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Karen  Nilsen Brown
Karen Nilsen BrownPresident, ABR, GRI

Known and respected as one of the Top Realtors in Northern Virginia, Karen Brown has been in Real Estate for over 25 years. She was born into the profession and worked under her “Superstar Agent” mother, Anita Nilsen for several years. Proud to be a resident of the area for over 40 years, Karen is very active in the community, adopting several philanthropic causes. She is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech) with degrees in Marketing Management and Communications. At the young age...

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    John  Nilsen
    John NilsenAssociate Broker Vice President

    John Nilsen, has been a Northern Virginia resident for over 45 years and has seen it all in his 30-year real estate career. Together with his late wife Anita, he built a successful business through their endless dedication to the needs of their clients. Early in his career he became an Associate Broker and helped the Nilsen Team consistently rank in the top 1% of agents in the area. John’s daughter Karen joined The Nilsen Team at the age of 18 and was mentored by her mother for many years. After Anita’s death in 20...

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      Ashley  Hughes
      Ashley HughesDirector of Operations, Licensed Real Estate Specialist

      Our Director of Operations, Ashley Hughes joined the Karen Brown Team in 2006 as the Marketing Director. Ashley is the “Wizard behind the curtain” and makes our world go round. Her main duties include preserving Karen’s sanity, managing transactions, and assisting clients in every aspect of a sale. She is a talented graphic artist and is also responsible for all marketing matters of our business. Ashley is a stickler to details and is genuinely supportive, always looking out for the best interest of our clients a...

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        Victor Elian

        A resident of Northern Virginia for the past 20 years, Victor brings a bachelor’s degree in business management and an extensive background in commercial and residential construction to his real estate work. Raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Victor has also lived in Montreal Canada and is fluent in English, French and Arabic. His language skills allow him to communicate well with people of diverse backgrounds and guide them effectively through Northern Virginia’s competitive real estate market. Committed to his client...

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            Devonte  Campbell
            Devonte CampbellDirector of Social Media

            Devonte Campbell, a Northern Virginia Resident for 19 years, joined Karen Brown Team in early 2014 as an intern and soon became the Director of Social Media. He graduated from Herndon High school in 2013 with Karen’s oldest daughter Alexis and is currently attending college studying Communications and Marketing. Born and bred in Northern Virginia, Devonte fell in love with Real Estate through osmosis while hanging out at The Brown’s. He manages our various social media outlets and is responsible for coming up with ...

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