Beth Wolff’s roots run deep in Houston with her paternal great grandparents arriving
in the late 1800s. Growing up in Houston, Beth attended Sutton Elementary, Pershing
Junior High and Bellaire School, where she graduated after her junior year.
At the University of Texas College of Business Administration, she was recognized as
an outstanding student her senior year. With a BBA and a Teacher’s Certificate in hand,
Beth married and began teaching math at T. H. Rogers Junior High the year the public
schools were integrated.
After the birth of her daughter, Cynthia, Beth became a homemaker. Her son, Ed, soon
followed. In 1974, Wolff became the sole supporter of her two young children. She
chose real estate as a career for its time flexibility and income potential.
In May of 1978, with one sales associate in 375 square feet of office space, Wolff &
Associates, Inc. was founded. By July, the company added space, something it would
do five times in its first 10 years, until moving to its current location. Encouraged by
a former statewide magazine (Ultra Magazine), the company name was changed to
Beth Wolff Realtors.
Fortunate to be successful as a woman in business in the ’70s, Beth wanted to give
back to the city that had been so good to her. Since first volunteering for the Chamber
of Commerce (now the Greater Houston Partnership), Beth has discovered she has
received more than she has given.
Mayor Kathy Whitmire first appointed Beth to a city commission. Mayors Bob
Lanier, Lee Brown, Bill White and Annise Parker have continued to appoint Beth to
commissions. Beth has been involved with many firsts for the city including the first
house built by Houston Habitat for Humanity, the convention center hotel, Quality of
Life Coalition and the oversight chair for Opportunity Houston.
Involved in every aspect of the Houston Association of Realtors, the largest trade
association in Houston, Beth has been recognized by the group with its prestigious
Presidential Citation, the John E. Wolf Citizenship Cup, and election as Chair in 1992.
She is also a member of the Texas and National Associations of Realtors and “Who’s
Who in Luxury Real Estate.”
Selected as a Woman on the Move in 1989, Beth continues to serve in civic leadership
positions. A Leadership Houston graduate of Class iii, Beth has served on Leadership
Houston’s Policy Council and as Vice Chair of Graduate Programs and chair of the
Executive Briefing Committee. She chaired Keep Houston Beautiful. Additionally, she
volunteered on the boards of the Better Business Bureau, Greater Houston ymca,
Greater Houston Partnership, American Red Cross and the Symphony League. Beth is
a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future.
She is honored to be in the Junior Achievement Hall of Achievement in Biztown, a
recipient of the NCJW Faith & Humanity Award (an honor she shares with son Ed
Wolff), and the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber Hall of Fame. Most recently
recognized as a Houston Business Legend, Beth is honored to be a 2014 Woman of
Beth’s desire to give back to our community comes from her gratitude for the
opportunities Houston has provided her. Through her leadership, Beth Wolff Realtors
has become a unique firm dedicated to specialized, personal service. The experience
and knowledge Beth shares with the company’s partners and clients is invaluable to
Her greatest treasure is her family. Son Ed is President of Beth Wolff Realtors, and
daughter Cynthia is a partner with Hayter & Peatross, llc in Shreveport and has
opened her own title company. Beth’s most precious and cherished times are spent
with grandchildren Brooke, Sarah, Tenley and Jake.