Nicklies Development provides expertise in all phases of land development, development of existing properties, market value determinations, leasing, and property management. As a full-service real estate development company, we handle all aspects of land development and redevelopment:

Zoning, Surveys, and Permitting

Environmental Assessment

Community Development

Site Planning and Construction


Marketing and Sales

Return on Investment Analysis

Our Team

David W. Nicklies, President and CEO

David W. Nicklies is the President and CEO of Nicklies Development. Mr. Nicklies began his career in commercial real estate in 1980. He founded Nicklies & Co., Inc. in 1988 to specialize in all aspects of retail, office, and industrial real estate brokerage, as well as real estate development in Kentucky and Indiana. In 1997, Nicklies & Co., Inc. became a partner with CBRE, the largest commercial real estate brokerage company in the world.

In 2005, David sold his interest in CBRE/Nicklies to devote 100% of his attention to the development business. David has over 30 years of experience in developing real estate, specializing in construction and development of retail, office, industrial, and residential real estate. David is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), a member of the Board of Realtors, a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the winner of the 2012 March of Dimes Commercial Reach Award.

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Jim Pope, Vice President

Jim Pope has over 50 years of experience in real estate sales, development, and consulting in the Louisville area. As part of the Nicklies team, Jim brings years of experience dealing with local government agencies and knowledge of the city and county zoning processes. He is a member of the Louisville Home Builders Association and has developed valuable relationships with local builders and developers over his career in real estate. Prior to joining the Nicklies team, Jim served as Vice President of a consulting and engineering firm specializing in residential and commercial/industrial real estate development. He has extensive experience laying out subdivisions that are both efficient and aesthetic for the eventual homeowners. He has acted as the lead engineer or developer for more than 50 subdivisions, ranging in size from 58 homes to 1,098 homes, as well as numerous industrial and commercial sites throughout the country.

Grant Nicklies, Vice President

Grant Nicklies is Vice President at Nicklies Development. Grant manages building projects, coordinates leasing, and oversees property management. With a background that includes flipping houses in the real estate market, Grant specializes in keeping projects on schedule and on budget. He also ensures that the needs of each tenant receive prompt attention. With a degree in Business Administration, Grant invests himself in the future of this family-owned company. In his free time, Grant enjoys spending time with family and playing with his children.

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Lee Koehler, CFO

Lee Koehler joined the Nicklies Development team in 2002 and oversees the Accounting Department. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Bellarmine University.  She has been in the accounting field since 1984 and has worked in Commercial Real Estate Accounting for nearly 25 years.  At Nicklies Development, Lee oversees all financial reporting, cash management, Tax Return preparation, and Human Resources.

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Shannon Harritt, COO

Shannon Harritt has been in Real Estate/Property Management since 1994. She brings 12 years of experience working in Multi-Family Residential Property Management and has been in Commercial Real Estate/Property Management since 2007. Shannon began working for Nicklies Development in 2010 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for the company.  She drafts and reviews all legal documents for the company as well as assists with Acquisitions, Dispositions and Lender financing.

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J. Clifford Meredith, Maintenance Technician

Cliff joined the Nicklies Development team in 2016 after 30 years with the Louisville Fire & Rescue. During that time, he acquired certification in Building Officials Code Administrators (BOCA), Level 3B & 3C Training Programs, Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations Level, Building Construction for Fire Suppression, and Building Construction-Noncombustible/Fire Resistive. With over 25 years in the residential remodeling business, Cliff also manages a team of contractors to assist with maintenance on an as-needed basis.

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Irene McKiernan, Admin/Accountant

Irene McKiernan joined Nicklies Development in July 2017 as their Staff Accountant. She has found it to be a great place to work, with a wonderful group of people. Irene’s responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger and financial reporting.

Irene has accounting experience in several industries, including residential and hospitality property management. She holds a BS in Accounting from Bellarmine University. She is a Louisville native and graduated from Presentation Academy.

Irene is an active participant in pursuing social justice in Louisville through CLOUT, a city-wide program seeking equity for its citizens and accountability from its community systems.

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6060 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 110
Louisville, KY 40205
Phone: 502.515.1919
Fax: 502.412.2271

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