Meet the Dallas 500: Rogers Brandon Healy

The real estate star on his music memorabilia collection (Jimi Hendrix’s hair?), the diversification of Dallas, and the future of the region’s “crazy” residential market.

April 13, 2022 | BEN SWANGER, D MAGAZINE

One of the most recognized faces in residential real estate, Rogers Healy has driven tremendous growth at his company, Rogers Healy and Associates Real Estate. The firm quadrupled in size last year, averaging more than $100 million in sales per month. More growth seems to be in store for 2022; Healy kicked off the year by launching a land and lake vertical that pulled together a $50 million pipeline in just one week.

“We are trying to take over the market,” Healy said. “We’re expanding across Texas very slowly, very quietly, and only with one office. I take a lot of pride in [our growth].”

Birthplace: Corpus Christi 

Education: Southern Methodist University (BA-Advertising and Psychology) 

Best Advice: “A quote that greatly impacted my career was ‘Be yourself; everyone else is taken.’ People often struggle with being their authentic selves. I got sucked into the vortex early on in my career when someone dear to me finally gave me a little reality check when they read me that Oscar Wilde quote. It resonated, and I began to really embrace who I am and how I lead.”

Proud Moment: “I was extremely proud of how we handled the pandemic by putting the safety of others before potential production and profit. We closed the office down until we could completely renovate to make it safe for our employees to return to the office, abiding by CDC guidelines. Ultimately, we took a hard stance on wearing masks and putting safety first. A highlight for our company was being able to return to the office safely when many were still at home. We executed our return the right way. Additionally, we doubled our team of agents and quadrupled our internal staff in less than a year.But the biggest highlight of my career to date has been becoming the Official Real Estate Partner of The Dallas Mavericks.”

Dream Car: “A car that works, has good air conditioning, and sufficient leg room.”

Second Home: “My second home is my office. I’m at work more than I am at home, so we have an extremely comfortable office with plenty of windows, high ceilings, and an open floor plan. Since I spend most of my time at work, we have to have a comfortable setup and make it feel like a home away from home. We had a second home in East Texas, but someone reached out to me on social media during the peak of the pandemic expressing interest in purchasing it, and now we no longer own it!”

Future Forecast: “I love how Dallas is continuing to diversify. Who we were in Dallas 10 years ago is completely different from where we are now. There are plenty of options for so many different people making our city eclectic for the first time maybe ever. My wife and I are starting a family, and that is personally what excites me the most about the future. Slowing down from the hustle and bustle and taking a step back is what we’re supposed to do at my age, and I am excited to do so.”

Walk-up Song: “‘I Will Not Go Quietly,’ by Dallas’ own, Don Henley. I wake up every single day on a mission, to change the world. I realize that the odds are stacked against me, in a city full of real estate people, but my goal is to always press on, no matter how hard it gets. Also Don Henley is the greatest singer ever.”

Hobby/Passion: “I love music. I have been a collector of music memorabilia since I was about 3 or 4 years old. I love the history and nostalgia behind the music, and really take pride in having one of the most unique music memorabilia collections in the world. I have items ranging from Jimi Hendrix’s hair to one-of-a-kind pieces from artists such as Don Henley, Van Morrison, David Ruffin, and Otis Redding. I am extremely passionate about music and collecting items from the world of music.”

Local Fare: “I love my kitchen. It doesn’t get better than enjoying a home-cooked meal with my wife.”

Industry Trend: “We are experiencing the craziest market we have ever seen. We are going to see the housing crisis slow down due to production resuming. We are beginning to see building costs going down. When that happens, many of the potential sellers we have now will buy something in the city that they can’t sell until they find another property. Ultimately, the chain will return to somewhat normal. I don’t think there will necessarily be an influx of listings, but we will return to some semblance of reality. We are lucky enough to be able to hire the best talent in DFW, and are able to remain at the top of the industry even in the midst of a crazy market.”

 A quote that greatly impacted my career was ‘Be yourself; everyone else is taken.’ People often struggle with being their authentic selves. I got sucked into the vortex early on in my career when someone dear to me finally gave me a little reality check when they read me that Oscar Wilde quote. It resonated, and I began to really embrace who I am and how I lead.

Rogers Healy launches a new division to focus on land sales

Ranch sales are picking up across Texas, and a Dallas firm is getting further in on the action.(Juan Figueroa / Staff Photographer)

MARCH 8, 2022 | MITCHELL PARTON, DAllas morning news

A leading Dallas residential real estate firm is launching a new division to focus on Texas’ thriving land market as properties closer to cities remain scarce.

The Rogers Healy Cos. launched Rogers Healy and Associates Land and Lake in the last week of February. The new company will focus specifically on properties in rural areas across the state.

The push comes as the state saw a jump in rural land purchases last year. Statewide rural land sales were up almost 18%, according to a report from the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University.

“I don’t think there’s a slowdown in sight,” owner and CEO Rogers Healy said of the booming land sales activity statewide. “I’m an opportunist that saw a way to go and grab a good share of the market.”

The company had sold rural properties such as ranches and lakes for 15 years, but now, through the dedicated arm, it expects to expand from about 25 agents in the category to 100 by summer.

The land subsidiary plans to work on deals alongside other groups under the Rogers Healy umbrella such as the relocation and commercial teams. Buyers could range from people wanting a place to spend the weekends to developers looking for the next boomtown.

Rogers Healy has more than 500 real estate agents and sold more than $1 billion in homes last year across roughly 2,000 sales transactions, according to Healy. He founded the brokerage in 2006.