The overall 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) ranks the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry as at December 31, 2020.

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Chief Executive Officer

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
Second-generation leader Casey continues to guide Howard Hanna along with her brother Hoddy with strong, competent hands as the nation’s largest family-owned company. The brokerage firm continued its growth in 2020, with the acquisition of 1,100-agent Rand Realty, which further solidified its Northeast presence. Howard Hanna is the nation’s seventh-largest brokerage based on a 2019 sales volume of over $23 billion
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President and CEO

Realogy Franchise Group
As the new president and CEO of Realogy Franchise Group, Yannaccone oversees the company’s following brands ERA Real Estate, Sotheby’s International Realty, Century 21, ERA Real Estate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and Corcoran Group. Since joining Realogy in 2015, she has held a variety of leadership positions within the company’s franchised and company-owned divisions and is the first women to hold the title of president of Realogy Franchise Group. She replaces John Peyton, who became CEO of global food company Dine Brands Global in November 2020.
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3

Managing Partners

Windermere Real Estate
Wood is on of the three managing partners that run this nearly five-decade-old, family-owned company. Based in Seattle, the company operates brokerages and a franchise brand in 10 western U.S. states. At the firm’s company-owned and franchised offices, nearly 6,400 agents do nearly $37 billion in annual sales.
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President and CEO

Realogy Expansion Brands
After building the Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate brand from the ground up, Chris became CEO and president of the new Realogy Expansion Brands division, adding ERA Real Estate under her wing, and the total number of agents she oversees to over 26,000 who do nearly $52 billion in annual sales. A well-connected icon in residential real estate, Chris maintains a commanding industry presence.
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President and CEO

The Corcoran Group
Liebman’s power has expanded at Realogy’s Corcoran Group – the New York City-based brokerage she has led since 2000 – with the launch of its franchise operations. The brand signed its first affiliates in 2020 with goals to serve megacities and leisure markets throughout the U.S. and the world. With its company-owned affiliates, Corcoran Group agents do nearly $16 billion in annual sales, making it the nation’s 15th largest franchise brand.
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6

Chief Advocacy Officer

National Association of Realtors
In 2020, McGahn succeeded NAR head lobbyist Bill Malkasian as chief advocacy officer. In this role, she leads NAR’s significant advocacy efforts. In addition to ensuring that independent contractor agents could participate in the Paycheck Protection Program, she helped get the National Flood Insurance Program extended for another year. Before joining NAR in 2018, McGahn served as counselor to the U.S. Treasury Secretary and staff director for House Financial Services Committee.
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7

President and CEO

EXIT Realty Corp. International
Bonnell has led U.S. operations of the North American franchisor since 2001 and serves as its president, CEO and spokesperson. The EXIT Realty network includes over 22,000 U.S. and Canadian agents who do over $21 billion in annual sales. Bonnell also plays a prominent role in empowering women leaders in the real estate industry.
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8

SVP and General Counsel

National Association of Realtors
As NAR’s general counsel and chief member experience officer, Johnson ensures NAR’s programs, policies and activities comply with the law. She has had an active 2020, which will continue in 2021 and beyond as she helps NAR respond to and deal with the class-action antitrust commission lawsuits that name NAR as a defendant. Johnson helped settle an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice related to buyer’s agent commission policies NAR set for affiliated MLSs. Johnson joined NAR in 2007 and became general counsel in 2014.
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9

Chief Executive Officer

Brown Harris Stevens
Freedman rockets up the SP 200 this year following Brown Harris Stevens’ June 2020 absorption of Halstead Property, which grows her day-to-day oversight to over 4,200 agents who do over $9 billion in annual sales. With the consolidation, BHS operates as the single brokerage wing under parent company Terra Holdings. Before joining BHS in 2013, Freedman served as a senior managing director of the Corcoran Group’s East Side headquarters.
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10

