Richard Brown Partner

Richard Brown is a Partner at The Townsend Group. He joined Townsend in January 1999 and is assigned to the San Francisco office, but maintains a home office in Denver.  Mr. Brown provides Advisory clients the following services: strategic and investment planning, structuring programs for multi-asset class portfolios (Private real estate, Timber, Public REITs, and Farmland), evaluation and selection of investment managers, pooled funds and individual managed account investment opportunities, hold sell analysis, performance measurement and performance evaluation. Mr. Brown also is a member of Townsend’s Open End Fund team which quarterly reviews and evaluates Open End Core, Value and specialty funds.

Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 1999, Mr. Brown was a Senior Consultant with Eileen Byrne & Associates, Inc., a leading institutional real estate consulting firm.  That firm provided traditional institutional advisory services and merged with The Townsend Group in 1998.   Mr. Brown also was a senior officer for the Resolution Trust Corporation from 1987-1994.   In his capacity he sold commercial real estate assets throughout the country and resolved complex loans typically those involving litigation.  From 1978 to 1997, Mr. Brown was a senior officer with the Frederick Ross Company in Denver, Colorado.  He provided real estate consulting services to a wide range of corporate and institutional clients.

Mr. Brown is a member of NCREIF, PREA, The Counselors of Real Estate, and The Institute of Real Estate Management.

Mr. Brown received a B.S. from The University of Colorado, Boulder campus.  He majored in real estate and marketing.  He holds the designations of CRE, and CPM.

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Richard Brown