Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John Daugherty, Realtors represents the vision, integrity and philosophy of the man at the top, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer and founder, John A. Daugherty, Jr. A third generation Houstonian, John Daugherty's life has been intrinsically intertwined in the history and fabric of his hometown since his childhood. He grew up in the heart of River Oaks, the son of devoted parents who were actively involved in philanthropy in their city - and friends with the legendary first families of Houston through his father, John Daugherty, Sr.'s career as an executive in the oil-field supply business. The young John knew everyone as a child, teenager, then young adult during the late 1940s, 1950s and 1960s in Houston, from "Silver Dollar" Jim West to wildcatter Glenn McCarthy, as well as other kingmakers who shaped what would become the most dynamic, international and influential city in Texas.
Attending St. John's School, Lamar High School and St. Thomas University, John Daugherty's connections, sense of community and the deep relationships fostered since his childhood made real estate a natural career. He sold his first home in 1966, and nine months later in 1967 founded John Daugherty, Realtors. He developed and pioneered the modern concept of a professional residential real estate firm, earning an exemplary reputation under his leadership - one based on teamwork, service and empowering agents to represent Sellers and Buyers with unwavering integrity, as well as the ability to confidently broker the most storied, and high profile, homes in Houston. To this day, more than 45 years after its founding, his company, John Daugherty, Realtors, is known as the undisputed king of the double-digit, million-dollar listings. The company's niche is wide and deep in the Bayou City's most extraordinary neighborhoods - River Oaks, Shadyside, Rice University/ West University/Bellaire/Medical Center, Tanglewood/Briargrove, Memorial/Spring Branch, Briargrove Park - and expanding to the communities of Sugar Land/Fort Bend, Katy/Cinco Ranch, Kemah, Galveston and the Woodlands/Montgomery County.
Besides his real estate success, John Daugherty gives back, and is recognized for his extraordinary philanthropy and civic leadership throughout his hometown. He has received the prestigious Man of the Year Award from the Greater Houston Tax Coalition and the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup award from the Houston Association of Realtors. He has been honored for being one of Houston's most influential people by the Friends of the Texas Medical Center. His board memberships and nonprofit volunteer work include an extensive range of medical, educational and cultural interests. Current charitable commitments encompass St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation (Board and Advisory Board), Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (Life Member, Lifetime Committee Member, International Committee Board Member, Parade Committee Member), Houston Wilderness Association (Board Member), the Edna Gladney Home and Lemonade Day (Board Member). Previous long-standing board memberships, volunteer services and favorite causes have ranged from the Houston Association of Realtors (Board Member), his alma mater, St. Thomas University (Board Member), Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show benefitting Texas Children's Hospital (Board Member and Chairman of Sponsor's Club), to the Houston Museum of Natural Science (Board Member), the March of Dimes (Board Member), the Children's Museum of Houston, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Parade (Committee Vice Chairman), and the Post Oak School (Board Member and Chairman of the Board).
Additionally, he directs his firm's considerable philanthropy, which ranges from John Daugherty, Realtors' annual corporate sponsorship of the Azalea Trail, benefiting the River Oaks Garden Club, to Lemonade Day, which encourages entrepreneurship among school-age Houstonians. In 2010, John Daugherty, Realtors underwrote, and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Daugherty, Jr. hosted, one of the signature inaugural events for the opening of Bayou Bend's new Leslie Elkins-designed Lora Jean Kilroy Visitor and Education Center.
John Daugherty has two children, John III and Annie. He and his wife Debbie are outdoor enthusiasts; they garden, boat (on John's collection of vintage restored Chris Craft) and take sporting trips worldwide, ranging from shooting partridge in Spain to quail and dove hunting in South Texas.