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I am a third generation real estate manager and third generation Brooklyn resident. My team and I are dedicated to the preservation and evolution of New York through curated listings and client relationships


Denise Brown

A lifelong resident of Crown Heights, Denise does not simply live in Brooklyn, she champions it. Through her work as a broker with L. Nelson, Denise creates the kind of relationships between tenants and owners that allow her beloved borough to maintain its sense of community commitment. For her, real estate is an act of service. A graduate of NYU Denise brings with her a combined 28 years of real estate experience, from brokerage to property investment and management. Denise is also founder and chair of the Crown Heights North Association, a non-profit focused on obtaining landmark/historic district status for buildings within the neighborhood as well as preserving and extending its status through photographic archiving and a historic walking tour.

L. Nelson & Associates
Real Estate Brokerage

We are the premier destination for apartment listings in Brooklyn and the boroughs beyond. We are preservation and evolution. From the hallowed floors of an 18th century brownstone we bring people home.

Female owned and operated we are powered, like the neighborhood that bore us, by heart and grit. We are not properties and landlords, we are stoops and stories, friends and neighbors.

Our exclusive listings are the product of historic relationships both personal and professional. Our business is finding parallels between renters and owners and matching them. We are not looking for tenants, we are looking for viable additions to the fabric of our communities.