to the exact temperature while expanding his culinary knowledge in a wide array of cuisines. Working within multiple units as part of a large culinary team helped his communication and leadership skills. In addition, he brings a wealth of knowledge managing profit and loss reporting (P&L).

 With the desire for innovate challenges VCG Hospitality was born initially administering restaurant consulting to assist restaurants with cost control and innovative menu concepts. VCG Hospitality grew to provide catering to private and public entities, private chef experiences within the home of clients and/or dinner parties. The group provides itself with being able to acclimate to the needs of individuals clients, from down home comfort foods to high dining experiences.

During his down time Chef Vernell is a wine enthusiast, serves as mentor to young kids to help educate them about healthy cuisine options, and volunteers his time to teach etiquette classes to New Orleans youth.

Neill B. Faucett is President of Faucett Consulting which advises real estate clients in the equity and financing transactions as well as strategic planning and business structures. He invests in many of these transactions. Neill has over 40 years of experience in the real estate development and investment industry. He was a managing partner for 13 years at Lubert Adler Real Estate Partners, a real estate opportunity fund with assets in excess of $17 billion throughout the United States. Neill was a member of the investment committee and retired at the end of 2019 and continues to provide consulting to the firm. Neill was also involved in the development of Atlanta Midtown’s Atlantic Station, one of the largest urban brownfield redevelopments in the country.

Prior to joining Lubert Adler, Neill was a founding partner in the Atlanta accounting firm, Faucett Taylor & Associates which later merged with Frazier Deeter, a top 50 US accounting firm. Prior to this, he worked for Arthur Andersen. Neill graduated magna cum laude from Auburn University where he received the President’s Award as the most outstanding business school graduate. In addition, he was selected as an outstanding accounting graduate. Neill is a board member of the One Foundation. He is also a board member of the World Outreach Fund, Asian Christian Academy, Calvary Children’s Home, and Widow Life.