Brian Dougherty is a Managing Director in the Boston office of Compass and Head of the Private Brokerage division. Responsible for more than $250 million of sales since 2014, he was recently profiled in Boston Magazine 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, Brian handled one of the largest residential transactions in Massachusetts.
The Private Brokerage was founded to provide high net worth 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 , Brian was a partner at Robert Paul Properties from 2014 until early 2019 when his interest in the business was acquired. 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 currently is a member of the finance committee for Governor Charlie Baker. He also 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. 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.
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"Brian is the consummate professional, whether it's working around our busy schedules and making the househunt 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 helped us find our home and was the consummate professional. He knows everyone in the business and is so well respected. We enjoyed working with him refer him to all of our friends and family." - Nick Gilligan, Goldman Sachs
"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