President and CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
Overall Rank: 26
Category: Corporate Execs
Category Rank: 16
O’Connor leads the world’s largest network of real estate brokerage companies, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), which has 550 member firms representing 128,000 agents. Together, these firms account for over 1 million transactions and more than $350 billion in sales volume each year. Its broker members include some of the industry’s most powerful, including Long & Foster Real Estate, Howard Hanna Real Estate and Halstead Property. Through its affiliate referral program, member firms exchange between 30,000 and 40,000 referrals each year.
O’Connor has led the organization since its inception in 2005 and headed its previous iteration since 1997. Before LeadingRE and her other relocation work, she ran an Atlanta-based public relations firm, Bryson-O’Connor Public Relations.