Alison Poland

Co-Founder & CEO

Known for her inspirational strength as a leader, industry trendsetter, and ability to solve hard problems with out of the box solutions that make sense, this Co-founder and CEO is unlike any other leader in the modular home building industry. With over 20 years of developing, designing, building, and analyzing real estate in both private and public sectors, this leader brings both an unprecedented wealth of knowledge and a strong network that is easy to follow.  

As the leader, Mrs. Poland’s duties are focused on the big picture of the company while securing pipeline, important company relationships, and the right team members. Mrs. Poland created the initial home designs and works closely with her team to ensure that the company keeps the customer experience in mind as the designs are modified to meet each market. 


Mrs. Poland has degrees in both International Business and Architecture from the University of Maryland along with awards and recognition from numerous organizations including the U.S Department of Defense, State Historic Preservation Organization, the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, the National Women Museum of the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, National Association of Women Business owners, the Corcoran School of Art and Design, US Green Building Council, and the U.S. Army Privatization Program (PAL).  


Graduating graduate school during the recession when architecture jobs were nonexistent, Mrs. Poland was selected as an architect for the military where she completed her architecture training and connected with a leader in the residential development world that afforded her unique opportunities and 20 years of a successful career that ultimately lead her to the creation of Smarter Living Homes. 


Most notably, Mrs. Poland’s experience afforded her the opportunity to lead hundreds of team members to design, develop, and build Army Hotels across the U.S. and World. It is through this experience of managing huge teams, across different time zones, of great and diverse talent, that she honed her leadership skills.  


Mrs. Poland is a Maryland native but has called Nashville, Tennessee home for more than a decade.