President

BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors (a HomeServices of America company)
As president of Pennsylvania-based Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors, Docktor leads the third largest brokerage in the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network, overseeing some $12 billion in annual sales. In 2020, the company added 23 offices and over 700 agents with the merger of fellow HomeServices of America subsidiary Gloria Nilson & Co. Docktor is vice chairperson of Bright MLS and vice chairperson of NAR’s 2020 Real Estate Services Advisory Group.
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Regional EVP

Realogy Brokerage Group
As leader of the eastern region of Coldwell Banker-branded offices owned by Realogy, Rossi oversees nearly 19,000 agents in over 250 offices along the Eastern Seaboard. The company-owned brokerages under her leadership account for more than $35 billion in annual sales.
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12

President and CEO

BHHS New England, NY and Westchester Properties (a HomeServices of America company)
Adams serves as president and CEO of the HomeServices of America-owned brokerage Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties, whose 1,800 agents in 52 offices do over $3.7 billion in annual sales. With over two decades at HomeServices of America, Adams has helped grow the footprint of offices under her direction and has led the BHHS brand’s first entre into New York City.
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13

Chief Executive Officer

Miami Association of Realtors
King Kinney heads up the nation’s largest local Realtor association in the 46,000-member Miami Association of Realtors. In this position, she also manages the nation’s fourth largest MLS in Miami Realtors. She is a savvy, effective leader who has grown the association greatly since becoming CEO in 1993, when it had just 5,000 members.
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President and CEO

BHHS California Properties (a HomeServices of America company)
Blaylock oversees Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties, which has more than 3,000 agents in 60 offices as well Prosperity Home Mortgage, Pickford Escrow, The Escrow Firm, California Title, and HomeServices Insurance Agency. Blaylock began her career with Edina Realty in 1993 and in 2004 she became president of HomeServices Relocation, a startup she grew into a global relocation business.
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15

President and CEO

Latter & Blum Realtors
Conway continues to strengthen her influence in the industry as she settles into her role as president and CEO of Louisiana-based Latter & Blum Realtors, which her father purchased in 1986 and ran for three decades. The company operates under a variety of brands in Louisiana and Texas, including Latter & Blum, CJ Brown, Noles-Frye, Van Eaton & Romero and Realty Associates. Collectively, the group does almost $4 billion in annual sales.
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16

Chief Executive Officer

RE/MAX Results
Tushaus manages Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based RE/MAX Results, the nation’s 20th largest brokerage with over 1,100 agents who do over $6 billion in annual sales. In 2020, the company completed its 15th acquisition with the purchase of Wisconsin-based RE/MAX First Choice. Prior to becoming CEO, Tushaus held a variety of positions over 16 years with the company, most recently as chief operating officer.
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17

Managing Partner

Sutton WestCoast Realty
Hackett heads up West Coast Realty, one of Canada’s largest brokerages and the largest franchisee of Canada-based Sutton Group. The brokerage has 24 offices and over 1,400 agents who do over 22,000 annual transactions and over $19 billion in annual sales.
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18

Founder and CEO

Michael Saunders & Co.
Michael, and her son, Drayton, Saunders lead the firm Michael founded in 1976. Together they have grown the company into one of Florida’s largest brokerages with over 20 offices and nearly 700 agents who do nearly $2.7 billion in annual sales. LeadingRE presented Michael a Hall of Fame Award in 2017 for her contributions to the network.
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19

Chief Executive Officer

Stellar MLS
With over three decades in the industry, Cowen leads the nation’s third largest MLS in Stellar MLS (formerly My Florida Regional MLS), which serves over 58,000 subscribers in central and southwest Florida. Cowen also serves on MLS think tank The MLS Roundtable.
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20

President and CEO

Midwest Real Estate Data
Jensen leads one of the country’s largest MLSs in Chicagoland’s MRED, which has over 45,000 members. She also plays a key role in the MLS Grid, the MLS data-sharing initiative currently serving 10 MLSs and serves on the boards of the Council of Multiple Listing Services, California Regional MLS, Broker Public Portal and The MLS Roundtable. She also chairs the board for the real estate data standards nonprofit RESO.
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21

