John L. Guess III
JHJ Business Advisory Council


John L. Guess III

President, The Guess Group, Inc.;

Former Director of Real Estate, City of Houston, TX


Education Credentials:

M.P.A.., Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
B.B.A., Houston Tillotson, Austin, TX


Membership | Professional Licenses | Registrations:

Licensed Real Estate Broker, Texas
Urban Land Institute, Houston, Texas

Work Experience:

The Guess Group, Inc. Houston, Texas, (1998- Present): President

General Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementation of the mission of The Guess Group, Inc.
Final approval of all real estate services provided to clients
Sets annual operational and financial goals for the firm
Meets frequently with CEO to ensure that operations are conducted in accordance with firm policies and procedures
Promotes the firm’s purpose in the community and to the media


Apex Auction Services, Houston, Texas (1996-1998) President

General Responsibilities:

Responsible for the corporation's operations related to marketing, sales, production and personnel
Responsible for implementing initiatives and maintaining the smooth operation of the firm
Responsible for oversight of financial data and performance, including monitoring expenditures and costs


Onyx Asset Management, A Joint Venture Oklahoma City, OK (1989-1996)

President - Managing Committee Chairman

General Responsibilities:

Provide leadership to the Managing Committee in management of over one billion dollars in assets
Ensure the Committee adheres to Joint Venture By-laws
Prepare the Committee’s agenda with input from the Committee Members
Chair Committee meetings


City of Houston (1975-1988):

Director of Real Estate- Real Estate Department, 1983-1988
Assistant Director- Property Management Division, 1979-1983
Assistant Administrator- Fair Housing Authority Division, 1977-1979
Minority Procurement Coordinator- Office of the Mayor, 1975-1977


Ideal Realty Company, Houston, Texas (1971-1975) Broker

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