Catherine Lee

President, Douglas Elliman Texas

Catherine Lee

Catherine Lee

2001 Kirby Dr. Ste. 600
Houston, TX 77019

About Catherine

As the President of Douglas Elliman, Texas, Catherine is responsible for the expansion of Douglas Elliman across the state. She oversees the company’s complete suite of services, including new development marketing, traditional real estate sales, relocation and referrals, builder marketing, and commercial real estate.

Prior to this position, Catherine served as Chief Operating Officer and Partner of Sudhoff Companies until Douglas Elliman Real Estate formed a joint venture with Sudhoff Companies creating Douglas Elliman Texas. She has been a strategic family investor with Sudhoff Companies since 2010, becoming a major influencer in the company’s luxury real estate development across retail, multifamily, and residential with projects ranging from value-add repositioning to ground-up construction.

Before capitalizing in real estate, Catherine owned, operated, and franchised 22 Applebee’s statewide and managed a 70-manager team with 1,300 employees. She was the only female franchisee for the global restaurant brand. Prior to the restaurant business, Catherine previously served as an Associate with Vinson & Elkins in their finance section.

Born and raised in Houston, Catherine graduated with honors from Rice University and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law.