Luxury Homes and Real Estate - Sotheby’s International Realty

Houston, Texas

Mary Hale McLean

Mary Hale Lovett McLean is a top producing real estate agent, community leader, fourth-generation Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Texas. For over 30 years, she has assisted in record-setting sales and is a powerhouse of knowledge about Houston real estate. In the last fifteen years, Mary Hale has sold more than $160 million of residential real estate. Her outstanding production has earned her a place in the coveted Martha Turner Properties Circle of Excellence. Mary Hale’s most expensive sale to date is an $8 million transaction but she is quick to point out that she works with clients at all income levels. With a network of loyal clients, many of whom are very private, Mary Hale’s transactions often involve properties not listed with the Multiple Listing Service. Her reputation as a skilled negotiator is well known, and she takes pride in her ability to see that her clients’ resources are protected.

An enthusiastic and highly successful recruiter of business and academic leaders to Houston, Mary Hale has superb experience assisting top-echelon executives from all over the world to happily adjust to their new surroundings. She approaches this daunting task, which often involves introducing social contacts and business opportunities for a spouse, with aplomb and a confidence gained from many years of substantial philanthropic participation.

Mary Hale has served as a member of the University of Texas Health Science Center Development Board for over 22 years. She was the co-chairperson for the Institute of Molecular Medicine, where she raised over $32 million. She is a member of the University of Texas Nursing Partner Board and has chaired their luncheon. Always an avid patron of Houston museums, Mary Hale is head of the Menil Collection Development Committee and is a guiding force in the restoration of Dominique and John de Menil’s rose garden at their former home, now an exhibition space and event venue for The Menil Collection. In 2004, as leader of the development committee for the Friends of Neighborhood Libraries (FONL), she was instrumental in raising nearly $2 million toward the property purchase and new building for the expansion of Looscan Library. Former board memberships include the Houston Ballet, Christ Church Cathedral Vestry and The Garden Club of Houston.

Current memberships include The James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice Associates, Rice University Discussion Group, Rice Design Alliance, Friends of Fondren Library, The Shepherd School of Music, the Junior League of Houston (sustaining), Ceramic Circle, and the Culture Club. As a member of the Garden Club of Houston, Mary Hale participates in the annual Florescence Flower Show at the Museum of Fine Arts and has won first place (atelier class), third place (horticultural excellence), and was an underwriter in 2005. Mary Hale is a serious reader and belongs to three Houston book clubs.