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Stability and Longevity for Your Business

C.J. Brown REALTORS® has served the Real Estate needs of Greater Baton Rouge for nearly 100 years. Our market leadership and long heritage provide you with instant recognition and a competitive edge.

The History of C.J. Brown REALTORS®

C.J. Brown REALTORS® was founded by Cyrus J. Brown in 1917 and was instrumental in the transformation of Baton Rouge from a sleepy riverside community into a major metropolitan city. In 1995, C.J. Brown joined the Latter & Blum Family of Companies, transforming both into a regional powerhouse and making it the #1 Real Estate brokerage in the Gulf South.

In 2009, the Latter & Blum Family of Companies merged with market leading Noles-Frye Realty in Alexandria and later added ERA Stirling Properties in Greater New Orleans. In 2012, we welcomed Acadiana’s leading Real Estate firm, Van Eaton & Romero. In 2014, our company entered Southwest Louisiana by joining with Lake Charles-based ERA Moffett Realty. The same year, we entered the Houma market with the addition of Patterson Real Estate Agency, and in 2015, we welcomed Thibodaux’s Century 21 Acadia to our Family. In total, our success has attracted more than 35 Real Estate companies to make us who we are today. Our locally owned heritage and strong market position, combined with our Business Referral Network, offer you a powerful advantage and many, many opportunities.

Our Culture

Trust and credibility are valuable assets, and no brand has built a better reputation based on those assets than C.J. Brown REALTORS®. We hold as one of our guiding principles, “Building Stronger Communities in the Markets We Serve.” We are deeply rooted in our community and proud of our heritage as the most respected Real Estate brokerage in Greater Baton Rouge and our reputation as one of our community’s greatest supporters. Our philanthropic outreach benefits a host of local charitable causes.

Support for Our Military

The Robert C. Penick, Ph.D Military Scholarship Program is named after our Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Latter & Blum, Inc., a U.S. Army Veteran and former Chief Lieutenant Colonel. Our program assists Veterans who are interested in transitioning from military service to civilian life. Through counseling and financial support, we ease the path and eliminate the costs of entering the Real Estate Industry. Honorably discharged military veterans and active duty personnel and spouses are eligible. Our program covers the costs associated with pre-licensing and post-licensing courses, business sales training, exam fees, E&O Insurance, business cards, yard signs, and a complimentary one-year subscription to our technology and marketing tools. We believe that through our support of our military, we help to strengthen the communities in which we live for the benefit of all.

College Scholarship Program

Since 1991, our Scholarship Program has assisted Agents and Employees in our Family of Companies with education costs. The program is open to the children of Agents and Employees within our Family of Companies who are entering or currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. Since the program’s inception, over half a million dollars in funds have been awarded. Educational funding is one of the many ways we are building stronger communities in the markets we serve.

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