The Top 200 Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate 2017

The overall 2017 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list ranks the 200 most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry.


Spencer Rascoff
Zillow Group

Seven years into his tenure as CEO, Rascoff, 41, has Zillow Group humming on all cylinders. It operates the world's most popular real estate site in Zillow, is building a comprehensive data management platform epitomized by the acquisition of Bridge Interactive Group, and saw the company's market cap climb to $6.5 billion.


Richard Smith
Chairman, CEO and President
Realogy Holdings Corp.

Smith has led Realogy, the global leader in global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage, for the last 19 years, and year after year, that he keeps it on a steady, dominant track. The firm operates the nation’s largest brokerage and seven major brands representing over 270,000 agents and rakes in over $5.7 billion in annual revenue.


Gary Keller
Co-Founder and Chairman
Keller Williams Realty Intl.

Keller is the mastermind behind Keller Williams Realty, which grew to 152,000 agents in 2016, making it the world’s largest real estate brand by agent count. He has played a pivotal role in real estate’s evolution as head of the brand, whose agent-focused, commission-cap business model has attracted agents across the globe.


Ron Peltier
Chairman and CEO
HomeServices of America

Peltier is responsible for guiding HomeServices of America into its place as the nation’s second largest real estate conglomerate with over 26,300 agents in 479 offices and over $79 billion in annual sales. He took the helm at the firm’s inception in 1999 and has grown it into a powerhouse; it brought in a profit of $179 million on $2.2 billion in revenue. through the first nine months of 2016.


Dave Liniger
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Liniger, who co-founded RE/MAX in 1973 with his wife, jumped back into the saddle as CEO in 2015 to spectacular results. The public firm, which has more than 110,000 agents in 95 countries and territories who do over 1 million annual transactions, saw its market cap more than double in 2016 to above $1 billion.


Dale Stinton

Stinton will be remembered as the most impactful leader NAR has seen in its 109-year history. After serving for 24 years in various NAR executive positions, including chief financial officer, Stinton took the helm at NAR in 2005. Slated to retire on Dec. 31, 2017, his 12 years in the CEO’s office will also make him the longest-tenured chief executive in NAR history.


Alex Perriello
Realogy Franchise Group

As CEO of Realogy Franchise Group (RFG), Perriello has one of the highest profiles in the real estate industry. He is the right-hand man of Realogy Chairman, CEO and President Richard Smith. Reology’s brands include Coldwell Banker Real Estate and Coldwell Banker Commercial, Century 21 Real Estate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, ERA Franchise Systems, Sotheby’s International Realty and ZipRealty.


Bruce Zipf
President and CEO

Zipf is the quiet power behind NRT, the nation’s largest real estate brokerage, which has nearly 800 offices and over 47,000 agents in 50 large U.S. metros. The Realogy subsidiary is responsible for more than 340,000 transaction sides and $166 billion in annual sales. Zipf took the helm in 2005.


Ryan O'Hara
Move, Inc.

Since taking the helm of operator Move Inc. in early 2015, O’Hara has hit the ground running. His immediate effect included a significant rebrand of flagship brand, a bold new marketing campaign for helped grow traffic by 65 percent to over 50 million monthly visitors and won three coveted “Webby awards.”


Amy Bohutinsky
Zillow Group

Within Zillow Group’s office tower overlooking Seattle’s Elliott Bay, Bohutinsky is often referred to by company insiders as the smartest of a very smart group of very smart executives, which includes other SP200 leaders Greg Schwartz, Errol Samuelson, and, of course, Spencer Rascoff. She joined Zillow pre-launch in 2005.


Robert "Bob" Moline
President and COO
HomeServices of America

Moline leads the nation's second largest brokerage in HomeServices of America, which does over $79 billion in annual sales. A powerful brokerage leader, Moline helped spearhead the high-profile industry initiative Project Upstream and serves as chairman of the related firm Upstream LLC. He also serves on the board of managers for another industry initiative, Broker Public Portal.


John Davis & Chris Heller
Keller Williams Realty

Picked to co-lead the global franchising giant in 2015, Heller and Davis have executed Gary Keller’s vision and grown the firm into the world’s largest brand with over 152,000 agents. They oversee nearly 800 offices around the world that do do approximately 950,000 transactions and over $260 billion in annual sales.


Howard "Hoddy" Hanna & Helen Hanna Casey
Chairman & CEO
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

The dynamic sibling team Hoddy and Helen run this fast-growing 60-year-old firm as second-generation leaders. After acquiring 2,000-agent RealtyUSA in July 2016, Howard Hanna now operates over 260 offices with approximately 8,000 agents who closed over $18 billion in annual sales in 2016.


Geoff Lewis

Lewis joined RE/MAX in 2004 as general counsel and, after several promotions, became president in May 2015. In this position, he oversees a brand that over 110,000 agents in 95 countries call home. He played a part in RE/MAX’s banner 2016, which saw its market cap almost double from March to $1 billion.


Rick Davidson
President and CEO
Century 21 Real Estate

As head of the iconic global real estate franchisor Century 21 Real Estate, Davidson guides a network with more than 106,000 agents in approximately 6,900 offices in 78 countries and territories who do over 400,000 annual transactions. Before taking the helm in 2010, Davidson served as chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.


Phil Soper
President and CEO
Brookfield Real Estate Services

Soper runs Canada’s largest real estate franchisor and owner-operator in Brookfield Real Estate Services, which has over 300 franchisees, 689 offices and more than 18,000 agent affiliates under the Royal LePage, Royal LePage Commercial, Johnston & Daniel and Via Capitale brands. Agents affiliated with the firm do approximately 140,000 annual transaction sides totaling $90 billion in annual sales.


Dorothy "Dottie" Herman
President and CEO
Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Herman runs New York’s largest real estate brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate, which has over 80 offices and nearly 6,000 agents in New York, New Jersey, South Florida, California, Connecticut and Colorado and produces over $22 billion in annual sales. She has been New York City real estate royalty since acquiring Douglas Elliman in 2003.


Wesley "Wes" Foster
Chairman and CEO
Long & Foster Real Estate

A well-respected businessman and astute entrepreneur, Foster founded Long & Foster in 1968 and has since grown it into one of the nation’s three largest family-owned real estate firms. The firm has more than 11,000 agents in over 220 Mid-Atlantic offices who do over $29 billion in annual sales.


Jim Weichert
Founder and Co-President
Weichert Realtors

Weichert founded his firm in 1969 in Chatham, New Jersey, and has grown it into one of the three largest family-owned firms in the country. The company does not participate in annual surveys, but is estimated to have approximately 500 company-owned and franchised offices in 37 states, and 15,000 sales associates.


Charlie Young
President and CEO
Coldwell Banker Real Estate

In September 2016 Young became president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, which has approximately 90,000 agents in 3,000 offices in 49 countries around the world. He came to Coldwell Banker from sister Realogy brand ERA Franchise Systems, where he served as CEO for seven years.


OB Jacobi, Jill Jacobi Wood, & Geoff Wood
Managing Principals

Husband-and-wife Geoff and Jill Jacobi Wood and brother OB Jacobi oversee this second-generation family-owned company, which has 300 franchise offices and more than 6,000 agents throughout the western U.S. Jill and OB’s father, John Jacobi, founded Windermere in 1972. Wood oversees the company’s core infrastructure, Jacobi Wood manages the company's development and Jacobi runs the firm’s company-owned offices.


