Ray began his legendary real estate career in the early 1980s – buying, selling, and managing property with his family and some friends. Originally from Beaumont, Texas, Ray grew up in the Bahamas and arrived in Houston after graduating from the prestigious Texas A&M University. Through the years he has worked in all facets of commercial and residential real estate.
In the early 1990s, he opened his namesake, Ray Allison, Realtors® in the Montrose area of Houston, Texas. In 2003, Ray joined forces with a longtime good friend, Mike Spear, another highly successful Houston Realtor®. Together they established AllisonSpear.com, Realtors® on Kirby Drive in the River Oaks area of Houston, which was bought out by Prudential Gary Greene Realtors® in the mid-2000s. After managing the Inner Loop office for several years, in the late 2000s, the Partners of Gary Greene asked Ray to head up their new Commercial Real Estate Division which he had done for many years. 2024 has seen Ray return to his original shingle and namesake Ray Allison, Realtors®.
Ray enjoys commercial landlord and tenant representation work and has relocated most of the 20+ Gary Greene offices. He is also involved in direct sales, and the managing of a brokerage firm - a couple of offices with 100+ agents. He can assist with all facets of commercial real estate and even with a referral to the perfect residential agent.
Ray is personable, humorous, and approachable. And his enthusiasm, dedication, and integrity are invaluable assets in his work. Additionally, Ray has been very active in supporting numerous community charitable endeavors and sponsoring numerous athletic events in Houston. He has been Board Chair of the Downtown YMCA and President of the Plumeria Society of America. In his private time, he enjoys cooking, is an active gardener, runs and bikes on the bayou, and drives his antique vehicles.
Let Ray assist you with your real estate.