Visionary Awards – Real Estate Hall of Fame
Each year, T3 Sixty acknowledges the industry’s most visionary leaders. Leaders who have far exceeded expectations and not only impacted their own organizations but also shaped the entire residential real estate brokerage industry.
Gary Keller, Chairmand and CEO of 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.
Richard Smith, Former CEO of Realogy Holdings
As the company’s leader for over 18 years, Smith wielded more power over the industry’s largest real estate conglomerate than almost anyone else. Under Smith’s leadership Realogy (NASDAQ: RLGY) grew to revenues of $1.7 billion with EBITDA of $308 million. By virtually every single measure of performance, Realogy is the industry’s frontrunner and its company-owned brokerage, NRT LLC, is the largest brokerage in the U.S.
David Charron, Former CEO of Bright MLS
Charron is one of the most prominent leaders in the multiple listing service industry. With 38 years of experience, he has served as CEO of MRIS, one of the largest MLSs in the nation, and last year helped consolidate 43 MLSs to create Bright MLS, the largest MLS in the nation, which facilitates $91 billion in residential transactions.
Wes Foster, Former Chairman and CEO of Long & Foster
Foster co-founded Long & Foster in 1968; now it is one of the largest in the U.S. He has played a critical role in growing the industry, from running a real estate school, to being a founding member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, to being a key investor in MoxiWorks. On its 50th anniversary in 2018, Long & Foster had over 200 locations, 1,800 employees and 11,000 real estate agents.
Spencer Rascoff, CEO of Zillow Group
Rascoff oversees Zillow Group’s portfolio of real estate and home-related brands, including consumer brands Zillow, Trulia, StreetEasy, HotPads and Naked Apartments. He helped launch Zillow in 2005 and became CEO in 2010. As CEO, Rascoff led Zillow through 3 acquisitions and its 2011 IPO. Rascoff’s leadership positioned Zillow Group as one of the most formidable real estate brands in the nation.
Alex Perriello, Former CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group
Over his 38-year career, Perriello rose from real estate agent to become the most senior executive in the Realogy Franchise Group, the largest real estate organization in the world. This placed Perriello at the head of more real estate brands – Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty – than any other person.
Dale Stinton, Former CEO of the National Association of Realtors
After serving for 24 years in various executive positions at NAR, including chief financial officer, Stinton was CEO for 12 years, making him the longest-tenured chief executive in NAR’s 109-year history. He is remembered as the executive that introduced a business-minded approach to the nonprofit world of NAR.