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Since its beginning almost 40 years ago, Brown Realty Advisors has earned its reputation as one of the Southeast’s most successful brokerage firms. Our strong team is highly skilled in selling multifamily investment properties throughout the region, from the larger markets to secondary and tertiary cities in Georgia, the Carolinas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Virginia. We also have a knowledgeable, multi-skilled support staff to assist brokers and clients with investment properties.


Bo Brown Walter Miller Jim Jarrell Barden Brown Taylor Brown Chandler Brown Cory Sams Steve Mack


Bo Brown

President

Founder and President of Brown Realty Advisors, Bo Brown is responsible for securing and growing all business lines, recruiting, and creating and managing strategic initiatives for the firm. In total, he oversees approximately 15 brokers and support personnel.

Career Highlights

Brown has more than 34 years of multifamily real estate experience, and is consistently recognized as one of the leading multifamily investment specialists in the Southeast, closing more than $5 billion in multifamily sales transactions. During his career, he has represented advisors, developers, investors, lenders, and REITs with their assets. Much of Brown’s success is derived from his ability to provide his clients with an arsenal of services, from strategic planning and comprehensive financial analysis focused on balance sheet implications to business plan consulting and demographic analysis of potential customer bases and other decisions that can impact the bottom line. This sophisticated approach to business allows him to assist clients in a long-term, strategic consulting role, versus simply selling an asset and negotiating pricing from a one-off transaction perspective.

During his career, Brown has represented numerous clients with their multifamily assets in the Southeast, including:

  • Wachovia
  • RREEF
  • Gables Residential
  • AMLI Residential
  • GE Capital
  • STRS Ohio
  • Easlan Capital
  • Lincoln Property Co.
  • AIMCO
  • Konover
  • Miles Properties
  • Wells Fargo

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

Brown is a Lifetime Member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and its Million Dollar Club, and is on the Board of Directors for the National Multi Housing Council. He is also an active member of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Urban Land Institute, Atlanta Apartment Association, and the Georgia Association of Realtors. Other honors include:

  1. Who’s Who of Commercial Real Estate by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2005
  2. Top 20 Overall Producer by the Atlanta Board of Realtors, 2005

Because of his expertise, Brown is regularly asked to speak on commercial real estate and has been interviewed by such publications as the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Multi-Housing News, and Commercial Property News.

Education

Bo earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Georgia.


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Walter Miller

Managing Director - Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending

Walter Miller specializes in market rate apartment and student housing properties. He focuses on multifamily sales and also has an extensive track record selling retail and land properties. In addition, he leverages his experience in conducting site selection, construction, renovation and alternative uses for his clients assets, creating additional revenue stream for their end result. Walter has a strong reputation serving institutional, as well as private investor clients in the sale of investment sales properties throughout the Southeast.

Utilizing cutting edge technology along with extensive market knowledge, Walter provides his clients with comprehensive representation, helping them achieve maximum value in the purchase, sale and disposition of their assets.

Career Highlights

Walter has more than 23 years of experience in dispositions, lending, and portfolio management and has closed more than $1 billion in multifamily sales transactions. During his career, Miller has represented clients with their multifamily transactions in the Southeast, including:

  • AMLI Residential
  • Echelon Residential
  • Lincoln Properties
  • Educational Realty Trust
  • Winthrop Financial Associates
  • Aspen Square
  • Barrett Properties
  • Wells Fargo
  • Lane Company
  • STRS-Ohio
  • Carter Haston
  • Savings of America

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

Miller is on the Board of Directors of the National Multihousing Council and the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors of which he is a part of that organization’s Million Dollar Club. He is also an active member of the Atlanta Apartment Association. Walter is licensed in the States of Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. Other Memberships and honors include: Top 20 Overall Producer by the Atlanta Board of Realtors.

Education

Walter received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Georgia.


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Jim Jarrell

Senior Managing Director

Jim Jarrell has over 25 years of experience in multifamily sales and asset management throughout the Southeast. As a specialist in multi-family brokerage starting in 1991, he has sold over $1 billion in apartment deals and 20,000 units in Georgia, the Carolinas, Alabama and Tennessee. Transitioning to Asset Management in 2010, Jim was able to apply his experience from the deal making side of the apartment business to the operations side, creating value for investors in apartment transactions. Now back on the investment side, he is focusing again on sales of apartment properties. Prior to joining Greystone Brown, Jim has held senior level positions with the RADCO Companies, Trimont Real Estate Advisors, Cushman & Wakefield and Marcus & Millichap.

Career Highlights

Jim has been a licensed real estate broker for over 30 years assisting clients with acquisitions, dispositions and asset management. During his career, he has worked with many clients, including:

  • Fannie Mae
  • Courtland Partners
  • AIMCO Residential
  • Equity Residential
  • Wilkinson Group
  • Carter Haston
  • Aspen Square
  • GE Capital
  • AIMCO
  • Miles Properties
  • B&M Management

Professional Affiliations

Jim is a member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and is a Lifetime Member of the organizations Million Dollar Club.

Education

Jim earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Finance from the University of Georgia as well as a Master of Science in Real Estate from Georgia State University.


