Allenwood’s development is being overseen by three local real estate professionals with specialties in three distinct disciplines, and a desire to provide a residential option that captures the skills and vision of some of Williamson County’s finest architects, designers, and builders.


Matt Bryant, P.E.

M2 Group — Engineering

Matt has more than 19 years of experience in land development in a diverse mix of industries including residential, commercial, institutional, power/energy, industrial, and health care. Matt will oversee all elements of Allenwood’s engineering and will work directly with contractors to ensure that the site is ready for construction and adheres to all municipal guidelines.

Prior to forming his own venture, Matt served as a Principal in CEC’s (civil engineering firm) Nashville office. During his tenure with CEC, Matt was responsible for the overall direction and management of the real estate and energy project teams, including the balance of work load, prioritizing long-term resources, overseeing projects, and developing business opportunities and strategic plans. Specific Tennessee projects included The Estates @ Arrington National and Keystone Crossing. Matt is a licensed engineer in 7 states. He is a resident of Franklin.


Jim Cheney

Prufrock Communications, LLC — Sales & Marketing

With 20 years of experience in corporate communications, Jim will oversee all marketing and sales operations in Allenwood. Prior to starting his own firm, Jim was Vice President of Communications at Southern Land Company where he was responsible for all public relations and marketing activity for the company’s Tennessee and Texas communities. Jim began his career in Nashville with Seigenthaler Public Relations where he was responsible for a variety of corporate accounts.

Jim has been a board member of Bridges of Williamson County and Williamson County Casa. He lives in downtown Franklin.


Daniel Woods, RLA

The Addison Group - Landscape Architecture

For more than 14 years, Daniel Woods has been a leader in landscape architecture in Williamson County. Daniel will be overseeing all elements of Allenwood’s design and will be working with local contractors and architects to ensure that the development retains its quality throughout the life of the project. 

Prior to forming the Addison Group, Daniel was a senior landscape architect at Southern Land Company where he played a principal role in communities such as Westhaven, LaurelBrooke and Windstone. Since heading out on his own, Daniel has worked with dozens of local Williamson County builders in numerous communities including Annandale, The Grove, King’s Chapel, Leiper’s Fork, Barry Farms, Magnolia Vale, Edenbrook, and Elmbrooke. Daniel is a member of the Economic Development Steering Committee in Thompson Station, and also serves on the City of Franklin Housing Commission. He is a resident of Thompson Station.



Left to right: Allison Klausner and Elena Cheney

Left to right: Allison Klausner and Elena Cheney

Elena Cheney

For almost 20 years, Elena Cheney has been actively involved in Middle Tennessee Real Estate.

She began her career working alongside her father, Pete Langfitt, building homes in Williamson County in the mid-nineties. Her early responsibilities included interior selections, working directly with architects, designers, and sub-contractors, and pushing a broom. In short, she learned the business of building from the ground up.

As her experience grew, Elena took over management of Langfitt & Associates, overseeing all elements of the company’s operations as well as taking a hands-on role in both the design and construction of each home.

Elena’s eye for detail and enthusiasm for her work brought significant value when it came to working with clients, and the list of happy homeowners stretches nearly two decades and into some of the region’s most coveted neighborhoods including Westhaven, LaurelBrooke, Green Hills, 12 South, and Belle Meade.

In 2014, Elena decided to actively pursue real estate sales in addition to her continued work with Langfitt. An affiliate broker with Pilkerton Realtors, Elena concentrated her listings in Williamson County and brings a distinct perspective for both buyers and sellers who want more out of their Realtor than simply unlocking the house.

Elena graduated from Harpeth Hall in Nashville and received her B.A. from the University of Tennessee. She is actively involved with BRIDGES Domestic Violence Center and is a board member of the Williamson County Task Force Against Domestic Violence. Elena is a resident of Franklin.


Allison Klausner

Allison Klausner has been an active Realtor with Pilkerton Realtors since 2007. During that time she has been involved in all aspects of residential real estate including buying and selling new and existing homes, marketing foreclosed properties for a regional community bank, marketing new developments, and purchasing and managing investment real estate.

Prior to being a top-producing Realtor, Allison worked in the mortgage industry for 10 years as a loan officer with Security Pacific Bank and First American Bank. Later she served as an Operations Manager with Signature Funding. She began her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry, representing both Johnson and Johnson and Wyeth.

Allison earned a degree in Psychology and Sociology from Vanderbilt University in 1987. She returned to Middle Tennessee in 1994 where she and her husband, who teaches English at Battle Ground Academy, have raised their four boys in Williamson County.

Allison is a member of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors and is an active member of Crosspoint Community Church.