Brian Dougherty

Brian Dougherty

Managing Director
About Brian
Brian Dougherty is a Managing Director in the Boston office of Compass and Head of The Private Brokerage team. Responsible for more than $450 million of sales, he has been profiled in Boston Magazine for the past 4 years as one of the top producing agents in the region and is often featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Forbes and other distinguished publications. In 2018, and again in 2021, Brian handled two of the largest residential transactions in Massachusetts.

The Private Brokerage was founded to provide accomplished individuals, families and their advisors with access to the most personalized, sophisticated and confidential real estate support available. From the elevated and far-reaching marketing of special properties to the strategic representation of buyers seeking hard to find off-market properties, The Private Brokerage leverages tremendous resources, concierge-like services and a close network of global real estate relationships to deliver outstanding results.

Prior to joining Compass, Brian was a partner at Robert Paul Properties from 2014 until early 2019 when he sold his interest in the business. He previously served as the Director of National Sales for a subsidiary of Millennium Partners where he managed a 40 person salesforce. Prior to Millennium Partners, Brian was Director of North America Business Development for The Registry Collection, an international portfolio of luxury real estate properties. From 2005 to 2007, Brian was a real estate sales advisor with DPS Development Company, where he advised individuals and families on the purchase of luxury real estate at developments in the Turks & Caicos and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Brian serves on the Advisory Board for the Top Network (TAN) which is a membership of the top 10% producing agents in the State, in addition to being a founding member of The Private List (TPL) which facilitates high-end, off-market transactions for clients preferring discretion.  He previously served as a member of the finance committee for Governor Charlie Baker. Brian and his partner Nick live in Cohasset with their son Henry after having lived in Boston’s Back Bay and South End neighborhoods for many years. Passionate about design and preservation, Brian and Nick have renovated and redeveloped several significant properties throughout the years including a boutique inn on Cape Cod.
Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Brian is the consummate professional, whether it's working around our busy schedules and making the house hunt fit into hectic days, or his expert knowledge of the market, or his talent in getting the deal done in a competitive bidding landscape. And Brian manages it all with grace under pressure. I would recommend him with the greatest enthusiasm to other executives (and I have!)." - Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A. , President, Google Life Sciences

★★★★★
"The key to Brian’s success is no big secret. It is just a commitment to service that is underscored by an astounding appreciation for architecture, homes and people, and a very sophisticated understanding of luxury real estate marketing at home and abroad. When I am speaking to buyers looking to purchase in the Greater Boston region - who rightly demand and expect the best advice - who do I want them to speak to first? The answer is Brian."" - Nick Churton, Managing Director, Mayfair International Realty, London.

★★★★★
"Brian was a terrific partner in this transaction. He was not only knowledgeable and efficient but also really went the extra mile to move the deal forward. His service during our search process, negotiation, closing and post closing was superb. He was also a pleasure to work with throughout the process"." - Gregg S. Meyer, MD, MSc, Chief Clinical Officer of Partners Healthcare.

★★★★★
"Brian was exceptional from start to finish. The amount of time and personalized attention he invested in me over the course of several months was more than I ever would have expected. During that time, he leveraged his network extensively to identify numerous listed and off-market properties that fit my criteria, and went out of his way to arrange personal showings whenever possible to accommodate my schedule. He was patient, supportive, and genuinely fun to work with throughout the entire process." - Brian Gaffey, Bain & Co..

★★★★★
"The very best real estate person in the city who can coordinate whatever you need for your executive leadership is Brian Dougherty of Compass."- Louis Lanzillo, Chief Executive Officer, UG2

★★★★★
"Brian and his team are great. They take very good care of my referrals!”" - Ryan Serhant, Star of Million Dollar Listing NY, head of #1 real estate Team in New York City

Brian Dougherty’s Listings

Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
108 Cotchpinicut Road

North Chatham, MA 02650

$16,500,000
9 BD
8 BA
7,200 SF
Listed By Compass
95 Tisquantum Road

Chatham, MA 02633

$7,500,000
3 BD
2.5 BA
1,359 SF
Listed By Compass
95 Tisquantum Road

Chatham, MA 02633

$7,500,000
1.00 AC
Listed By Compass
205 Atlantic Avenue

Cohasset, MA 02025

$5,250,000
2.2 AC
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
39 Black Horse Lane

Cohasset, MA 02025

$4,495,000
5 BD
4.5 BA
6,500 SF
Compass Coming Soon
VIRTUAL TOUR
4 Windy Hill Road

Cohasset, MA 02025

$3,200,000
4 BD
4.5 BA
4,648 SF
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
Open: 6/25 2:00pm - 4:00pm
61 Stephen Phillips Road

Dennis, MA 02638

$2,495,000
4 BD
3.5 BA
2,745 SF
Listed By Compass
VIRTUAL TOUR
48 Carriage Way

Sudbury, MA 01776

$1,950,000
5 BD
4 BA
6,084 SF
Compass Coming Soon
VIRTUAL TOUR
40 Fay Street, Unit 301

Boston, MA 02118

$750,000
1 BD
1 BA
772 SF
Compass Coming Soon
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$745,000
Studio
1 BA
541 SF