The owner Michael Brown has lived in the Charlotte region for more than 45 years and has over 24 years of commercial real estate experience in – real estate brokerage, development and construction. 
His experience includes representing clients with all types of land sales for development, residential, retail apartments, office, industrial warehouse, NASCAR team shops, 1031 exchanges and investments.

Mike started his commercial real estate career as a Broker for Prudential Charlotte Commercial Real Estate.

He was also a founding partner and vice president of Southeast Commercial Real Estate before starting his own firm Cole Commercial Real Estate Advisors.

He has received numerous sales and achievement awards over the years. 
Mike’s commitment to integrity and reliability has proved to be invaluable for his clients. His personal efforts have helped them to realize and sometimes exceed their financial goals with their real estate investments and has built long-term client relationships with his clients. Many have been clients for repeated purchases or investments and have referred their family and friends to us over the years. 

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

-Warren Buffett

​​Cole Commercial represents sellers and buyers with land for commercial and residential development. We Work with business owners in the selling, buying and leasing of industrial warehouses, office, retail and investment real estate transactions. Many clients choose to use the IRS 1031 tax rule and exchange their property for a new investment property without paying capital gains taxes.

  • An additional service includes finding off-market properties for buyers that fit a specific development need.

We feel it is very important to personalize our service for you, taking the time to find out what you really expect or need from your currently owned or future property. Then we advise you with the information you need to make important decisions in today’s constantly changing real estate market.

  • Buying and Selling commercial property and land for development is constantly becoming more complex with complicated contract requirements and site entitlements that are different in each city or county municipality. We help guide you through this timely process from beginning to end.   Contact us and see how our firms years of local experience can assist you. 


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Members of the CRCBR, CRRA and National Realtors Associations for over 20 years.

Since 1996 our company has focused on providing our clients the most personalized real estate brokerage service available in the industry through-out North and South Carolina. 

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Lee Ann Brown was born in Charlotte. As a teen she spent time in Eastern Virginia as a "Real Estate Brat" for ten years. Missing Charlotte she moved back in 1983. Licensed in 1994, she started in residential real estate, always more interested in the commercial side, opportunity came knocking when and became involved with Commercial purchase and leasing.  Lee Ann is a member of the Charlotte Regional Realtor Association and a Graduate of the 2016 Leadership Academy.  She participates in the Housing Opportunity Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the CRRA and served as chair of the Fair and Affordable Housing Advisory Group.  She is also a member of the Charlotte Regional Commercial Board of Realtors.

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Let us assist you with your leasing needs!  Whether Office, Retail, Restaurants or Industrial, we can help.

Being in touch with the growth, trends and business climate of Charlotte is very important in Commercial Real Estate. Companies basing their decision on where to be is a very important one. Here is where Cole Commercial excels. Being keyed into new businesses, developments and trending areas are crucial to a business. We strive to find that perfect space to fit a clients needs. Analyzing demographics, traffic counts and surrounding businesses to help make the right decision whether buying or leasing space .