Making Moves

For such a tight-knit industry, real estate has a lot of players, and we’re keeping track of them in our Making Moves feature. Stay up to date on your colleagues in the industry, where they’ve been and where they’re going.

Compass names Kalani Reelitz as new CFO

Compass has announced a new CFO: Kalani Reelitz, the former CFO and COO of Cushman & Wakefield Americas. He will be based out of Chicago.

Jenny Sepulveda becomes first Latina in Guaranteed Rate leadership

Jenny Sepulveda has been chosen to lead Guaranteed Rate’s combined business development, training and coaching division.

Making Moves: Changes in leadership at Hartman

Hartman Short Term Income Properties XX, Inc. named Allen Hartman executive chairman. The real estate investment trust also named Mark Torok, formerly Hartman’s chief operating officer, to succeed Hartman as CEO.

Thomas Henry appointed VP of acquisitions at Fogelman Properties

In his new position, Henry will focus on multifamily investment opportunities in Austin and Houston. He has eight years of experience in commercial real estate and previously served as vice president of investments at StoneRiver Company.

Grady Ligon joins RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. as CIO

RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. has named Grady Ligon as its new chief information officer. Ligon brings 20-plus years of experience to the position, as well as his proven track record for integrating technology to enhance business growth.

Christopher O’Neill named new executive vice president of development for The NRP Group

O’Neill will now oversee The NRP Group’s expansion efforts in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston, as well as new western markets like Arizona and Colorado.

Compass Houston founder Bryan Beene joins Martha Turner Sotheby’s

Beene is a founding agent of Compass Real Estate in Houston and has represented buyer and seller clients in transactions of more than $32 million over the last decade.

Andrea Fowler promoted to vice president at Trustmark

Andrea Fowler has been promoted to vice president at Trustmark, the firm she joined earlier this year as a community lending specialist.

Poteet launches PRG, Realtors in Houston

Longtime real estate broker Chuck Poteet has launched PRG, Realtors, with over 110 agents signing on with the new Houston brokerage.

RE/MAX begins major push for new brokerages, layoffs to come with third-party tech adoption

The residential-brokerage franchisor announced a host of company-wide steps it is taking to grow its business. 

Ashton Woods names new regional president in Texas

Ashton Woods recently announced the appointment of Lindsay Motley as the new regional president of Texas divisions across the Ashton Woods and Starlight Homes brands.

RE/MAX Around Atlanta hires two Houston-area agents 

The new agents will continue to serve clients at Sugar Land, Texas-based RE/MAX Fine Properties, while growing their business in Atlanta. 

Compass expands sales management team in The Woodlands

Bethany McDaniel has joined the Compass RE Texas sales management team as an associate sales manager in The Woodlands.

Guaranteed Rate makes major fintech investments

Raman Muralidharan, Anand Cavale and Arun Tripathi are joining Guaranteed Rate as part of an effort to significantly expand the company’s offering of financial products.

Douglas Elliman announces Houston senior executive manager of sales

Luxury real estate firm Douglas Elliman Realty has appointed James Horne as its new senior executive manager of sales for Houston.

Howard Hughes Corp. names new SVP, MPC of residential development in Houston

With over 20 years of experience managing land development activity, Stephen Sams will take over the prior residential responsibilities of Heath Melton, who was recently promoted to president of the Phoenix region for HHC.

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