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Full service real estate investment and development firm.

About Propst Development

Propst Development, LLC is a privately held real estate firm based in Huntsville, Alabama that specializes in the investment, acquisition, development and management of retail, commercial and residential properties. Propst Development and Propst Properties are part of the Propst Family business, which founded its real estate ventures in 2008. Together, we are a team of experienced real estate professionals who cover multiple disciplines spanning dozens of high-profile developments across the Southeastern United States.

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  • Our Leadership

    • Bill Propst Sr.

      Bill Propst Sr. is founder of the Propst Family business. A philanthropist and entrepreneur, Bill has invested in various personal and business ventures throughout his life, primarily within the pharmaceutical and real estate development industries. Bill began his business career as part of Lambert & Propst Steel Co. He is a pioneer in the generic pharmaceutical industry, eventually growing Propst Drugs into two national drug companies, Vintage Pharmaceuticals and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Among other high-profile ventures, Bill formed the Propst Family business, which today includes Propst Properties and Propst Development.

    • Bill Propst Jr.

      Bill Propst Jr. began his professional career in various roles within the Propst Family business, including President of its manufacturing division, as well as Vice Chairman of both Vintage Pharmaceuticals and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Bill is currently the founder and owner of Big Spring Entertainment, LLC, one of the fastest growing concert and show promoters in the Southeast. He has served on multiple professional boards, including Samford University’s School of Pharmacy, Downtown Huntsville Inc., and Carolina Pharmaceuticals, among others.

    • John Hughey

      John Hughey founded the firm in 2008 as President of Propst Properties. In previous roles, John developed several million square feet of retail space and helped grow a portfolio of retail properties from 2,000,000 to 15,000,000 square feet with a total market value of about $2 billion. With more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience, John’s expertise spans the acquisition, development and management of retail space for large commercial clients, including Wal-Mart, Target, Belk, T.J. Maxx, and other large chains. Prior to Propst Properties, John spent 27 years with Colonial Properties and was executive vice president of the retail division.

    • Christopher Brown

      Chris is principal of Propst Development. With more than 20 years of experience in real estate development, Chris has completed more than 50 projects with a total approximate value of $3.3 billion. Chris has led the development efforts for projects of all scopes and sizes across the U.S., including large urban mixed-use properties, office and office parks, multifamily, senior housing, large scale land developments and master planned residential communities. Previously, Chris served as President of Daniel Corporation, a regional development firm with projects in the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states.

    • Ben Hughey

      Ben joined Propst Properties in 2011, bringing years of residential development experience to the firm. As a qualifying broker, Ben manages residential development ventures, works with local and federal agencies in infrastructure development for commercial projects, and serves as property manager for both office and retail properties. In previous roles, Ben managed the development of multiple subdivisions in the metro Birmingham area.

    • Wes Hardin

      Wes Hardin joined the firm in 2013, bringing more than 25 years of real estate experience in retail property management, leasing and sales to Propst Properties. In previous roles, Wes supervised the leasing of a large portfolio of retail properties, including all types of centers, ranging from the neighborhood center to the largest of super-regional malls and lifestyle centers. Wes is involved in the management, leasing and sales of Propst’s existing client portfolio, while seeking opportunities to grow the firm through new business prospects.

    • Bill Propst Sr.
    • Bill Propst Jr.
    • John Hughey
    • Christopher Brown
    • Ben Hughey
    • Wes Hardin

Projects

The following projects were collectively developed, acquired or owned by Propst Development’s leadership team.

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