Meet The Team
Katrina Blackwell is a Principal of Blackwell Nelson Companies. Katrina has been in the real estate and property management industry for over 24 years. Katrina is a proven advocate for her clients and is a strong negotiator when selling real estate and a thorough property manager. As a licensed REALTOR and member of the Birmingham Association of Realtors (BAR) she serves as the Qualifying Broker for BNC and holds the CAM designation (Certified Apartment Manager) through the National Apartment Association. Her background allows her the scope of expertise necessary for overseeing all aspects of managing HOA communities, rental properties, and facilitating real estate transactions.
Katrina has been directly involved in the due diligence and brokerage on a variety of real estate projects to include residential homes, owner occupied duplexes, commercial buildings, and multifamily portfolios. Katrina is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama. Katrina is married to Johnny & has two children. Katrina is a cancer survivor & has a strong passion for studying homeopathic remedies.
“I love developing a ‘one on one’ relationship with my client and matching up the right property for their needs. I feel fulfilled and rewarded when putting a successful transaction together for both Seller and Buyer.”
Roxane Nelson is a Principal of Blackwell Nelson Companies. Roxane has been in Property Management for over 27 years. Her background allows her the scope of expertise necessary for overseeing all aspects of managing physical assets, directing maintenance and repairs, and coordinating large construction and renovation projects. This background is ideal for the HOA management that is provided by BNC. Roxane coordinates onsite vendors, prepares for HOA meetings, is a primary liaison for all of the properties managed by BNC and her education, expertise, and experience all combine to provide a tremendous asset to our clients.
Roxane has been an onsite trainer, been an officer with the Birmingham Apartment Association and her professional designations include both the Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) designation by IREM and the Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) designation by NAA. Roxane and her husband, Jerry, enjoy spending time with their two children. Roxane also enjoys volunteering for various organizations and playing golf in her free time.
“Property Management is in my blood! I love my job every day! The challenges it brings & the rewarding moments continue to drive me.”
Tanya Nichols has served as the Controller for Blackwell Nelson Companies for over 5 years. Tanya handles all financial responsibilities for both the company as well as the managed properties, and serves as company liaison for all vendor relations. She has over 20 years of experience in asset control and loss prevention. Tanya was born and raised in Birmingham, AL where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. In her free time, she loves to cook and spend time with her husband, three daughters, and their extended family.
Carolyn Rakers serves as an Association Manager focusing on customer service and marketing for Blackwell Nelson Companies. Carolyn graduated form the University of Alabama with a Bachelors degree in Communication and Business. Carolyn oversees all of the HOA newsletters and community relations for Blackwell Nelson. Carolyn previously worked in Sales and Marketing in Birmingham, AL for ten years before becoming a full time mom of three boys. After being highly active as an active community volunteer, she rejoined the workforce in 2013 with Blackwell Nelson Companies. Carolyn continues managing an active family and is still an active community volunteer. Carolyn continually uses her artistic ability to decorate for school, church and community events.
Johnny Blackwell is a real estate agent with the company. Johnny started in real estate sales in 1988 and has an extensive real estate background. Johnny has appraised, brokered, and financed residential, commercial, multifamily, industrial, office, agricultural, timber, and specialty properties for both owners and investors. Johnny owned a real estate and appraisal firm and was an active Certified General Real Estate appraiser. Additionally, Johnny worked in commercial real estate finance for over 18 years as a loan officer, analyst, and underwriter and has worked on a wide array of income producing properties. Since 1988, Johnny has thousands of hours of journalized experience credits and hundreds of classroom hours of real estate education. He has personally viewed countless properties all over the United States. Put his experience and expertise to work for you.