DISCOVERING THOUGHT LEADERSHIP INTERVIEWS
Stefan has become the custodian of American real estate and now hosts the industry’s leading annual brainstorming event—the T3 SUMMIT. The event is specially targeted towards CEO’s and other C-Level Thought Leaders that are shaping, will influence and/or wish to redefine the $55+ billion residential real estate brokerage business. But this strategic leadership summit isn’t like any other event. It’s a one of a kind, commercial free environment where the Thought Leaders of the real estate industry can listen to stimulating presentations, have meaningful strategic discussions, and interact with each other in a non competitive atmosphere.
Alex Perriello, the CEO of Realogy Franchise Group at 2015 T3 Summit
Alex Perriello, the trusted right-hand of Richard Smith, our Most Powerful Person in Real Estate for 2014, has one of the highest profiles within the residential real estate brokerage industry. He is a 36-year veteran of real estate, having begun his career as an on-the-street real estate agent for Coldwell Banker in California.
As President and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group (RFG) since 2004, Perriello manages six of the top ten brands in real estate today: Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker Commercial, Century 21, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, ERA, and Sotheby’s International Realty. Collectively, these brands represent…
Phil Soper, the CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services at 2015 T3 Summit
A Swanepoel Interview with Phil Soper, CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services, owners of the largest of real estate brands in Canada, including Royal LePage, Via Capitale, and Johnston & Daniel. Canada’s largest real estate franchisor and owner-operator with more than 600 locations and approximately 17,000 agents under all its brands.
From 2008 until 2012, Brookfield Real Estate Services made a series of strategic acquisitions in the U.S. market, including GMAC Real Estate, Real Living, and Prudential Real Estate, with a combined agent count of over fifty thousand professionals. In 2012, these businesses became Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices…
Glenn Kelman, the CEO and Founder of Redfin at 2015 T3 Summit
After raising $166M, hiring agents as employees, and being ranked the 5th most-trafficked real estate website, Redfin is becoming one of the most interesting brokerage companies of the decade. But you don’t know half the story. Stefan sits down with the founder Glenn Kelman to discover if this company could be the next winning brokerage model.
Glen Kelman climbs four slots this year on the SP200, as he has doubled Redfin’s footprint in the last year and now operates in 48 U.S. markets. He also closed one of the largest ($70.9m) funding rounds of the year, bringing the total raised to an astounding $166.6 million. Kelman leads Redfin, a company whose controversial business…
Richard A Smith, the Chairman, CEO and President of Realogy at 2014 T3 Summit
Smith, the Chairman, CEO, and President of Realogy, is our selection as the Most Powerful Person in residential real estate brokerage for 2013. While there are others who have higher personal profiles, within the industry there is no doubt that none have more power and influence in almost every aspect of real estate than Smith.
A few years ago Realogy was groaning under a massive burden of debt incurred as part of Cendant’s corporate restructuring. Then the real estate market tanked and many in the real estate industry as well as on Wall Street simply wrote Realogy off. With rigorous and painful cost-cutting measures, deft renegotiation of its debts, and…
Dave L Liniger, the Co-founder and Chairman of RE/MAX at 2014 T3 Summit
Liniger revolutionized the real estate industry when he, with his wife Gail, co-founded RE/MAX, a 100 percent commission-based brokerage. If you have ever heard this man’s amazing life story you will understand why we name him The Most Interesting Man in Real Estate.
RE/MAX is one of only a handful of companies that can legitimately lay claim to having changed the residential real estate brokerage business on a national, if not a global level. With over 90,000 sales associates it is impossible to create any ranking of top real estate companies and not have RE/MAX feature very high, if…
Mark W Willis, the CEO of Keller Williams Realty International at the 2013 T3 Summit
Willis is the enigmatic and charismatic CEO of Keller Williams Realty who, more than any other individual, has been responsible for the phenomenal growth the company has enjoyed during the last eight years, expanding the associate count from 14,000 to 90,000.
Willis began his career with Keller Williams Realty in 1991 as team leader of the Austin Southwest market center where he quadrupled office production over a five-year period. He subsequently served as regional director, expanding the South Texas Region to San Antonio and Houston, developing a 1,900-agent business.
Budge Huskey, the President and CEO of Coldwell Banker at the 2013 T3 Summit
Huskey was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate in 2013. As CEO he oversees marketing, operations, learning, and field services supporting 82,000 Coldwell Banker sales associates in 51 countries and territories around the world.
Prior to joining Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Huskey spent 12 years in several executive positions with NRT, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage. He began his real estate career as an agent in 1984 with family-owned Huskey Realty in Florida.
Ron J Peltier, the Chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America at the 2013 T3 Summit
Peltier, the man atop the second largest brokerage in the U.S. leveraged his affiliation with Berkshire Hathaway to the hilt in 2013. He is strategically brilliant and has played a “chess game” from the day he entered the real estate industry, culminating in a huge win when he orchestrated the biggest industry acquisition in recent times, grabbing two top 10 franchise networks at the same time—Prudential and Real Living.
The company-owned brokerage, HomeServices of America, has also accelerated its acquisition of large and powerful brokerage firms all across the country, including Prudential Fox & Roach, the largest brokerage in Philadelphia…
Dale A Stinton, the CEO of National Association of REALTORS® at the 2014 T3 Summit
Heading a national non-profit trade association during changing and difficult times is no easy task. Yet Stinton, a 30-year veteran of the NAR and who took over the reins as CEO in 2005, does so with commitment and determination. Earlier in his career he oversaw key investments including Move, SentriLock, RE FormsNet, and eProperty Data.
Stinton now serves as the President of Second Century Ventures, LLC, serves on the Board of REALTORS® Federal Credit Union, Sentrilock Finance Corporation, and DocuSign, Inc. Recent changes in technology, MLS…
Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow Group at the 2015 T3 Summit
Spencer Rascoff, CEO Zillow, and Stefan Swanepoel, New York Times best-selling author, take a deep dive into the future of the residential real estate industry. Zillow not only blew the doors off its 2013 performance, it made one of the biggest power moves that the real estate industry has ever seen by acquiring Trulia, its chief rival and the second largest real estate portal, for an eye-popping $3.5 billion.
Even if we disregard the acquisition and focus solely on Zillow itself, its growth has been simply unbelievable, coming on top of astounding growth in the prior year. Its consumer advertising campaign, which began in late 2012, rocketed traffic growth for Zillow throughout 2014…
Errol Samuelson, Chief Industry Development Office for the Zillow Group at the 2015 T3 Summit
After being barred from performing any duties for nine months, Errol Samuelson is back on the job and sits down with Stefan Swanepoel to share his perspectives on what he sees as the key issues for the industry going forward. Samuelson is the Chief Strategy Officer of Move, Inc.
He led the team that acquired Tigerland, Relocation.com, SocialBios, Listhub, and Top Producer Systems. Prior to joining Move, Inc., Samuelson was Director of Sales and Product Management at GTE Enterprise Solutions with responsibility for the Real Estate and Mortgage Banking…
Ryan O’Hara, the CEO of Move Inc. at the 2015 T3 Summit
Stefan Swanepoel sits down with Ryan O’Hara, the new CEO of Move, Inc., and discusses his first 100 days in office, his results driven management style, recent ListingHub changes, News Corp., and building of a global portfolio of real estate portals. An executive with extensive leadership experiences across a range of operational roles. At the President level he has led four different companies and P & L’s ($50M – $800M in revenue) to notable improvement with quantifiable results/outcomes. He has B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard. Becomes CEO of Move, Inc. effective January 5, 2015.