A keen interest in homes, real estate and sales at a very young age became the foundation of Cheri Fama's career.
A native of Beaumont and a Houston resident since 1978, Fama graduated form Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. Her decision to learn the real estate business from many angles was a wise one. She launched her career as a consultant with Houston Lighting and Power (now Reliant Energy) allowing her to work with many of the most prominent commercial and residential developers, architects and builders during a period of explosive growth in Houston. This experience propelled her into a position with Lincoln Property Company, a national commercial firm. Fama handled commercial office leasing for the firm as well as marketing efforts and build-to-suit jobs.
Her interest in residential real estate was always in the background and in 1982, Cheri moved into Custom New Home Sales representing seven builders in the Sugarland area. Her new construction knowledge and experience served her well as she later associated with a prestigious real estate firm in 1986 and quickly became the firm's primary "go to" person on new construction in the redeveloping of close-in neighborhoods including Tanglewood, Memorial and River Oaks, etc.
Fama ultimately became the President of the firm which was purchased by Zarr & Company Realtors in 1994. Her diverse background provided the knowledge and depth necessary to maneuver into the exciting and expanding downtown Houston residential arena. Fama moved the company into the Central Business District in the fall of 1998 with the Keystone Loft project followed by the Capital Lofts and other developments. The company became the prime source for developer consultation prior to launching downtown residential projects.
In 1999 Zarr & Company merged with House Hunters and Fama's role expanded to include management of the firm's largest branch operation. This position afforded her the opportunity to work one on one on a daily basis with sales associates by supporting them in their sales efforts and continually providing them with the knowledge and training that truly set them apart in the market place. Continued involvement with new construction has included marketing and sales of the Tanglewood and Venti mid-rise condominium developments as well as numerous single family homes and townhome projects. Cheri is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at John Daugherty, Realtors.
Fama has been extensively involved with the Houston Association of Realtors since 1990 serving multiple terms on the Board of Directors and chairing numerous committees and events.
Her community involvement includes the Junior League of Houston, Duchesne Academy Parents Association, Kinkaid Parents Association, The Nancy Owens Memorial Foundation, Downtown Houston Association and Briargrove Property Owners Board of Directors. Cheri and her husband Alan, a fine art broker, have two children and enjoy traveling and sports.
2011-2012 HAR Board of Directors 2004 HAR Realtor Expo Chairman TAR Board of Directors 1992-1994 HAR Board of Directors 1991-1993 and 1995-1997 HAR MLS committee 1993-1995 and 2002-2003, MLS chairman 1994 HAR Strategic Planning Committee 1995, Strategic Planning Chairman 1996 HAR Realtor Rally Committee 1991, Rally Chairman 1992 HAR Public Relations Committee 1989-1994, Public Relations Chairman 1990 HAR Central West Breakfast Chairman 1991 HAR Entertainment Committee Chairman 1992 Women's Council of Realtors Professionalism and Ethics Award 1991