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.

Coldwell Banker CEO replaced amid parent-co shakeup 

Sue Yannaccone, CEO of Anywhere Brands, will lead the brokerage as M. Ryan Gorman moves to a strategic-advisor role. 

Residential Real Estate Council hires new CEO 

The new chief executive previously served as CEO of the Women’s Council of Realtors®. 

PulteGroup COO to retire next year 

The Atlanta-based homebuilding giant will replace the outgoing executive with its senior vice president for field operations. 

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.

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.

Coldwell Banker Bain names Robert Burns as its new president

Burns has served in senior leadership roles for top Coldwell Banker companies, both nationally and regionally, for over 20 years.

Holland Partner Group names Raymond Connell managing director of Seattle operations

Connell will “lead the Seattle team in pursuit of site acquisition, deal underwriting and project execution,” the company said.

NFM Lending in Bellevue welcomes Ashley McPoland

Ashley McPoland joined NFM Lending as a loan originator and social media influencer, effective July 25, the company announced.

John L. Scott Ballard acquires Westwood affiliate office

The John L. Scott Ballard/Madrona Group affiliate office has acquired John L. Scott Westwood in West Seattle.

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. 

Mortgage lender Geneva Financial opens new branch in Seattle

Mortgage lender Geneva Financial on Thursday announced the opening of a new Seattle branch led by manager Nadia Raknai.

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.

Coldwell Banker Bain names Simona Saint director of broker recruitment

Saint’s career covers more than 20 years, with experience in residential real estate, new construction, luxury properties and more.

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.

Coldwell Banker Bain appoints Emma Nolan as principal managing broker in Edmonds/Lynnwood

Before getting her start in real estate in Texas in 2013, Nolan previously worked as a teacher, scientist, entrepreneur and professor.

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