Chief Executive Officer

Sibcy Cline
Sheakley is the fourth-generation leader of family-owned Sibcy Cline Realtors, which has grown into a Midwest powerhouse from its Cincinnati headquarters. Sheakley started with the company in 1996 and rose to president in 2018. She is a past chair of The Realty Alliance, serves on the board of the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee, Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s board and the Fifth Third Bank advisory board.
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22

Managing Partners

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
Eiland, along with managing partner Woodroof, run Houston’s largest brokerage in Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene, which expanded in 2019 with the acquisition of Heritage Texas Properties. Eiland, a former director of HAR and the Texas Association of Realtors also served as president of the Texas CRB Council and has been honored as manager of the year.
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23

COO and CTO

Royal LePage
As chief technology officer and chief operating officer, Cheng oversees the development of new services for Canada’s 108-year-old company Royal LePage, a division of Bridgemarq Real Estate Services and Canada’s largest residential real estate brokerage with nearly 19,500 agents. She also leads a consolidated broker and agent services team and remains a key player in the development and execution of services designed to assist brokers and agents
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24

Senior Executive

Brown Harris Stevens
In 2020, Halstead, the firm Ramirez led as CEO for many years, merged with fellow Terra Holdings subsidiary Brown Harris Stevens. The merged company has 55 office and more than 2,500 agents. In addition, she serves on the New York State Board of Real Estate and is chairperson for LeadingRE.
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25

President and CEO

MLS Property Information Network
Condon leads the country’s eighth largest MLSs in MLS PIN, which serves over 42,000 members and over 3 million consumers in six New England states. She has also served as president of the Council of Multiple Listing Services and as a member of the 2017 California Regional MLS board of directors and is a member of the MLS think tank The MLS Roundtable.
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26

Chief Executive Officer

Broward, Palm Beaches and St Lucie Realtors and Beaches MLS
Hall serves as the CEO for Broward, Palm Beaches and St. Lucie Realtors, the nation’s third largest local Realtor association with over 32,000 members, and Beaches MLS, which serves over 36,000 subscribers. In this position, she helps manage five regional boards across South Florida and Treasure Coast.
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27

Chief Executive Officer

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
O’Connell leads New York’s Daniel Gale, a franchisee of Sotheby’s International Realty with over 800 agents who do over $3.2 billion in annual sales. She joined the company as a sales manager in 2007 when it acquired her five-year-old real estate business, Deirdre O’Connell Realty. O’Connell began working in real estate in 1991 following a career in public and employee communications for a major insurance company.
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28

Chief Executive Officer

Florida Realtors
Grant runs the nation’s second largest state Realtor association in Florida Realtors, which has over 186,000 members in over 50 boards and associations. Before becoming CEO in 2019, Grant served as chief operating officer and general counsel for the association.
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29

Co-owners

Realty Austin
Yvette, along with Jonathan Boatwright, the company’s principal brokers, lead Austin, Texas, brokerage Realty Austin, which has over 500 agents who do over $3.4 billion in annual sales. As Realty Austin’s chief technology officer, Jonathan brings 16 years of experience as an information technology professional to the firm.
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30

Founder and President

RE/MAX Estate Properties
Sanders leads Southern California-based RE/MAX Estate Properties, which has over 600 agents who do over $3.3 billion in annual sales. RE/MAX has recognized Estate Properties as one of the top offices in the “Largest RE/MAX Category.” She has grown the company through several mergers since becoming owner in 1984.
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31

Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Elliman
Herman remains a powerful leader in the industry after selling her 29 percent stake in Douglas Elliman in late 2018 for $40 million. Still officially CEO and spokesperson for the company, she stepped away from day-to-day operations after selling her stake in the company. Douglas Elliman’s over 7,000 agents do over $45 billion in annual sales.
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32

President and CEO

Long Realty Company (a HomeServices of America company)
As president and CEO of Long Realty Company, Koberlein oversees brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance, and leads 750 agents in over 14 offices who do more than $2.5 billion in annual sales. She has served in a leadership at the company since 1991.
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33

