The Baldwin Team
Owner and President
Lou Baldwin joined The Baldwin Companies in 1986 and has been the owner and President since 1989. Lou has established himself as a leader in the Winston-Salem community through his civic and professional involvement. Lou's current involvements include: Past President of the 32,000 member North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR). Lou serves on the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, the Leadership Team, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Legislative Committee. Board of Directors of the 1 million member National Association of Realtors (NAR). Lou also serves on NAR's Strategic Planning Committee and Broker Involvement Council. National Association of Realtor’s Federal Political Coordinator (FPC), the Association’s primary liaison to United States Senator Richard Burr. Board of Directors, North Carolina Baptist Hospital. Lou also serves on the following Board Committees: Faith and Heath, Facilities and Research Park, Academic Affairs and Investment. Board of Trustees of the Forsyth Technical Community College Foundation. Lou chairs the Annual Giving Committee. Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. Board of Directors of the Stepping Stones Ministries of the Triad, LLC Board Member of Christian ministry placing homeless families in supportive housing, 2007- Board of Directors of the North Carolina Real Estate Education Foundation
Lou received the first "Beacon Award" from the Bethesda Center for the Homeless in 2009 "for helping Bethesda carry out its mission to move homeless men and women from streets to housing." In 2005, Lou became the first recipient of the North Carolina Association of Realtors “Federal Political Coordinator of the Year Award.”
Lou has been recognized for his service:
Named as a "Triad Mover and Shaker" by Business Leader Media, 2010
Named as a "Top 50 Triad Entrepreneur" by Business Leader Media, 2010
Named one of the “50 Most Influential People in the Triad” by the Business Journal, 2004
“40 Leaders under 40" in the Triad, 2003 by The Business Journal
“Outstanding Young Leaders Award” presented by The Winston-Salem Jaycees, 2004
Named the 2001 REALTOR OF THE YEAR by the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors (WSRAR)
Also recognized by the Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors with:
WSRAR Property Management Division's "President's Award" (2012)
A.R. Tuttle Memorial Award (2007)
D. June Dinkins Political Affairs Award, (2000)
President's Award (1999)
Citizenship Award (1998)
Property Manager of the Year Award (1997)
Lou chaired "Realtors for Burr" in 2004 and 2010, a statewide effort supporting the Senator's campaigns. Lou served from 2007-2010 on the “10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness” Commission”, appointed by Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines. Previously Lou served on the “Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel” that wrote the 10 Year Plan. Lou is very involved in issues of homelessness through a number of church and community efforts. Lou has served the Winston-Salem Association of Realtors (WSRAR) in various leadership capacities including:
President (1997) President-Elect (1996) Past President (1998)
Vice-President (1992-1995) 4 terms
Property Management Division President (1990-1991) 2 terms
Lou has served on many of WSRAR’s committees and has chaired the following committees: Administrative, American Home Week, Budget and Finance, Constitution and ByLaws, Habitat for Humanity, Political Affairs, Realtor Political Action Committee, and the Joint-Legislative Committee.
Lou is very active in the North Carolina Association of Realtors (NCAR)
Immediate Past President (2013)
Chairman, NCAR Legislative Committee (2010); Vice-Chairman (2009)
Chairman, NCAR Issues Mobilization Committee (2010), Member (2009)
NCAR Budget and Finance Committee (2008-2010)
Trustee, Realtors Political Action Committee (2010-2011)
Strategic Planning Committee (2006-2012), Chairman 2011
Realtors Partner Committee (2010)
Regional Vice President, Region 6 (2007-2008)
NCAR Regional Service Award (2005)
Member, Presidential Advisory Group on Finance (2010-2011)
Chairman, NCAR Presidential Advisory Group on Issues Mobilization (2008)
Member, NCAR Presidential Advisory Group on Structure (2008-2009)
Chairman (1993) and Governor (1992) of NCAR's Property Management Division
NCAR Director for 10 years
NCAR’s Executive, Strategic Planning, Professional Standards, Legislative, Issues Mobilization and Legal Action Committees.
Board of Directors Member, N.C. Homeowners Alliance
Lou is active in the National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Board of Directors, 2011-2013
NAR Leadership Academy (2010-2011)
NAR's Realtor Political Involvement Committee (2009-2012) - Lou was the appointed representative for North Carolina on this prestigious national committee.
Lou serves as NAR’s Federal Political Coordinator (FPC) to United States Senator Richard Burr. Previously, Lou served as NAR’s “5th District Federal Political Coordinator”, NAR’s primary liaison to Congressman Richard Burr throughout Burr’s 5 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lou is a Graduate of the North Carolina Realtors’ Institute which earned him the GRI designation. He was the first recipient of the CRS Scholarship, recognizing him as the outstanding graduate of the Realtors’ Institute for 1989.
Lou is very involved in the Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. He has chaired the Local Issues Committee in 2001 and 2002 and served as Chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee in 2003 and 2004. He has served on the Governmental Affairs Executive Committee since 2001.
Additional involvement in our community has included:
North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Board of Trustees, 2012-
Forsyth Technical Community College Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2011-
Stepping Stones Ministry, Board Member of Christian ministry placing homeless families in supportive housing, 2007-
Ardmore Baptist Church- Deacon (2006-2008) (2014-2016)
Piedmont Triad Partnership, Board of Directors, 2005
“10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness Commission”, appointed by Mayor Allen Joines (2006-2009)
Winston-Salem Blue Ribbon Committee to End Chronic Homelessness, appointed by the Mayor 2005
Founding Member, The Committee for Biotechnology in the Piedmont Triad (2004-2005), Governmental Affairs Chairman 2005
President and Board Chairman of BoysCamp, Caring Adventures Mentoring Program (2002-2003), Chairman (2004)
Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County (1998-2003, 2007 - 2009, 2013-), Habitat Executive Committee/Board Secretary (2008-2009)
Board of Directors, Downtown Winston-Salem Association (2001)
Leadership Winston-Salem, Class of 1999
Appointed by the Mayor in 1990 as a Founding Board Member of the Winston-Salem Downtown Development Corporation (1990-1996)
Lou and his wife Leslie have 2 sons. Lou is a Graduate of Forsyth Country Day School, and is a 1986 Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Lou’s wife Leslie is the Foreign Language Program Specialist for the Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County School System.
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Vice President of Operations, Broker
Fred has spent his entire professional career working in banking and housing. Having served as a senior member of the management team at the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem from August 1992 until April 1998, he was involved in all areas of the Authority’s operation.
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Jason is a Broker and joined The Baldwin Companies in 1998 after graduating from Appalachian State University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Urban Analysis, Risk and Insurance.
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Jason is a licensed NC Broker and joined the Baldwin Companies in 2006 after graduating from Appalachian State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a concentration in Advertising.
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Vice President, Senior Property Manager
Randy is a Broker and Vice President of the Property Management Division with The Baldwin Companies. His 30 years of experience in property management, investment sales and ownership of investment property has led to significant opportunities in management and investment sales...
With a management portfolio consisting of approximately 400 properties, Randy has developed a unique “eye” for recognizing the right opportunity for his investment clients.
Western Carolina University B. A. Social Sciences 1977
1996 - Present: Baldwin Properties, Vice President 1984 - 1996: Home Real Estate Company, Property Manager
North Carolina Association of Realtors, Inc.: Serving as member and past Governor, Vice Chairman, Chairman and Honorary Governor of the Property Management Division Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors: Property Manager of the Year 1996 and past Chairman of the Property Management Divison
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