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Dave Liniger

Co-founder and Chairman

Dave Liniger, board chairman and co-founder of real estate franchise giant Re/Max, guided the brand to a successful $225 million initial public offering and helped it maintain its leadership as the world’s No. 1 real estate franchise brand by global sales volume in 2013. Liniger got interested in real estate by buying and selling properties in Phoenix, Ariz., to supplement his income while serving with the U.S. Air Force. After three tours of duty in Vietnam, Liniger tried his hand as a real estate agent, working at both a 100 percent commission company and a traditional brokerage. He co-founded Re/Max in Denver in 1973, combining a maximum commission model with world-class support services. The name “Re/Max” was coined from the words “real estate” and “maximums.” Today, the Re/Max network has more than 90,000 agents and more than 6,300 offices in more than 90 countries, with Re/Max China among the newest regions. Liniger spent much of 2012 recovering from a life-threatening infection, returning to work in July after months in the hospital. In 2013, he made a steady recovery and rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with his wife, Gail, and other company leaders on Nov. 12., celebrating the firm’s public offering.

Dave Liniger, board chairman and co-founder of real estate franchise giant Re/Max, guided the brand to a successful $225 million initial public offering and helped it maintain its leadership as the world’s No. 1 real estate franchise brand by global sales volume in 2013. Liniger got interested in real estate by buying and selling properties in Phoenix, Ariz., to supplement his income while serving with the U.S. Air Force. After three tours of duty in Vietnam, Liniger tried his hand as a real estate agent, working at both a 100 percent commission company and a traditional brokerage. He co-founded Re/Max in Denver in 1973, combining a maximum commission model with world-class support services. The name “Re/Max” was coined from the words “real estate” and “maximums.” Today, the Re/Max network has more than 90,000 agents and more than 6,300 offices in more than 90 countries, with Re/Max China among the newest regions. Liniger spent much of 2012 recovering from a life-threatening infection, returning to work in July after months in the hospital. In 2013, he made a steady recovery and rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange with his wife, Gail, and other company leaders on Nov. 12., celebrating the firm’s public offering.

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