About Us: History

The late John T. Roohan started what is now Roohan Realty back in 1969. John’s son, J. Thomas Roohan (“Tom”) earned his real estate license and joined the firm in 1979. More than fifty years later, this family-owned and operated business is still flourishing in the city of Saratoga Springs, NY, under Tom’s leadership.


The first Roohan Realty office was established at Union Avenue, then moved to Court Street with a handful of employees. After a few years of consistent growth, the office was moved into the historic district at 48 Union Avenue. This magnificent building had been part of old Saratoga and used as student housing by Skidmore and Verrazano College. In 1996, with over 25 real estate agents, our office moved to 398 Broadway.

In 2002, the Roohan Realty team was still growing, and the company moved one last time to a larger space at 519 Broadway – a prominent and historic downtown building that used to be the city’s community theater. With its dramatic facade of brick and two-story columns facing the Saratoga Springs City Center, 519 Broadway is now home to our modern and spacious offices and open for business 7 days a week.

In the early 1970’s, the Roohan Realty team primarily focused on single family homes. Through growth, we have progressed to specialize in residential, commercial, new construction, and equine properties, and now serve eight counties across upstate New York’s capital region.

Today, Roohan Realty has over 50 real estate associates and professional staff. Our company is #1 in market share in the city of Saratoga Springs, delivering experience and service that is second to none. What remains, however, is the company’s commitment to excellence in service and dedication to our community.

About Us: Timeline



  • 1969 Company is founded by the late John T. Roohan
  • 1970 Roohan Realty’s primary focus is on single family homes
  • 1978 The office moves to 48 Union Avenue in Saratoga’s beautiful historic district
  • 1979 J. Thomas (“Tom”) Roohan gets his real estate license and joins the company
  • 1996 Roohan Realty moves again to 398 Broadway
  • 1998 J. Thomas (“Tom”) Roohan becomes the company’s President
  • 2002 Roohan Realty relocates once more to 519 Broadway, occupying the old community theater building
  • 2003 Roohan Realty is voted #1 real estate company by The Saratogian’s Readers Choice poll for the first time
  • 2007 Roohan Realty is #1 in market share in Saratoga Springs and expands it’s focus to commercial, equine, and new construction
  • 2014 A new website is launched along with an aggressive Search Engine Optimization campaign
  • 2015 The company purchases its first drones and hires an FAA certified drone pilot/Emmy award-winning production company
  • 2019 Roohan Realty celebrates 50 years in business!
  • 2023 Roohan Realty redesigns their website & upgrades their drone fleet with new equipment!

A Tradition of Excellence & Trust Since 1969.