SP2018 Emerging Leaders

Business leaders who are gaining attention among industry insiders. They are poised to make big moves that may well change the future of real estate.

Lee Min Alexander

As senior vice president of real estate services for Altisource, Alexander manages a $6 billion residential real estate portfolio of more than 50,000 assets. She is recognized by HousingWire as a Woman of Influence in the mortgage finance industry.

Patrick Arkeveld
Lone Wolf Technologies

Appointed in 2016 to the role of CEO, Arkeveld expands the leadership expertise at Lone Wolf. The company pro- vides real estate brokerage infrastructure to more than 9,000 brokerage clients in the industry.

Kathleen Black
Kathleen Black Coaching

Black operates Kathleen Black Coaching, a results-driven consulting company where she serves as CEO, motivational speaker, trainer and elite coach. She has an honors degree in psychology and women's studies from Carleton University.

Jonathan and Yvette Boatwright
Realty Austin

Jonathan Boatwright and his wife Yvette lead Realty Austin, one of the fastest-growing real estate companies in Austin. The company has over 400 agents with more than $2.25 billion in annual revenue.

Mark Choey & Chris Lim
Climb Real Estate

Choey and Lim's sleek, fresh San Francisco-based real estate business - which operates as a full-service brokerage with the latest technology - caught the eye of Realogy, which acquired it in 2016. Climb continues to function as a boutique brand and has more than 250 agents working in five offices.

Jeremy Crawford
Executive Director
Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)

Crawford helms RESO, which focuses on the promotion and adoption of data standards in the real estate industry. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in the real estate, finance, legal, education and insurance industries. He previously worked at MLSListings and Sandicor and currently serves on several advisory boards.

Joseph Cullom
Executive Director
Charleston Trident MLS

Cullom is the Executive Director at Charleston Trident MLS, which serves more than 6,300 real estate professionals, where he focuses on policy and strategic direction. He has been in real estate for 14 years.

Tim Dain

Dain transitioned to lead MARIS as its new president starting September 2017, serving more than 12,500 subscribers. He was previously MLS director for the Austin Board of Realtors.

Tyler Gordon
Co-Founder and CEO
Agent Inbox

Gordon is the co-founder and CEO of Agent Inbox, which provides MLSs with communication systems between agents and transaction participants.

Michael "Mike" Hulme
Alain Pinel Realtors

Hulme is the son of APR founder Paul Hulme (No. 37 on this year's SP200). He plays an active role in the family- owned business that oversees more than 1,200 agents in 32 offices. Mike Hulme began working for the firm in 1992, soon after its first office opened.

Jared James
Founder and CEO
Jared James Enterprises

James is a professional speaker, author, coach and entrepreneur. He leads Jared James Enterprises, a real estate coaching company based in Connecticut.

Jonathan Kauffmann
Principal Broker
Nest Realty

After helping to launch three startup companies and growing them nationally, Kauffmann began his real estate career as an investor and principal broker of Nest in Charlottesville, Virginia. After operating as a multi-office regional brokerage for nearly a decade, in 2017 Jonathan announced the launch of the Nest Realty franchise.

Melissa Kwan
Co-Founder and CEO

Kwan founded Spacio in 2014, an enterprise-level open house solution that helps real estate agents monetize their open houses. She previously co-founded the VIDA project marketing platform.

Skylar Olsen
Senior Economist
Zillow Group

Olsen is a senior economist for Zillow. She focuses on the cross-sectional relationships between home values and community features, including school quality and walkability.

Travis Robertson
The Don't Settle Group

Robertson is a real estate business coach and trainer. His services focus on the millennial generation, business development, sustainable growth and leadership.

Drayton Saunders
Michael Saunders & Company

Saunders serves as president of Michael Saunders & Company, which has 20 offices, more than 650 agents and $2.4 billion in annual sales. He joined the family business in 2003 working alongside the founder - and his mother - Michael Saunders. The brokerage opened in 1976.

Michael Schlott
Kinlin Grover Page Taft & Randall Realtors Real Living

Scholtt leads Kinlin Grover Page Taft & Randall Realtors Real Living. The organization has more than 500 agents in 30 offices who produce more than 3,100 transactions annually and over $1.3 billion in annual sales.

Robin Sibcy Sheakley
Vice President
Sibcy Cline, Inc.

Sheakley, a fourth-generation leader of the firm, has helped grow the business to more than 1,200 agents in 23 offices producing $2.5 billion in annual sales. She started her career at Sibcy Cline in 1996. Sheakley also serves as the 2018 chairman of the powerful brokerage network The Realty Alliance.

Shelley Specchio

Specchio was named CEO of central Indiana's MIBOR in February 2017 where she serves approximately 7,500 members. Previously she was the CEO of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS.

Sara Sutachan
VP, Industry Relations and Strategic Initiatives
California Association of Realtors

As the head of outreach for the California Association of Realtors, Sutachan maintains a robust industry presence. She also serves as an ambassador for the popular Inman Connect conference.

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