R. Downie Saussy

Executive Vice President, Investor Relationships



A long-standing investor with the firm and its principals, Downie Saussy joined Flagship’s predecessor firm, Flagship Capital Partners, in September 2008. In his current role, he is responsible for developing investor relationships for the firm. Most recently, Downie was instrumental in helping launch the firm’s private real estate investment trust (REIT), Flagship Healthcare Trust.

Prior to joining the Firm, Downie had a successful career in the homebuilding industry that began in 1978 as custom builder. In 1991 he helped form Saussy Burbank, one of the region’s most recognized merchant builders. Soon after its inception, the Charlotte-based homebuilder expanded with offices in Raleigh, NC and Charleston, SC. In 1999 Saussy Burbank was sold to Arvida/St. Joe and since then Downie has assisted in structuring commercial real estate investments throughout the Carolinas. 

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Downie relocated to Charlotte in 1960 at the age of 14. He and his wife, Sally, have 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren, all residing in Charlotte. In his free time, Downie enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, exercising, sailing, fly fishing and golf. 


Licensed Real Estate Broker (NC) and Salesperson (SC) Alexander Youth Network, former Board Chair Teen Health Connection, former Board Chair Jacob’s Ladder Job Center, former Board Chair Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency Moore Place, Urban Ministries Center The Good Fellows Club, Member Christ Episcopal Church, Member


Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


I hiked the Appalachian Trail from Pennsylvania to Harpers Ferry, Virginia with a young friend who was finishing the entire 2,200 mile journey.

1775 Lake Harley Drive

Prince George, VA

3903 N. Elm Street

Greensboro, NC

11834 County Road 101

The Villages, FL

110 Village Parkway

Nicholasville, KY

121 Park Central Drive

Columbia, South Carolina

600 Village Walk Drive

Holly Springs, NC
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