The Inman Power Players awards recognize the most innovative and influential executives in the real estate industry.

Inman is known for covering the real estate industry’s key leaders, newsmakers and market movers. With our finger on the pulse, this is a list of the most powerful people in the residential real estate industry. 

The 2024 list of Inman Power Players includes an impressive list of leaders, executives and founders as well as innovators and visionaries — each of whom is playing a key role in shaping the industry’s future.

This year’s list features 137 individuals from the residential real estate, mortgage, finance and proptech ecosystems.

The 2024 Inman Power Players

A. Bradley Nelson, CMO, Sotheby's International Realty

AJ Barkley, Head of Neighborhood and Community Lending, Bank of America

Alex Cote, Founder & CMO, Cloze

Alex Rampell, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Alex Vidal, President, ERA

Andy Florance, Founder & CEO, CoStar Group

Angela Strange, General Partner, Andreessen Horowitz

Anthony Hitt, President & CEO, Engel & Völkers Americas

Art Carter, CEO, California Regional MLS

Austin Allison, Co-Founder & CEO, Pacaso

Ben Kinney, Co-Founder, PLACE

Bess Freedman, CEO, Brown Harris Stevens

Bob Hale, President & CEO, Houston Association of Realtors

Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fifth Wall Ventures

Brian Bair, CEO & Chairman, Offerpad

Brian Buffini, Founder & Chairman, Buffini & Company

Brian Donnellan, President & CEO, BrightMLS

Byron McDuffee, President & CEO, Elm Street Technology

Carrie Wheeler, CEO, Opendoor

Chris Heller, President, OJO

Chris Raveis, Co-President, William Raveis Inc.

Chris Stuart, President, PLACE

Chris Suarez, Co-Founder, PLACE

Christian Lawless, General Partner, Conversion Capital

Christy Budnick, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Constance Freedman, Founder & Managing Partner, Moderne Ventures

Court Cunningham, CEO & Founder, Orchard

Damian Eales, CEO, Move, Inc., operator of®

Dan Foody, Founder & CEO, Cloze

Dana Jones, CEO & President, RealPage

Dave Eisenberg, Founding Partner & Managing Director, Zigg Capital

David Anderson, Venture Partner, Venture MLS

David Mele, President,

Denee Evans, CEO, Council of MLS

Dermot Buffini, CEO, Buffini & Company

Doug Seabolt, CEO, Rocket Homes

Drew Uher, Founder & CEO, HomeLight

Erik Carlson, CEO, RE/MAX Holdings

Frank Martell, President & CEO, loanDepot

Gary Keller, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Keller Williams

Geoff Wood, CEO, Windermere

Ginger Wilcox, President, BHGRE

Gino Blefari, President & CEO, HomeServices of America

Glenn Kelman, President & CEO, Redfin

Glenn Sanford, Founder, Chairman & CEO, eXp World Holdings

Greg Schwartz, CEO & Co-Founder, Tomo

Grier Allen, Chief Strategy Officer, Inside Real Estate

Guy Gal, CEO, Side

Helen Hanna Casey, CEO, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Hoby Hanna, President & CEO, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Howard M. Lorber, Executive Chairman, Douglas Elliman

J. Lennox Scott, Chairman & CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate

James Weichert, Jr., Co-President, Weichert

Jarred Kessler, Founder & CEO, EasyKnock

Jason Gesing, Chief Industry Relations Officer, eXp World Holdings

Jeff Baker, CEO, Illinois REALTORS®

Jeff Sprecher, Founder, Chair and CEO, Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

Jeremy Sicklick, Co-Founder & CEO, HouseCanary

Jill Jacobi Wood, Co-President, Windermere

Jim Weichert, Co-President & Founder, Weichert

Jimmy Kelly, CEO, Lone Wolf Technologies

Joe Nackashi, CEO, Black Knight

Joe Skousen, CEO, Inside Real Estate

John Berkowitz, Founder & CEO, OJO

Josh Harley, Founder & Chief Evangelist, Fathom Realty

Justin Wilson, Managing Director, Koch Industries

Kamini Rangappan Lane, President & CEO, Coldwell Banker Realty

Kenneth DeGiorgio, CEO & Director, First American Financial

Kevin Sears, 2024 NAR President, National Association of Realtors

Kuba Jewgieniew, Founder & CEO, Realty ONE Group

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of Realtors

Liz Gehringer, President & CEO, Anywhere Franchise Brands

Lydia Jett, Managing Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Malte Kramer, CEO, Luxury Presence

