in The Residential Real Estate Brokerage Industry in 2019
The overall 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) ranks the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry as at December 31, 2018 with adjustments made for major announcements between aforesaid date and publication on January 15, 2019. In addition to the 2019 Power200 Main List, we also identify leaders in unique groups. For this group, Watchlist, we acknowledge innovators, dealmakers, and movers-and-shakers who made a noteworthy impact over the last year. They are listed in alphabetical order.
Anderson heads up LionDesk, which has developed a popular real estate CRM and marketing platform that has garnered nearly 50,000+ users, making it a serious new player in the real estate tech space.
Luxury Portfolio International (LeadingRE)
Anton was promoted to President in 2018, and leads the luxury face of Leading RE, advancing enhanced marketing and technology to help brokers with their high-end listings. She has been with Luxury Portfolio since its founding in 2005, previously serving as the Executive Vice President.
ATTOM Data Solutions
Barber joined RealtyTrac in 2015, spearheaded the rebranding to ATTOM Data Solutions and now directs enterprise, data and product strategy, customer acquisition and service and corporate operations. In 2018, ATTOM acquired Onboard Informatics, a real estate data firm.
Founder and CEO
Beaudoin has created a voice lead management and automation platform for real estate agents, teams and brokerages. CallAction enables businesses to capture, respond and track inbound calls and email leads.
Co-Owner, President and CMO
Century 21 Redwood Realty
Berenbaum leads one of the more progressive and innovative brokerages in the Century 21 network. As a prominent speaker and leader, Ed brings fresh passion and perspective to his 500-plus agent brokerage that accounts for more than $1.6 billion in annual sales.
Co-Founder and CEO
Bhaskar heads up Hurdlr, which, in 2017, took the grand prize at the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit. The company provides mobile apps for the automatic management of personal finances, which plays well to the independent contractor nature of real estate.
Carrillo serves as the President and CEO of Metro MLS and Wiredata, serving various regions throughout Wisconsin. He also serves on the CMLS Board of Directors. In 2018, he and other leading MLS executives formed an MLS Aligned to share and collaborate MLS services in non-contiguous markets.
Austin Board of Realtors
Chenevert was promoted to CEO for the Austin Board of Realtors in 2018, having come up through the ranks at ABoR and the Texas Association of Realtors. She successfully executed a transition into leadership with a board renowned for Texas-sized personalities and plenty of local politics to boot.
Collins developed a residential real estate platform to provide homeowners and renters, at no cost, a convenient, flexible and automated experience for tenants directly placed in properties Bungalow manages. In 2018, Andrew successfully raised $64 million for the venture.
Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors
Cooper leads the Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors as well as the Heartland MLS, which services over 10,000 members and subscribers in Kansas and Missouri. In 2018, he led the merger of KCRAR with the St. Joseph Regional Association of Realtors and its MLS. Prior to KCRAE, he served as the CEO of the Huntsville Area Association and the Northern Alabama MLS.
Farrugia heads up Australia-based startup ActivePipe, a behavioral marketing automation and intelligent email platform for real estate professionals. In 2018, the company raised $5.9 million as well participating in the NAR REach Program allowing NAR to also become a small shareholder.
Co-Founder and CEO
Fenn leads MLS Offers, a company that has developed an offer submission and negotiation platform allowing all offer terms and correspondence to be shared and managed by both agents, with the goal of simplifying and standardizing the offer negotiation process.
Chief Executive Officer
Kardell brought his deep technology roots to real estate and developed one of the premier mobile real estate solutions. In 2018, HomeSpotter expanded into marketing and digital advertising automation for enterprises.
Kuper Sotheby's Intl. Realty
Kuper leads 375 Sotheby’s agents in five offices generating over $1.7 billion in sales revenue. Kuper brings a technology background to this family run business and has built an in-house marketing and technology team that assists agents with high-end video and marketing production.
In 2018, Lopez-Cid was recognized for her community service work in response to Hurricane Maria relief in Puerto Rico, support of the Hispanic Wealth Project, and the development of Hispanic and women leaders in the industry.
Chief Product and Technology Officer
Petronis leads the delivery of the strategic agent-centric solutions that power eXp and its rapidly growing agent base. He joined the company in 2017 and brings a decade of real estate industry product management to this tech-driven powerhouse.
Giuseppe "JP" Piccinini
JP and Associates Realtors
Piccinini leads a fast-growing real estate brokerage and franchise in the US, with over 1,500 agents who generated $2.5 billion in sales in 2018. He leads the brokerage and new franchise with principal operations in Texas and new operations in the Carolinas and Louisiana.
Poladi was promoted to Vice President of NextHome, in 2018, after serving with the company since 2014, as the VP of Business Development. Being a repeat cancer survivor, he applies his life lessons to the training and development of agent and franchise leaders for NextHome.
Joseph W. Rand
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
Rand leads the largest brokerage in New York City’s northern suburbs of Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, Sullivan and Orange counties. He is widely influential in the BH&G brand and published his first book in 2018.
Co-Founder and CEO
Rediger was promoted to CEO of Redefy in 2018 after serving as President and CTO since the founding in 2012. Redefy is a new model brokerage offering consumers a way to sell homes for a flat fee of $3,000 per home.