Nowlin Development, founded in 1986, is a family-run commercial and residential real estate development and investment firm.

HM Nowlin, President

HM is a highly experienced and accomplished professional with a career spanning several decades in the real estate and business sectors. HM attended the University of Alabama where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and subsequently attended the Alabama University School of Law where he obtained a Juris Doctorate degree. Since 1975, HM has been practicing as a real estate attorney, specializing in both commercial and residential properties, with offices in Decatur and Huntsville, Alabama.

In addition to his legal expertise, HM is a seasoned real estate developer and builder, having successfully developed over 800 properties. These include residential subdivisions, such as townhomes, single-family homes, and apartments, as well as commercial properties, which include hotels, express car washes, shopping centers, and various other real estate ventures.

As a diversified entrepreneur, HM has successfully owned and operated a wide range of businesses, including express car washes, hotels, restaurants, assisted living facilities, convenience stores, self-storage facilities, billboards, Re/Max real estate franchises, and a major North Alabama sand and gravel supplier. This broad business ownership has given him unique insights into many different industries and markets.

Not only is HM well-respected by his peers and clients as a successful real estate attorney, he has also been recognized for his contributions and achievements in the business community. He was honored as the Decatur-Morgan County Home Builder of the Year in 1999 and received the Small Business Person of the Year award from the Decatur Area Chamber of Commerce in 2001.

With a wealth of development and construction experience, legal expertise, and entrepreneurial prowess, HM continues to be a prominent figure in the North Alabama real estate and business communities, making significant contributions to the industry and serving his clients with dedication and professionalism.

Although HM was a resident of Decatur for over 50 years, he and his wife Lucinda currently reside in Huntsville.

Matthew Nowlin, Vice President

Matthew is passionate about unlocking the full potential of businesses and real estate through strategic development and investment. With a rich background in finance and a devotion to fostering growth, Matthew brings his expertise to Nowlin Development, where he has been a valuable asset since joining in 2023.

Before becoming an integral part of Nowlin Development, Matthew honed his skills at Red Dog Equity, a lower-middle market private equity firm. Here, he served as an Investment Analyst, leveraging his analytical prowess to help identify and analyze lucrative opportunities and contribute to the firm’s success.

Matthew’s journey in finance is underscored by a foundation of academic excellence laid at the esteemed Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. Graduating with honors, Matthew’s academic prowess provided him with a robust understanding of business intricacies, strategic thinking, and financial acumen. This educational foundation has been instrumental in shaping Matthew’s successful career trajectory and continues to be a cornerstone of his contributions to the dynamic field of finance and investment.

With a keen eye for potential and a track record of success, Matthew continues to be a driving force in the dynamic realm of private equity and real estate development. His dedication to creating value and fostering innovation makes him a key player at Nowlin Development, where he remains focused on transforming visions into thriving ventures.

Jackson Nowlin, Vice President

Joining Nowlin Development in 2022, Jackson has been instrumental in the company’s growth and success. His expertise spans various facets of the real estate industry, including property management and real estate development. As a dynamic team member, Jackson brings a wealth of knowledge to the table, ensuring operational excellence and strategic development for the properties and businesses under Nowlin Development’s purview.

Jackson’s journey in business is fortified by a solid educational foundation with a marketing degree from the University of Alabama. He combines academic rigor with practical wisdom, creating a holistic approach to address the challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving real estate sector.

Beyond the office, Jackson is driven by a passion for excellence and a vision for creating sustainable and successful business ecosystems. His dedication to Nowlin Development is evident in his daily endeavors, where he actively maintains the company’s high operational standards for the businesses and properties within our portfolio.

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