Kuba Jewgieniew
Founder and CEO

A former stockbroker and computer programmer, Jewgieniew founded RealtyONEGroup in 2005, and it has enjoyed strong growth ever since. Its 8,800 agents in 73 company-owned and franchised offices produced over 43,000 transactions valued at $16 billion in 2016. The firm is known for its flat-fee agent compensation model.


Gino Blefari
HSF Affiliates

Blefari oversees HomeServices of America’s franchise network HSF Affiliates, which serves more than 46,000 agents with the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living real estate brands. The firm has 1,500 affiliate offices who do 352,000 annual transactions for over $105 billion in annual sales. Blefari also serves on the board of Project Upstream.


John Peyton
President and COO
Realogy Franchise Group

A seasoned franchise exec, Peyton joined Realogy in October 2016 in the newly created position of president and chief operating officer of the Realogy Franchise Group. In this role he oversees the day-to-day operations of the nation’s largest franchisor, whose brands include Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Century 21 Real Estate and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate.


Matt Widdows
Founder and Chairman
HomeSmart International

Widdows founded Scottsdale, Arizona-based HomeSmart International in 2000, with a focus on empowering agents with technology while streamlining their operations. The firm’s agent flat-fee business model has catapulted the firm to rapid growth, both as a franchisor and a brokerage. It has over 11,000 agents who do nearly $11 billion in annual sales.


Pam O'Connor
President and CEO
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

A highly influential industry leader, O'Connor leads the largest network of independent residential brokerages in the world with 550 member firms representing over 128,000 agents. Together, these firms account for over one million transactions and more than $350 billion in sales volume each year. O’Connor has led the organization since its inception in 2005.


Sherry Chris
President and CEO
BHG Real Estate

One of the highest profile franchise CEOs in real estate, Chris built the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) brand from the ground up to today’s 300-office, 10,000-agent operation. She has run the brand, which expanded to 11 new markets in 2016, since its launch in 2008. She joined the Realogy family in 2006 as chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker Real Estate.


Bob Goldberg

As one of NAR’s most powerful execs, Goldberg has a hand in a broad swath of the association’s initiatives. He heads up business development and strategic investments, professional development and sales and marketing for the trade association. In those positions, he focuses on building the NAR brand and its value to members and the association.


Glenn Kelman

Kelman plays a critical role in the digital evolution as head of national brokerage Redfin, which offers some of the most popular consumer real estate search tools available. Although the well-funded Seattle-based firm had a relatively quiet 2016, it does over $9 billion in annual sales and speculation about an impending IPO still swirls.


Joel Singer
California Association of Realtors

As long-time California Association of Realtors leader, Singer plays a huge role in the industry, not just as the head of the nation’s largest state Realtor association, which has over 185,000 members, but as a tech pioneer. After becoming CAR CEO in 1989, he helped found CAR-subsidiary zipLogix, maker of the popular form-filling technology zipForm.


Lennox Scott
Chairman and CEO
John L. Scott Real Estate

As the third-generation leader of the firm his grandfather founded in 1931, Scott oversees more than 3,000 agents in 110 offices throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho, who do over 36,800 transaction sides and $12 billion in annual sales. The firm has grown into a Pacific Northwest regional powerhouse with its significant brokerage and franchise operations.


Robert "Bob" Hale
President and CEO
Houston Association of Realtors

A charismatic industry leader, Hale heads the Houston Association of Realtors, the second largest Realtor association in the nation with more than 28,000 members. He runs the association and its popular MLS with a market-driven, member-centric focus that has made it a cutting-edge leader and a model for other associations and MLSs.


Paul L. Hulme
President and CEO
Alain Pinel Realtors

As head of Northern California-based Alain Pinel Realtors (APR), Hulme owns and runs a real estate brokerage whose nearly 1,300 agents do more than $12 billion in annual sales. He co-founded the firm in 1990 and became sole owner in 1995. APR’s portfolio includes mortgage and investment wings. Hulme also founded, owned, and operated property management, mortgage and insurance companies alongside APR.


Brad Inman
Founder and Publisher

Inman is founder and owner of the residential real estate industry’s leading publication, Inman (formerly “Inman News”), which publishes award-winning news stories and breaking news on a daily basis. After bringing a renewed focus to the firm in 2015, Inman has greatly expanded his site’s monthly reach and the very popular REConnect events.


Jeff Detwiler
President and COO
The Long & Foster Companies

Detwiler manages Long & Foster Real Estate, one of the largest real estate firms in the U.S. with over 11,000 agents who do more than $29 billion in annual sales. In addition to its large broker wing, Detwiler oversees Long & Fosters’ other divisions including property management, relocation, mortgage, settlement services and insurance.


Philip A. White, Jr.
President and CEO
Sotheby’s International Realty

A 35-year industry veteran, White leads Realogy’s luxury global real estate brand Sotheby’s International Realty, which has 20,000 agents and 850 offices in 65 countries. The brand has a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s Auction House and handles more than 100,000 transactions and over $80 billion in sales each year.


Dale Ross
President and CEO
Realtors Property Resource

As president and CEO of NAR’s subsidiary Realtors Property Resources (RPR), Ross runs one of the most compelling, and scrutinized, tech companies in real estate. In 2016, RPR continued its high-profile work on the franchisor- and broker-data management platform Upstream and the MLS technology platform Advanced Multi-List Platform.


Pat Riley
President and CEO
Allen Tate Company

A 40-year industry vet, Riley oversees the Carolinas’ largest real estate company, whose brokerage wing, Allen Tate Realtors, has over 40 offices, 1,500 agents and produces over $5.2 billion in annual sales. Riley also serves as chairman of the board of directors of large independent brokerage network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.


Harold Crye
President and CEO
Crye-Leike Real Estate Services

Crye has built Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, which he founded in 1977 with business partner Dick Leike, into a Mid-South powerhouse. The 40-year-old firm has over 115 offices with more than 2,800 agents who do over $5.2 billion in annual sales. The Memphis, Tennessee-based firm serves buyers and sellers in Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi and Virginia.


Gerald "Jerry" Giovaniello
SVP and Chief Lobbyist

As long-time senior vice president and chief lobbyist at NAR, Giovaniello wields significant influence in the large trade group’s public policy initiatives. He has served as NAR’s chief lobbyist since 2001 and manages the association’s government affairs staff in Washington, D.C. He directly lobbies congress members from California, Washington, Nevada, Hawaii and Oregon.


Dan Elsea & Stuart Elsea
Real Estate One

Brothers Stuart and Dan Elsea serve as co-presidents of Real Estate One, the largest real estate brokerage in Michigan and one of the largest in the country. Real Estate One, has more than 43 offices and 1,800 agents across the state of Michigan and does $4.8 billion in annual sales.


Stephen Phillips
HSF Affiliates

As the chief operating officer of HomeServices of America’s franchise wing HSF Affiliates, Phillips is responsible for the franchisor’s daily operations in supporting 1,052 offices and over 46,000 agents under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate brands. Phillips joined HSF Affiliates in June 2012.


