COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE SERVICES
Sales, Leasing, Consulting, and Property Management
Brown Properties has been serving the Mid-South area since 1993 in sales, leasing, consulting, and property management for all types of retail, professional and medical office, commercial and industrial business owners, insurance companies, attorneys, banks and local developers. With over 25 years of licensed real estate services and experience, Jim Brown’s familiarity and knowledge of the area translates to advantages for customers and clients alike.
SALES OF COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY OF ALL TYPES
LEASING OFFICE & RETAIL SPACE - MULTI-TENANT & STAND-ALONE
MID-SOUTH PLANNING & LAND ENTITLEMENT
Jim is in his 30th year of being a real estate agent. Licensed in 1989, he became a broker in 1990, and Brown Properties was established in 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.
As a graduate from Mississippi State University in 1981 with a degree in business, Jim joined the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association in West Point, MS. From 1982 until 1988, he 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 locating to DeSoto County, with an average of 10 existing companies per year expanding their operations there.
In 1988, prior to becoming a full time real estate agent/broker, Jim served as Director of Business Development with Carothers Construction Company until 1990. 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 and his wife, Melinda, are members of Grace Bible Church and have two children and three grandchildren. They actively support the MidSouth Music Institute which oversees CoroRio, a 200+ member community choir for ages 8 to adults .
Awards & Memberships
Certified Commercial Investment Member Designation (CCIM)
National Association of Realtors
Mississippi Association of Realtors
Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors
National Federation of Independent Business
Southaven Chamber of Commerce
Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce
Hernando Chamber of Commerce
Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce
Desoto Economic Council
LINDSEY BROWn DARBY
Lindsey is a licensed Real Estate Agent with Brown Properties. Having grown up in the world of real estate and in DeSoto County, it was a natural progression for her to begin working alongside Jim. Lindsey has an elementary education degree from Union University. She has held a variety of teaching positions throughout the years. As an advocate for early childhood literacy, she works as a consultant with Education Development Corporation, as well. She and her husband Jared have three children and attend Hernando Baptist Church.
Jared offers clients our Planning and Land Entitlement services. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2003 with a degree in Geoscience, and in 2010 with a masters from the University of Alabama in Urban Planning and Geography. He has previously worked as an assistant director and director of Olive Branch and Hernando's planning departments, respectively. He currently oversees a federal grant concentrating on resiliency and sustainability of the Mississippi River flood plains (www.resilientshelby.com). With his vast experience and knowledge of planning and zoning, he can offer clients services in Land Entitlements, land-use analysis, site plan development, project management, master plans, land-use plans, comprehensive planning, site analysis and selection, public engagement, redevelopment analysis, preliminary environmental impact analysis, code review, Geographic Information Services, and Resiliency planning, including emergency preparedness and natural hazards, and climate change impacts to infrastructure.
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