Marc King, President, Keller Williams

Marco Fregenal, CEO, Fathom Realty

Mark Willis, CEO, Keller Williams

Mat Ishbia, CEO, United Wholesale Mortgage

Matt Widdows, CEO & Founder, HomeSmart

Mauricio Umansky, Founder & CEO, The Agency

Melissa McSherry, COO, Anywhere Real Estate

Michael Collins, CEO, Adwerx

Michael DeVito, CEO, Freddie Mac

Michael Golden, Co-CEO, @properties | Christie's International Real Estate

Michael Lucarelli, CEO & Co-Founder, RentSpree

Michael Middleman, Managing Director, Freedom Mortgage

Mike Miedler, CEO, Century 21

Nick Bailey, President & CEO, RE/MAX, LLC

Nima Ghamsari, Founder & CEO, Blend

Nykia Wright, Interim CEO, National Association of Realtors

OB Jacobi, Co-President, Windermere

Omer Granot, CEO, LocalizeOS

Patrick Bain, President & CEO, Long & Foster

Pam Liebman, President & CEO, The Corcoran Group

Pat Kinsel, CEO, Proof

Paul Boomsma, President & CEO, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World

Paul Hurst, Managing Director, Parker89 | Chief Innovation Officer, First American Financial

Paul Levine, Partner, Sapphire Ventures

Pete Flint, General Partner, NFX

Phil Soper, President & CEO, Bridgemarq Real Estate Services

Philip White, President & CEO, Sotheby's International Realty

Priscilla Almodovar, CEO, Fannie Mae

Randy Quirk, Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board, Fidelity National Financial

Rich Barton, CEO, Zillow

RJ Pittman, Chairman & CEO, Matterport

Rob Barber, CEO, ATTOM

Robert Reffkin, CEO, Compass

Ryan Raveis, Co-President, William Raveis Inc.

Ryan Schneider, Director, CEO & President, Anywhere Real Estate

Ryan Serhant, Founder & CEO, SERHANT.

Ryan Weyandt, Founder & CEO, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance

Sarah Friar, CEO, Nextdoor

Sarah Liu, Partner, Fifth Wall Ventures

Scott Durkin, President & CEO, Douglas Elliman

Scott Martino, CEO, Endpoint

Scott Smith, Co-President, Constellation Real Estate Solutions

Serena Dayal, Partner, SoftBank Investment Advisers

Shannon McGahn, Chief Advocacy Officer, National Association of Realtors

Sharran Srivatsaa, President, REAL

Sherry Chris, Executive Advisor, Anywhere Brands

Spencer Rascoff, Co-Founder and General Partner, 75 & Sunny

Stephen Brobeck, Senior Fellow, Consumer Federation of America

Steve Baird, CEO & President, Baird & Warner

Sue Yannaccone, President & CEO, Anywhere Brands

Susan Daimler, President, Zillow

Tami Bonnell, Co-Chair, EXIT Realty

Tamir Poleg, Chairman & CEO, The Real Brokerage

Thad Wong, Co-CEO, @properties | Christie's International Real Estate

Tim Birkmeier, President, Rocket Mortgage

Tim Heyl, Founder & CEO, Homeward

Tom Ferry, Founder & CEO, Tom Ferry International

Tom George, Co-President, Constellation Real Estate Solutions

Tushar Garg, CEO & Co-Founder, Flyhomes

Varun Krishna, CEO, Rocket Companies & Rocket Mortgage

Xavi Hernando Bonvehi, Co-Founder & CEO,

York Baur, CEO, MoxiWorks

Zak Schwarzman, General Partner, MetaProp

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