Who's the most influential person in Canadian real estate?

The president and CEO of Royal LePage owner Brookfield Real Estate Services has been named among the most powerful people in North American real estate.

Phil Soper takes the 14th spot in the Swanepol Power 200 and is the highest placed in Canada. He moved up two spots from a year earlier.

“I am fortunate to know many of the women and men in this year’s SP200. To be recognized in the same breath of such illustrious leaders is a true honour,” said Phil Soper, president and CEO, Brookfield Real Estate Services.
“As every good leader who has received a personal award knows, it is the team at your side that does the heavy lifting and they deserve the recognition. Swanepoel’s gracious gift of recognition is a testament to our company’s commitment to the industry and to our clients.”

As well as Royal Le Page, Brookfield owns the Johnston & Daniel, Via Capitale and Proprio Direct brokerage brands.

Former IBM executive Soper has been at the helm of RLP since 2002 and Brookfield since 2004 and has seen the firm more than double its agent headcount from its inception.

Gary Keller chairman and founder of Keller Williams Realty takes the top spot on the list with Zillow’s CEO Spencer Rascoff and Ron Peltier, chair and CEO of HomeServices of America completing the top 3.

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