Updates: 2020 Swanepoel Power 200 released January 14, 2020. Association/MLS rankings coming February 17, 2020.

Power 200 Rank

68

Stephen Baird

President and CEO

Baird & Warner

Baird leads the large Chicago brokerage his great-great-grandfather Lyman Baird founded in 1855, which makes the company one of the nation’s two oldest surviving brokerages. The company has 2,357 agents in over 20 offices the Chicago area who do $6 billion in annual sales.

Evaluating Leaders

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