Our management team combines extraordinary experience, knowledge and passion to do the best for our agents and our clients. We believe in supporting and developing our sales team so that it has all the resources and tools it needs to delight its clients. We believe in investing in cutting-edge and robust marketing in print, digital and social media so that our agents and clients benefit from the power we have developed. We believe in supporting the communities where we operate through sponsorships of multiple non-profit organizations and events. We expect the best from ourselves to deliver the best.
President and CEO
Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty
Robbie Briggs translated a master's degree in architecture from Tulane University into the natural venue of real estate. His understanding of design, structure and spatial potential combined with integrity and business acumen has served him well in sales since 1980. Now President and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty, he is the second generation to give the Briggs name to one of the leading brokerage firms in Dallas for quality residential property.
Robbie, his wife, Nancy, and their two youngest daughters lived in Beijing, China, from 2005-2008. China offered opportunities for growth for the entire Briggs family, both personally and professionally. He continued as a chief executive overseas, if you will, whose dedication to Dallas remained uninterrupted through his continued service to his firm as well as to various educational and non-profit boards.
He is a strong believer in supporting the community and has become well known in the public and private sectors. Over the years he has been chairman of the Presbyterian Hospital Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and The Cambridge School of Dallas Board. He also has served on the boards of the Hockaday School, the Park Cities YMCA, the Chemical Awareness Council, the Dallas Opera, the Men of Nehemiah and on the Tartan board for the Scottish Rite Hospital.
Briggs served as HPISD Dad's Club President and on fundraising committees for his alma mater, St. Mark's School of Texas. He is active at Park Cities Presbyterian Church and the Reunion Church, having taught several age groups Sunday school as well as being involved with Urban ministries to the homeless, addicted and incarcerated men.
Briggs Freeman's website has won several awards by REAL Trends, Inc., and 1000WATT Consulting after the two firms studied the Websites of the top 500 brokerage firms in the country. Its high ranking is uncontested today. Currently, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty has over 230 agents serving the metroplex.
Executive Vice President
Director of Sales and Agent Development
Gene Taylor brings strategy and innovation to the selling and negotiation process in his leadership role at Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International Realty. Since joining the company in 2011, Taylor has recruited top agents specializing in prime neighborhoods. He has helped the company grow annual sales from $600 million to just under $2 billion, making it the top luxury real estate firm in the area with the highest producing sales associates per capita in terms of production of any firm in the Metroplex.
“We have great success stories of agents joining our company and maybe closing $5 million in sales, who went to $10 million the next year and $30 million or $40 million the following year,” says Taylor. “If that is your goal, to take your business to the next level, we have the proven track record to get you there.”
Taylor’s working style involves directly interfacing with agents, whom he inspires and motivates so their business will grow. Taylor also is known for creating an office environment where every agent is the best that he/she can be. His ultimate goal is to ensure that clients receive extraordinary service.
“If your goals match our strategy, with our culture, it’s a win-win,” he says.
Taylor’s deep roots as a native Texan support his continued success in real estate. Born in Hillsboro and raised in Corpus Christi, where he learned the love of sailing and all things related to water, his hard work and talent for fund raising have benefitted the Junior League of Dallas, the Park Cities YMCA, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Phi Gamma Delta.
With a degree in accounting from Texas Tech University, Taylor has brought his ease with numbers to the business of real estate. Earning his residential sales license in 1985 and his broker’s license in 1988, he has been immersed in Texas real estate ever since.
Taylor's commitment to the industry is exemplified by his extensive involvement in the MetroTex Association of Realtors. Rising through the Government Affairs and TREPAC Committees to the Board of Directors, he served as President of the Association and holds the unique honor of receiving the Association's two highest awards: The Lois Hair Bernays Award as Salesperson of the Year and the Easterwood Cup as Realtor of the Year.
Ellen Sterner Sedeño
Chief Marketing Officer
Ellen has had a wide-ranging career in Communications and Marketing. She has translated that wealth of experience into true innovation and power for the marketing strategy of Briggs Freeman Sotheby´s International Realty. The firm is known for its impactful, visually elegant and beautiful advertising. Ellen has placed the firm at the forefront of the latest in print, digital and social media.
A graduate of Kansas State University, she had her own firm, Sterner Sedeño Communications, and did work for Wake Forest University, the Meadows Museum and the city of Fort Worth's Economic Development office. She also was Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Southern Methodist University.