Born and raised in Houston, Andy went to St. John’s School, and received BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He became interested in residential real estate because of a desire to be involved with matters that have personal relevance to individuals and families -- finding and selling a home -- rather than matters with primarily business objectives.
Andy served as an officer in the U.S. Navy with the primary mission of tracking Soviet submarines (1968-1971). He then became the Director of Marketing Research and then Director of Marketing and Advertising for major banking organizations headquartered in Houston (1973-1986).
Andy is also Owner and President of Greenwood Marketing, Inc., providing marketing research services to over 700 clients including large and small firms, and companies in various industries including real estate, health care, energy, manufacturing, banking, retail, and legal services (1986 - 2010). He supported the launch of a major Houston real estate firm in 1984 with research, advertising and public relations services. He has analyzed local upscale residential real estate markets in terms of monthly sales, listings, and prices for the past fifteen years.
He was the local Red Cross Volunteer of the Year, serving in various volunteer capacities with The Womens Home, local churches and schools.
Andy specializes in the River Oaks, West University, Tanglewood, Memorial, the Rice-Medical area, the Heights, and Briargrove. He has had many successful transactions in new construction, resales, single family homes and townhomes/condominiums.
His background in research and statistics naturally interests him in collecting and analyzing hard data relevant to any real estate transaction, but Andy also understands and respects the meaning of a home and the memories that are made there, and always places a higher priority on the personal aspects related to his clients’ needs and desires.
Andy has two adult daughters. His hobbies and avocations include being a past marathon runner, avid golfer, ballroom dancing, and enjoys road trips, especially to Santa Fe and to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Andy has also written five fiction novels, self-publishing, four to date. For more information on Andy's published works, visit www.apgreenwood.com.