About Baxter Brown
Baxter Brown represents tenants and buyers in commercial real estate transactions. Brown’s goal is to help his clients meet their unique requirements on the best possible terms.
Brown began his career working for property-owners and developers, an experience which provided him valuable knowledge and skills. In the process, Brown observed the advantage tenants and buyers gained when represented by real estate professionals. Consequently, he began Baxter Brown Properties, Inc. in 1987 to provide his negotiating expertise.
Brown’s clientele span a variety of industries, including professional practices, advertising, insurance, telecommunications, manufacturing, technology, and financial services. Brown’s primary market is the Jackson, MS area. However, because Brown’s services are client-driven, he works wherever his clients’ needs take him. As a result, he has completed projects in most major U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., Houston, and San Francisco, among numerous others.
Prior to forming Baxter Brown Properties, Brown served as Assistant Project Manager for the Houston, TX-based A.P. Keller Company in the development of One Jackson Place, a 14-story/232,000 square foot office building in downtown Jackson. Brown was a part of a three-person team responsible for all phases of the project, including site acquisition, design, construction, financing, and leasing. Tenants leasing space during Brown’s tenure includes, among others, KPMG, Entergy, Prudential Securities, and Ernst & Young.
Before One Jackson Place, Brown served as Asset Manager for Eastover Corporation, a predecessor to REITs Parkway Properties (NYSE: PKY) and EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP). There, Brown’s primary responsibilities included the management, leasing, and renovation of an 87,000 square foot Jackson office building, a commercial/residential land development in New Orleans, LA, and various retail properties throughout the US.
Baxter Brown was born in Memphis, TN and grew up in Jackson. He graduated in 1979 from Vanderbilt University summa cum laude with a degree in history.