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Barden Brown

Managing Director - Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending

A native Atlantan, Barden Brown focuses on both private and non-institutional owners with portfolio and single-property multifamily assets for investment sale and lending. He has experience with a wide array of organizations within the real estate capital markets, including private investors, syndicators, joint-ventures, pension funds (and their advisors), life insurance companies, developers and opportunity funds. Barden uses his broad range of experience to provide comprehensive acquisition and disposition intelligence. He has recently been involved in the analysis and disposition of private client properties in excess of $750 million. Barden began his career in real estate in 2006 and since that time, has developed extensive experience in business development, property analysis, borrower qualification and due diligence. His clients include:

His clients include:

  • CF Real Estate Services
  • Trimont Real Estate Advisors
  • BB&T
  • LNR Partners
  • PEM Real Estate Group
  • Midland Loan Services
  • Republic Funds
  • Ocwen Financial
  • Hallmark Companies
  • 18 Capital Group
  • Castlegate Partners
  • Brookline Investment Group
  • QR Capital
  • Griffin Funds
  • Crown Holdings / Marquis Properties

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

In 2007, Barden received the L. Frederick Glass Rookie of the Year Award by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors. Brown is an active member of the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, the Young Council of Realtors, Urban Land Institute, and the Big Brothers-Big Sisters organization. He is also a Guest Lecturer at Kennesaw State University, speaking on various topics related to commercial real estate and finance. He is currently a licensed real estate sales person in the State of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Education

Barden received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Real Estate from the University of Georgia.


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Taylor Brown

Director - Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending

Multi-family Investment Advisor

Taylor Brown joined the Brown Realty Advisors team in January of 2008 and has actively been involved in the sale of over 6,000 units and $250,000,000 in volume. His responsibilities span the entire lifecycle of a multifamily transaction with an emphasis on customer service. Taylor specializes in brokerage for the southeastern United States and has sold properties of all asset quality and size, including portfolios. His knowledge of the multifamily industry and current market conditions have proven to help his clients make the most accurate and informed business decisions, resulting in repeat business and solid relationships. Taylor is also responsible for creating the company’s financial and underwriting models.

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

Taylor is an active member of The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, The Young Council of Realtors, The Atlanta Apartment Association, and the ACBR Million Dollar Club. He is currently a licensed real estate sales person in the States of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. He is also in the final stages of obtaining his CCIM designation. On a personal note, Taylor has been active in coaching baseball at the Northside Youth Organization and participates in local Club Sport Atlanta events.

Education

Taylor received his BBA in Real Estate from the Terry School of Business at The University of Georgia

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Chandler Brown

Director - Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending

Chandler Brown joined the Brown Realty Advisors team in 2009 shortly after graduating from the University of Georgia’s Terry College with a Business Administration degree in Real Estate. Prior to his transition into multi-family brokerage, Chandler’s past responsibilities have included the financial underwriting and analysis for multi-family, self-storage, and office assets, as well as rental market coordination and research across the Southeast. Since joining the company, Chandler has assisted in the sale in over 100+ properties totaling 12,000+ units and over half a billion dollars in volume in Atlanta and across the southeast.

Professional Affiliations/Recognitions

Chandler is a current member of The Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors, Young Council of Realtors, a licensed sales person in the state of Georgia. Mr. Brown also serves on the junior committee for The Shepherd Spinal Center in his spare time.

Education

Chandler graduated from The University of Georgia with a Business Administration degree in Real Estate.


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Cory Caroline Sams

Director - Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending

Cory, a native Atlantan, focuses on private owners, both non-institutional and institutional, with non-core portfolio and single-property multifamily assets. She has worked with a wide array of organizations within the real estate capital markets, including private investors, syndicators, REITs, life insurance companies, developers, and opportunity funds.

Cory has worked in the commercial and multifamily real estate industry for more than eight years, focusing on the Atlanta and overall Southeast markets. Before joining the Brown Realty team in 2009, Cory worked for the Apartment Group at Cushman & Wakefield for over three years. While with Brown Realty Advisors, she has assisted in the sale of over 1,600 units and nearly $85 million in transactional volume. She also has developed extensive experience in property assessment, multifamily asset consultation, financial analysis, and both qualitative and quantitative market research.

Education

Cory graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in International Business & Marketing. She is currently a licensed real estate sales person in the State of Georgia.


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Steve Mack

Director - Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending

Steve Mack rejoined the firm as Director, Multifamily Investment Sales and Lending in June 2016. Based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Steve heads Greystone Brown’s multifamily team in the Carolina’s and Coastal Georgia with a focus on investment sales, business development and debt and equity placement. Steve is currently licensed in the states of GA, SC, NC, FL.

Career Highlights

Steve brings nearly 15 years of multifamily brokerage experience to Greystone Brown. Prior to joining the firm, he was co-founder and Partner of Coastal Apartment Advisors from 2004 to 2016, where he was directly involved with transactions totaling $1.2 billion.

Before forming Coastal Apartment Advisors, he worked with Brown Realty Advisors in Atlanta in multifamily sales.

During his career, Mack has represented numerous clients with their multifamily assets in the Southeast, including:

  • Aspen Square
  • Carter Haston
  • CW Capital
  • Hathaway Construction
  • Kassinger Development
  • LNR Partners
  • Midland Loan Services
  • Omni Corp
  • Palms Associates

Education

Steve holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Accounting from San Diego State University and is an inactive CPA.


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