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.

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.

Loan officer Robert Spiegel signs with The Home Loan Expert

Spiegel is among the top 1 percent of loan officers in the nation and brings more than two decades of mortgage experience to the St. Louis-based company, according to a press release.

Fintech company Gateless names Joe Langner first president

Langner will lead the effort to drive development at the company, which uses AI technology to accelerate the loan origination process, and expand Gateless’s customer base.

Guaranteed Rate adds Sanjay Gupta as chief marketing and digital officer

In the role, Gupta will oversee all Guaranteed Rate marketing efforts, from branding and advertising to social media and PR. Additionally, he will focus on focus on growing the firm’s consumer direct business.

Howard Hughes Corp. appoints new chief innovation officer

The Howard Hughes Corp. (HHC) recently announced that Jesse Carrillo has been named the company’s chief innovation officer. 

Coldwell Banker appoints new regional vice president of Houston

Coldwell Banker Realty announced this week that Lisa Fleming has been named regional vice president of the company’s Houston region, where she will lead 15 offices and approximately 1,100 sales associates. 

Top Houston agent Michael Afshari joins Compass

In 2021, Afshari was the No. 1 Houston agent at Side Inc. and the No. 10 overall agent in Houston, based on sales volume data from BrokerMetrics.

T3 Sixty President Jack Miller promoted to CEO

Miller, who previously served as president of T3 Sixty, will officially assume the new position on May 3, according to a press release.

PRMG names Eileen Andersen as vice president of strategic growth

Paramount Residential Mortgage Group has announced that industry veteran Eileen Andersen will serve as vice president of strategic growth.

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