Realized® hires first independent registered representative

Realized®, a leading provider of Investment Property Wealth Management®, announced that Simon Brower, the CEO of Upstream 1031, has joined the company as its first independent registered representative. The partnership underscores Realized’s dedication to bridging the gap between real estate and the wealth management industries by offering specialized real estate experience and guidance to investors. Brower will continue to operate under the Upstream 1031 brand.

Over the course of his career, Brower has overseen the placement of more than $1 billion into DST and tenancy in common (TIC) investments. Prior to founding Upstream 1031, Brower worked as managing director at Bluerock Value Exchange, where he managed Bluerock’s 1031/DST fundraising business. During his time there, he worked closely with investors, and their trusted advisors, to provide guidance and intelligent solutions for the creation and management of Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs).

Brower also held leadership positions with other real estate and securities companies such as KBS and Grubb & Ellis. He received his B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and currently holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.