Chris Bennett
General Manager

As long-time manager of data giant CoreLogic’s real estate division, Bennett oversees one of the nation’s largest MLS technology service providers. CoreLogic’s Matrix platform is used by over 500,000 brokers and agents in MLSs throughout the country. In 2016, CoreLogic introduced its Trestle product.


Steve Morris
Founder and Chairman
EXIT Realty Corp.

Morris founded EXIT Realty Corp. in 1996 and has grown the franchise to over 590 offices and approximately 23,000 agents in the U.S. and Canada. He is responsible for the firm’s innovative business model, which gives affiliate agents a residual bonus on the transactions of agents they recruit into the company.


Pamela Liebman
President and CEO
The Corcoran Group

Liebman has led the large luxury New York City-based real estate firm The Corcoran Group since 2000. The company was acquired in 2001 by Realogy and today has more than 2,500 agents in 33 offices across Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Hamptons and Palm Beach, Florida, generating over $21 billion in annual sales.


Sue Yannaccone
CEO and President
ERA Franchise Systems

Yannaccone took the helm of Realogy brand ERA Franchise Systems in September 2016, succeeding Charlie Young who took the helm as CEO at Coldwell Banker Real Estate. ERA’s network includes 36,000 agents, 2,300 offices in 31 countries responsible for 121,000 annual transactions. She joined ERA in July 2015 as chief operating officer.


Rich Rector
Realty Executives International

As the long-time head of global franchise brand Realty Executives International, Rector oversees more than 500 franchisees in 20 countries. Four years after becoming president in 1983, Rector purchased the firm from his father, Dale Rector, who founded the original Realty Executives franchise in Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1965.


Mark McLaughlin
Pacific Union International

McLaughlin runs Pacific Union International, whose over 700 agents do more than $7 billion in annual sales. He founded local brokerage Morgan Lane in fall 2006 in Marin County, California, and just three years later purchased Pacific Union. McLaughlin previously served as an executive at the operator of commercial real estate’s most popular portal LoopNet.


David Mele

Mele oversees the large national real estate portal, whose over 15 million monthly visitors makes it one of the nations most popular real estate sites. While had a relatively quiet year, the site remains a viable advertising alternative to Zillow Group sites and for real estate brokers and agents.


Gary Simonsen
Canada Real Estate Association

A 32-year real estate veteran, Simonsen represents more than 100,000 Realtors across Canada as head of the Canadian Real Estate Association. He works closely with CREA’s board of directors on management and strategic planning for the association. He announced his pending retirement from CREA effective at the end of 2017.


William "Bill" Brown
2017 President
National Association of REALTORS

Brown, a second-generation Realtor who owns an Oakland, California-based real estate investment firm, is NAR’s 2017 president. He has been a NAR director since 1991 and is a past-president of the California Association of Realtors, the nation’s largest state association.


Mary Frances Burleson
President and CEO
Ebby Halliday Realtors

Burleson has grown Ebby Halliday into one of the nation’s largest brokerages with 31 offices and more than 1,500 agents generating over $7.9 billion in annual sales. After more than half a century, she still manages the day-to-day operations of Texas’ largest independent real estate brokerage.


Kate Rossi
NRT Southeast Region

Rossi oversees the strategic initiatives of more than 200 offices and over 10,900 agents in 181 offices, spanning from Texas up the eastern seaboard to Washington, D.C. She began her career as a sales associate in 1982.


Greg Macres
NRT Western and Southwest Regions

After 15 years, as the head of NRT’s Western region, Macres took over management of the Southwest region in 2016, which has over 11,800 agents in 171 offices. Macres leads sales training, real estate management and career training and guidance for NRT’s operations across California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Hawaii.


Greg Schwartz
Chief Business Officer
Zillow Group

After joining Zillow in its infancy in 2007, Schwartz built the firm’s sales and revenue operations from the ground up. He is now responsible for sales and business strategy for Zillow Group’s full brand portfolio. Schwartz previously served as vice president of advertising at CNNMoney and as a national accounts director for Yahoo!’s Automotive and Finance divisions.


Kevin J. Kelleher
President and CEO
Cartus Corporation

Kelleher oversees a staff of approximately 2,900 who help coordinate more than 3.9 million moves, serves more than half of the Fortune 50 companies and moves employees into and out of 185 countries. Cartus is a subsidiary of Realogy.


Errol Samuelson
Chief Industry Development Officer
Zillow Group

Samuelson is responsible for managing Zillow Group’s partnerships and relationships with MLSs, brokerages franchisors and associations. Samuelson has been strategically involved in the acquisitions of Bridge Interactive Group and Retsly.


Greg Mason
President and CEO
Edina Realty

Mason heads up Edina Realty’s Home Services, the full-service standout among Berkshire Hath-away’s HomeServices of America’s suite of company-owned brokerages. Edina Realty has been the market leader in Minnesota and western Wisconsin for 16 years running and now has over 2,400 agents whose collective annual sales volume tops $8.6 billion.


David Charron
President and CEO

For the last 15 years, Charron has guided the large Mid-Atlantic MLS Metropolitan Regional Information System (MRIS), which has more than 46,000 agent members. In 2016, he spearheaded a merger between MRIS and TRENDS MLS to create one of the largest MLSs in the country. David will be serving as the Chief Strategy Officer in Bright MLS, Inc as well as serving as the President elect for CMLS.


Michael Golden & Thaddeus Wong

Golden and Wong lead fast-growing Chicago-based independent broker-age @Properties, which has become dominant in the Chicagoland area. The company has 23 offices and approximately 2,000 agents who do over 15,000 annual transactions and more than $7 billion in annual sales.


Joan Docktor
BHHS Fox & Roach

Docktor oversees 62 offices and more than 4,300 agents who do nearly $11 billion in annual sales as president of BHHS Fox & Roach, which is owned by HomeServices of America. In addition to running the brokerage, Docktor directs the company’s relocation services, new construction and development, as well as cross-marketing Fox and Roach’s affiliated lending arm, Trident Mortgage.


Robert "Bob" McAdams, Jr.
Real Living Real Estate

McAdams, Jr. oversees the Real Living Real Estate brand, which has 120 offices and 4,300 agents who do 27,500 annual transactions for $6.8 billion in annual sales. Real Living was named the “Real Estate Brand Agency of the Year” in 2016’s Harris Poll EquiTrend study.


Maureen Passerini
NRT Northeast and Eastern Seaboard Regions

Passerini leads two of NRT’s large regional support centers, including eight Coldwell Banker-branded operations in the Northeast. She is responsible for the strategic initiatives of more than 250 offices and over 12,500 agents. Passerini will be retiring in 2017.


David Osborn
Regional Owner
Keller Williams Realty North Texas

As the North Texas regional owner for Keller Williams Realty, Osborn oversees more than 2,400 agents who do over 21,000 transaction sides and more than $5.3 billion in annual sales. He is an operating principal or investor in five Keller Williams regions and nine Keller Williams market centers and owns 20-plus real estate-related ventures.


Joe Reis
NRT Central Region

Reis leads NRT’s vast Midwest region, which has 114 offices and more than 8,100 agents. Since 2000, Reis has also served as the CEO of Coldwell Banker Burnet Home Services. Reis will be retiring in 2017.


