|Phyllis Browning, founder and CEO of The Phyllis Browning Company, is recognized as one of San Antonio`s leading real estate brokers. After a successful period with another local real estate company where she was a top producer for almost a decade, Browning decided to open her own real estate firm. She has been a consistent high producer and this year was named the #1 Top Agent for 2011 by the San Antonio Business Journal.
The Phyllis Browning Company opened in 1989 with five agents and a simple goal: to be the best real estate company in Texas. In response to San Antonio`s rapid growth in the
North central section of the city in the 1990s, the agency opened a second office at the intersection of Blanco and Bitters Roads in 1996. Then in 2002 the Farm and Ranch office opened, followed by our I-10 Hill Country office and our most recent office in Boerne. Today, with agents and staff numbering more than 170 and a lengthy list of impressive achievements, The Phyllis Browning Company is well established as the fastest growing residential real estate company in San Antonio.
In 1995, Christie`s "Great Estates" selected The Phyllis Browning Company as an exclusive regional affiliate, providing additional listings of luxury properties and enabling networking opportunities with other firms marketing high-profile, luxury real estate. As we have grown so has Christie`s, now Christie`s International Real Estate.
Browning Company also is a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World,
the largest network of premier independent companies. Comprised of 650
companies with 4,700 offices and 120,000 sales associates, Leading Real Estate Companies
of the World affiliates sell over 1.4 million homes annually valued at
more than $380 billion, and dominate the list of the top 500 real estate companies
in the United States. Established in 1963 as a referral network to facilitate
introductions of relocating clients to colleagues in other cities, the
organization has grown through the years and has become the "sleeping
giant" of the real estate industry.
The Phyllis Browning Company was also one of the first real estate companies to develop and offer a full-time Relocation Department, dedicated solely to helping corporations and individuals relocating to San Antonio from other cities and countries. The most successful of its kind in the San Antonio community, the Relocation Department has won
and continues to win awards for excellence and achievement.
In 1996, Browning was named San Antonio Small Business Leader of the Year and was recognized by the San Antonio Business Journal as number one in residential real estate sales for
several years in the city of San Antonio. In 2004 Browning was inducted into the San Antonio Women`s Hall of Fame and in 2005 she was inducted into the San Antonio Business Hall of Fame.
In 2007 she was named outstanding volunteer fundraiser by the Association of
Currently, Browning serves on the Board of Directors for San Antonio Medical Foundation and on the UTHSCSA Development Board. She is a Trustee Emeritus at Trinity University, Past Chairman of the Trinity University Business Affiliates and trustee of the San Antonio Medical Foundation. She is past vice chair on the 2001-2002 Board of Directors for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. Browning was most recently honored by receiving the Women`s Leadership Awards for 2011 presented by San Antonio Business Journals’ Celebrating San Antonio`s Outstanding Women Business Leaders.
Her other community service includes involvement in and support of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Alamo Heights School Foundation, Alamo Public Telecommunications Council, Charity Ball Association, Junior League of San Antonio and on-going contributions to KLRN, San Antonio Public Library Foundation, San Antonio Botanical Society, and the restoration of San Fernando Cathedral. She is a past board member of the Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, past Chairman of the Endowment Board for KLRN Television, past member of the TMI Board of Governors and past member of the San Antonio Free Trade Alliance.
Browning is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to beginning her career in real estate in 1979, she taught in both the North East and Alamo Heights school districts. She is married to James C. Browning, President of Browning Construction Company, which is headquartered in San Antonio. They have three children: John C. Browning, M.D., a pediatric dermatologist with UTHSCSA; Craig Browning, who works as an agent with the Phyllis Browning Company; and Jennifer Browning Shemwell, President of the Phyllis Browning Company.
Her goal, and the mission of the Phyllis Browning Company, is to continue to be the very best.