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

Mark Willis

Keller Williams Realty
2024 Rank: 11
Willis, who as CEO, played a vital role in Keller Williams Realty’s explosive growth from 2005 to 2015, rejoined the firm and stepped back into his leadership position in 2023. After flirting with joining eXp Realty as an executive, Willis returned to the company where he established and grew his career. The Austin-based company currently has more than 1,100 offices and 187,000 agents, but Willis wants to grow agent count to between 250,000 and 300,000.