About Us

2bd7262Jim Brown received his real estate license in 1989 and became a broker in 1990. After four years with a Memphis based brokerage company Jim opened his own company in December of 1993. Since 1989 he has focused exclusively on commercial and industrial sales and leasing. In November 2002 he was awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute, a division of the National Association of Realtors. 

Prior to becoming a full time real estate agent/broker, Jim Brown was Director of Business Development with Carothers Construction Company from 1988 until 1990. From 1982 until 1988, Jim was the Executive Director of the DeSoto County MS Economic Development Council. During his tenure there was an average of 8 new companies per year located in DeSoto County. An average of 10 existing companies per year expanded their operations in the county. After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1981 with a degree in business, he joined the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association in West Point, MS. These experiences in the public and private sectors have given Jim the insight of how vital a community’s attitudes are toward creating and maintaining a pro-business environment.

Jim has been a Mississippi licensed real estate agent for over 25 years. He  currently serves as President of the board of directors for the MidSouth Music Institute which oversees CoroRio, a 200 plus member community choir for ages 8 to adults. He and his wife, Melinda, are members of Grace Bible Church and have two children and three grandchildren.

Lindsey Grace (Brown) Darby is a consultant with Educational Development Corporation, providing books for children – website link

Clif Brown and wife Lauren own Neighbors Mill Bakery and Café in Springfield Missouri – website link

 

BROWN AWARDED CCIM DESIGNATION

DeSoto County’s First Designee

1422471_10152908873612069_5568637164257928579_nJim Brown, real estate broker and owner of Brown Properties in Southaven, MS has been awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the CCIM Institute. The designation was awarded Thursday, November 7, 2002 during the Institute meetings in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The CCIM designation is awarded to commercial real estate professionals upon completion of a graduate-level curriculum and attainment of a level of qualifying experience. CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis, and form a business network encompassing 1,000 markets throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Of the estimated 125,000 commercial real estate practitioners in North America, 7,000 currently hold the CCIM designation. Mr. Brown is one of forty designees in the state of Mississippi and DeSoto County’s first.

The Chicago-based CCIM Institute is an affiliate of the National Association of Realtors and is the governing body of the largest commercial real estate network in the world.

 

 Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:   8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday: by appointment only

Closed Saturday & Sunday