SP200 Corporate Executives

A subset of the main SP200 List, the SP200 Corporate Executives list acknowledges executives who predominantly oversee corporate franchise brands or real estate networks.


Gary Keller
Co-Founder and Chairman
Keller Williams Realty International

Keller is the visionary behind Keller Williams Realty. With 163,442 agents, the company expanded its lead as the world's largest real estate brand by agent count. Keller plays a pivotal role as head of the brand, whose agent-focused, commission-cap model has attracted agents from across the globe.

Overall Rank: 1


Ron Peltier
Chairman and CEO
HomeServices of America

Peltier, responsible for guiding the nation's second-largest real estate conglomerate. On the franchise side, Peltier leads 47,000 agents totaling in excess of $105 billion in sales volume. In September, HomeServices of America acquired Long & Foster, the nation's third-largest brokerage company.

Overall Rank: 3


Dave Liniger
Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Liniger, who co-founded of Re/Max in 1973, jumped back into the saddle as CEO in 2015. The public firm, which has more than 117,000 agents in 100 countries and territories who do more than 1 million annual transactions and $375 billion in closed annual sales worldwide.

Overall Rank: 4


Ryan M Schneider
President and CEO
Realogy Holdings Corp.

Schneider has been serving as president and chief operating officer at Realogy since October 2017, and he succeeds Richard Smith as CEO on January 1, 2018. Prior to joining Realogy, Schneider held several leadership roles at Capital One Financial.

Overall Rank: 5


Bruce Zipf
President and CEO

Zipf is the quiet power behind NRT, the nation's largest real estate brokerage, which has nearly 790 offices and more than 47,500 agents in 50 large U.S. metros. The Realogy subsidiary is responsible for approximately $166 billion in annual sales. Zipf took the helm in 2005.

Overall Rank: 6


John Davis
Keller Williams Realty International

Having transitioned into the role as sole CEO for Keller Williams, Davis continues to execute Gary Keller's vision. He has helped grow the firm into the world's largest brand, with more than 163,000 agents facilitating more than one-million transactions.

Overall Rank: 7


Glenn Kelman
President and CEO

Kelman plays a critical role in real estate's digital evolution as head of national brokerage Redfin. The company offers some of the most popular consumer real estate search tools available. Since its IPO, the stock rose from $15 in July to $25 in December, driving the market cap to over $2 billion.

Overall Rank: 9


John Peyton
President and CEO
Realogy Franchise Group

A seasoned executive, Peyton joined Realogy in 2016 as president and COO of the Realogy Franchise Group. By April 2017, he succeeded Alex Perriello as CEO. Peyton now leads a powerful portfolio of brands: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby's International Realty.

Overall Rank: 13


Philip "Phil" Soper
President and CEO
Brookfield Real Estate Services

Soper runs Canada's largest real estate franchisor and owner-operator, Brookfield Real Estate Services, with more than 300 franchisees, 689 offices and more than 18,000 agent affiliates. Agents with the firm do approximately 140,000 annual transaction sides totaling $90 billion in annual sales.

Overall Rank: 14


Charlie Young
President and CEO
Coldwell Banker Real Estate

In September 2016, Young became president and CEO of Coldwell Banker, which has approximately 90,000 agents in 3,000 offices in 49 countries around the world. He came to Coldwell Banker from sister Realogy brand ERA Franchise Systems, where he served as CEO for seven years.

Overall Rank: 15


Gino Blefari
HSF Affiliates

Blefari leads HomeServices of America's franchise network HSF Affiliates, with more than 46,000 agents under the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living real estate brands. The firm has 1,500 affiliate offices and over $90 billion in annual sales. Blefari also serves on Project Upstream's board.

Overall Rank: 16


Adam Contos

Following the appointment in May, Contos transitioned to Co-CEO of the real estate franchisor Re/Max. Contos joined the company in 2004 and served as both regional VP and SVP of marketing between 2007 and 2016 prior to transitioning to COO in 2016. Re/Max has 117,568 agents in 100 countries.

Overall Rank: 18


Nick Bailey
President and CEO
CENTURY 21 Real Estate

In August, Century 21 announced that Bailey would be taking the helm following former CEO Rick Davidson's departure. Bailey has a strong industry background with leadership roles at both Re/Max and Zillow. He will lead more than 117,000 Century 21 agents in their 7,700 offices globally.

Overall Rank: 22


Sherry Chris
President and CEO
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate

Chris, one of the highest-profile franchise CEOs in real estate, has built the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand from the ground up to today's 300-office, 11,000-agent operation. She has overseen the brand since its launch in 2008 after joining the Realogy family as COO of Coldwell Banker in 2006.

Overall Rank: 23


Geoff Lewis

Lewis joined Re/Max in 2004 as general counsel, and by 2015 was positioned as the company president. He oversees more than 117,500 agents in 100 countries. He joined Re/Max in 2004 as senior vice president, general counsel, and less than a year later became the firm's chief legal officer.

Overall Rank: 24


Jim M. Weichert
Founder and Co-President
Weichert Realtors

Weichert founded his firm in 1969 in Chatham, New Jersey, and has grown it into one of the three largest family-owned brokerage firms in the country. The company is estimated to have approximately 460 company-owned and franchised offices in 40 states and 14,000 sales associates.

Overall Rank: 25


Pamela "Pam" O'Connor
President and CEO
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

A highly influential industry leader, O'Connor leads the largest network of independent residential brokerages in the world with 565 member firms representing over 130,000 agents. Together, these members account for over 1.1 million transactions and nearly $370 billion in annual sales.

Overall Rank: 26


Susan "Sue" Yannaccone
President and CEO
ERA Franchise Systems

Yannaccone took the helm of Realogy brand ERA Franchise Systems in September 2016. Prior to that she served as the company's COO. ERA Franchise System's network includes nearly 16,000 agents and 516 offices in the U.S.

Overall Rank: 28


Philip A. White, Jr.
President and CEO
Sotheby's International Realty

White leads Realogy's luxury global real estate brand Sotheby's International Realty. The organization has 21,000 agents and 900 offices in 68 countries. It handles more than 120,000 transactions and over $100 billion in sales annually.

Overall Rank: 35


Steve Morris
Founder and Chairman
EXIT Realty Corp. International

Morris has grown the Exit franchise to more than 510 offices and approximately 25,000 agents in the U.S. and Canada since its inception in 1996. He is responsible for the firm's innovative business model, which gives affiliate agents a residual bonus based on the transactions of agents they recruit.

Overall Rank: 41

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