Bradley Inman, founder and publisher of INMAN News, topped the list of the latest Swanepoel Power 200, which contains a subcategory titled the 10 most powerful real estate media executives for 2013. The list is named after analyst Stefan Swanepoel, who created the inaugural rankings.
Inman is followed by Steve Murray, founder and editor of Real TRENDS, and John Featherston, founder and publisher of RISMedia.
Paul Jackson, HousingWire‘s founder and CEO, was named the fourth most powerful real estate media executive. Stacey Moncrieff, managing editor at REALTOR Magazine, rounds out the top five.
The list names the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate in 2013, then breaks them down into subcategories.
Richard Smith, chairman and CEO of Realogy Corp., was ranked as the most powerful person in residential real estate overall, followed by Ronald Peltier, chairman and CEO of HomeServices, Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow (Z), Gary Keller, co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty International, and Dave Liniger, co-founder and chairman of RE/MAX.
The list, published by Stefan Swanepoel, author of the annual Swanepoel Trends Report, is the result of benchmarks and algorithms that factor in a host of considerations, including an individual’s influence and tenure in the industry, the office they hold, the financial resources of their company and their contribution to the industry.