The Dobbins Group
Dobbins Group was founded by Bill Dobbins more than a decade ago and includes principals with expertise in property development, construction management, finance, acquisitions, and asset management.
TDG develops new multifamily communities and acquires existing multifamily assets for repositioning.
With a primary focus on Southeastern US markets, we have an impressive track record spanning Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Louisiana.
Each Dobbins development is envisioned, designed, redesigned, and build specific to its location and crafted to become a special place that remains desirable, viable, and valuable for generations to come.
From pools and postal rooms to yoga studios, dog baths, and comfortable clubhouses, TDG creates places of comfort and community that provide everything our residents, investors, owners, and employees could want.
People ultimately make decisions emotionally—and this is especially true of their home. Dobbins Group develops unique brands for each development that make our projects and their environments stand out.
The Dobbins Group Team
The team built to address today’s demanding development environment.
TDG’s knowledge, capabilities, and network of resources and relationships enable us to maximize return for our investors while developing truly unique communities in growing Southeastern markets of the United States.
Principal & COO
Steve is responsible for managing the firm’s banking and investor relationships as well its day-to-day financial and administrative operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the banking and real estate industries.
Most recently, Steve was a commercial real estate lender at RBC Bank, responsible for banking real estate investors and developers in Southeastern markets. From 2005 to 2010, Steve served as CFO of Thornton Homes, Inc., a Birmingham based homebuilder with peak annual revenue of $75 million. Prior to Thornton Homes, he was a commercial real estate lender at AmSouth Bank (now Regions Bank) and closed over $500 million of loans to private real estate developers, REIT’s and opportunity funds. During his nine year tenure at AmSouth Bank he had responsibilities that included affordable housing loans and investments, managing the commercial real estate underwriting group, and loan workouts.
Steve holds a BS in Corporate Finance and Investment Management from The University of Alabama.
David’s responsibilities include multifamily acquisitions and new development. His role includes deal sourcing, evaluation, acquisition and development of properties consistent with the firm’s investment criteria.
David served in various key leadership positions over his professional career involving both commercial and residential properties and land re-entitlement. Most recently, he co-founded Landology, LLC, where his role involved real estate acquisitions, strategy, development and dispositions. Prior to Landology, David served as President & CEO of ONCOR International with responsibility for directing a global organization of over 50 premier, independent commercial real estate companies. Prior to ONCOR, he served as VP of Carter & Associates responsible for project development, leasing, and brokerage services. David has been responsible for more than 3 million square feet of industrial / office developments and leasing, involving both build to suit and multi tenant properties.
David received a BS from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Vice President of Development
Eric is responsible for all aspects of the acquisition and development process at Dobbins Group, from investment sourcing to design and predevelopment, lease-up and stabilization. Prior to Dobbins Group, Eric was Director of Development with Bayer Properties, a national real estate development and management firm headquartered in Birmingham. His responsibilities included mixed-use development and the repositioning of the firm’s portfolio retail assets, and most recently led the development of a $25M mixed-use historical redevelopment project in downtown Birmingham, AL, utilizing Federal and State tax credits as well as Opportunity Zone equity.
Eric earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He is active in the Birmingham community, previously serving as a founding Board member of the Urban Land Institute’s Alabama chapter. He also recently concluded a Board position with the Jewish Community Center, serving for several years as facilities chair.
President of TDG Builders
John is responsible for overseeing construction for Dobbins Group. As Construction Manager, he is involved with each development including project administration, document control, GC supervision, strategic planning, financial controls, negotiations and problem resolution.
Prior to joining Dobbins Group, John spent 12 years with B.L. Harbert International where he last held the position of Senior Project Manager. At B.L. Harbert, John managed over $316 million in new construction. His construction experience includes luxury high rise coastal condominiums, collegiate sports facilities, Class A office space, specialized research facilities, institutional buildings, and LEED Gold & Platinum Certifications. This work varied from hard bid state contracts to negotiated lump sum and cost plus/GMP. John’s projects have been recognized by various organizations with numerous national awards of excellence.
John received a BS in Building Science from Auburn University and he also holds a LEED AP certification.
Brock started as an intern with Dobbins Group and upon graduation from Auburn University with honors assumed his current role as development manager. At TDG, he is responsible for asset and lease-up management, development execution, and financial analysis.
Brock holds a BS in finance with a minor in Spanish. He is active in the Birmingham community and a member of the non-profit organization Young Professionals of Birmingham.