Our Agents

Office: (434) 296-0545

Fax: (434) 296-0715  

Benton Downer, Owner & Principal Broker

Email: benton@downerandassociates.com

Benton is a native of Charlottesville, and his sole career has been in real estate since graduating from Hampden-Sydney College in 1977.  After working for Alcova Realty, HasBrouck & Graham Real Estate, and Montague, Miller & Co. Realty, Downer & Associates was formed in 1996.  As principal broker, Benton brings a unique approach to client services.  He is married, has three children, is very active in his church and the Charlottesville community, serves as a board and committee member for the Virginia Association of Realtors, and, in 2005, served as president of the Charlottesville Association of Realtors.

Bill Downer, Agent

Email: bill@downerandassociates.com

Key role player in Charlottesville economics serving as President for the Downtown Mall. In addition, Bill also owned and operated William’s Colonnade located at the shops of Barracks Road. His knowledge of the Charlottesville and surrounding areas makes him an irreplaceable key player in the Charlottesville Real Estate market.

John Pritzlaff, Agent

Email: john@downerandassociates.com

John specializes in Commercial Leasing and Sales, land sales, and development for Downer & Associates. 

John started his career with Newmark Knight Frank, the third largest brokerage firm, where he specialized in strategic planning, acquisition, disposition, and lease restructuring for law firms and corporate clients.  After leaving Newmark Knight Frank, he moved to Greensboro to assist in the development of Revolution Mill Studios, a 650,000 square foot textile mill being redeveloped with the assistance of Historic Tax Credits.  While at Revolution Mill Studios, he also handled the property management and leasing for the property.

John is a highly motivated, detail-oriented agent who is dedicated to representing his clients' best interest through his self-initiatives and strong work ethic.  The firm resolve and clear focus he acquired through years of advanced athletic training and competition offer his clients a unique combination of leadership skills, integrity, discipline, follow-through, and goal achievement.

While at Hampden-Sydney College, John was captain of the lacrosse team, as well as a Two Time All-American.  He was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, and graduated in 2006.

Amoret Bruguiere, Property Manager

Email: amoret@downerandassociates.com  

Amoret Bruguiere has lived in Charlottesville since she was a year old. She was educated in the City school system, and graduated from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland. Prior to her employment at Downer & Associates, she has been a restaurant manager, office manager for a wine merchant, shipping department supervisor, certified exercise instructor, and Mom. She has been with Downer & Associates since 1999 and has managed the entire portfolio that includes retail, office and industrial buildings for the last seven years.