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Brown Investment Properties, Inc., is the largest commercial real estate brokerage company in the Piedmont Triad and the oldest full-service commercial real estate firm in Greensboro, NC. Our accomplished brokers bring experience, education, and entrepreneurial spirit to serve our clients in:

  • Sales and leasing
  • Buyer/tenant representation
  • Income/expense analysis
  • Lease versus purchase analysis
  • Investment property counseling

Ready To Buy Or Lease?

Every Brown Investment Properties, Inc., commercial broker/Realtor® works full time selling and leasing commercial properties, and many of them specialize in a particular property type: office, industrial, multi-family, retail, land, or investment property. Our knowledge of the commercial property market across the Southeast is unmatched in depth, and our clients benefit from our brokers' experience. From the due diligence period through closing, you can rest assured that we will coordinate all aspects of the lease or purchase process smoothly. This may include working with a mortgage broker or banker, appraiser, inspector, insurance agent, and closing attorney, as well as helping you manage zoning issues, space planning, and surveys.


If we are marketing a property for you, we create a strategic marketing plan that takes into account the current competition, market conditions, and property amenities. Our brokers are well connected in the region, having the contacts that will ensure your property is in front of interested prospects. We provide all signs, full-color brochures, marketing packages, and website listings, including those on: Brown Investment Properties, Commercial Listing Exchange, and LoopNet for investment properties. We also promote our clients' properties via NC Economic Development, direct mail, broadcast broker email, market studies, presentations, professional associations, and many other approaches.

Chester H. Brown, III


President, CCIM

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Specialization: Client Property Portfolio Analysis | Development

Chester has been with Brown Investment Properties, Inc., since 1992 and has served as President since 2005.

Chester’s focus is multi-family development and providing asset management of the company’s real estate holdings.  Chester is also included in the core group that allocates the company’s capital investments.

He is active in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina and serves on numerous professional and community boards.  Most recently, he was the Chairman of the Guilford Merchants Association.


Bachelor of Arts in History-University of North Carolina, 1992

Professional Designations:

CCIM - Certified Commercial Investment Member

Realtors Commercial Alliance

Greensboro Regional REALTORS Association

National Association of REALTORS

Chair, Commercial & Industrial Division of the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association Board of Directors (1999, 2014)

Triad Apartment Association Board of Directors-2002-2004 -Treasurer

Civic Affiliations:

Member of the UNCG Board of Visitors

Affordable Housing Management Board of Directors, 2011-2014, current Chair 2015

Greensboro Housing Development Partnership Board of Directors, 2014-Present

Early Childhood Center Board of Directors, 2004-2010, chair in 2006

Downtown Greensboro, Inc. Board of Directors, 2004-2010, chair in 2007

Greensboro Advisory Group for Southern Community Bank & Trust, 2007-2010.

Triad Real Estate Building & Industry Coalition, 2008-2011, Chair in 2010.

Healthserve Advisory Council, 2009-2010, chair in 2010.

Guilford Merchants Association, 2010-2015, chair in 2013

Greensboro Housing Development Partnership 2014


Trip Brown


Chairman of the Board

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With the company since 1979, B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MBA from Wharton School--University of Pennsylvania. Cameron-Brown Company (1965-71), Charter Properties, Inc. (1971-79). Experienced in retail, office, residential, townhomes, condominium and apartment development, leasing, management, sales and brokerage.

Co-chair of the Greensboro Downtown Greenway Steering Committee.  The Greenway is a public (City of Greensboro)/private (Action Greensboro) partnership and will be a four mile, 14’ wide trail around downtown Greensboro which will serve as the hub of the City’s trail system.   Site features will include enhanced landscaping, benches, water fountains, lighting and considerable public art.


Vince Howard


Head Commercial Broker

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Specialization: Retail | Site Selection | Assemblage | Development

Vince Howard is a licensed real estate broker and REALTOR. Vince joined Brown Investment Properties in 2005. He has over 16 years of real estate experience as a commercial real estate broker.

Vince is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where he received his B.A. and a post graduate of Wake Forest University where he received his MBA.

He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, the North Carolina Association of REALTORS, the Greensboro Regional REALTORS Association and the REALTORS Commercial Alliance (GRRA-RCA). Vince is also on the Board of the Bryan YMCA.

Prior to joining Brown, he was employed by a regional REIT (Real Estate Invesment Trust) in the acquisitions/dispositions and analysis department for new office and industrial properties. Vince was involved in the disposition of over 1 billion dollars of their real estate assets over a 5-year period.

Vince provides a full range of commercial real estate brokerage services to buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants, with an emphasis on site selection/assemblage and development.

