2019 TOP 20 CEOS AND ENTREPRENUERS AWARDS
A Business Owner Who Invests in People through Mentorship and Encouragement
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Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Ballroom at Bayou Place
Dougal Cameron is president of Cameron Management, a Houston-based real estate company, which owns, finances, leases, and manages office buildings. It is to the company’s credit that it does all this in an integrated fashion. Leading by example, Cameron Management has set the standard for investing in people by mentoring and encouraging others through service in nonprofit and Christian ministry organizations. Cameron Management’s vision is to honor God and serve people. Its mission is to be the standard of excellence in serving its tenants with rigor. Its values are based on integrity, teamwork, and freedom, and it is 100 percent owned by its employees.
The company also aims to bring value to its tenant base, as well as to the community at large, through effective on-site management. The Cameron Management concept is to house all functions of owning and managing a commercial office property under one umbrella: ownership, property management, leasing, and engineering. This concept produces valuable synergies, which in turn help contain the overall cost of running a building. Lower costs are passed on to the tenants through well-managed operational expenses. It is Cameron Management’s philosophy to maintain particularly close relationships with its tenants so that they feel valued and their needs are responded to quickly.
Dougal is married to Cathy Cameron, who trained as an architect. He and Cathy are the proud parents of Dougal, Victoria, Trent, and Reagan. All of Dougal and Cathy’s children are married and they have nine grandchildren under the age of five.
In 1980, Dougal graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University (TTU) with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting. While at TTU, Dougal was a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Beta Gamma Sigma, and Phi Kappa Phi. He was also president of the university’s InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and participated in the handball and fencing clubs. In 1985, Dougal graduated with a Master of Business Administration from Harvard University and was one of five graduates chosen to be a Teaching Fellow for a junior level economics course at Harvard University. As well, Dougal has earned and been awarded his CPA, CFA, and CIC designations.
Dougal began his career in 1980 as an accountant with Arthur Young & Co., now Ernst & Young, concentrating on the audits of medium-sized companies in a variety of industries. From 1985 to 1991, Dougal worked as an asset and project manager for Gerald D. Hines, where he was responsible for Central Business District Class A assets, including Bank of America Center, JP Morgan Chase Tower, Pennzoil Place, and One Shell Plaza and Two Shell Plaza. From 1991 to 1994, Dougal was an owner and principal of a local money management firm. In 1995, he formed Cameron Management and purchased his first building.
Since then, Cameron Management has owned and managed buildings in Houston and San Antonio in both single ownerships and joint venture partnerships. Cameron Management is also the proud owner of the historic Esperson in downtown Houston.
As well as being a focused businessman, devoted husband, and caring father, Dougal has built strong affiliations with all aspects of the community. They include: Hines Global REIT II, elected board member since 2014; Central Houston, Inc., board member; The Houston Symphony, board member; Whiteboard Labs, Inc.; Disc, Inc.; Prognosis Innovation Healthcare; Freestone Partners LLC; Coluccio Capital Partners, manager; The Texas Lyceum; Governing Board of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program; Texans First; E3 and My Entrepreneurial Journey; Ox Bow Wetlands Refuge, Inc.; Devils River Association; Bridges International; Campus Crusade for Christ; Logos Ministry; Brenham Bible Church, elder; Brenham Christian Academy, director; New Beginnings Pregnancy Center; CanCare; Goodwill Industries of Houston; Houston Heritage Society, and Inspire Women Ministries.
In honor of his many contributions to the City of Houston, Dougal was named Man of the Year by Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators in 1998 and by Inspire Women Ministries in 2012. Jano Nixon Kelley, who has worked with Dougal for over 13 years, says this of him: “Dougal has a gift for bringing out the best in people.”
CKW LUXE would like to congratulate Dougal Cameron for being a CKW LUXE Top 20 CEOs and Entrepreneurs Awards recipient for 2019.