The Flatiron Group Inc. is a real estate development firm based in Charlotte, NC specializing in the development of affordable multifamily housing.

Founded by Hollis M. Fitch in 2003, the company’s mission is to develop quality affordable housing for low-income residents while meeting and exceeding the expectations of its investor partners.

The Flatiron Group, Inc. is able to achieve this by working closely with local governments to meet housing needs and revitalization goals. The company firmly supports the development of affordable housing, urban renewal, urban infill, and smart growth green properties.

The Flatiron Group, Inc. is closely affiliated with Fitch Development Group, Inc. and Brown Trout Holdings, LLC. Since 2003, The Flatiron Group, Inc. and its affiliates have been responsible for the development of over forty apartment complexes throughout Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. These previous forty properties represent over $100 Million dollars in real estate development.


“Aside from creating construction related jobs in the short term, Westgate Terrace will provide [Franklin, NC] with numerous economic benefits in the future including giving… an additional tool to attract and retain a skilled workforce and increase consumer spending in the area…”

Derek Roland
Franklin Town Planner
on the benefits of Westgate Terrace, a Flatiron Group, Inc. LITHC project

“I am happy to recommend Mr. Fitch and his company. [Broad River Terrace] has been done in a first class manor and is operated in the same way.”
Joshua Freeman,
City of Brevard Planning Director

“I have had the pleasure to work with the folks at The Flatiron Group for several years now; I have known Paul for probably twenty-five years and have worked very closely with Hollis [in] the past few.  As a fairly large affordable housing manager and developer, we have the luxury to pick and choose the folks we want as development partners.  We are constantly approached by numerous individuals and groups seeking to do business…The Flatiron Group is one of the few with which we choose to work.”
Danny Ellis, President, GEM Management, Inc.

Fitch Development Group
Brown Trout Holdings