John H. Osborn, CCIM, of Patterson-Woods Commercial Properties, has thirty-five plus years full-time experience in sales, leasing, management and development of investment, commercial and retail real estate in greater New Castle County, Delaware, with a primary emphasis in retail, office and land development. John also has significant personal experience as a real estate investor.

John also has twenty-five plus years experience as an exchange facilitator and is an owner of Patterson-Osborn Exchange Services, which facilitates the disposition of business and investment real estate through exchanges for like-kind properties, commonly referred to as a “1031 tax-differed exchange.”

Specialized Real Estate Services:
-Facilitator (qualified intermediary) for 1031 exchanges
-Negotiator in the acquisition, disposition and leasing of real properties, including tenant relocations, lease extensions and expansions.
-Expert Witness: United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware; Court of Chancery, State of Delaware; Justice of the Peace Courts, State of Delaware; New Castle County Board of Adjustment (Department of Land Use)
-Consultant: United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware; Division of Public Health, State of Delaware; various law firms, CPA firms, insurance companies, private investors and not-for-profit organizations.

Memberships and Associations

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)


Brent du Pont joined the Patterson-Woods Commercial Real Estate team in February 2019.

Brent has previous experience in residential real estate and has been a Realtor with Brandywine Fine Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty since 2015. He also has a background with a diverse set of companies in the farming, landscaping and construction industries.

Brent is engaged in several professional and community organizations, including the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (Board of Directors), Ducks Unlimited Brandywine Chapter Committee (Treasurer), and the Longwood Fire Company (Board of Directors, Vice President). He has also served as a volunteer firefighter at Longwood Fire Company since 2010.


Brent graduated with a degree in Agricultural Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was also a member of the Penn State Poultry Science Club, the Delta Theta Sigma Social-Professional Agriculture Fraternity, and the Agricultural Student Council.


Gary joined Patterson-Woods in 2013 as a Property Manager managing commercial and residential properties.

For approximately 10 years, he was previously employed by Asset Management Alliance as the Property Manager for 55 residential units and several commercial properties for MBNA, a major credit card company that has since been purchased by Bank of America.

Gary is a graduate of Tri-Cities State Technical Institute in Kingsport, TN and Milligan College in Milligan, TN. He holds a BA in Chemistry and an Associate degrees in Electronic/Instrumentation and Environmental Science.