A licensed CPA, David first realized his aptitude for accounting while attending college at Samford University. His first two jobs (in Mobile, then Dallas) were with CPA firms. In 1985, David was recruited to a Dallas-based development firm (Triland International), to work it its accounting department. The firm had started with a nucleus of three partners from Canada in the early 1980’s—and had grown to over 100 employees by early 1986.
David returned to Birmingham in 1991, working with two locally-owned firms until 1997—when he and Charles Simpson jointly formed Brookmont Realty Group.
Since his return to Birmingham, David has been involved—from a financial management, analysis, financing and deal-structuring perspective—with various projects, including the master-planned communities of Riverchase and Trace Crossings and the early development phase of Liberty Park; the purchase, sale lease back and redevelopment of the First Commercial Bank Building (former headquarters for Southern Company Services); the redevelopment of 820 Shades Creek Parkway (former headquarters for Southern Progress); the development of a new building for Protective Life Corporation; development of Concord Center in downtown Birmingham and the development of Lakeshore Crossings Business Park.
David chose Birmingham as his home because of the quality of life this city offers and the business opportunities it provides. He chose to forge a partnership with Charles Simpson—in part—because they shared a strong commitment to investing in the community in which they both live.
David’s primary causes have been in the performing arts and historic preservation. He’s a former Alys Stephens Center Board Member—and a current member of the Birmingham Boys Choir Board and the AlabamaTrust for Historic Preservation Board. David is also a member at Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church.
A 1982 graduate of SMU’s Cox School of Business with a real estate major, Charles earned his Real Estate License and took a job in commercial real estate before graduation. He was hired straight out of school by MEPC (the largest publicly traded UK-based property company, with North American headquarters in Dallas). He was appointed Leasing Representative for a new large Class A mixed-use development in North Dallas, called Colonnade, MEPC’S flagship development.
Charles’ early success with MEPC led directly to an offer, in 1985 from Carter in Atlanta—where his former boss had been recruited to develop two landmark projects which help establish Midtown as an acceptable office market. As Director of Marketing, it was Charles’ job to work on the development team and handle the leasing of space for Campanile (450,000 sf), half of which was built as BellSouth’s world headquarters, and 1100 Peachtree Street (650,000 sf)—a multi-tenant spec building in Midtown Atlanta. Charles also handled the leasing of Carter’s headquarter building—known as 1275 Peachtree Street.
In 1993, Charles returned home to Birmingham—and consulted with, and later accepted a position at, Sloss Development Group, where he was recruited to lead the purchase, redevelopment and sale/lease-back of the former Southern Company headquarters building now known as the First Commercial Bank Building—still one of Birmingham’s largest and most successful suburban office projects. Having seen that project to its conclusion, he teamed up with David Walker in founding Brookmont Realty Group in 1997.
Today, Charles enjoys a multi-disciplinary practice. While he still focuses on Class A Office Leasing and Development, he’s also developed large land tracts, flex office buildings and office warehouses—and served as a consultant to large corporate office buildings. Some notable developments include Lakeshore Crossings Business Park, First Commercial Bank Building and Concord Center in downtown Birmingham. He’s built an active Tenant Representation practice, which he finds very rewarding. He’s also represented numerous clients in the purchase and sale of office buildings. Since beginning his career in 1982, Charles has completed over 700 real estate transactions representing landlords, tenants, buyers and sellers.
Charles enjoys most creating quality and lasting value for his clients—resulting in long term relationships. Brookmont’s end goal is always a satisfied client—and the means is virtually always creativity applied through in-depth experience and expertise. Charles is a member of the Urban Land Institute—and he and Brookmont are recognized as a Costar Group Power Broker.
Charles is a committed supporter of the Birmingham community. He’s a Member of the Birmingham Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees. He served on Highlands School’s Board—and he’s a longtime supporter of Cornerstone Schools of Alabama. He’s also a former member of Operation New Birmingham’s Community board, The Altamont School’s Alumni board and Molton Allen & Williams Corporation Board of Directors.
Charles and his family are active members of Independent Presbyterian Church—which he’s served as a Deacon and an Elder. Charles and his wife Kate have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, traveling, sports and the arts.
A 1982 University of Alabama graduate. Bo’s first job in real estate was in New York City—working with a firm transforming apartment buildings into co-ops. Bo returned to Birmingham—and took a position with Engel Realty Company.
With a passion for architecture and preservation, in 1985, Bo was fortunate to have the opportunity to act as Development Coordinator for the first downtown loft project ever completed in Birmingham: The Wooster Lofts. After his success with that project, he was recruited by the Sloss Development Group—where he worked on the historic Dr. Pepper Building office renovation among others in the burgeoning days of the Lakeview District.
Bo’s next stop—and his last before Brookmont—was Southpace Properties, Inc. where he worked as a broker representing Landlords and Tenants for 11 years.
Bo’s addition gave Brookmont a complete brokerage division—albeit one on a smaller scale than the typical national brokerage house. “I think our size gives us advantages in sales and leasing. We’re a lot more nimble—and we’re better equipped to maintain local relationships; which, naturally, is critical to success in any deal. Since we’re able to work more closely with owners and prospects, we’re often better able to balance the needs of both sides in a deal.”
Outside the office, Bo has been active in the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation—which helps local communities maintain their architectural heritage and integrity, while at the same time meeting the needs of its private and business citizens. Bo also served on the board of Design Alabama—whose mission, as a partner of the Alabama State Council for the Arts, is to showcase the Applied Arts of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, etc.
Active with Independent Presbyterian Church, Bo and his wife Kay have two children.
Edward Nobinger, RPA, FMA, CFM
After attending the University of Alabama, Eddie completed four years of electrical apprenticeship training through IBEW, Local 136. During that time, he earned Certifications as first a Journeyman, and then as a Master Electrician.
In 1980 he began his real estate career with Holloway Chase Properties in Birmingham. The property was subsequently purchased by Colonial Properties Trust—whom he served, in a variety of roles, for the next 27 years.
During his tenure with Colonial Properties, Eddie was honored as Commercial Manager of the Year in 1986, 1993, 1998, and 2003. He was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 1999, and Senior Vice President of Operations in 2008. As Senior VP, he oversaw property operations for over 16 million square feet of commercial office property throughout the southeast.
An active, longtime member of Building Owners and Managers Association International, Eddie has served BOMA’s Birmingham Chapter as Secretary, Vice President and President. He has earned the professional designations of RPA, FMA, and CFM. He is an active member in the Birmingham Chapter of the International Facility Management Association. And he is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Alabama.
Eddie enjoys spending time at the lake, and occasionally fishing, with friends and family (especially his grandchildren). He is an accomplished Old Car buff, having restored several vintage automobiles. He also enjoys home restoration, and has assisted Habitat for Humanity in several home-building projects.
Eddie and his wife Cathy are active members of Shannon First Baptist Church—where he serves on the Board of Deacons.