Updates: 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 released January 14, 2020. Association/MLS rankings coming February 17, 2020.

Power 200 Rank

123

Bess Freedman

Chief Executive Officer

Brown Harris Stevens

Freedman heads up New York’s Brown Harris Stevens, a luxury real estate service firm founded in 1873 and now owned by Terra Holdings, LLC. Prior to her current role as CEO, she served as co-president of Brown Harris Stevens and a senior managing director of the Corcoran Group’s East Side headquarters.

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