Michael Douglas "Doug" Williford

Chief Strategy Officer
Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker

Greg Heym

Doug's philosophy: Be who you are, bring something of value, and put people ahead of the deal.

In his 11 years in residential brokerage in NYC, Doug has worked in every aspect of sales and rentals. Doug started out at a noted boutique firm in the city developing a successful sales business working in Brooklyn and Downtown Manhattan, and eventually moving into sales management. For 6 years prior to joining BHS, Doug managed Douglas Elliman’s successful Tribeca office, supporting some of the industry’s top agents and teams, as well as helping to build and shape the business of new and rising agents.

Originally from Georgia, Doug holds a BBA in marketing from Mercer University. His early career in financial services marketing and his tenure at Equifax allowed him to work with some of the country’s leading financial services companies including Prudential and Bank of America. Doug also enjoyed a career in acting prior to joining the real estate community, working in the film, television and commercial arenas, including a recurring role on One Life to Live the long-running soap opera, and many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

As an active member of the NYC brokerage community and a member of REBNY, he has served on several committees including the Ethics Committee and the Residential Deal of the Year Committee, and served as co-chair of the Residential Downtown Committee.

Doug's philosophy: Be who you are, bring something of value, and put people ahead of the deal. Doug’s skills as a communicator, negotiator, and listener helped him build his own business and have helped to build the business of the agents he has coached and managed. He lives on the Upper West Side with his husband and two French bulldogs. Doug enjoys theatre, cooking, running, skiing, travel and spending time in his garden at his home in Copake Falls in upstate New York.