Courtney Johnson Rose
About / Bio
Dr. Courtney Johnson Rose serves as President of the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, the premier network of Black real estate professionals and one of the oldest minority trade associations in the country with over 100 chapters nationwide. Courtney began her career as a project management consultant at Accenture, the world’s leading consulting company. In 2002, she earned a Texas real estate broker license and joined her family’s real estate firm GEJ Development as a real estate developer and broker specializing in development services, owner representation, master planning, and residential and commercial brokerage services. Since 2019, Courtney has served as CEO of GEJ, and under her leadership, the company has procured contracts with major institutions such as Texas Southern University, the Harris Center of Mental Health, Houston Independent School District, the City of Houston, FDIC, and several banks, small businesses, and families.
Courtney is also part of the Community Collective for Houston, which recently acquired The Power Center, a 110,000-square-foot multipurpose facility that includes a small business incubator, event center, urban farm, and private school. Courtney is the immediate past chair of the Texas Association of African America Chambers, a statewide network of over 25 Black chambers of commerce. Texas Governor’s office appointed Courtney as a director of the Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation (TSAHC). Courtney has been a member of NAREB for over 20 years, she has been recognized as Realtist of the Year by her local board, state association, Region XII, and the national association. Courtney also was awarded the local board President award twice during her tenure as local board president of the Houston Black Real Estate Association.
Courtney holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, a master’s degree in community development, and a doctorate in organizational leadership. She is a certified project management professional (PMP) and a certified commercial investment member (CCIM). Since 2008, she has served as a faculty member and adjunct professor for Prairie View A&M University where she teaches Land Development and Real Estate courses.
Several organizations and media outlets have recognized Courtney for her professional success and contributions to the community. Courtney has been featured several times by Black Enterprise magazine and has appeared on the covers of Empower, Real Estate Executive, Houston Realtor, and National Realtor publications. In 2013, she created and hosted an informative real estate show entitled Real Estate Today that appeared on Comcast and has appeared several times on HGTV. Courtney is married with two children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being active in the community through her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Inc.