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 expands into Texas market with Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing stars

The famous trio Fredrik Eklund, Julia Spillman and John Gomes will begin listing homes in Houston and throughout the state through Douglas Elliman.

Landsea Homes to acquire Vintage Estate Homes

With the acquisition, publicly traded Landsea Homes will enter the Texas and Florida housing markets.

Davidson Homes enters Houston market, hires division president

The builder appoints Jim Rorison as division president, has secured lots in several local communities and expects to begin building homes for first-time and move-up homebuyers in July.

Howard Hughes Corp. appoints new CFO

The Woodlands-based company has appointed Correne Loeffler as the company’s chief financial officer. She succeeds David O’Reilly, who was named chief executive officer in December.

Sotheby’s Houston hires new president

Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that Robin Conner will take over as president and leader of company operations following the departure of Marilyn Thompson, who is retiring after 30 years with the company.

Multifamily property specialists join Walker & Dunlop from Berkadia

One of the top-producing real estate sales teams in Houston has joined Walker & Dunlop, giving the firm access to new opportunities in the multifamily property market.

Creation Hires Josh Zemon as managing principal

Zemon will oversee all aspects of Creation’s real estate business alongside founding members David Sellers and Bob Agahi.

Tri Point Homes consolidating six builder brands under one unified name

Consolidation of the company’s regional brands into one unified name comes as Tri Pointe continues its organic growth and optimization of its operations across the country.

Realtor.com VP heads to GryphTech in new role

He will oversee the rollout of the new and improved iList Agent CRM, which is used by more than 40,000 RE/MAX agents.

Vicki Fullerton named NAR regional vice president

Fullerton will serve as the association’s spokesperson in Texas and Louisiana, identifying problems and opportunities within the region while assisting NAR’s president.

Taylor Morrison names new Houston division president

Houston homebuilder Taylor Morrison has appointed Todd Rasmussen to head up Houston division.

Compass Houston adds two new sales managers to the team

Compass Houston has hired two new sales managers as the brokerage pushes to expand its Houston footprint.

Compass elects LinkedIn CFO Steve Sordello to board of directors

Chief Financial Officer of LinkedIn Steve Sordello brings his experience guiding the finances of fast-growing technology companies to the Compass board of directors.

Realogy Franchise Group names new president and CEO

She will oversee the franchise operations of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21 and ERA. Yannaccone also will lead the company’s efforts in the franchise and owned operations of Sotheby’s International Realty and Corcoran.

Making Moves: Compass Houston announces new offices

Compass will open a permanent Memorial office at Memorial Green in Q1 2021

Keller Williams reorganizes, Gary Keller steps down as CEO for chairman role

Global business leader Carl Liebert will serve as CEO of parent company KWx.

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