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15 real estate companies make 2016 Inc. 500 cut

These private firms have been recognized for their advancement over the past three years
  • Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.
  • This year, 15 real estate companies made the top 500 cut, while 190 made the 5,000 list.
  • Companies who applied and were selected for the list are ranked based on revenue growth from 2012 to 2015.

LinkedIn, Zillow, Yelp. What do they have in common? They were all Inc. 5000 honorees before they went public. Every year Inc. magazine ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. This year, 15 real estate companies made the top 500 cut, while 190 made the 5,000 list. While being featured is an accomplishment in itself worth celebrating, the success measured here -- growth in revenue -- might be one telling sign in a firm's crystal-ball as evidenced by the big names who have graced the list and moved on via acquisition or public offering. Companies who applied and were selected for the list are ranked based on revenue growth from 2012 to 2015. To be considered, firms must be independent, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies; for profit; and had to have revenues in 2012 of at least $100,000 and revenues in 2015 of at least $2 million. The highest ranking company in the real estate industry this year is Addison-Texas-based S2 Capital,...