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 secondary markets overlooked by larger developers, particularly in Huntsville. 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

Alan Duncan, CPA


Nora Dowd

Director of Investments

Carter McLean

Asset Manager

Nadia Niakossary

Sr. Director of Development

Lindsey Pattillo-Keane

Executive Director of MidCity District Association

Raven Howlet

Senior Accountant

Andrew Weiland

Director of Construction

Betty R. Haynes

Executive Administrator

Heather Roth

Senior Property Accountant


Sarah Smith

Horticulturalist & Landscape Manager

Jeremiah Gage

Asset Management Analyst

Chadd Felder

Facilities Manager

Mackenzie Mayhall

Staff Accountant

Adam Willis

Music Production Manager

Amanda Welch

Digital and Social Media Coordinator

Noelio Castro

Landscape Maintenance Manager

Eric Castro

Landscape Maintenance Staff

Chef Vernell Gibson

Culinary Creative Director


Chef Jessica Richardson

Culinary Creative Director


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 $2 billion 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.

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.

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).


Senior Director of Development for RCP Companies

As Senior Director of Development of RCP Companies, Nadia Niakossary manages the executive team with all new business from discovery to planning to execution. Nadia collaborates with the executive team in investor relations, development and construction, operations and communication, urban design and planning, retail leasing, and project management, overseeing more than $1 Billion of mixed-use experiential development and properties in Huntsville including MidCity District, CityCentre at Big Spring, The Camp, Merchants Walk, and Merchants Square.

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.


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.

Senior Accountant for RCP Companies

Raven Howlet currently serves as the Senior Accountant 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 Construction for RCP Companies

As Director of Construction, Andrew Weiland takes over a booming construction division at RCP Companies, with keynote projects including the $1.5B 140-acre MidCity District development. Weiland graduated from Wabash College 2017 while working full-time as a construction project manager on large-scale commercial projects. After traveling the country for 6 years with ARCO/Murray, a national General Contractor, Weiland moved to Huntsville to oversee the construction of the Metronome multifamily project known at MidCity. Joining an already forward-thinking team at RCP companies, Weiland will help to continue to innovate and grow a sector of the company that is ever-changing in how it must be managed.


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.

Asset Management Analyst for RCP Companies

Jeremiah Gage serves as Asset Management Analyst 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.


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.


Accounts Payables Clerk for RCP Companies

Mackenzie Mayhall has joined RCP Companies' accounting team as Accounts Payables Clerk. 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.


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.

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.