Chief Executive Officer

Chicago Association of Realtors
Mills Clement oversees the Chicago Association of Realtors, which has over 15,000 members. Previously, she served as CEO of the Commercial Brokers Association. In 2019, she was named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 list.
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34

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

National Association of Realtors
As NAR’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Gillespie manages a team of approximately 80 support staff responsible for NAR’s public relations, marketing, events, creative and digital strategy. Since taking the position in 2018, Gillespie has overseen the development a successful NAR consumer advertising campaign, a full redesign of the association’s online presence, and its pivot to hosting conferences and events virtually in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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35

Chief Executive Officer

Canopy MLS
DeCatsye has led 17,000-member Canopy MLS, formerly CarolinaMLS, for over 18 years. She also manages its parent organization, Canopy Realtor Association. Both entities were unified under the Canopy brand in 2019 when its new headquarters opened. Canopy MLS provides services to brokers and agents in 24 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina. Decatsye is a member of The MLS Roundtable.
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36

Founder and Managing Partner

Moderne Ventures
Freedman leads the investment fund and industry immersion program Moderne Ventures, which invests in technology companies in real estate, mortgage, finance, insurance and home services. Prior to launching Moderne Ventures in 2015, she served as CEO of NAR subsidiary Second Century Ventures.
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37

Chief Executive Officer

Austin Board of Realtors
Recognized as an innovative association leader, Chenevert leads the Austin Board of Realtors (ABoR), which has over 12,000 members. She has approximately 15 years of industry experience advocating for realtors at all levels, previously she served as ABoR’s chief operating officer. Chenevert also hosts the ScratchThat podcast.
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38

Chief Executive Officer

Council of Multiple Listing Services
Evans is CEO of CMLS, the largest professional organization dedicated to the MLS industry. The organization helps guide the industry by facilitating collaboration, innovation and education for its over 200 MLS members 1 million subscribers. Under her leadership, CMLS entered into a collaborative agreement with NAR.
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39

Executive Director

Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
Atuel has led AREAA as executive director since 2012. In that role, she oversees the nation’s nearly 17,000 members who focus on developing real estate professionals and homeownership opportunities within the Asian American community. Previously, she served as a director of marketing and member resources at the real estate appraisers association, The Appraisal Institute.
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40

2021/2022 President

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB)
Pope serves as the 2021/22 president of NAREB and its nearly 20,000 members who focus on developing Black real estate professionals and on improving the homeownership opportunities of Black Americans. She has been a broker and property manager in Cleveland, Ohio, for over two decades. Pope holds a Master’s degree in Business Management.
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41

President and Owner

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Drysdale Properties
Pearson has led one of the nation’s largest woman-owned brokerages, California-based brokerage BHHS Drysdale Properties, since its formation in 2014. She has over three decades of real estate experience including as chief operating officer for Prudential Realty in California, Nevada and Texas. Gretchen has earned the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Contra Costa County and was voted Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business by the San Francisco Business Times.
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42

COO and EVP

Baird & Warner
Warden works with the company’s three divisional presidents to provide marketing and technology strategies and resources. She joined the company in 1995, was promote to her current position in 2014 and in 2019 Warden was named one of Crain’s Notable Women Over 50. Warden holds a MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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43

President and CEO

BHHS Florida Network Realty (a HomeServices of America company)
Budnick has led BHHS Florida Network Realty as president and CEO since 2018. She first joined the company as a branch manager in 2002. The Jacksonville Business Journal has named her a 2019 Woman of Influence. Before entering the real estate profession, she served as a vice president with Bank of America.
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44

Vice-President

KW MAPS Coaching
Named the new leader of KW MAPS Coaching in 2019, Reynolds oversees a team of 32 employees and 350 coaches, is responsible for 4,200 Mastery clients and has logged more than 70,000 one-on-one coaching sessions. Previously she was partner in a real estate group in San Diego, California and exclusive real estate trainer for radio host Dave Ramsey. Reynolds is the author of two books, Multiply Your Success with Real Estate Assistants and The Professional Assistant.
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