Founder, Jefferson Brown, and partners Chuck Ogletree, David A. Strickland, and Paul Schwinne, have a long-standing relationship through their work in commercial real estate. The uniqueness of their expertise and personalities provide a business partnership with a strong vision and leadership.
These four innovative partners have brought their expertise to farming. With deep roots in the Fayette County community, these leaders have been working together for many years.
Jefferson Brown is the Founder/Creator of Alō Farms & Alō Farms Net Zero. He is also the Founder/President & CEO of Jefferson Browne Gresham Architects where he directs the design of each of the firm's Master Plans and Buildings. His responsibilities have included both the design and administration of a broad range of projects including both master planning and building design for healthcare, medical, commercial, amenity, recreational, micro and tiny houses, treehouses, alternative farms, and residential clients throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
Chuck Ogletree, David A. Strickland, and Paul Schwinne are all Principals of Southtree Commercial, a Construction, Real Estate, Development, and Property Management firm focused on the commercial market. Chuck started the commercial general contracting/construction side of the business in 1989. Paul Schwinne started the real estate brokerage business in 2005. David A. Strickland joined Paul Schwinne in his real estate firm in 2007. In 2010, Chuck, David, and Paul, formed the Property Management division, and in 2011, they formed the Development division.
These leaders have led many successful projects and entities over the years and have completed over 200 projects in the local area. Chuck is the Co-Founder of Champion Millworks. He also serves on the board of directors for Line Creek Brewing Company and is a volunteer with Southside Church. David A. Strickland is active with the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and the brokerage community. Paul Schwinne is a Co-Founder and CEO of Line Creek Brewing Company.