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

Power 200 Rank

128

David Mele

President

Homes.com

A 20-year industry veteran in online media, Mele oversees the overall business strategy and day-to-day operations of popular real estate portal Homes.com, a popular lead gen portal similar to Zillow and realtor.com. Its website consistently ranks among the nation’s most popular real estate sites. Prior to joining Homes.com, Mele served as president of Pilot Media and publisher of Landmark Media Enterprises Newspaper, The Virginian-Pilot.

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