Tami Bonnell
President and CEO
EXIT Realty Corp. International

With 30 years of industry experience, Bonnell has served as CEO of EXIT Realty since 2001 and has been instrumental in growing the company to 590 offices and 23,000 agents across the U.S. and Canada. She hosts a quarterly online seminar that informs the public on real estate issues.


Chad Ochsner
RE/MAX Alliance, RE/MAX Equity

Oschner oversees RE/MAX Alliance and RE/MAX Equity, which have a combined 1,400 agents across Colorado and Oregon. They have a combined annual sales volume of $7.2 billion and do than 22,000 annual transaction sides. Oschner serves on various boards and is a director for the Colorado Association of Realtors.


Mary Tennant
Regional Owner
Keller Williams Realty

After stepping down as president of Keller Williams Realty in 2015, Tennant still remains a force at Keller Williams corporate as a board member and the owner of four market centers. Her market centers do over $3 billion in annual sales and include one of the nation’s largest offices with over 1,300 agents.


Walter Schneider & Pamela Alexander
Co-Founder & CEO
RE/MAX Integra

Re/Max Integra Co-founder and President Walter Schneider and the firm's North American CEO Pamela Alexander help shape the business lives of more than 16,000 agents in Canada and the U.S. Re/Max's largest sub-franchisor owns Re/Max regions covering Ontario and Atlantic Canada, New England, the Midwest and Europe.


Arthur "Art" Carter
California Regional MLS

Carter leads the largest MLS in the nation as CEO of CRMLS, which has more than 80,000 agent members. He serves as chair of the board of the Real Estate Standards Organization and is past-president of the Council of Multiple Listing Services.


William "Bill" Riss
President and CEO
Coldwell Banker Bain / Seal

Riss is the owner of the Landover Corporation, the holding company of Coldwell Banker Bain and Coldwell Banker Seal, which together account for over 30 offices, more than 1,100 agents and over $6 billion in annual sales.


Merrily Hackett
Managing Partner
Sutton West Coast Realty

Hackett heads up Sutton West Coast Realty, one of the largest brokerages in Canada, and the largest franchisee of the prominent Canadian-based brand Sutton. It has more than 1,800 agents who generate $14 billion in annual sales.


Paul Morris
Regional Director/Owner
Keller Williams Realty

As owner and CEO of Keller Williams Forward Management, Morris is the largest Keller Williams market center owner and additionally as regional director has regional ownership in three regions in California. Collectively the 3,200 agents are involved in over $7 billion in annual sales.


Stephen Baird
President and CEO
Baird & Warner

Baird is the latest leader in this 160-year-old family-owned business, the oldest real estate broker-age in the country. The company’s nearly 2,000 agents work from 25 offices across the Chicagoland area and generate over $4.7 billion in annual sales.


Robert N. Sibcy
President and CEO
Sibcy Cline Realtors

A 50-year industry veteran, Sibcy heads this Cincinnati-based Midwest region powerhouse as its third-generation leader. He oversees nearly 1,200 agents who produce over $2.4 billion in annual sales. He also serves on the board of directors for Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.


Stephen Meyers, Nancy Seaman & Chris Meyers
Managing Principals
Houlihan Lawrence

The Meyers brothers and their sister Nancy Seaman serve as managing principals and chairwoman, respectively, of this 30-office, nearly 1,300-agent company. The three siblings have grown Houlihan Lawrence into one of the largest independently owned brokerages in the nation, with offices in New York’s Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties generating nearly $6 billion in annual sales.


Cameron Merage
First Team Real Estate

Merage founded Orange County, California-based First Team Real Estate in 1976. As CEO, he has grown the firm into one of the largest in California, with 1,700 agents in over 20 offices who produce over $5.5 billion in annual sales. In September, Merage appointed Michael Mahon as president and broker of record.


Tom Tognoli
President and CEO
Intero Real Estate Services

Tognoli became CEO of Intero upon its acquisition by HomeServices of America in 2014. He heads up 14 offices and 60 franchise locations with 1,000 agents. The firm generates 6,000 annual transaction sides for over $7.4 billion in annual sales.


John Collopy
RE/MAX Results

In 2014, Collopy became the sole owner of this Minnesota-based mega RE/MAX franchisee, which has nearly 1,000 agents operating from 33 locations. The firm, which does over $5.3 billion in annual sales and over 21,700 in annual transactions, is the largest RE/MAX franchisee in the world.


Lawrence Yun
SVP and Chief Economist

As chief economist and senior vice president of research for NAR, Yun is widely acknowledged as the nations foremost economist in the residential real estate industry. He continuously creates economic forecasts and provides housing market analysis for the trade group’s 1.1 million-plus members.


Tom Ferry
Founder and CEO

As the founder and CEO for one of the leading coaching companies in the real estate industry, Ferry has worked with more than 500,000 agents over his nearly 30-year career. Ferry is also the New York Times best-selling author of “Life! By Design.”


Linda M. Vaughan
President and CEO

Vaughan leads more than 2,100 agents in 20 franchised offices at ReeceNichols, a subsidiary of HomeServices of America. The firm does over $4.8 billion in annual sales.


Scott Webber
President and CEO
Majestic Realty

Through five acquisitions in 2015 and 2016, Webber has, under Majestic Realty, built three different Sotheby’s Realty operating companies totaling more than 600 agents, 30 offices, over 8,700 annual transactions and $5.6 billion in annual sales.


Brian Buffini
Founder and CEO
Buffini & Company

Buffini & Company has trained more than 3 million professionals in 37 countries and continues to coach more than 10,000 clients in real estate. Buffini is the author of “Oh By the Way...,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” “Work by Referral, Live the Good Life.”


Robert Reffkin
Co-Founder and CEO

Reffkin leads Compass, a well-funded, tech-centric brokerage model found-ed in New York City in 2013. After a $75 million round of funding in 2016 at a $1 billion valuation. The company operates in 23 markets across nine regions with over 1,100 agents.


Walt Witek
SVP, Political Affairs

Witek is responsible for all aspects of the Community and Political Affairs Division for NAR, including NAR’s RPAC Fundraising, the Realtor Action Center, Campaign Services and Issues Mobilization programs.


Stan Humphries
Chief Analytics Officer
Zillow Group

Humphries leads Zillow Group’s economic and analytic team and has become the most quoted economist in the real estate industry. He is in charge of calculating all statistics on the housing market, including the Zillow Home Value Index. Humphries is also co-author of The New York Times bestseller, “Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate.”


James O'Bryon
Co-Owner, President and CEO

O’Bryon heads California’s No. 1 RE/MAX franchise. Based in Northern California, RE/MAX Gold’s 950 agents do more than 11,000 transactions and over $4 billion in annual sales.


Michael Saunders
Founder and CEO
Michael Saunders & Co.

Saunders founded her brokerage in 1976 and has built the company into one of the largest brokerages in Florida, with 19 offices, over 650 agents and $2.6 billion in annual sales. Her son Drayton joined the company in 2003 and now serves as president.


Paul Levine

When Zillow Group acquired Trulia in 2015, Levine became the brand’s president and now oversees its products and 200 employees. Before joining Trulia in 2011 as chief operating officer, he held executive roles at various digital media firms including Yahoo.


