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

Power 200 Rank


Bill Kessler

Founder and CEO

Century 21 Affiliated

Kessler runs Century 21’s largest franchisee in Century 21 Affiliated, which he founded in 1967. With 112 offices across the Midwest and Florida, the company has 2,293 agents who do $4 billion in annual sales.

Evaluating Leaders

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