CEO of Bridgemarq Real Estate Services, which owns Royal LePage, Johnston & Daniel, Via Capitale and Proprio Direct, ranked 11th overall on Swanepoel’s list of the 200 most powerful people in real estate
TORONTO, January 28, 2018 – For the sixth year in a row, Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) has named Phil Soper, President and CEO of Royal LePage and Bridgemarq Real Estate Services, the most influential person in Canadian residential real estate. The SP200 is the definitive ranking of residential real estate leaders across North America. Soper was ranked 11th overall, rising three positions from last year.
“I would like to congratulate those honored in the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200. I am grateful to be recognized again this year among the highest echelon of the real estate brokerage industry,” said Phil Soper. “Every leader knows that exactly zero is achieved alone. I am exceptionally proud of my team who continue to elevate the company and the Canadian real estate industry overall through their passion for the business and relentless desire to do more and to do better.”
Soper and his team have advanced Bridgemarq companies to the forefront of North America’s highly competitive real estate industry since he joined Royal LePage as president in 2002. In 2016, he became the first Canadian to receive the Real Estate Leadership Award at the U.S. National Realtor Expo as “an industry visionary who embraces innovation and blazes new paths.” Real Estate Marketing magazine declared him one the 25 most important leaders of the past 25 years and in 2015, Soper was honored as “CEO of the Year” by the Canadian Public Relations Society, a first for a real estate industry executive.
Bridgemarq Real Estate Services has grown to include some 20,000 Realtors selling $100 billion worth of real estate. The company’s charitable arm, the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, is the nation’s largest foundation focused on eradicating domestic violence and supporting the women and children who fall victim to it.
Prior to his real estate career, Phil Soper was an executive with technology giant IBM where he held national and global leadership roles. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Business, and the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Executive Program.
About Bridgemarq Real Estate Services
Bridgemarq Real Estate Services is the registered trade name of Brookfield Real Estate Services Inc. For more information, go to bridgemarq.com.
Bridgemarq Real Estate Services is an affiliate of Brookfield Business Partners, a business services and industrials company focused on owning and operating high-quality businesses that benefit from barriers to entry and/or low production costs. Brookfield Business Partners is listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges. Further information is available at bbu.brookfield.com.