Joe Horning
President and CEO
Shorewest Realtors

Horning is the third-generation leader of this 70-year-old, family-owned brokerage, which has nearly 1,000 agents who produce over $2.7 billion in annual sales. Additionally, he serves as vice chairman for the large independent brokerage network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World.


Kathryn "Kathy" A. Korte
NRT, Sotheby's International Realty

- In her capacity as president and CEO Korte oversees the 1,900 agents and 43 offices owned by NRT operating under the Sotheby's International Realty brand. During her 10-year tenure as President & CEO, she has been responsible for growing sales volume to more than $15 billion.


Steve Murray
REAL Trends

Murray is president and editor of REAL Trends, which he co-founded in 1987. Every year, the firm publishes productivity rankings of the nation’s top brokerages, teams and agents. He’s host of the annual “Gathering of Eagles” conference and is the country’s leading M&A consultant in the residential real estate industry.


Howard "Hoby" Hanna, IV
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

A third-generation Howard Hanna executive, Hanna runs the firm’s significant real estate brokerage operations, which span nine states with 263 offices and 8,000 agents who $18 billion in annual sales. In July 2016, Howard Hanna acquired 2,000-agent New York-based broker-age RealtyUSA.


Katherine "Katie" Johnson
SVP and General Counsel

Johnson joined NAR in 2007 and was appointed general counsel in 2014. In her role, she assures that NAR’s programs, policies and activities comply with the law. Johnson is also responsible for defending NAR against legal challenges and initiating litigation to protect the firm’s assets and intellectual property.


Nancy Nagy
President and CEO
BHHS KoenigRubloff

Nagy serves as CEO of HomeServices of Illinois as well as Chicago-based brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff, where she leads a team of over 1,400 agents in 23 offices that produce an annual sales volume of over $4.4 billion.


Christopher "Chris" Raveis
William Raveis Real Estate

Raveis, the son of founder Bill Raveis, is responsible for the large Northeast firm’s brokerage operations, which include 117 offices and nearly 4,000 agents who do over $9 billion in annual sales.


Pierre Titley
Co-Founder and President
RE/MAX Quebec

After acquiring the regional RE/MAX franchise rights in Quebec in 1982, Titley rapidly grew operations throughout the province. Now in its 35th year, RE/MAX Quebec has grown to support over 3,500 agents and 145 franchisees.


Syd Leibovitch
Founder and CEO
Rodeo Realty

Leibovitch heads Rodeo Realty, one of the leading residential real estate firms in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, with nearly 1,200 agents in 12 offices who produce more than $5 billion in annual sales.


Dianna Kokoszka
KW MAPS Coaching

As CEO of Mega Achievement Productivity Systems (MAPS), Kokoska leads more than 250 coaches for the nation’s largest real estate franchise. Her firm’s 2016 coaching roster includes 3,900 ongoing clients, 7,500 group clients and 24,000 clients in a seven-week course.


Rei Mesa
President and CEO
BHHS Florida Realty

With over 30 years of industry experience, Mesa leads a team of over 1,700 agents in nearly 40 offices throughout Florida as head of BHHS Florida Realty. The firm does $3.1 billion in annual sales. He currently serves as a NAR director and is on the board of managers for Project Upstream.


Mary Lee Blaylock
President and CEO
BHHS California Properties

In April 2016, Blaylock took the helm at California Properties, one of HomeServices of America’s largest brokerage operators, when David Cabot transitioned to chairman. The firm has over 2,500 agents in 51 offices and does over 12,000 annual transactions.


Elton C. Ash
Executive Vice President
RE/MAX Western Canada

Ash oversees the regional operations for RE/MAX Western Canada, which has 262 offices and more than 6,500 agents. He joined RE/MAX in 1984 as an agent and rose to his current position in 2005. He holds a Diploma of Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan.


Lynn Hsu
President and CEO
MacDonald Realty

Since her acquisition of MacDonald Realty in 1990, Hsu has grown the firm to 20 offices throughout British Columbia, Canada. The company’s nearly 1,000 agents do over $7 billion in annual sales.


Kevin Wiles
BHHS PenFed Realty

Since becoming the president and principal broker of BHHS PenFed Realty in 2006, Wiles has helped grow the firm to 55 branches with nearly 1,500 agents and annual sales of over $3.4 billion. Originally founded in Washington, D.C., the company now spans nine states.


Douglas Rebert & Pete Slaugh
Managing Directors
BHHS Homesale Realty

Rebert and Slaugh lead over 1,100 agents at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, which does more than $2.6 billion in annual sales. The co-founders oversaw their firm’s affiliation with the then-new Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices brand in 2014.


Dan Duffy
United Real Estate Group

Duffy has rapidly grown his group’s residential real estate franchise wing, which it launched in 2011. The brand, which features an agent flat-fee model, now has over 2,400 agents in 50 offices around the country. The group also runs the large rural brand, United Country, which has 500 offices and 5,000 agents. The group raised $25 million in 2015.


Mike Pappas
The Keyes Company

Pappas is a fourth-generation leader of the 90-year-old family-owned brokerage The Keyes Company. He is responsible for the Florida-based company’s strategic vision, over-seeing its operations and planning expansions and acquisitions. The company has 35 offices and more than 2,600 agents with annual sales over $2.8 billion.


Mark Lesswing

Lesswing oversees NAR’s information technology initiatives as chief technology officer and senior vice president, positions he has held since 2006. He previously held management positions with large database vendors Sybase and Oracle, and currently serves on the RESO board of directors.


Dan Parmer
President and CEO
Harry Norman Realtors

Parmer oversees Atlanta’s oldest real estate firm in Harry Norman Realtors, which has nearly 900 agents in 13 offices in Georgia and North Carolina who do approximately $3 billion in annual sales.


Sandra A. Sanders
RE/MAX Estate Properties

Sanders heads up Southern California-based RE/MAX Estate Properties and its more than 670 agents who account for over $4 billion in annual sales. She founded the firm in 1984.


Martin Charlwood
Century 21 Canada

Charlwood serves as president and CEO of the Charlwood Pacific Group, which owns and operates the Century 21 franchise brand in Canada. The firm has over 9,000 agents in more than 400 affiliates throughout Canada who do over 80,000 annual transactions and more than $25 billion in annual sales.


Paul Breunich
President and Owner
William Pitt/Julia B Fee Sotheby's Realty

As head of the largest Sotheby’s International Realty affiliate in the world, Breunich has led the company to great success in recent years. The firm’s over 1,000 agents in 28 offices do nearly $4 billion in annual sales.


Teresa King Kinney
Miami Association of Realtors

King Kinney heads up the 40,000-plus members of the Miami Association of Realtors, the largest metro association in the country. The highly-connected Miami association offers partnerships with more than 100 international organizations.


Craig Cheatham
Realty Alliance

As CEO of one of the U.S.’s most powerful broker networks, The Realty Alliance, Cheatham influences the policies and practices that impact more than 107,000 agents in 2,700 offices who do $340 billion in annual sales. The Realty Alliance has played a key role in the creation of Project Upstream.


Judith "Judy" Green
President and CEO
Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Through a series of rapid acquisitions, Green has grown Premier Sotheby’s International Realty into one of the five largest Sotheby’s affiliates in the world with over 900 agents in 30 offices doing nearly $4 billion in annual sales.


