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Our Approach

Laurel Estates is dedicated to providing superior quality construction that is cost effective. A Real Estate investment has many variables to consider. We are here to help you through the every step of the process from ground breaking to the day the keys are turned over to you. We want you to be confident and pleased that you have made the right choice with Laurel Estates.

About the Team

Because we specialize in the investment property market in the Smoky Mountain region, particularly the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas, we’re actively involved with the top developers in our area. We understand the complexities of the investment property business in this region.

When you work with us, you can be assured you’re working with specialists. Together, our skills and knowledge of the real estate investment property market allow you to rely on a single, responsive and informed team to handle all of your transactions and requests.


David Bryant

Managing Broker

With twenty-plus years of experience in the real estate world, David has the experience to work with the investor in several ways. He has extensive knowledge of good building practices. He has worked with multiple investors, walking them through the process of the development of raw land complete with city/county planning commission approval, roads, septic systems, engineering, site plans, house plans and any other requirement to make the development a complete success.


Carol Bryant

Managing Broker

With twenty-plus years of experience in the real estate and property management world, Carol is uniquely qualified to help investors navigate the evaluation, purchase and management process. She has the ability to help you estimate income potentials and provide insight into maintenance expectations.

Carol is dedicated in assisting both seasoned and novice investors in maximizing their return on investment.

Jennifer Gustafsson

Jennifer Gustafsson

Affiliate Broker

Jennifer was born in Connecticut and raised in Florida. As a professional singer/dancer she moved to Pigeon Forge in 1997 to work with Louise Mandrell. In 2005, Jennifer went into real estate and since then has seen, first-hand, the vast changes in the Sevier County real estate market. She is a member of the Great Smoky Mountains Association of REALTORS, TN Association of REALTORS and the National Association of REALTORS and a Reciprocal Member of the Knoxville Area Association of REALTORS. Her unique ability to connect with so many different people comes from having lived and visited so many places and cultures. Jennifer has outstanding experience with investment and second home properties and enjoys residential home sales, lots and land sales, commercial sales and holds an “SFR” Certification in Short Sales & Foreclosures properties.

Justin Bryant

Justin Bryant

Affiliate Broker

Justin was born and raised in Georgia, but has had family in East Tennessee his entire life and is proud to call this area home. After graduating high school in 1997, Justin attended Georgia College and State University where he studied Journalism and was a member of the golf team.  In 2015, he relocated here from Richmond, VA with his wife Alyssa and their pet boxer, Chulo.

Justin has been a tremendous addition to our sales team. His strong customer service skills, extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry, and acute attention to detail have made him invaluable asset to the real estate industry and especially to Eden Crest Properties.


Donnie Allen

Building Contractor

Donnie started working with his Father when he was 12 years old pouring concrete and helping to build basement foundations for commercial grain elevators. In 1983 he acquired his Class A unlimited General Contractors License. At the time he was the youngest person to qualify & secure that license. From there he entered the housing and small commercial fields.

In 1999, he began building in Sevier County, TN. He has a reputation of Honor, Integrity and the highest quality of relationship with all his customers.



We want to be there for you each step of the way to answer your questions and ensure you’re making an informed decision when purchasing an investment property, whether it is a newly built home, foreclosure or a short sale. Beyond the initial investment process, we want to continue to make your experience as a property-owner easy and rewarding.




As a full-service vacation rental management service company, providing beautiful cabin rentals to visitors of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee since 2004, we are committed to serving the needs of our clients and guests by building lifetime relationships with people not just profit.

Next Steps...

To learn more about how to invest in Gatlinburg or to schedule a tour of the resort contact us. We are dedicated in helping find the right real estate investment opportunity that is ideal for you.