Venture Investment Partners ("VIP") was formed in 2014 and is led by Bo Brownlee and Easley Waggoner. VIP was created to capitalize on the strong leasing and management platform that currently exists at Venture Commercial, which was founded in 2000 by Mike Geisler and Ken Reimer to create a new standard of excellence for the DFW commercial real estate market. Today, Venture Commercial has a stellar client list and leads the DFW area in retail brokerage. The company specializes in landlord and tenant representation as well as retail pad sites, land sales, investment property sales and dispositions. Taking full advantage of the Venture Commercial platform, the principals use their retail market expertise and background to successfully identify, acquire and manage well-located retail assets within the DFW metroplex.
Bo Brownlee, Principal, has been transacting in commercial real estate as a principal since 1995 and has been the general partner or co-general partner on all acquisitions since 2002. The breadth of his investment experience ranges from working with institutional debt and equity in the acquisition of U.S. assets for a publicly traded company to using private equity to buy assets both in the United States and abroad for a boutique investment firm. He has worked with a variety of asset types, but his primary focus has been on investing in and operating improved retail properties.
In 2014, Bo partnered with the principals of Venture Commercial and Easley B. Waggoner, Jr. to form Venture Investment Partners, LLC. As one of the founding partners of the new company, Bo’s role includes locating and underwriting all new acquisitions; seeking out and structuring all debt and equity; managing and providing oversight of all leasing, property management and asset management responsibilities for each property purchased and held; and, ultimately, timing asset disposition to maximize value and returns for the partnership.
Easley Waggoner, Jr., Principal with Venture Investment Partners and Senior Vice President with Venture Commercial Real Estate, specializes in landlord representation and is a member of Venture Metro, Venture’s metropolitan retail team. His 20+ years of creating value for his clients by identifying and bringing an optimal mix of both boutique and national retailers to a project has earned Easley a stellar reputation. In addition to leasing, Easley’s sense of creativity enables him to visualize a property’s greatest potential, allowing him the ability to best advise his clients regarding property enhancements and improvements. Taking great pride in the attention and dedication he gives each project, Easley constantly strives to provide excellent service and achieve maximum results for his clients.[see Easley's broker profile here]