Robert "Bob" Moline

President and COO, HomeServices of America

Overall Rank: 11
Category: Power Brokers
Category Rank: 2

Moline has been president and chief operating officer of giant real estate conglomerate HomeServices of America since 2008. In 2015 he also became CEO of the firm’s brokerage division, HomeServices Real Estate Networks. This crown jewel within the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) stable operates through 35 regional brokerages giants who, collectively, record over 230,000 transactions totaling more than $79 billion in annual sales.

Moline also serves as the right-hand man for HomeServices of America Chairman and CEO Ron Peltier, helping to oversee the nation’s second largest real estate firm. Moline serves as chairman of UpstreamRE, the firm tasked with bringing the controversial broker and franchisor data initiative Project Upstream to life. In 2016, progress on the project has stalled a bit as the rest of the industry began reacting, and not always in a positive way.