Master/Mixed Use Developer

Land Owner/Joint Venture Partner

Breland Companies & Smart Living, LLC.

The landowner and joint venture partner is Louis W. Breland, owner of Breland Companies and Smart Living, LLC. Since 1975, Louis has developed more than 30,000 single/multi-family homes and lots as well as office buildings, high-rise condominiums, retail centers, and self storage facilities throughout Alabama and the Southeast. Louis is a serial entrepreneur and has sold three of his companies to New York Stock Exchange companies. At the time Louis sold Breland Homes in 2012, it was ranked the 38th largest homebuilder in the United States by Builder Magazine.


Design Team


Town Architect

At Smith Gee Studio, we believe that great design is truly holistic endeavor that meets our clients’ goals and contributes to a better community. That’s why we “connect the dots” by considering the neighborhood, the architecture and the interior spaces as we plan. Through a culture of collaboration, we assemble the right team of architects, urban planners and interior designers to create meaningful, timeless places that engage people, encourage interaction and stitch together communities.

Smith Gee Studio’s four Principals worked together for many years prior to starting the firm in 2010. Our experience focuses on creating memorable places through architecture, master planning, design guidelines, and design review consulting as “Town Architect” for several master-planned communities, which include:

  • Durham Farms – Hendersonville, TN
  • Stephens Valley – Nashville, Davidson County & Williamson County, TN
  • Carothers Crossing – Nashville, TN
  • Lendon – Huntsville, AL

Retail Architect


Partnering Developers


Multi-family Developer

Tynes Development Corporation

Tynes Development Corporation is known for creating unique multi-family housing communities and commercial developments across the Southeast. The company was founded in 1985 by Ingram Tynes, who has a passion for improving the residential landscape wherever he builds. Tynes Development focuses on excellence in the apartment finishes, perfection in the landscaping and an unparalleled living experience for residents.
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The Station at Town Madison - Click the images below for a larger view.


Hotel Developer

Chance Partners, LLC.

Chance Partners, LLC is a fully integrated real estate firm specializing in the development and management of high-quality residential and mixed-use communities. Chance Partners works closely with IHG Hotels and recently completed the Indigo Hotel in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The firm caters to those seeking the ultimate amenities -- location, quality and value. With a focus on walk-able towns across the south, Chance Partners is redefining the in-town living experience...one building at a time.
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Margaritaville at Town Madison - Click the images below for a larger view.


Hotel Manager/Developer/Partner

PHD Hotels, Inc.

PHD Hotels (PHD) is an independent hospitality management and development company headquartered in Opelika, Alabama. PHD has developed and managed properties in the Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia markets, ranging from limited service to Hilton and Marriott branded focused service hotels.
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Hilton Home 2 Suites at Town Madison


Hilton Garden Inn Madison

The Hilton Garden Inn Madison will offer upscale and affordable accommodations with unexpected amenities for an experience that is “Simply on Another Level.” The property will feature a full-service restaurant, offering cooked to-order breakfast and dinner, and a bar to unwind at the end of a busy day. A 24-hour, self-service retail space known as The Shop will offer snacks, locally sourced food and beverages as well as essential personal items. As part of Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn Madison guests will enjoy benefits of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s distinct hotel brands.
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Hilton Garden Inn at Town Madison