Stephan R. Douglas, Sr., Broker-President/CEO is a licensed real estate agent with over 36 years of experience in real estate sales, acquisition, REO properties and property management services in Columbus and surrounding counties. He open Douglas & Associates Realty Independent brokerage in 2003. He is an expert listing agent as well as a strong buyer’s agent helping people relocate to the area, buy their first house, or upsize or downsize. His strong background in Commercial Real Estate helps him to bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. Having resided, worked, and played in the Columbus and surrounding area, has afforded Stephan a unique position to provide potential clients with a diverse portfolio of available housing to select from to find their dream home. His client base has included first time home buyers, doctors, real estate investors, accountants, churches, and real estate developers.
Stephan was previously employed and retired from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) overseeing the daily operation of the Fields Avenue Campus Facilities (transit facilities), approximately 380,000 sq. ft. of building with an asset value of $50 million dollars. Additionally, he managed COTA’s Operations Facilities, Transit Centers, Park-N-Rides, and Bus Stops. Facilities Operations requires Capital Project Management and oversight of Design Consultants and Construction Contractors; analysis, maintenance, and operation of facilities assets; service contract development and oversight; budget development and management; compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. Stephan also owns D & A Construction of Columbus, project management company. His most recent project was the $ 1. 2 million Dollars Renovations of Mount Hermon Baptist Church.
After years of working in corporate America, Stephan utilized his degree and facilities management skills to strengthen and grow his successful real estate business in the Columbus and surrounding areas. He has been a member of the Columbus Board of Realtors since 1986 and holds a designation in property management. He sales volume is over 20 million and has help hundreds of clients over the years. In 2021, Stephan received the prestigious Columbus Realtors President’s Commitment Award for being a multi-million-dollar producer. In addition to assisting homeowners with buying and selling, Stephan and his wife have had developed and managed various affordable housing projects in Franklin County.
Stephan was born in Lexington Ky, and later relocated to Columbus doing his early childhood and lived on the northeast side of Columbus. He attended Wilberforce University for three years while playing basketball, before the program closed due to lack of funding. Although Stephan remained passionate for HBCU's, he transferred to Franklin University and graduated with a B. S. Degree in Business Management. He and his wife Regina have three adult children, Gabrielle, Simone and Stephan Jr. Gabrielle and Simone (which all hold engineering degrees) and his two daughters have their real estate licenses and work close with their father. His son, Stephan Jr. is an engineer with Marathon Stephan is extremely close with his family and grateful for their support and love. Stephan and his wife are very strong advocates for child welfare issues and policy changes and support several charitable organizations in their area. He is a board member of his homeowner’s association; a member of Mt. Hermon missionary Baptist Church where he serves on the deacon and finance board; Interim Church Administrator.