Richard Brown Principal

Richard Brown is a Principal at The Townsend Group. He is part of Townsend’s San Francisco office, but maintains a home office in Denver. Mr. Brown provides the following services to institutional clients: 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 provides traditional advisory consulting basis to institutional clients including state, local and corporate defined benefit plans.

Prior to joining The Townsend Group in 1998, 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, CO. 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 has passed Level I of the CFA program, and holds the designations of CRE, and CPM.

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Richard Brown