Owner and Broker
Birmingham native McDonald Strong cultivated a love of the land early on in life. After working in real estate for several years, he attained his broker’s license in 2004 and later opened Strong Realty. Since then, his passion has led to brokering, buying, selling, developing, improving and managing 25,000 acres across Central Alabama.
Visualizing an untapped potential is one of McDonald’s greatest skills. Outside of providing an unmatched experience for buyers, sellers and developers, McDonald is active in the Shelby County Chapter of the Alabama Treasure Forest Landowner Association and the Alabama Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute.
Ron was the former head of Private Banking at ServisFirst Bank. He began his career in wealth management at AmSouth Bank in 2000 after earning his bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama. Ron’s personal experience with purchasing and improving properties in Alabama, coupled with the knowledge of over 20 years of financing real estate, make him a valuable asset to the company and our clients. A lifelong outdoorsman and an Alabama landowner for many years, Ron decided to follow his passion in the land business on a full-time basis. Ron is a member of the Alabama Forest Owners Association, Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation; of which he has served on the Birmingham Board of Directors for over a decade.
Hailing from Demopolis, Alabama, Edward was practically born into the land business as he received years of tutelage from his father, who managed more than 70,000 acres during his 48-year career. Edward also received a wealth of guidance from his grandfather who served as a logger and lumberman.
Since becoming a licensed realtor, Edward has facilitated more than 15,000 acres of land sales. His extensive experience with both recreational and timber land purchases allows clients to maximize the marketability of their properties. Outside of helping folks buys and acquire land, Edward is an avid sportsman who enjoys wing shooting along with fishing and wood working.
Contact Edward today to discuss buying or selling land.
Thomas got his know-how in the land business via summers on the family farm and a semi-apprenticeship with a neighboring landowner. After attending Columbus State University on a baseball scholarship, Morrison began working for Blackjack Lands as a property manager in 2010. After a six-year tenure with Blackridge managing more than 150,000 acres of forestry roads and wildlife projects, he struck out on his own and established Morrison Land Contracting. He joins Strong Realty as an associate with a passion for land conservation and stewardship while also bringing a unique skill set to the company.
In his spare time, Thomas enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife, Rachel and their two children. Contact Thomas today to discuss about recreational management, earth moving and land management.