Geoffrey C. Brown joined USA Properties Fund in 1989, eight years after his father, J.B. Brown, founded the company. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 1997.
Under his direction and leadership, USA Properties has experienced dramatic growth, developing more than 11,000 units.
Mr. Brown oversees all aspects of USA, including its apartment portfolio, current projects that are either in the development or construction phase as well as making decisions relating to future projects. He is also engaged in government relations at the local level as well as state and national level jurisdictions relating to housing policy.
Today, USA Properties Fund is one of the largest developer-manager-owner of affordable apartment communities in the West and a leader in the multifamily industry. Mr. Brown has also led the company’s expansion into the market-rate sector, with several apartment communities nearing completion.
While Mr. Brown has overseen the expansion of the company portfolio, he remains committed to the residents who reside in USA communities. In 2011, he co-founded the JB Brown Fund, a partnership with LifeSTEPS that helps residents at USA affordable communities in two ways. First, the Fund provides academic, vocational school, and youth sports scholarships. Second, it provides those experiencing financial hardship with a one-time grant and financial education to help them better manage their resources. In 2018, he again partnered with LifeSTEPS to pilot an RN Case Management Program, offering an on-site registered nurse for residents at three senior communities.
Before joining USA Properties, Mr. Brown was in the commercial credit department and later served as a commercial real estate construction loan officer with Lloyds Bank. After Sanwa Bank acquired Lloyds Bank, he was named Vice President and Manager of the Pasadena Real Estate Office and oversaw construction lending for commercial and residential loans.
Mr. Brown serves on the Board of Directors for the California Council for Affordable Housing and California Housing Consortium. He served as Chairman of the California Consortium in 2012 and 2013, and is currently serving as Vice Chair of the National Housing and Rehabilitation Association. Finally, Mr. Brown is also a Board Member for the National Muli-Housing Council.