As the founder and Managing Member in COMVEST Properties, LLC, and its affiliate development company, Net Lease Developers, LLC, Brooks coordinates all company developments and project financing. He is further responsible for the creation and maintenance of retail and investor relationships.
He began his commercial real estate career in 1979 as Southwestern Real Estate Representative for Wendy's International. He left corporate real estate in 1996 to become Vice President of Brokerage Services at Grubb & Ellis Sawyer Commercial Real Estate. Prior to the formation of COMVEST Properties, LLC, he was Vice President of Development and a member of the Executive Committee for a Louisiana based Development Company.
Brooks graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. In 2006 he completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Advanced Management Development Program in Real Estate. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has served as Chairman of the ICSC Mississippi State Governmental Affairs. Brooks is also an active member of the Mississippi Commercial Association of REALTORS and a member of the Urban Land Institute. In addition to Mississippi, he holds Real Estate Broker's licenses in Louisiana and Texas. Brooks is a Life Member of the University of Mississippi Alumni Association, the Harvard University Graduate School of Design Alumni Association, the Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Alumni Association, and serves on the Academic Real Estate Initiative Alumni Advisory Board at Harvard University. He is a member of the Harrison County Republican Party Executive Committee and served as a Harrison County Commissioner on Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's Governor's Commission for Recovery, Rebuilding & Renewal in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.