Executives Legend
The color legend to the right illustrates the various backgrounds for the top executives in the residential real estate industry.

C. Robert “Bob” Hale III

President and CEO, 
Houston Association of Realtors
2024 Rank: 29
In 2023, Hale celebrated 50 years at Houston Association of Realtors. First hired as legal counsel, Hale became president in 1988. The association has grown to over 45,000 members across Texas, making it the nation’s second largest local Realtor association. Its real estate portal HAR.com, which displays listings throughout Texas, draws approximately 8 million monthly visitors, making it one of the nation’s most trafficked portals.