Troy Wilson is President of Bellator Real Estate & Development, the fastest growing real estate company and top brokerage in closed volume in Mobile and Baldwin counties. He is a native of Mobile and a graduate of the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell College of Business, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1999. He is an active member of the Baldwin County Association of REALTORS®, where he has served since 2015 and is the current President-Elect. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Gulf Coast MLS, SEEDS (Supporting Educational Enrichment in Daphne Schools), and several advisory committees for local charities.
Troy and Nathan Cox partnered in 2011 when Troy merged his former brokerage, ERA Platinum Properties, with Nathan’s Bellator Real Estate & Development. Troy founded ERA Platinum Properties in 2008 following a four-year tenure as qualifying broker for another ERA office in Daphne, AL. During his time with the ERA franchise systems he was recognized as #40 in Lore Magazine’s Top 200 Real Estate Professionals of the Year. In 2014, Troy was recognized as one of Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 under 40.
Troy’s extensive career in real estate began in new construction sales at the Mitchell Company in Mobile, where he became the Regional Sales Manager and qualifying broker for its single-family division at age 24. In his eight years at Mitchell, Troy managed the sales and construction starts of over 900 homes in 27 residential communities in both Mobile and Baldwin counties. He also performed land selection, acquisition and market studies for nine new subdivisions developments while working at Mitchell. In 2005 Troy co-founded a land development company, Royale Development and a property management company, Baleu Realty Management. In 2007 Troy also started a residential home building company St. Joe Custom Homes, in Mobile Al.
Today, Troy lives in Spanish Fort with his wife, Kristin, and daughters, MacKenzie and Addeline. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, boating, hunting, fishing and competing in endurance triathlon events.
Forrest Daniell is a Principal of Forrest Daniell & Associates, P.C., an architectural firm in business since 1997. He specializes in resort architecture, including high-rise condominiums, hotels, restaurants, and retail, and his partner, Jeff Jordan, specializes in religious architecture. Forrest has designed numerous high-rise condominiums along the Gulf Coast, including 18 completed towers stretching from Perdido Key, Florida, to Gulfport, Mississippi. During the time he has worked on the coast, he has carefully studied the effects of hurricanes, most notably Georges in 1998, Ivan in 2004, and Katrina in 2005.
Forrest is also experienced with various types of commercial architecture, including educational, medical, office, banking, municipal, and assisted living projects. He has built his firm through a mix of competence, listening, and being easy to work with. His life experiences have influenced his design style, including Latin influences from growing up in Mexico, study abroad in Italy while at Texas A&M University, as well as the simultaneous beauty and harshness of the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts.
Perhaps the best example of the unique design style that has culminated from these experiences is a high-rise condominium project in Orange Beach, Alabama, called Turquoise Place. The two luxury towers are the largest multi-family residential project in the state of Alabama, and has been featured on the cover of several publications including Condo Owner Magazine, U.S. Glass, and U.S. Architecture.
Forrest is a licensed architect in six states including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Wyoming. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University in 1986 and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1995.
Forrest has been married to his wife, Emma, for 28 years and they have four children. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking.
Local Developer Nathan Cox heads the development team. Nathan hails from a real estate family who has been involved with eight condominium projects in Orange Beach and many other major developments in the area, including Ono Island. Nathan began his career in real estate after receiving an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marine Corps in 2007, where he served with the 3rd Bn 6th Marines as an Infantry Officer in Iraq. Nathan founded Bellator Real Estate & Development in 2008, Truland Homes in 2011, and later brought them together under the Battle Plan Capital umbrella in 2012. Battle Plan Capital has historically focused on single-family residential development and currently has dozens of developments totaling thousands of lots in various stages all across North Florida and Baldwin County. BPC is looking forward to transitioning more into the condominium development arena with several projects planning to commence in the coming years.
Nathan took advantage of the downturn by forming investment entities to purchase distressed real estate assets all across the Gulf Coast with values equating to hundreds of millions of dollars. His largest investment group involved him partnering with Bienville Capital out of New York to form the Gulf Coast Opportunities Fund in 2012. They raised $61 million and acquired property from Panama City to Baldwin County to include the site of Transcendence and the other gulf-front property to the east that is slated for two additional towers deemed Ascension and Grace.
Nathan earned an MBA from the University of South Alabama and graduated summa cum laude with a BS in investment finance from The University of Alabama, where he was also a member of the football team from 2000 to 2003. He is currently a CCIM as well as a member of the Southern 7 Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Nathan also serves on the board for the Alabama Center for Real Estate, USS Alabama Foundation, and the Cox Family Foundation.