Drew Brown

Drew Brown is a Bay Area Native with a lifetime exposure to real estate development. Drew attended Santa Clara University and went on to earn his law degree at Golden Gate University.

Drew joined R&C Brown Associates in 2008. Drew has been a key player in the expansion of R&C focusing on commercial real estate acquisitions, management, leasing, asset re-position and dispositions, He lives in Los Gatos, CA with his wife and children.


Mark Bruening

Mark Bruening is the President of R&C Brown Associates. With over 30 years in the Silicon Valley commercial real estate business, Mark is an invaluable asset to the R&C Brown team. After graduating from Santa Clara University, Mark served as VP and Senior VP for several local Bay Area real estate companies including Grubb & Ellis and Colliers International.

His area of expertise is real estate investing, including acquisition, planning, finance, sales and leasing negotiations, construction, property management and has helped R&C acquire over one million square feet in assets.


Mark McDowell

Mark McDowell is the Director of Construction Operations for R&C Brown Associates. Mark has worked in all aspects of construction and building for more than 30 years. After 9 years as the contractor for R&C Brown, he joined the team full time in August 2015 and oversees everything from estimates to construction in the field.

Mark is a Bay Area Native and lives in Willow Glen, CA with his wife of over 30 years.

Suzie Thigpen


Suzie Thigpen is the Executive Assistant to the CEO and manages the administration of the R&C Brown office. She brings with her 14 years of experience in various administrative roles supporting C-level positions. Suzie earned her BS in Business Administration and her MBA from California State University, Stanislaus.  In her free time, she likes to spend time with her children, go on adventures to see new places, and go camping.


Josefa Pontillas

Josefa Pontillas is our office admin at R&C Brown. Prior to that she was working admin for a pop up catering company and taught preschool. She has a passion for climbing, and for being outdoors.

Maritza Alfaro

Maritza Alfaro has a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, Stanislaus. She has 15 years of experience in accounting and is the new Senior Accountant at R&C Brown.  She has two busy kids, and spends her weekends in a softball field or wrestling tournaments. 

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