Top 52 fastest-growing real estate companies

Inc. magazine: Appraisal management company ranks first

Editor’s note: Some real estate-related companies may not have received mention in this report because they were not specifically listed in Inc. magazine’s real estate category. This article has been updated to include an additional real estate-related company that ranked among the fastest-growing private companies.

The lastest Inc. magazine list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., released this week, includes 52 companies in its real estate category.

Companies on the Inc. 5000 are ranked by overall revenue growth in the three-year period between 2007-10. In order to qualify, companies had to have generated revenue by March 31, 2007; have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2007, and at least $2 million in revenue in 2010; and be privately held, for profit, based in the U.S., and independent (not a subsidiary or division of another company), according to the Inc. website

Marietta, Ga.-based appraisal management company Valuation Management Group was at the top of the list of companies in the real estate category, with a 7,910 percent jump in revenue growth, to $25.4 million in 2010. The company had 50 employees at the end of 2010, up from three at the end of 2007. The company ranked at No. 22 in the overall list of 5,000 companies.

Oklahoma City-based Pointe Vista Development, a planned residential community in development on Lake Texoma, ranked second among real estate companies. The company saw a 3,068 percent jump in revenue from 2007, to $3.8 million in 2010. The company grew from one employee in 2007 to 60 in 2010.

Golden Valley, Minn.-based property management firm Renters Warehouse was third in the real estate category. The company’s revenue grew 2,085 percent from 2007, to $3.3 million in 2010. The company grew from four employees in 2007 to 39 in 2010.

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Ranking fourth among real estate companies was real estate brokerage company PalmerHouse Properties, based in Atlanta. The company’s revenue grew 1,726 percent from 2007, to $2.3 million in 2010. The company grew from 27 employees in 2007 to 535 in 2010.

Potomac, Md.-based Innotion Enterprises, which provides technology, management, and marketing services to asset managers for real estate owned properties, ranked fifth among companies in the real estate category. That company’s revenue jumped 1,564 percent from 2007, to $14.4 million in 2010. The company had 46 employees in 2010, up from six in 2007.

Other notables on the list of 52 real estate companies:

  • Henderson, Nev.-based real estate brokerage and property management firm Realty One Group ranked 17th with a 410 percent jump in revenue between 2007 and 2010, to $2.1 billion — by far the highest revenue total on the list. The company grew from 22 employees in 2007 to 58 in 2010.
  • Seattle-based property search and valuation site Zillow ranked 20th on the list. The company saw a 329 percent increase in revenue between 2007 and 2010, to $30.5 million. The company had 252 employees in 2010; no comparable figure was listed for 2007.

Following is a list of the 52 real estate category companies:

RANK COMPANY NAME 3-YEAR % REVENUE GROWTH 2010 REVENUE  STATE
22 Valuation Management Group 7910% $25.4 million GA
75 Pointe Vista Development 3068% $3.8 million OK
132 Renters Warehouse 2085% $3.3 million MN
172 PalmerHouse Properties 1726% $2.3 million GA
194 Innotion Enterprises 1564% $14.4 million MD
222 US Appraisal Group 1432% $3 million IL
257 Real Property Management 1252% $11.4 million UT
284 Campus Habitat 1149% $16.5 million NY
337 The Menkiti Group 988% $5.2 million DC
344 PayLease 974% $4.8 million CA
398 Fairplay Financial 857% $3.1 million WA
408 Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta 834% $4.1 million GA
530 Movoto.com 637% $3.4 million CA
586 Property Solutions 560% $11.1 million UT
667 RedVision Systems 477% $42.8 million NJ
723 rentbits.com 435% $2.6 million CO
765 Realty ONE Group 410% $2.1 billion NV
798 A2Z Field Services 392% $16.8 million OH
883 Gorilla Capital 348% $36.4 million OR
930 Zillow 329% $30.5 million WA
1097 Pro Teck Services 275% $40.8 million MA
1101 Global DMS 273% $2.7 million PA
1153 Accurate Group 257% $16.6 million NC
1202 Direct Title Solutions 245% $2.2 million VA
1215 eMortgage Logic 242% $63.8 million TX
1252 Thomas Title & Escrow 233% $3.3 million AZ
1253 Linear Title & Closing 233% $17.9 million RI
1268 PropertyRate 230% $2.2 million CA
1743 Active Website 153% $3.4 million CO
1986 Keller Williams Capital Properties 128% $9.2 million DC
2016 Bean Group 126% $9.5 million NH
2121 Asset Plus Companies 118% $12.5 million TX
2162 Mainstreet Property Group 115% $9.6 million IN
2165 NitNeil Partners 115% $4.3 million GA
2315 Occidental Management 105% $5.5 million KS
2635 SingleSource Property Solutions 88% $35.1 million PA
2714 4Corners Homes 83% $20.8 million OK
2747 Conservice 81% $20.9 million UT
3026 Benham Real Estate Group 67% $40.5 million NC
3081 Best Facility Services 65% $4.7 million TX
3119 Temporary Housing Directory 64% $33.2 million TX
3263 American Reporting 58% $8.2 million WA
3267 Ohio Realty Advisors 58% $3 million OH
3574 Chicago Apartment Finders 47% $8.6 million IL
4001 reQuire Release Tracking 32% $5.3 million VA
4009 Merrill Gardens 32% $217 million WA
4158 ERA Sunrise Realty 27% $6.9 million GA
4633 Prometheus Real Estate Group 14% $368.6 million CA
4691 Broad Street 12% $25.8 million MD
4702 Housing Helpers 12% $4.2 million CO
4769 REO Allegiance 10% $6.6 million NJ
4856 Integra Realty Resources 7% $104.1 million NY

Source: Inc.

Though not included in the real estate category, other real estate-related companies were included among the overall list of 5,000. Among these was BoomTown, a real estate marketing software company, and Realeflow, a company that provides real estate entrepreneurs and investors with business management software. Both companies were ranked in the software category.

Additionally, the Charfen Institute, which offers education and training services for real estate professionals and small business owners, was ranked 21st on the list of fastest-growing private companies.

BoomTown ranked at No. 174 in the overall list of 5,000 and No. 18 in the software category. The company’s revenue grew 1,712 percent between 2007 and 2010, to $2.2 million. The company grew from three employees in 2007 to 19 employees in 2010.

Realeflow ranked at No. 421 among the Inc. 5000 and No. 43 in the software category. The company’s revenue jumped 828 percent from 2007, to $6 million in 2010. The company had 31 employees at the end of 2010, up from six at the end of 2007.


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