RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

DEC 2018

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE December 2018 45 As president and CEO, CHAR- LIE YOUNG leads Coldwell Banker Real Estate, Cold - well Banker Global Luxury and Coldwell Banker Com - mercial brands worldwide. The Coldwell Banker Gen Blue Network of 92,000 agents sells $148 million per day in transactions. Young is leading the brand through significant changes. This year, it launched CBx Seller Leads, which uses predictive analytics and machine learn- ing to help agents create data-driven marketing plans. "We like what the future looks like and are excited to continue to serve our growing network," says Young. REBECCA JENSEN is the president and CEO of MRED, a leading MLS that serves over 45,000 REAL - TORS® in the Midwest. In the past year, MRED has made advancements in its goals of consolidating, im - proving standards and refin- ing technology. MRED was the first market to adopt the MLS Grid platform, based on RESO data standards, which streamlines the process for accessing MLS data. This year, MRED also success - fully integrated the Broker Public Portal product, Home - snap, into the consumer por- tal of MRED's MLS system. SEAN MOUDRY co-founded Steps Real Estate in Boul - der, Colo., in 2014, and has led the company through 160 percent year-over-year growth. Moudry obtained his license at 21, and was named to the RE/MAX Hall of Fame at 24. He was also among REALTOR® Maga - zine's 30 Under 30. Moudry coaches real estate agents in his company and across the country through his pod - cast, "Recruit, Train, Retain." "Success cannot be pur - sued; it must be ensued," he says. "Focus on some - thing greater than yourself and success will show up. Success follows intention." GLENN "CHIP" GARDNER is vice president of op - erations for Gardner REAL- TORS®. A fourth-generation member of the family-owned business, Gardner handles day-to-day operations for the firm, celebrating its 75 th year. To mark the milestone, the company underwent a brand refresh, the restoration of its historic Uptown office, and technological upgrades, such as a website revamp and a new mobile app. Ac - cording to Gardner, the 75 th anniversary was a time to fo - cus on the future. "We con- tinue to innovate to provide our REALTORS® with best-in- class support." As president and CEO of CENTURY 21 Affiliated, DAN KRUSE oversees operations for the firm's more than 115 locations and 2,400 agents across Wisconsin, Illinois, In- diana, Michigan and Florida. In 2018, the firm successful- ly on-boarded 17 new offices, which helped secure its rank - ing as the largest CENTURY 21® firm in the world in over- all sales volume. "2018 rep- resents CENTURY 21 Affili- ated's 40-year anniversary," says Kruse. "I couldn't be prouder of the organization, providing quality service to our clients and customers and evolving our company over the last 40 years." DAVID TEDESCO is CEO of Realty Executives Interna - tional, responsible for the company's strategic direc - tion. The company has an aggressive growth strategy focused on acquiring com - petitive brands, independent brokerages and Realty Ex- ecutive brokers who plan to retire. Partners who want to retire are provided with a suc- cession plan through repur- chase programs, which en- ables the company to infuse these areas with growth capi- tal and new talent, increase its market presence through recruiting, and help current agents grow their book of business. ALEX WANG of the Alex Wang Group has grown his team to one of the Top 250 in the nation, according to the Wall Street Journal, with a sales volume of $134 million in 2017. At Sereno Group , Wang contributes to innovation, culture and thought leadership by coach- ing agents. He also founded ProntoWorks, a company that leverages technology and tools to provide on-demand real estate agent support. "This year, I've been docu- menting my journey as a mentor and coach on You- Tube and social media," he shares. As CEO of RE/MAX Hold- ings, Inc., ADAM CONTOS oversees the overall stra- tegic direction and growth of RE/MAX, booj and Motto Franchising. Contos and his team continue to roadmap the future of the company, including the development of new technology, international expansion and thought lead- ership. Accomplishments in- clude overseeing the acquisi- tion of booj, an award-winning real estate technology com- pany; helping RE/MAX reach all-time highs in agent count, office count and global pres- ence; and traveling the U.S. to meet with franchise own- ers and agents. 2019 NEWSMAKERS

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