After spending my childhood in Hunters Creek Village, I graduated from Memorial High School in 1980 and received a BA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. I lived in Australia for two years after college, then moved to California, where I cultivated a diverse management background, including two years in residential mortgage brokerage, nine years in international trade management and six years in enterprise software sales management.
Returning to Houston in 2001, I obtained my real estate license and joined my father, David H Young, in residential real estate sales with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors in their Memorial area office. At that time, my father was the #1 selling agent in the Houston area in dollar volume sales, a position he held for 5 years. In January 2005, we started the David Young Team, bringing together eight successful agents and three experienced assistants to provide the highest quality service to our clients. From 2005-2013, we were recognized by the Houston Business Journal as one of the Top 5 Teams in Houston, with sales volume in the $100-130 million per year range.
In December 2013, I moved to the Bellaire office of Coldwell Banker and established Young Realty Group with three other agents and an assistant. In 2014-2016, we closed an average of $30 million per year in sales transactions, achieving Coldwell Banker’s highest performance level – International President’s Elite. We were also recognized by the Houston Business Journal as the #12 team on their 2014 list of Top Residential Real Estate Teams in Luxury Sales.
In August 2017, I joined forces again with my father at John Daugherty, Realtors. As a member of their Society of Distinction, my 2018 closed sales ranked #10 in production at JDR. In February 2020, JDR was acquired by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, the 2nd largest independent brokerage in the US, specializing in luxury home sales, where I remained one of the top 10 producing agents.
Compass Real Estate came to Houston in 2018 and very quickly recruited top agents and now represents over 20% of Houston’s finest properties. I joined Compass in October 2020 to take advantage of their technology and national network to gain maximum exposure for my listings.
I work with buyers and sellers throughout the west side of Houston, from Downtown west to Katy, from Sugar Land north to The Woodlands. I am very knowledgeable about the nuances in many neighborhoods throughout Houston, which strengthens my ability to help people relocating to Houston from other cities. Completely satisfying my clients is my primary concern, because satisfied clients generate repeat business and referrals.
On a personal level, my wife Brenda and I are very active in animal rescue. She established Save A Purrfect Cat Rescue many years ago and we, along with an army of volunteers, find homes for 250-300 cats every year. To keep fit I have practiced Tae Kwon Do since the 1990s and have been a member at the Houstonian Club since 2007. I also relieve stress by banging on my drum set.