Michi Olson, an executive for 15 years at Alain Pinel Realtors, is joining LeadingRE as dean of resources and global connections.

Longtime Alain Pinel Realtors (APR) executive Michi Olson is joining Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE) as dean of resources and global connections for the company’s network of 565 indie real estate firms.

Olson had spent 15 years with APR – which was a member of LeadingRE – and briefly moved to Compass when it acquired APR in March. At APR, Olson was focused on corporate relocation, business development, e-commerce and global business offerings for the firm, which was one of the top-10 most productive indie brokerages in the County, according to both the Real Trends 500 and Swanepoel Mega 1000.

Michi Olson

“[Olson] has an extraordinary record of success in all types of business development, from corporate relocation to broker-to-broker referrals,” LeadingRE President and CEO Paul Boomsma said in a statement. “She understands the value of using LeadingRE tools and connections to support these efforts.”

“She knows how to build a world-class relocation department and how to empower agents to foster growth,” Boomsma added. “We are delighted to welcome her back into our community.”

Olson will work with members of LeadingRE’s network to help them leverage the company’s resources to extend their local reach and leverage global marketing and referral opportunities. She will conduct webinars for brokers, managers and agents and create video training courses for the company’s learning institute. 

“LeadingRE’s focus on quality and collaborative spirit create an environment where relationships drive business opportunities, supported by global resources that allow each member company to thrive,” Olson said in a statement. “I am thrilled to return to this one-of-a-kind network in a new capacity that will allow me to share my knowledge with colleagues worldwide.”

LeadingRE is a collection of the world’s elite indies. Members must rank among the top-5 independents in their market and be in the top 10 overall in either units or volume. Membership costs come in tiers — expenses range from $3,000 to $4,000 a year for a small market up to the $70,000 to $80,000 range for firms with a number of markets and ZIP codes.

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