Dorsey Alston was founded in 1947 by Atlanta native Roy Dorsey and proudly wears the mantle of oldest privately-owned residential real estate firm in Atlanta. Now owned and operated by Stanford Business Graduate Michael Rogers, the firm has grown 500% since 2008, and boasts the highest agent retention rate in the market. Rogers and his management team are adamant believers in the servant leadership model and the inverted leadership pyramid. Putting agents and employees first has differentiated the firm in a market mired by bureaucracy and franchise restrictions. Dorsey Alston is a three-office operation (Buckhead, E. Cobb, and VA Highland) and owns the three buildings from which they operate.