Uptown Firm, LLC

Uptown Firm provides invaluable market intelligence to a wide range of customers, from single homeowners to developers, and Uptown Firm is wholly committed to providing personalized service.

Gary Crowe (Owner, Principal)


Before we met Gary, my wife and I listed our home with the "best power selling" team in Chattanooga. After six months of frustration, we reached out to Gary for help. He understood the area, what kind of strategy would best benefit us, and how to drive buyers to our house. After following his expert advice, we had our house under contract within 2 days - something the other team simply couldn’t do. If you want to sell your house with the best professional around, call Gary now! -George & Kelsey

Not only did our house sell within 12 hours of going on the market for the full market price, Gary stayed in constant contact with us and managed every step of the way! We literally could not have been happier with the service we received from Gary at Uptown Firm and have no reservations about recommending him to anyone in the Chattanooga area! -Jim & Kerry

Gary has been our realtor for several homes in Chattanooga. I have confidence that he is looking out for our best interest rather than trying to make a commission. His real estate knowledge was invaluable in guiding us to the right home for our situation! -Kevin & Amy

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Tara Maner (Realtor)

As a native of Chattanooga Tara knows the area well. She appreciates all that this vibrant city has to offer and is anxious to share it with customers looking to call Chattanooga home. Tara has lived in six states and has a firsthand knowledge of the details of relocating. She enjoys walking clients thru that process and minimizing the potential stresses involved.

Tara has spent the past 20+ years working as a civil engineer and continues to work in the profession. During her engineering career Tara has provided designs for single and multi-family residential, health care, educational, commercial and industrial site development projects.

Professionalism, attention to detail and meeting deadlines are traits that Tara’s provides in her real estate service to her clients.

The amazing outdoor opportunities in the Chattanooga area occupy any free time that Tara has with her husband and two teenage sons. Tara has served as a mentor to local high school students for 3 years and President of the local board for an additional 3 years with the ACE Mentor Program.

“Tara had truly done her homework and knew just what we were looking for.” - Suzanne Kim

“Working with Tara was an absolute pleasure. Every aspect of our new home purchase was handled swiftly and professionally.” – David Plumly  


Rebecca Ownbey (Realtor)

Rebecca is a North Georgia native where she has lived most of her life. After graduating from the University of Georgia she lived a short time in Atlanta before returning to her hometown of Ringgold. When deciding to enter the Real Estate profession her personal vow was to truly help people with their real estate needs while putting ethics first and foremost in every situation. After fifteen years she has kept that promise to herself and her clients. Rebecca specializes in the North Georgia real estate market with special attention to Catoosa and Walker counties. She knows and loves the area and has used that knowledge to assist young couples purchasing their first home as well as those transferring into the region from out of state. Growing up as the daughter of a homebuilder, she loves to assist families by linking them with a reputable builder to see their dream home plans come to life.

Rebecca and her husband Steve have three grown children and one grandchild. They are very involved in their church and also enjoy college football, classic cars and investing in real estate.


Thomas Connolly (Realtor)

Thomas came to Chattanooga in 2003 to attend the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga. After graduating, he spent 5 years in Atlanta working in asset management and completing his Masters of Business Administration with a focus in Real Estate Development and Finance. Once his Masters was complete, he made the move back to Chattanooga to join the investment team at a local hotel and apartment development company.  Recently, Thomas has gone out on his own to focus on urban infill development and real estate sales. 

Thomas specializes in neighborhoods such as the Southside, Highland Park, St. Elmo, Downtown, North Chatt, MLK/University, and Red Bank. He has a knack for seamlessly walking first time home buyers through the process, stress free.  Additionally, with the background in development and finance, Thomas is the perfect person to talk to if you’re thinking about investing.

Thomas and his wife, Shannon, reside in St. Elmo. In his spare time, Thomas might be watching college football, rooting on Chattanooga FC, or out west fly fishing.

Leslie Morales (Lead Designer)

Leslie spent most of her life in Georgia dreaming of living in Chattanooga. After attending the Art Institute of Atlanta for design, Leslie returned back to her hometown of Macon Georgia where she took a position as a Senior Designer. After meeting her husband, his job relocated them and her dream came true - they moved to Chattanooga!

After living in Chattanooga for almost 10 years, she knows all the local gems and always has a good restaurant to recommend. Because when she isn’t designing amazing spaces for residential and commercial clients at Smart Furniture Studio, she is busy helping assist her husband at their family owned restaurants located in Chattanooga's Southside. 

Leslie believes every good morning starts with a clean house and strong coffee - no exceptions to either.  When it comes to design, Leslie believes that every good design starts with a core piece and that there is no “wrong” choice when it comes to styling your personal space. Alongside her colleague Amy, she enjoys digging deep and really getting to know the clients that she works with and looks forward to helping you stage yours!