Vince was born in Winston-Salem and was raised in Greensboro, NC. He is married and has two children. He is an avid runner and tennis player and coaches youth soccer.


Cindy Rosasco

Commercial Broker

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Specialization: General Office | Retail | Tenant Rep

Cindy Rosasco is a licensed Real Estate Broker with over 10 years of experience in commercial real estate. Cindy brings a distinctive skill set to the company with a specialization in Office and Retail leasing.  Cindy has lived in the Triad for over 25 years and has experience leasing office space in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter working with many start–up groups, scientists, R & D companies, medical educators, and many more innovative companies that have moved to the Carolinas.

In addition, Cindy has several years of experience in property management and has managed office buildings and retail centers throughout the Southeast.  Cindy has successfully managed and leased numerous commercial facilities occupied by U.S. General Services Administration.

Cindy’s experience managing and leasing retail space in Friendly Center, one of the most prominent shopping centers in the Region has complimented her knowledge in the retail sector providing her with a well-rounded portfolio of commercial real estate exposure.  Cindy’s experience also includes office, lab, warehouse and retail leasing in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Lake Norman and Durham, North Carolina.  Her experience in these areas will certainly benefit potential clients looking for competent guidance and representation in many real estate transactions. 

Cindy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Management.  She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, The International Council of Shopping Centers, The NC CCIM Chapter and Piedmont Triad Commercial Real Estate Women, a chapter of Crew Network.  Cindy is involved in community activities such as the Alzheimer’s Association and Greensboro Urban Ministries and regularly supports the local arts within the community.


Rick Baker


Commercial Broker

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Specialization: Investment Property | Industrial | Land

G.F. Rick Baker is a licensed real estate broker and a member of the Certified Commercial Investment Institute (CCIM). Mr. Baker joined Brown Investment Properties, Inc. in 2007 and has 15 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker.

His prior business experience includes 25 years of experience as a professional geologist, manager and business developer in the petroleum and geo-environmental engineering industries. Mr. Baker specializes in income producing investment properties (multi-family) and provides a full range of commercial real estate brokerage services to buyers, sellers, tenants, landlords and investors having real estate needs specifically in the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina and in the southeastern United States in general.

Over his 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Baker has provided services to major corporations, small business organizations, individual investors, municipal and county governments and universities. Mr. Baker is a member of the Certified Commercial Investment Institute (CCIM), the North Carolina Real Estate Educators Association (NCREEA), the North Carolina Association of REALTORS, the National Association of REALTORS, the Greensboro Regional REALTORS Association, Inc. and the REALTORS Commercial Alliance (GRRA-RCA) where he served as a Board of Directors member and the Chairman of the Board in 2007. He is a professional geologist and a graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and of West Virginia University with a Master of Science in Geology. He is a Vietnam era veteran, a member the American Legion, a Patriot Guard Rider, and the Greensboro Elks Lodge and Greensboro Moose Lodge.  Mr. Baker belongs to the United Methodist Church


Austin Hill

Commercial Broker

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Austin Hill is a licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker. He joined Brown Investment Properties in 2016.

Prior to joining Brown, Austin has nearly seven years of experience in the restaurant industry. His experience includes managing a staff of 20+ employees, forming rapport with executive clients, and maintaining an overall reputation as a key member of the organization. Mr. Hill understands restaurant operations as a whole and has worked with a variety of people in his experience. Austin has also worked with a startup in the mobile application industry as a sales representative.

He is a member of the Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association and the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance. His hobbies include riding motorcycles, exercising, and traveling.


Tim Knowles

Commercial Broker

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Specialization: Land

Tim Knowles is a licensed real estate broker with a background in landscape architecture and land planning. He has lived in the Triad for 30 years. He joined Brown Investment Properties in 2016. His expertise is in planning and development of land and multi-family properties.

Tim attended school at West Virginia University where he earned his landscape architecture degree in 1982. He spent 20 years as a design/build landscape architect where he was the design sales manager of a multi-million-dollar landscape company. Tim also has 11 years of experience with a planning, engineering and surveying firm. Tim’s responsibilities there included rezoning plans, feasibility studies, single and multifamily residential subdivision layout and design, apartment layout, and mixed use development layout. Tim took many projects from concept to completion including rezoning cases, plan submittals, permitting and construction administration.

