Building a Legacy of Distinction.
"Integrity is at the core of everything we do. We partner with our Clients to think strategically, act responsibly, and execute effectively."
Miles Beyond Business As Usual
Established in 1997, Hollenbach-Oakley is a Louisville-based commercial real estate development firm providing a full range of services, including land development, construction management, and site consultation. Visually attractive and strategically located, Hollenbach-Oakley properties are premier business sites in the Louisville metropolitan region. Superior quality and meticulous attention to detail are cornerstones of our commercial developments, which offer campus-like settings near major highway interchanges.
Our two principals, John Hollenbach and Greg Oakley, have developed and managed more than 2000 acres of “Class A” office, industrial, retail and mixed-use property. Our largest ongoing projects are Blankenbaker Station Business Park, a LEED conducive and innovative business park located in a thriving suburban commercial district, and Oldham Reserve, a planned commercial and residential community on a prestigious 1,000 acre campus.
Keeping Your Vision In Sight
At Hollenbach-Oakley, our distinction is our vision. We partner with our Clients to think strategically, act responsibly, and execute effectively. When we set our sights on a tract of land, we see more than open space. We see a starting point for partnership. Our unique vision is also reflected in our design covenants and architectural review processes, which ensure our developments sustain their “Class A” status and attractiveness over time. Along with our client focus, this commitment to quality provides the foundation for our legacy of distinction.
Working closely with our clients, we provide the leadership and expertise necessary to get projects off the ground and implement them in the most timely, cost-effective manner possible, including assistance attaining facility LEED Certification. To this end, we have made significant investments in infrastructure and public amenities, including new roads, underground utility lines, storm-water management systems and park areas.
Leadership and Team Members
A 25-year veteran in the commercial real estate industry, John is responsible for relationship development with clients, as well as site acquisition, financing, valuation and planning. With a keen sense of market dynamics and a penchant for seeing both sides of the investment picture, John has the unique ability to find the optimal point between risk and return.
John learned his trade by purchasing, renovating, leasing and selling properties in his native town of Louisville, Kentucky, where generations of his family have lived. Building on his success in the residential marketplace, he joined NTS Development Company in 1989 and worked as Director of Commercial Land Development. In 1997, he and Greg Oakley, a colleague from NTS, formed their own company.
John graduated from the University of Kentucky, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and finance. He is a member of local and national professional associations and is active with several community organizations.
Utilizing his architectural training, Greg oversees all phases of design and construction for Hollenbach-Oakley. Through integrity and hard work, he has gained a reputation for paying consistent attention to detail and getting the job done.
Greg began his real estate career as Project Manager at a national consulting firm, where he was involved with nearly 200 projects in the eastern U.S., with total investments of up to $500 million. He then spent six years as Director of Development and Construction for NTS Development’s Commercial Properties Group. In 1997, he joined forces with partner John Hollenbach and embarked on successful projects like the award-winning Eastpoint Business Center and, more recently, Blankenbaker Station Business Park.
Greg received his B.A. of Architecture from the University of Kentucky, and has been a member of the national, state, and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects since 1991. He also completed course work in civil engineering at the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering.
As Chief Operating and Financial Officer, Douglas Peabody manages all day to day operations of the firm. These areas include all operational processes for Leasing and Management activities, all financial activities for the Company and the management clients, risk management, and budgeting and forecasting. Mr. Peabody has more than 27 years of financial and management experience. Doug graduated from Babson College, Wellesley, MA with a Bachelors of Science.
Ms. Parkes has 12 years experience with a major insurance company in the United Kingdom, beginning in the Accounts Department where she administered the investment and broker funds, then moving on to I.T., providing user support and training, programming and analysis, also performing off-site installations around the United Kingdom for the Direct Sales offices. Having lived in Singapore for 3 years, she moved to the U.S.A. 10 years ago, and was employed by a medical office as Office Manager. Mandy joined Hollenbach-Oakley in September 2014 as Commercial Development Coordinator.
Andy Watson leads or assists in all aspects of Development and Construction. Mr. Watson’s work in land use planning, construction management, and land development spans over 10 years and 3 continents. He began working in site engineering as a landscape architect designing commercial, residential, mixed-use, industrial, and recreational sites both domestically and in China and Brazil where his experience also includes construction evaluation and quality control. Mr. Watson is a registered landscape architect with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of Kentucky.