Each week, we will profile an innovative leader who was selected for the 2024 edition of Az Business Leaders magazine. Today, meet Walt Brown, Jr., the founder, CEO and designated broker of Diversified Partners.

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Walt Brown, Jr.

Founder, CEO and designated broker of Diversified Partners

Background: Walt Brown, Jr., is the founder, CEO and designated broker of Diversified Partners, LLC, a real estate brokerage and development company based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He began his career in commercial real estate in California in 1990 where he focused on learning and understanding the real estate business while creating valuable relationships through his positions at various companies. In 1996, he founded Diversified Partners as a full-service commercial real estate brokerage company. Over the years, Walt’s passion, transparency, executive oversight and “big picture” mentality have contributed to Diversified Partners evolving into one of the leading development and brokerage firms in Arizona. Walt’s significant experience in all aspects of the commercial real estate industry has led to a wide range of successes. He has leased, sold, and/or developed more than 5,000 commercial properties and more than 12 million square feet of retail properties throughout the country.

Source of pride: “I have a dynamic passion for real estate and all projects are exciting and differ from one another with different challenges. I love them all and I am so humbled by my team and the individuals I am surrounded with everyday who are growing Diversified Partners.”

Professional advice: “Find your niche, find what you love and find what you want to do for the balance of your life. I’m happy to say I love what I do and feel like I have never worked a day in my life because of it. Also prepare to make sacrifices. All success comes with sacrifices, commitment, research and hard work.”

About Az Business Leaders: AZ Business Leaders is an annual business-to-business publication that combines the who’s who of Arizona business community with their valuable leadership advice and knowledge. The magazine is published by AZ Big Media. To learn more about Az Business Leaders, contact Sheri Brown, director of sales.