Tim is a member of the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association, the NC Realtors Association, the National Realtors Association and the Realtors Commercial Alliance. His other achievements and affiliations include the Triad Green Building Council and the US Green Building Council, Greensboro’s Advisory Commission on Trees and the Greensboro Community Sustainability Council that focused on transportation and land use. He is credited with 14 state and national environmental improvement awards for his work from the NC Landscape Contractors Association and the National Landscape Contractors Association. He also received a merit award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NCASLA). Tim served as the Triad Chapter Chairperson for NCASLA from 2004-2006 during which time he organized the fall conference in Greensboro that focused on mixed use walkable development.

He enjoys working in his garden, hiking, kayaking, snow skiing and biking.



Bill Strickland


Commercial Broker

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Specialization: Medical Office | General Office

Bill Strickland is from Rocky Mount, NC and has lived in Greensboro since 1986. He received his Associates of Arts degree from Louisburg College and earned his BS and MBA from Elon University. After graduation from college, Bill worked in the restaurant industry for nearly two years before entering the health care field where he served in various capacities of administration for over 18 years, the most recent as Director of a radiological imaging company operating serveral outpatient facilities.

Bill is actively involved in the community. He is an Elder at First Presbyterian Church and is active on various nonprofit boards. He is on the Board of Directos od both the Greensboro Regional Realtors Association and the Realtors Commercial Alliance. Bill has previously served on the Greensboro Board of Adjustment. You wll oftentimes find Bill volunteering his time by officiating swim meets on a pool deck somewhere.

Bill joined Brown Investment Properties in 2005. Bill lives by the Golden Rule and practices commercial brokerage with this same attitude. Bill is very familiar with the medical and dental office market and he has helped many medical and dental clients with their commercial real estate needs. Although his brokerage activity is primarily focused on the medical and dental community, Bill works in all types of commercial real estate. Bill represents several major medical office landlords in Greensboro. He works with tenants, landlords, buyers, sellers and investors, so he can help regardless of your specific need. Call him if your practice is considering expanding, downsizing, relocating or if you would like to discuss your current lease or purchase situation. He can help you save money!

Bill is a member of the Greensboro Regional REALTORS (R) Association, the North Carolina Association of Realtors (R) and the National Association of REALTORS (R). He is also a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Designee. A CCIM is a recognized expert in commercial and investment real estate. The CCIM designation is earned after successfully completing a designation process that ensures proficiency not only in theory, but also in practice.

Sample clients include: ABC Pediatrics, Brown and Durham, DDS, PA, Cone Health, Cornerstone Health Care, Family Solutions, Charles Frazier, MD, GSO Printing, Greensboro Imaging, Mackler, Lutins and Benitez, DDS, Bruce McCoy, MD, PharmQuest, Piedmont Spay and Neuter Clinic, Southwoods Animal Hospital, Triad Eye Center, Triad Psychiatric & Counseling Center, Wake Forest University Health Sciences.


Brian Burnham

Commercial Broker

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Brian Burnham has been serving the Commercial Real Estate Industry in the Triad and surrounding counties for over 15 years with a diverse background in Leasing and Sales of Industrial, Office, Retail, Investment Properties, and Land.  He is a former President of the RCA (Greensboro Realtors Commercial Alliance), the Qualifying Broker for two former commercial division franchisees and the recipient of multiple sales achievement successes and awards. 
Originally from Atlanta, Brian now lives in Summerfield, North Carolina with his wife Lesley, daughters Courtney and Avery, and son Davis.  Brian holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Manufacturing Engineering from WCU, is an active member of Oak Ridge Presbyterian Church, and a 10 year former Assistant Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 600.


Wes Vogel

Commercial Broker

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Wesley Vogel is a licensed real estate Broker and REALTOR who joined Brown Investment Properties in 2019. Wes is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College where he received his BS. He is a member of the National Association of REALTORS, the North Carolina Association of REALTORS and the Greensboro Regional REALTORS Association. Prior to joining Brown Investment Properties, he was employed for 12 years at Canterbury School where he taught Middle School Social Studies. Wes provides a full range of commercial real estate brokerage services to buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. Wes was born in Erie, PA and was raised in Union City, PA. He is married and has one child. He enjoys hunting, fishing and many outdoor activities.


Doug Fogartie

Commercial Broker

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Doug Fogartie is a licensed real estate Broker and REALTOR who joined Brown Investment Properties in 2019. Doug is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BS in Business Management. He has an extensive marketing background for franchisees in the QSR industry, and has worked on corporate marketing teams for various automotive repair companies. Doug provides a full range of commercial real estate services to buyers, sellers, landlord and tenants. He spends his free time whitewater kayaking in the mountains, mountain biking with his wife and friends, and spending time with his son.


Katie Tucker

Brokerage Administrator

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Sally Leight

Marketing Administrator

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