Carole L. Downs

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder


CaroleDownsNov2011In June 2007, Carole L. Downs became an independent marketing consultant to the wireless communications industry. She subsequently co-founded Smartcomm, LLC in October of 2007 and is currently the company's CEO. Ms. Downs has extensive sales, marketing and management experience including more than 20 years operating her own real estate company. Ms. Downs' management expertise, along with her innate ability to build and foster relationships are the foundation upon which Smartcomm has been built and a major reason the firm is successful today.

In June 2007, Carole L Downs became an independent marketing consultant to the wireless industry. She subsequently co-founded Smartcomm, L.L.C. in October 2007.

Carole's accomplishments prior to entering the wireless world have been quite impressive:

In 1974, Carole became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Arizona. She spent her first three years in real estate as one of the highest producing residential sales associate for one of Phoenix's largest real estate companies.

In 1976, Ms. Downs, along with two business partners, established a National Referral Service for Realtors. She was responsible for the company's marketing and sales program which ultimately resulted in building the 4th largest national referral company with over 200 Realtor Members in 200 cities. The company was sold to its largest competitor in 1979. Carole spent 20+ years presiding over her own real estate company.

Carole's management expertise, along with her innate ability to build and foster relationships are the foundation upon which Smartcomm has been built and a major reason we are successful today.

Since 2007 Ms. Downs has immersed herself in the wireless communications business. She is an active member of CTIA - The Wireless Association, the Arizona Technology Council, National Association of Broadcasters, Radio Club of America, the Rural Cellular Association, the National Association of Professional Women, and the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Ms. Downs took on a leadership role in the reorganization of a client company that seeks to partner in the construction and operation of a new mobile broadband network.

Carole Downs brokered her own real estate company, First Award Real Estate, for more than 20 years. Her real estate experience encompasses commercial building and land sales, residential sales and property management, as well as investment consultation. Related family businesses in architecture and construction have provided the opportunity to assist her clients with planning, re-zoning, preliminary design and construction management of projects of all sizes.

In 1974, Carole became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Arizona. She spent her first three years in real estate as one of the highest producing residential sales associates for one of Phoenix's largest real estate companies. In 1976, Ms. Downs, along with two business partners, established a National Referral Service for Realtors. She was responsible for the company's marketing and sales program which ultimately resulted in building the fourth largest national referral company with more than 200 realtors in 200 cities. The company was sold to its largest competitor in 1979.

Ms. Downs attended the Arizona State University Real Estate Broker Preparation program from 1974-75 and successfully completed the courses to obtain a Broker's License in the State of Arizona and the GRI Designation from the National Association of Realtors.

She was elected by the National Association of Professional Women as the 2011/2012 "Professional Woman of the Year" for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

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