Dan Forsman
President and CEO
BHHS Georgia Properties

Under Forsman’s leadership, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties has become the market leader in the Metro Atlanta area with 20 offices and 1,500 agents who do $3.5 billion in annual sales. In 2016, The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Forsman its most admired CEO in real estate for the third consecutive year.


Ed Prodehl
President and CEO
Coldwell Banker Honig Bell

After joining Coldwell Banker Honig Bell as an agent in the 1970s, Prodehl bought the firm in 1984. He has since brought it under the Coldwell Banker Real Estate umbrella and grown it to a 1,300-agent, 50-office operation responsible for approximately $3 billion in annual sales.


Fred Saint
CoStar Group–Apartments

Saint leads the apartments division for commercial real estate giant, CoStar Group. In this position, he runs two of the nation’s most popular rental sites, and CoStar’s on-going national marketing campaign for has surpassed $100 million in the last two years.


Mark Stark
President and CEO
BHHS Nevada Properties

Stark heads the largest independently owned and operated residential real estate company in Nevada, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Nevada Properties. The company has 22 offices and nearly 2,000 agents who do over $3.2 billion in annual sales.


Diane Ramirez
Halstead Property

Ramirez helped found Halstead Property and has grown it to more than 30 offices and 1,200 agents across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut who do $6 billion in annual sales. Ramirez also serves on the New York State Board of Real Estate.


John Featherston
Founder and Publisher

Offering news, trends and resources, RISMedia reaches more than 250,000 industry professionals with its Daily eNews, monthly magazine, frequent webinars, newsletters, Leadership Summit and the annual Power Broker dinner.


Grier Allen
Founder and CEO

Allen is the CEO of the fast-growing SaaS real estate tech firm BoomTown, which connects millions of homebuyers and sellers with its network of real estate clients. Allen has a degree in computer science and over 10 years of experience in software development and real estate.


Candace Adams
President and CEO
BHHS New England Properties

Under Adams’ guidance, BHHS New England Properties (owned by HomeServices of America) has grown to nearly 1,400 agents in approximately 50 offices throughout Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. The firm does over $3.3 billion in annual sales.


Jim Litten
Owner and CEO
F.C. Tucker Company

Litten started at the firm as an agent and today serves as its CEO. The firm, the largest independent brokerage in Indiana, has over 1,500 agents who do over $3.2 billion in annual sales. A decorated Vietnam War veteran, Litten has also been a member of the Indiana Real Estate Commission for 25 years.


Rosey Koberlein
President and CEO
Long Realty Companies

With Long Realty Company since 1991, Koberlein oversees all of the firm’s divisions including brokerage, mortgage and title and insurance. In this position, she leads nearly 600 real estate associates in 14 offices who do over $2.3 billion in annual sales.


Tim Morse

Morse leads Ten-X, which rebranded from in January 2016. The firm’s Ten-X Homes division is focused on building an end-to-end real estate platform that will facilitate the completion of transactions online (its two other divisions cover commercial real estate and real estate auctions).


Matthew "Matt" Crumbaugh
President and CEO
Allison James Estates and Homes

Crumbaugh is growing agent flat-fee brokerage Allison James Estates and Homes into a company to watch. In 16 states, Allison James’ over 1,000 agents in 85 offices do $2.8 billion in annual sales and over 12,000 annual transactions.


Marty Frame
Realtors Property Resource

Also leading as RPR as chief technology officer, Frame is the key architect of the high-profile industry initiatives Project Upstream and Advanced Multi-List Platform. A graduate of Yale University, Frame has developed a variety of systems for residential and commercial real estate initiatives.


Robert W Merrick
Chairman and CEO
Latter & Blum ERA

Merrick heads the largest ERA Franchise Systems affiliate in the world that operate under a variety of brands in Texas and Louisiana including Latter & Blum, CJ Brown, Noles-Frye, Van Eaton & Romero and Realty Associates. Latter & Blum ERA’s over 1,400 agents and do over $2.7 billion in annual sales.


Thomas "Tom" Phillips

Phillips helped usher in one of the industry’s hallmark MLS mergers in 2016 between his TREND MLS and the large Mid-Atlantic MLS MRIS. As of January 2017, Phillips will lead the new firm as president and CEO. The new entity, Bright MLS, will have approximately 80,000 members.


Hall Willkie
Brown Harris Stevens

Willkie heads the high-end Manhattan firm Brown Harris Stevens, which has over 350 agents who do over $2.4 billion in annual sales. A Kentucky native, he also serves on the Real Estate Board of New York.


Jim Harrison
President and CEO

Harrison leads the large, Silicon Valley-based MLSListings, which serves 19,000 members. A 30-year industry veteran, Harrison was on the advisory committee that helped spearhead the founding of NAR tech subsidiary RPR, where he currently serves on the board of directors.


Matthew "Matt" Barba
Co-Founder and CEO

After raising $27 million in funding in 2016, Barba oversaw Placester’s acquisition of ratings and client satisfaction platform RealSatisfied in April.


John DiMichele
Toronto Board of Realtors

DiMichele runs one of the largest real estate boards in North America as the head of the Toronto Real Estate Board, which serves more than 42,000 members.


Deems Dickinson
Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty

A 30-plus-year real estate industry vet, Dickinson heads Arizona-based Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty’s brokerage operations, which has more than 950 agents who do nearly $3 billion in annual sales.


Marilyn Eiland & Mark Woodroof
Managing Partners
BHGRE Gary Greene

Woodroof and Eiland run the Houston brokerage powerhouse Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, whose over 850 agents in 20 offices do more than 8,400 annual transactions for $2.4 billion in annual sales.


Bryan Fair
Regional Owner
Keller Williams Pinnacle Partners Group

Fair serves as a regional operating principle for Keller Williams Realty in the New York Tri-State area whose over 1,900 agents do over 15,000 annual transactions for $3.2 billion in annual sales. He also serves as an operating principle for four Atlanta-based real estate offices.


Eric Wu
Co-Founder and CEO

Wu’s well-funded Opendoor startup serves as both a property owner and brokerage. It garnered headlines left and right in 2016 as it continued to expand and introduce new products, highlighted by its $210 million funding round announced in November.


Glenn Sanford
Founder and CEO
eXp Realty

Sanford leads the only national cloud-based real estate brokerage company. The firm nearly tripled its agent count through 2016 to 2,300 agents. It does $1.8 billion in annual sales.


Pat Shea
Lyon Real Estate

With more than 20 years of real estate sales and leadership experience, Shea heads up Sacramento, California-based Lyon Real Estate, which has nearly 1,000 agents in 17 offices who do over $2.9 billion in annual sales.


Drew Keddy
President and CEO
Sutton Group

Keddy was named president and CEO of Sutton Group in June 2015, following a long tenure at Colliers International. The large Canadian franchisor has 8,800 agent affiliates across 200 offices who do over $20 billion in annual sales.


Merri Jo Cowen
My Florida Regional MLS

Cowen oversees one of the 10 largest MLSs in the country in My Florida Regional MLS, which serves 42,000 subscribers, 14 shareholder associations and three customer associations in the Central and Southwest Florida region.


Michael Scarafile
Carolina One Real Estate

Scarafile leads large Charleston, South Carolina-based brokerage Carolina One Real Estate, which has more than 900 agents who do over $2.6 billion in annual sales. He took over as president in 2011.


