Real Estate Almanac


Released annually in January, the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP 200) ranks the most powerful and influential executives in the residential real estate brokerage industry.
Executives Legend
The color legend to the right illustrates the various backgrounds for the top executives in the residential real estate industry.

The Swanepoel Power 200

Every year for the last 11 years, T3 Sixty has analyzed and ranked the North American residential real estate brokerage’s 200 most powerful leaders and published the resulting SP 200. The exercise requires a significant amount of research and analysis, and careful debate about who makes the list, who makes the top 10, top 50, top 100, and, ultimately, the full 200. 

T3 determines the rankings by each leader’s power within the industry — how much capital could they access or leverage themselves, their ownership stake, if any, in the companies they lead, the size and importance of the companies they lead, their place in their company’s org chart, their personal influence within the industry, the size and production of the companies they lead. All of these factors are considered when ranking leaders, and, as such, the exercise requires a ton of analysis and, unavoidably, some subjectivity.

Note: Any reference to size and sales volume of companies in leaders’ bios is shared for framing purposes. Numbers quoted reflect full-year 2022 data, the last full-year of audited numbers. Audited numbers for 2023 will be available 90-120 days after the end of the financial year and will be released by T3 Sixty then (known as the Mega 1000).

Analysis of the SP 200 takes approximately 10 T3 executives approximately 500 hours, following a deliberate, detailed procedure and review of eight ranking criteria. The SP 200 attempts to provide an accurate reflection of the leadership of the industry as is; it includes no sponsorships, pay-to-play, discrimination or preferential treatment. Learn more about the methodology and process used to determine the rankings.

You can view the Swanepoel Power 200 visually below, or in its full detail view.

Rank 1-10
Rank 11-50
Rank 51-70
Jimmy Kelly
Merri Jo Cowen
York Baur
Jeremy Crawford
Dan & Stuart Elsea
Vinnie Tracey
Stephen "Steve" Baird
Martin Charlwood
Brian Buffini & Dermot Buffini
Tom Ferry
Lacey Conway
Brenda Tushaus
Harold Crye
Katherine "Katie" Johnson
Rank 71-90
Greg Mason
Candace Adams
Rick Haase
Shannon McGahn
Budge Huskey
Craig Cheatham
Rick Davidson
Joe Skousen
John Sebree
Carrie Wheeler
Tyler Smith
Paul Morris
Mark Stark
Lawrence Yun
Margy Grant
Rank 91-110
Paul Breunich
John Berkowitz
Mary Lee Blaylock
Mark Woodroof
Dionna Hall
David Mele
Ben Graboske
Kevin Wiles
Robin Sheakley
Vince Leisey
Michael Wurzer
Bryan Fair
Joe Horning
Travis Kessler
Rank 111-130
Dan Kruse
Marc King
Mayi de la Vega & Daniel de la Vega
Stuart White
Phil Wood
Todd Hetherington
Emily Chenevert
Kristine "Kris" Burdick
Michelle Mills Clement
Tom Hosack
Craig Witt
Rank 131-150
Mike Prodehl
Sam DeBord
Andrew Flachner
Cameron Merage
Alvaro Erize
Mark Lowham
Rod Messick
Patrick van den Bossche
Deirdre O'Connell
Mark Leck
Gary Acosta
Carolyn Cheng
Rob Barber
Byron McDuffee
Rank 151-170
Morgan Carey
Jimmy Burgess
Gretchen Pearson
Drew Uher
Lori Arnold
Steve Brown
Pat Shea
Mark Spain
J.W. Webb
Rank 171-200
Shelly Tomlinson Johnson
Anne Marie DeCatsye
Brad Bjelke
Peter Hunt
John Lusink
Brian Crane
Christopher Masiello
Paul Benson
Dan Corkill
Michael Glazer

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The Real Estate Almanac is created by T3 Sixty, and as such eligible executives from T3 Sixty and its related companies are excluded from the SP 200 executives ranking. The following executives associated with T3 Sixty companies would otherwise have ranked in the SP 200:

  • Stefan Swanepoel, founder and executive chairman, T3 Sixty
  • Jack Miller, president and CEO, T3 Sixty
  • Mitch Robinson, president, Real Estate News

About T3 Sixty

T3 Sixty is a trusted advisor and management consultancy in the residential real estate brokerage industry. T3 Sixty also provides extensive data services and research to effect intelligent change and growth. For more, visit

All research, analysis and rankings are compiled every year by the team at T3 Sixty. The SP 200 is the first of five monthly Real Estate Almanac annual installments – executives (SP 200, January); organized real estate organizations (February); leading technology providers (March); holding companies, franchise brands and public companies (Corporations, April); and the nation’s largest brokerage companies (Mega 1000, May). All these lists and rankings are available at at no cost as a complimentary service to the industry.

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