CEO of Royal LePage named to Swanepoel Power 200 for the fifth consecutive year
CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services, which owns Royal LePage, Johnston & Daniel, Via Capitale and Proprio Direct brokerage brands, ranked 14th overall on Swanepoel’s list of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate
For the fifth year in a row, Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) has named Phil Soper, President and CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services, the most influential person in Canadian residential real estate. The SP200 is the definitive ranking of residential real estate leaders across North America. Soper was ranked 14th overall, rising two positions from last year.
“I am fortunate to know many of the women and men in this year’s SP200. To be recognized in the same breath of such illustrious leaders is a true honour,” said Phil Soper, president and CEO, Brookfield Real Estate Services. “As every good leader who has received a personal award knows, it is the team at your side that does the heavy lifting and they deserve the recognition. Swanepoel’s gracious gift of recognition is a testament to our company’s commitment to the industry and to our clients.”
Soper has an established history of elevating Brookfield Real Estate Services’ brands to the forefront of North America’s highly competitive real estate industry. In 2016, he became the first Canadian to receive the Real Estate Leadership Award at the U.S. National Realtor Expo as “an industry visionary who embraces innovation and blazes new paths.” Real Estate Marketing magazine declared him one the 25 most important leaders of the past 25 years and in 2015, Soper was honoured as “CEO of the Year” by the Canadian Public Relations Society, a first for a real estate industry executive in the long history of the award.
Soper became president of Royal LePage in 2002 and CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services in 2004. Under his direction, Brookfield Real Estate Services has more than doubled its agent count since its inception in 2003. Prior to his real estate career, Phil Soper was an executive with technology giant IBM where he held national and global leadership roles in professional services and technology sales. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Business, and the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Executive Program.
About Phil Soper, President and CEO, Brookfield Real Estate Services
Soper runs Canada's largest real estate franchisor and owner-operator, Brookfield Real Estate Services, which has more than 300 franchisees, 689 offices and more than 18,000 agent affiliates under the Royal LePage, Royal LePage Commercial, Johnston & Daniel and Via Capitale brands. Agents affiliated with the firm do approximately 140,000 annual transaction sides totaling $90 billion in annual sales. The firm is also a minority stakeholder in HSF Affiliates, which owns and runs the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise brands.
Soper became president of Royal LePage in 2002 and CEO of Brookfield Real Estate Services in 2004. The business has more than tripled its rev- enue and doubled its agent count under his tenure. Prior to joining the real estate industry in 2001, Soper was a senior executive with technology giant IBM, where he held various national and global leadership roles in professional services, business development, finance, marketing and sales.
About Royal LePage
Serving Canadians since 1913, Royal LePage is the country’s leading provider of services to real estate brokerages, with a network of over 17,000 real estate professionals in more than 600 locations nationwide. Royal LePage is the only Canadian real estate company to have its own charitable foundation, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, dedicated to supporting women’s and children’s shelters and educational programs aimed at ending domestic violence. Royal LePage is a Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. company, a TSX-listed corporation trading under the symbol TSX:BRE.
About Royal LePage Vision
Founded in 2003, Royal LePage Vision, in Toronto, is a multiple award-winning brokerage with a strong contingent of high-performing agents. Our strength over the past 14 years is rooted in technology and how innovation translates to exceptional service.
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