John Mosey
Northstar MLS

Mosey runs Minnesota-based NorthstarMLS, which serves nearly 15,000 members in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. In November 2016, the Council of MLS awarded him the Peter Shuttleworth MLS Executive Award of Excellence for his contributions to the MLS industry.


Nate Johnson
Move, Inc.

Johnson oversees Move Inc.’s marketing and public relations efforts. He helped oversee’s significant rebrand starring actress Elizabeth Banks that helped grow web traffic to over 50 million monthly visitors. Prior to joining Move Inc. Johnson held senior roles at Path, Apple and Google.


Gregg D Larson
Founder and CEO
Clareity Security

With over 30 years of experience, Larson leads Clareity Security, which provides software such as a single-sign-on dashboard and security services to MLSs. Clareity also hosts an annual MLS workshop and is an influential driver in real estate listings display standards.


Jeremy Wacksman
Zillow Group

Wacksman guides Zillow Group’s considerable marketing campaigns as chief marketing officer, a position he assumed in 2015. Before joining Zillow in 2009 as a vice president of market-ing, he drove marketing and product management for Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE and consumer mobile efforts.


Janet Branton
SVP Commercial and Global

With 29 years of association management experience, Branton heads up commercial and global divisions at NAR. She manages partnerships with 87 real estate organizations in 66 countries.


Howard Drukarsh
Co-Founder and President
Right At Home Realty

Drukarsh heads Canada’s largest independent brokerage company with an agent count of 3,500. The Toronto-based Right At Home Realty is also Greater Toronto’s #1 Brokerage in unit sales since 2013. Drukarsh also serves as a director for the Toronto Real Estate Board.


Ron Shuffield
President and CEO
EWM Realty International

As head of 53-year-old Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell Realtors (EWM) in south Florida, Shuffield oversees more than 800 agents who generate over $2 billion in annual sales. Owned by HomeServices of America, EWM has over 10 offices.


Marilyn Wilson & Victor Lund
WAV Group

Husband-and-wife team Lund and Wilson own the real estate consult-ing firm WAV Group, which provides technology and public relations services for various clients including the Broker Public Portal.


Rebecca Jensen
President and CEO
Midwest Real Estate Data

Jensen leads MRED, one of the largest MLSs in the country with nearly 40,000 members. She is also spearheading the MLS data-sharing initiative, MLS Technology Platform, across seven MLSs.


Brian Boero & Marc Davison
1000watt Consulting

Boero and Davison lead the prominent real estate marketing, branding and design agency 1000watt, which serves the industry's largest firms including Re/Max, Move Inc., dotloop, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Realogy.


Peter Niederman
Kentwood Real Estate

Known as an innovative marketer, Niederman and his 200 agents at Colorado-based Kentwood Real Estate do over $2.4 billion in annual sales. He sold Kentwood to HomeServices of America in June 2016 and remains CEO.


Travis Kessler
Texas Association of Realtors

As head of the Texas Association of Realtors, Kessler leads nearly 107,000 members across 79 local associations. Before taking the reins in 2010, he served as CEO for the San Antonio Board of Realtors and the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors.


Anthony Hitt
Engel & Völkers North America

Hitt heads up the U.S. operations for Germany-based franchisor Engel & Völkers, which specializes in luxury residential property. With 2,300 agents in 100 U.S. offices who do $2.6 billion in annual sales.


James Dwiggins
NextHome, Inc.

Dwiggins is responsible for more than 300 real estate offices and 1,700 agents across the country as head of NextHome, Inc., which owns the NextHome and Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada franchise networks.


Kathy Condon
President and CEO
MLS Property Information Network

Condon runs one of the largest MLSs in the country in MLSPIN, which has over 33,000 members. She also served as the 2016 President of the Council of Multiple Listing Services.


Morgan Carey
Founder and CEO
Real Estate Webmasters

Carey’s growing company offers custom websites to 2,000 real estate firms serving 60,000 agents in Canada and the United States. The firm has 150 employees across five offices in Canada.


James "Jim" Imhoff
First Weber Group

Imhoff heads the largest real estate firm in Wisconsin as head of First Weber Real Estate, which Home-Services of America acquired in 2015. The firm’s over 1,100 agents in 55 offices do 14,000 annual transactions and over $3 billion in annual sales.


Clay Fouts
President and Owner
West USA Realty

Fouts runs one of the largest real estate firms in Arizona in West USA Realty, which has nearly 2,000 agents in 13 offices who do over $2.2 billion in annual sales.


Ben Kinney
Ben Kinney Companies

Kinney owns several Keller Williams Realty real estate brokerages with a combined agent count of over 1,000, an expansion team, multiple real estate tech firms and a coach-ing operation under the Ben Kinney Companies umbrella. He also owns and runs the large real estate social network ActiveRain.


John "Jeff" Murtaugh
President and CEO
Realty Executives Phoenix

As head of Phoenix-based Realty Executives Phoenix, Murtaugh manages over 1,000 agents in over 45 offices across Arizona. The firm does over $2.7 billion in annual sales.


Georg Gerstenfeld
General Manager of Global Real Estate Solutions

Gerstenfeld manages the residential, property management, mortgage brokers and global real estate customers at e-signature and transaction management platform giant DocuSign. Realtors receive discounts on some DocuSign tools as a NAR member benefit.


Peter F. Hunt
Chairman and CEO
Hunt Real Estate ERA

Hunt runs the 106-year-old, family-owned New York-based firm his grandfather founded in 1911. The brokerage’s more than 1,100 agents in 137 offices do over 10,000 annual transactions for more than $1.6 billion in annual sales.


Kim Bakey
HomeServices of Iowa

Bakey is the CEO of HomeServices of Iowa, which encompasses the 900-agent real estate brokerage Iowa Realty and HomeServices’ Iowa-based mortgage, title and insurance operations. Iowa Realty has 17 offices and does over $2.5 billion in annual sales.


Roger Herman
Founder and CEO
The Herman Group

Herman founded and operates the Denver-based group bearing his name in 2004. In 2014, the firm acquired California-based Shorewood Realtors and has nearly 900 agents working from 22 locations who do $2.6 billion annual sales.


Clark W Toole III
President and COO
Coldwell Banker Florida

Clark Toole oversees the operations of NRT’s Florida operations, which do business as Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and Coldwell Banker United, Realtors and have more than 4,900 agents in 75 offices.


Bill Brown

Brown leads the high-profile 3-D virtual tour provider Matterport. In 2016, the startup released a virtual reality feature that allows consumers to engage with its models in an immersive VR environment. In five rounds of funding the company has raised $56 million.


Jamie Wilson

Wilson is the lead architect behind Realogy’s new innovation and technology hub ZapLabs, maker of the tech platform Zap. In 2011, he became vice president of technology at ZapLabs’ predecessor ZipRealty, which Realogy acquired for $166 mil-lion in 2014.


Austin Allison
Founder and General Manager

Allison founded his digital transaction management company dotloop in 2009, and sold to Zillow Group in 2015. He stayed on through the acquisition and now serves as dotloop’s general manager. Dotloop is now in almost 100 associations and MLSs.


