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About Us

About Us

Bear Granville Corporation is a licensed real estate brokerage with a primary focus on residential property management.

We serve a diverse group of real estate investor clients and their properties located in virtually every section of Greater Richmond. As housing specialists, we match great rental opportunities and values with qualified tenants.

Mission statement:

“We provide exceptional value in property management services for our clients and their tenants by being professional, knowledgeable, dependable, consistent, and passionate about every aspect of our work.”

Our Team

William Walton & Doug Brooks

The Principals

William & Doug are the owners of Bear Granville Corporation. They share duties as the brokers, lead property managers, and supervisors of all day-to-day operations. They are both graduates of the University of Virginia and lifelong residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia. They are co-owners and executives of Real Property Inc., the “sister company” of Bear Granville Corporation located in Charlottesville, Virginia. William presently serves on the Board of the Virginia Apartment Management Association and on the Blue Ridge Apartment Council. Bear Granville Corporation is the culmination of their real estate business partnership of 20+ years and 48 years of combined, diverse professional experience including law enforcement, counseling, leasing, accounting, and condominium management.

Ken Olive

Property Manager – Leasing, Marketing

Ken is the “key man” for leasing and marketing at Bear Granville Corporation. He is a licensed salesperson and graduate of VCU. Ken works with prospective and current tenants, owners, and the rest of our team to affect the heart & soul of our business — serving our clients by matching our qualified tenant customers with quality housing opportunities. Ken's vast experience with people and the service industry both in real estate and law enforcement serves our team well.

Tony Taylor

Maintenance Technician

Tony brings to our team a career in both large-site and scattered-site or “single family” residential maintenance. At Bear Granville Corporation, he assists with project management, coordination of scheduled service work, and completion off “in-house” maintenance work orders. Tony also serves as the primary “on-call technician” for maintenance emergencies.

Accounting Personnel from Real Property Inc.

Bear Granville Corporation utilizes support services provided by the accounting department of Real Property Inc., its sister company in Charlottesville, Virginia. Clients and customers benefit from the exceptional service and expertise of Sandra Maupin and Shelley Frye, respectively the CFO, Department Manager, and Bookkeeper at Real Property.