Episode #30 of the Real Estate with Howard Drukarsh podcast featuring Phil Soper
It’s our 30th episode and we have another great guest joining us for a chat. Phil Soper President & CEO of Royal LePage and Bridgemarq Real Estate Services speaks with Howard about successfully predicting the flow of the real estate market in 2020, reengineering the largest Brokerage firm in Canada to work virtually during the covid pandemic, and his market outlook for the remainder of 2021.
Phil Soper is President & CEO of Royal LePage and Bridgemarq Real Estate Services, a Brookfield company. With over 20,000 agents in its Royal LePage, Royal LePage Commercial, Johnston & Daniel, Via Capitale, and Proprio Direct businesses it is the largest real estate brokerage firm in Canada, with property sales of $100 billion dollars in 2020.
In the 2021 comprehensive ranking of industry leadership in North America, the Swanepoel 200, Soper was again named the most influential leader in Canadian real estate and 12th worldwide. 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 of the 25 most important leaders of the past 25 years, and he has been honoured as “CEO of the Year” by the Canadian Public Relations Society, a first for a real estate industry executive in the long history of the award.