President, Realty Executives International
Overall Rank: 47
Category: Corporate Execs
Category Rank: 22
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. After purchasing the firm, Rich grew the firm’s footprint considerably. Rector received his real estate license in 1974 and his broker’s license in 1978. He has served on the advisory boards for both Trulia and realtor.com.