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

Cynthia Adams

Co-Founder and CEO, 
Pearl Certification
Adams is CEO and co-founder of Pearl Certification, which certifies high-performing homes that address water and energy efficiency, health and comfort, sustainability and resilience to natural disasters. In 2023, the company added key leadership to support the company’s growth aims. The company, founded in 2015, reports it has certified and provided appraisal addenda on over 132,000 homes in 44 states and Washington, D.C.