Our Story

February 2022

Boulevard launches its Choose HOU campaign at choosehou.com to highlight and support other locally-owned and locally-focused Houston businesses throughout the year. Each week, the firm shines a light on a different set of local businesses that are absolutely vital to the city of Houston.

April 2020

Committed to studying the actual and potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local real estate market and on our communities (and sharing the findings with our fellow Houstonians), Boulevard begins holding public market updates during the pandemic via Zoom.

January 2020

Boulevard Realty kicks off 2020 firmly remaining a Top 10 real estate firm inside the loop and a Top 25 in the entire city. Following continued industry disruption, Boulevard moves up to the #2 spot among independent firms selling inside the loop.

May 2019

Boulevard continues to buck the trend in residential real estate with the opening of our new space at 927 Studewood. While most real estate brokerages eschew brick-and-mortars for a less centralized, depersonalized experience, Boulevard quite literally creates a space covered in antique Houston brick. We have built a 21st-century real estate office that also functions as a community event venue, a state-of-the-industry training space in order to have the best-equipped agents in the region, and a coworking environment where we can interact with Houston’s best and brightest and share our belief in the power of community and coming together.

May 2018

Bill launches Your Houston, a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to local quality of life issues for Houstonians, as an extension of Boulevard Realty’s corporate social responsibility and community engagement efforts.

Your Houston PAC is a non-partisan political action committee dedicated to quality of life in Houston.

September 2017

Bill leads a historic hurricane relief effort in response to Harvey. This becomes the Houston Relief Hub, an ongoing, volunteer-led partnership with the City of Houston to provide Houstonians with a way to help their neighbors near and far and receive assistance not only after Harvey’s historic flooding, but catastrophic events affecting communities like Maria in Puerto Rico, the California wildfires, and the furloughed federal workers of the 2018-2019 partial shutdown.

Bill Baldwin with Mayor Sylvester Turner at a press conference announcing the Houston Relief Hub as the official Houston delegation to Puerto Rico for Maria Relief.

December 2016

Bill Baldwin is recognized with the John E. Wolf Service Award by the Houston Association of Realtors for a year of record community and civic service including advising Houston’s Mayoral transition, Planning Commission, and various volunteer efforts.

In 2016, Bill Baldwin was awarded the John E. Wolf Award for Community Service by the Houston Association of Realtors.

March 2016

Boulevard opens a Galveston office in the historic Washington Building at 2228 Mechanic Street in Downtown Galveston.

December 2015

Boulevard ends year with over 5% of corporate revenue donated back to charitable causes around the community and countless volunteer hours. The firm ranks 44th out of 3,798 Houston firms in total sales for the year and in the top 10 real estate firms selling inside the loop in 2015.

July 2015

Boulevard Realty launches the Rediscovering Houston multimedia blog series at rediscoveringhouston.com to highlight lesser known things to see, do, and know around Houston.

September 2014

Exceeded 2013 sales numbers with 3 months to go for 2014. Boulevard Realty becomes a member of Leverage Global Partners, facilitating international exposure for our clients’ properties.

October 2013

Exceeded 2012 sales numbers, setting record high for sales with 2 months to go for 2013.

July 2011

Boulevard Realty introduces its philosophy: The Right Size. The Right Time. This message emphasizes the fact that the firm’s dedicated staff and 55+ agents strive to ensure that clients never feel lost in the crowd, whether working to sell a property that no longer fits the seller’s needs or assisting buyers to find the home of their dreams.

November 2009

Name of firm changes to Boulevard Realty, which is reflective of its reputation for neighborhood-centric, niche marketing and community engagement efforts in Houston’s close-in neighborhoods that offer a connection to the past, involvement in urban transformation, and provide a strong sense of community.

Boulevard Realty's first Heights headquarters at 1545 Heights Boulevard.

July 2008

Bill Baldwin became Broker/Owner of Karen Derr & Associates Realty.


Bill Baldwin joined Karen Derr & Associates and quickly became a top producer in the greater-Houston market.


The firm that would become Boulevard Realty is founded in the Heights.