Our History, Our Approach, Our Philosophy

Samples Properties is a full-service commercial real estate company that has been invested in the commercial real estate market of Huntsville/ Madison County for over 40 years with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure continued commercial success in North Alabama. Over the years, Samples has overseen the development of multiple office and retail projects in the Huntsville area totaling over 2 million square feet. We take pride in our understanding of the local market and how it relates to our clients. This understanding of the real estate market and adaptability to market conditions allows Samples Properties to offer an effective answer to your commercial property needs.

Our History


amples Properties is proven in the commercial property history of Huntsville/Madison County with roots dating to the inception of Cummings Research Park in the 1960’s. Carol Ann Samples inherited her father’s drive for Huntsville’s commercial growth, continuing the growth of Cummings Research Park and retaining the integrity of her father, Milton Cummings’, vision. Ty Samples’ background focused largely on retail properties related to restaurant and hotel site selection throughout the Southeast. In the early 1980’s his focus shifted to the Huntsville market. Together with Carol Ann, they established the new direction for the company. Building upon the framework and legacy of Cummings Research Park and Ty’s experience in the commercial market, Ty and Carol Ann carried forth a company which offered a full- range of commercial real estate services based on integrity and experience.

Michael Samples joined Samples Properties in 1987. He worked primarily in construction coordination and property management of several high-profile projects. Over the years Michael has developed a comprehensive understanding of the commercial real estate market. Gripp Luther joined the company in 1992 and has represented a wide variety of individuals and corporations both locally and nationally facilitating brokerage services including acquisitions, sales, and leasing. Together, Michael and Gripp, along with the Samples Properties team continue to raise the standard of excellence in commercial real estate market in Huntsville and Madison County.

Samples Properties was there when Huntsville began to grow, and they are still here, standing on the knowledge of experience and the history of integrity.

Our Approach

We at Samples Properties possess a deep understanding of the commercial real estate needs of Huntsville/Madison County. Our long-standing history of quality commercial developments and our distinction in property management go hand-in-hand with our understanding of every aspect of commercial real estate and how it relates to our clients. We are trustworthy, ethical, and able to adapt to market conditions in order to meet our client’s needs.

“Samples Properties always brings a ‘let’s get the job done’ attitude and is always conscious of cost and schedule impacts while meeting the demands of their customer. They are expert developers that will get the job done in a professional, timely, and cost effective manner. We were amazingly pleased with the management of our project from start to finish.”

E.Scott Dublin, VP/CFO Radiance Technologies, Inc.

Our Philosophy

Be Adaptable. We know in order to provide our clients with the best possible service, we must be adaptable. As market conditions change, we will adapt to make sure that you are offered personalized, responsive service while adding value to your property. Samples Properties is proud of the quality of services we provide—development, property management, and commercial brokerage. With the privilege of each new client, we treat your venture as our own, taking every necessary step to ensure a productive outcome for you.

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