Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate is a full – service company of fine people doing fine work, for you.
The late Gene McLain formed this company in 1974 following a respectful political career and successful law practice. Gene McLain lived and embodied the values discussed above and many others, and he nearly single – handedly kick – started the commercial real estate business in Huntsville, Alabama, to a new and modern level in the 1970’s, 1980’s, and 1990’s. Responsible for most of the commercial sales in the market in those years, Gene McLain was a highly respected citizen, a thoughtful political thinker and strategist, and a loyal and devoted friend and family man. Gene McLain died quietly in 2001.
D. Scott McLain, CCIM, joined his late father in the business in 1984 following a similar career track in law. A graduate of Duke University, Cumberland School of Law, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program (AMDP), Scott McLain leads the company with a similar approach, similar values, and similar vigor.
Brokers, managers, and support people at Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate tend to be associated for a long time, reflecting the opportunities, the value, and the camaraderie of the working environment. All participate in strategy and visioning for the company and all take a personal responsibility and position in its future.
The operational philosophy of the company is to be the best in the market, to know as much as possible about the market, to understand and to listen to clients and customers the best and most thoroughly, and to deliver the highest and finest level of service so that customers and clients will maintain a long term relationship of friendship and trust. We strive for those standards through continuous education, networking, research, and hard work, combined with a balance that respects life and all of us. Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate is a full – service company of fine people doing fine work, for you.
There are three (3) basic rules at Coldwell Banker Commercial McLain Real Estate that govern how we work, how we interact with you, how we interact with each other, and how we interact with the world.
Our firm embraces and supports all people regardless of whom they are, if they subscribe to and support our values and principles and standards. In this organization we have high standards for whom we are and how we work. That said, if people meet these standards, then they are welcomed, supported, and encouraged to flourish.
We want our people to be outstanding and productive and effective and happy. We have an organization in which we all work together, not “for” the organization or “for” any one person or leader or manager.
The commercial real estate practice is very challenging indeed, and it is, frankly, hard to start and to succeed in this business. We are a group of accomplished professionals that succeed in this endeavor and deliver excellent counsel and results for our clients and customers.
To associate with this firm has no more requirements than the principles set forth in the words of this website. It does not matter your history or race or gender or age or any other defining characteristic. If you are of integrity and the committed spirit that is required in this business, then you are welcome.
Look at our group. We either now or in the past have included a great many diverse people, and we are proud of this heritage. We have or now have old people, young people, men, women, people of color, people of various sexual preferences, people of several ethnicities, people of various religions, or none - these characteristics are not what define us. All here are welcome and are important parts of our team, regardless of their characteristics. Integrity, hard and focused work, an appreciation of fun and that life is short, good humor, and confidence and ability to work in this business define us, not any labels that society may ascribe.
Finally, anyone here can rise and succeed to any level they can achieve, and we will help and support them every day. We are focused not at all on whom we are, but on how we can best understand and serve your needs and deliver the professional services and support that you need.
These principles, like others we have, define us, ground us, and make us, all of us, successful.