Michael D. Brown

Advisory Board

Michael has over 40 years of practical home building experience in a high-volume production work environment, which includes an extensive background, in land acquisitions, operations and development, strategic planning, developing and executing financial models, budgets, marketing, home design, vertical and horizontal construction and purchasing. The Brown family has built over 28,000 homes in the Arizona market.
thousand homes between the two markets of Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Michael has extensive experience in finance and home mortgage operations he founded, MDJ in 1993 and developed, orchestrated, and built a mortgage company to service the Brown family building operation. His knowledge and understanding regarding the value and importance of forward commitments, buy downs, and buyer incentives for a production home builder company helped Michael's vision of creating MDJ mortgage. From 1993 to 2008 MDJ was one of the largest in-house mortgage operations in Arizona. During the 14 years MDJ was operating, it funded close to 2 billion in loans in its history and never bought back a single loan.

In 2005 Michael sold his part of the company back to the family and pursued other ventures. After leaving Brown Family Communities, Michael and his team formed a company called Arizona Land Group. As the local market started to change, he saw an opportunity to purchase and entitle raw land for commercial developers and later transformed the company into purchasing distressed real estate assets.

In 2016 Michael and his team reunited to re-brand and launch Brown Homes, currently the company has an actively building and sales presence in the Arizona market and continues to grow the company.

Michael is still an active member in the local YPO Gold Arizona Chapter.