Douglas Leigh Martin, IV Joins the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate Global Network

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate SEATTLE, WA – Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate (LRE®) has recently welcomed Douglas Leigh Martin, IV ("Leigh"), Broker/Partner of Martin Shanahan Realty Group in Houston, as the newest addition into its prestigious network of top luxury real estate professionals and brokerages from around the world.

A service-oriented and achievement-driven business leader, Leigh is a Licensed Real Estate Broker with more than 10 years of experience and multi-million-dollar success. Having performed multiple roles at several levels of leadership, he has turned around a failing company, was a top real estate agent closing more than $200 million in transactions and led a group of five retail locations through a market-wide acquisition. Throughout his career, Leigh has repeatedly demonstrated his expertise in earning stakeholder trust, building prosperous business relationships, understanding specifically what stakeholders are looking for.

"I am honored and excited to be joining the ranks of some of the most respected and successful agents and brokers in the world," said Leigh. "Affiliation with such a longstanding and revered organization like Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, will provide my office with incredible new tools and resources and provides our clients listings with global exposure on a scale that few of our competitors can contend with. We’re grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to growing our presence within the LRE® community."

Partnering with LRE® will enable Leigh to expand the reach of the Martin Shanahan Realty Groups listings in valuable ways, including showcasing them on the award-winning Additionally, he will have access to several exclusive marketing resources and opportunities to connect with other luxury real estate professionals within the network.

To be eligible for membership with Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, brokers or firms must list and sell in the top 10 percent of their market – only the very best companies and individuals are inducted into the network.

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A worldwide collection of top brokers representing the finest luxury properties across the globe, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has been leading the real estate industry since 1986. This hand-selected group of more than 125,000 professionals with properties in more than 62 countries collectively sells over $240 billion of real estate annually, making it the most elite and comprehensive luxury real estate network in the world.

Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate’s global network is showcased on, the No.1 portal for luxury properties online, presenting more multi-million-dollar estates than any near-peer. Frequently distinguished as a leader in the industry, the company has been recognized by Forbes, the Inc. 5000 List and The Wall Street Journal. In addition, they have been honored by The Webby Awards, ADDY Awards and named ‘Best Real Estate Website’ in the 2018 Internet Advertising Competition Awards and ‘Outstanding Website’ in the 2018 WebAwards by the Web Marketing Association.