After 20 plus years as an executive with a graphic arts company in St. Louis, MO, Phil was able to combine his business acumen with his passion for private land management and begin a new career helping others achieve their dream of owning farmland and recreational property.

Phil is a full-time real estate broker and dedicates his time and energy to managing a first-class brokerage that serves their clients, and also provides a working environment that attracts the best agents. Being a Broker/Partner at Trophy Properties and Auction is not a job, it is a career, and he loves going to work every day. Phil’s decades of experience in business has resulted in him having a large network which optimizes his ability to unite buyers and sellers.


A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Phil has a B.S. in Agriculture / Animal Science, and he is also a graduate of Reppert School of Auctioneering. Phil received his Brokers license in 2012 and co-founded Trophy Properties and Auction along with business partner Jason Cleveland. Together, they have built one of the fastest growing brokerages in the Midwest.

Phil recently completed a three-year designation program through the prestigious National Auctioneers Association Certified Auctioneer Institute (CAI), earning the most revered professional designation an auctioneer can acquire. There are fewer than 700 CAI designees in the world, and two of them are on the leadership team here at Trophy Properties and Auction!


Phil is involved in his community having served over nine years on the Board of Directors for Ronald McDonald House Charities including as the Chairman of the Board. He continues his charity work with Kids and Clays, a sporting clays tournament that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis serving families with seriously ill children. He is an active member at the Missouri Athletic Club and a member of National Auctioneers Association.

Phil has been married to his wife Sandy for over 30 years. They love to travel and have been blessed to visit some great spots around the world. Favorite activities include spending time with their grown children and going to the mountains to hike, ski, hunt, and fish. When home in the Midwest, Phil’s favorite activity is working at the farm and improving the wildlife habitat. If you are a client, there is a good chance you have seen or heard about the latest farm project. Some are successful, and some not so much, but they are all fun and a great way to enjoy the outdoors!


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We are still waking up to the amazing fact that we have a beautiful farm! Thanks for all you did making arrangements and helping us buy our dream land. We love the farm and smile from ear to ear every weekend we are there. It is so beautiful and the neighbors are so nice. Our family acts like a bunch of Davy Crocketts exploring the land, woods and conservation area. City fold going on adventure! Again, Thank You!

Doxey S., St. Louis, MO

Phil Brown and Michael Wardlaw recently assisted our family in the sale of a farm in Warren County, Missouri. We could not have had a better experience with them, their company, or the transaction. From the intial phone call, to closing and beyond, they have been nothing but professional, timely, and knowledgeable. Having been involved in real estate for several years, we’re aware of the hard work that goes into a transaction going smoothly and commend the entire Trophy Properties team for delivering great results. Our family can only hope to buy another farm in the years to come and work with Phil, Michael and the team again!

Greg Iverson, St. Louis, MO

The service received was exceptional from start to finish. As a demanding client, I was impressed by how attentive my needs were met. I highly recommend Phil Brown and his team to anyone looking for real estate in Northeast Missouri.

John R., St. Louis, MO

Phil truly has an eye for spotting spectacular farms. He offered his advice without any pressure. He has a great professionalism and is honest with both the buyer and the seller- traits that are very much appreciated.

Michael M., Missouri Land Owner

Thank you for your help in selling our country place. We were impressed from the beginning with the professionalism and friendliness of your company. You told us that if we price the property correctly, you would find a buyer quickly. You not only found a qualified buyer but a backup offer within the first ten days of the listing. We were impressed. We enjoyed meeting you and Sandy, and we feel we greatly benefited from your experience and advice. We will wholeheartedly recommend you and Trophy Properties to friends looking for a good realtor.

Jim and Collette W., Chesterfield, MO

I had expressed my interest to Phil in wanting to purchase hunting ground if the right piece of property was to come along. Phil informed me of an incredible property in Northeastern Missouri. The quality of the hunting is superb and the return on investment was just what I was looking for. Phil was able to orchestrate the transaction through closing and I am more than happy with the outcome. I have no reservation in recommending Phil and his team to anyone who is looking to invest in land.

Nick P., St. Louis, MO