President and CEO, Brookfield Real Estate Services
Overall Rank: 16
Category: Corporate Execs
Category Rank: 9
Soper runs Canada’s largest real estate franchisor and owner-operator in Brookfield Real Estate Services, which has over 300 franchisees, 689 of-fices 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. The firm is also a minority stakeholder in HSF Affiliates, which owns and runs the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise brands.
Soper became president of Royal LePage in 2002 and CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services in 2004. The business has more than tripled its revenue and doubled its agent count under his tenure. Prior to joining the real estate industry in 2001, Soper was a senior executive with technology giant IBM, where he held various national and global leadership roles in professional services, business development, finance, marketing and sales.