Guy Wolcott
Founder and CEO

Wolcott runs the mobile search app maker Homesnap, which signed a landmark deal in 2016 to power the industry’s Broker Public Portal initiative. In 2014, Wolcott launched Homesnap Pro, an app for verified MLS agents.


Robert Tomlinson
Partner and CEO
Tomlinson Group of Companies

A third-generation Realtor, Tomlinson oversees more than 740 agents and 16 offices in eastern Washington and Idaho as head of the Tomlinson Group of Companies, which do over 10,000 transactions and $2.3 billion in annual sales.


Alex Lange

In June 2016, Lange became CEO of UpstreamRE, the firm guiding the high-profile Project Upstream initiative. Lange came to UpstreamRE from NAR’s venture capital wing Second Century Ventures. Previously, he served as chief technology officer at real estate market-ing tech firm Market Leader in the runup to its sale to Trulia in 2013.


Denee Evans
Council of Multiple Listing Services

Evans became the first CEO for the CMLS in late 2014. As the MLS industry undergoes significant change, CMLS helps guide it by facilitating collaboration, innovation and education. Under Evans’ leadership, CMLS struck a collaborative agreement with NAR in spring 2016.


Michael Wurzer
President and CEO

Wurzer oversees FBS, the creator of the Flexmls System used by more than 150 MLSs and 200,000 agents. He currently serves the MLS industry on the Boards of Directors for both the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and the Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO).


Todd Hetherington
Century 21 New Millennium

Hetherington leads one of the nation’s largest Century 21 Real Estate affiliates in Century 21 New Millennium, which has over 860 agents in 18 offices in the Washington, D.C., area who do $2.7 billion in annual sales. His firm provides on-site mortgage, title services, property management and relocation services.


Greg Robertson
W&R Studios

Robertson heads up W&R studios, maker of the popular MLS tool Cloud CMA, used by more than 300,000 agents. In 2016, W&R Studios introduced the MLS search tool Cloud MLX. Robertson also publishes the popular real estate blog, Vendor Alley.


Russ Newcomer
Executive Vice President
RE/MAX Equity Group

Newcomer has built Pacific Northwest-based RE/MAX Equity Group into one of RE/MAX’s largest franchisees. It spans 12 offices producing annual sales of over $2.4 billion.


Barb Jandric
Edina Realty

Barb Jandric oversees Minneapolis-based brokerage giant Edina Realty, which has over 2,400 agents in 60 offices and participates in over 33,000 transactions. She also serves on the management team for HomeServices of America (parent company of Edina Realty).


Paul Boomsma
President, Luxury Portfolio International
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Boomsma heads up the luxury divi-sion of independent brokerage group Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. The luxury network markets over 50,000 global properties to 3 million website visitors annually.


Robert Gary Rabon
President and CEO
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

Rabon operates 31 offices in south-eastern North Carolina with more than 840 agents who do over 12,000 annual transactions. His career spans 35 years in North Carolina real estate.


Tyler Smith
Founder and CEO

A former top producer and Realtor Magazine 30-under-30 member, Smith runs the fast-growing Sacramento, California-based digital transaction management platform SkySlope, which has over 90 employees and more than 100,000 subscribers.


Nick Segal
Partners Trust

Segal runs the innovative Los Angeles-based firm Partners Trust, which has over 240 agents and does over $2 billion in annual sales. He also co-founded and leads the independent brokerage network Leverage Global Partners, which counts over 5,500 agents in 16 countries as members.


Alan Tennant
Calgary Real Estate Board

Tennant guides more than 5,000 agents as head of the Calgary Real Estate Board, a position he has held since 2011. He is a former president of the Canadian Real Estate Association.


Cindy Ariosa
Long and Foster Real Estate

Ariosa oversees the largest region within Long & Foster Real Estate, covering 2,300 agents and an annual sales volume of over $5.6 billion. She is also chairwoman of large Mid-Atlantic MLS MRIS and serves on the boards of NAR, the Maryland Association of Realtors and the Greater Baltimore Association of Realtors.


Kent Hanley
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry Walston

Hanley took the helm of the 860-agent, North Carolina-based firm in August 2016 from his 36-year tenure at William Raveis Real Estate. Coldwell Banker Howard Perry Walston has 14 offices and does $2.2 billion in annual sales. He also serves as chairman of the powerful broker-age network, The Realty Alliance.


Kevin Levent
President and CEO
BHGRE Metro Brokers

Levent leads this Atlanta brokerage giant, which has over 2,000 agents in 25 offices who do over 7,700 transactions for more than $1.4 billion in annual sales. In 2016, the firm was one of the first to roll out the new CRM and website platform Zap.


Bill Kessler
Founder and CEO
Century 21 Affiliated

After founding Century 21 Affiliated in 1978, Kessler has grown the firm into a powerhouse with an annual sales volume of over $2 billion. It has more than 1,600 agents working from nearly 85 offices.


Frances Broude
President and COO
Coldwell Banker Chicago/Milwaukee

Broude oversees the operation of NRT’s Chicago and Milwaukee region, which encompass over 3,600 agents in more than 53 offices. She began her real estate career in 1989 as an agent for a local, one-office firm.


York Baur
Moxi Works

Baur heads the Moxi Works, which offers an end-to-end brokerage tech solution that includes CRM, lead-scoring, intranet and email market-ing. Windermere Real Estate founded Moxi Works and spun it off as its own firm in 2010. Baur became CEO in 2012. Approximately 40 brokerages currently use the platform.


Wendy Forsythe
Carrington Real Estate Services

Forsythe heads national brokerage Carrington Real Estate Services, which has over 2,000 agents in 36 offices and produces over $2.3 billion in annual sales. She is a former executive at Realogy’s Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand.


Jeff Turner

Turner leads the customer satisfaction platform RealSatisfied, which Placester acquired in 2016. RealSatisfied has over 100,000 active users.


Elizabeth Mendenhall
RE/MAX Boone Realty

Mendenhall is in line to be 2018 NAR president and as such will play a critical role as the new NAR CEO comes on board. A sixth-generation Realtor, she is also CEO of 160-agent RE/MAX Boone Realty in Columbia, Missouri.


Mitchell Skinner
Managing Partner

Skinner took over as managing partner of legal firm Larson/Skinner in 2015. He is responsible for corporate and intellectual property counsel for the prominent data-standardization group Real Estate Standards Organization and provides support counsel to the Council of Multiple Listing Services and a number of large MLSs.


Joel Macintosh
Wolfnet Technologies

WolfNet provides IDX websites and other technology to over 80,000 agents, brokerages and tech firms in over 600 MLS markets. Macintosh founded the firm in 1996.


Matthew Consalvo

Consalvo runs one of the nation’s largest MLSs in Arizona Regional MLS, which has approximately 33,000 members. He joined the company in 2009 and has been CEO since 2012. Consalvo holds a B.A. in Business Administration.


Renwick Congdon
Founder and CEO

Congdon heads the automated marketing services provider Imprev that he founded in 2001. Today, no other real estate marketing technology corporation works with more agents and brokers than Imprev.


Marty Reed
Black Knight Financial Services

Reed is actively involved in one of the nation’s largest providers of MLS technology at Black Knight Financial Services, which serves over 200 MLSs representing more than 260,000 agents. In September 2016, Black Knight rolled out Paragon for Brokers. Reed joined Black Knight in 2005 as vice president of product development.

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