DENVER – The Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), an annual ranking of the 200 most powerful leaders in residential real estate, has recognized numerous RE/MAX leaders for their influence on and advancement of the industry. More than 400 hours are invested each year analyzing hundreds of biographies, announcement, annual reports and transaction and sales volume data to develop the list.
RE/MAX Co-CEO, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Dave Liniger claimed the fourth spot on the list, up from sixth in 2017 and eighth in 2016. RE/MAX Co-CEO Adam Contos made his debut on the prestigious list of industry trendsetters at No. 18. Contos was named Co-CEO in May of last year after serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. RE/MAX President Geoff Lewis was listed at No. 24.
“I’m humbled to be once again recognized as an industry innovator and I’m proud to be in the company of so many other RE/MAX leaders,” said Liniger. “RE/MAX is built upon the dedication and contributions of our entire network, and I congratulate the members included in this year’s Swanepoel Power 200.”
Nine additional RE/MAX leaders were recognized in the 2018 SP200 for their influence on residential real estate:
• Elizabeth Mendenhall, President of the National Association of Realtors® and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty
• Pamela Alexander, CEO, and Walter Schneider, Co-Founder and President, of RE/MAX Integra
• Chad Ochsner, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Alliance
• John Collopy, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Results
• James O’Bryon, Co-Owner and CEO of RE/MAX Gold
• Elton C. Ash, Regional Executive Vice President of RE/MAX Western Canada
• Pierre Titley, Co-Founder and President of RE/MAX Quebec
• Sandra A. Sanders, President of RE/MAX Estate Properties

Leaders are evaluated and selected each year for the SP200 based on the office he or she currently holds, decision-making power, tenure in the industry, size of an individual’s organization, the financial resources of the organization and an organization’s significance in and impact on the residential real estate brokerage industry. To learn more, visit
RE/MAX was recently ranked fifth among the 500 franchise companies included in this year’s Entrepreneur Franchise 500® survey. More than 1,000 franchisors applied for the 39th annual ranking. The franchises in the top spots revealed the newest trends as well as the industries that keep going strong decade after decade, according to Entrepreneur. RE/MAX rose five spots to finish fifth, the highest ranking it has ever achieved in the survey. Only McDonald’s, 7-11 Inc., Dunkin’ Donuts and The UPS Store ranked higher. The 2018 Franchise 500 marks the 15th time in 19 years that RE/MAX is the top real estate franchisor.
About the RE/MAX Network
RE/MAX was founded in 1973 by Dave and Gail Liniger, with an innovative, entrepreneurial culture affording its agents and franchisees the flexibility to operate their businesses with great independence. Over 115,000 agents provide RE/MAX a global reach of more than 100 countries and territories. Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX when measured by residential transaction sides. RE/MAX, LLC, one of the world’s leading franchisors of real estate brokerage services, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of RMCO, LLC, which is controlled and managed by RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:RMAX). With a passion for the communities in which its agents live and work, RE/MAX is proud to have raised more than $157 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and other charities. For more information about RE/MAX, to search home listings or find an agent in your community, please visit For the latest news about RE/MAX, please visit