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.

Laurie Lenihan named principal managing broker for Coldwell Banker Bain’s Kirkland office

Coldwell Banker Bain announced that Laurie Lenihan will serve as the new principal managing broker for the firm’s Kirkland office.

PulteGroup appoints Kevin Henry chief people officer 

The incoming executive has held similar roles at BlueLinx Corp. and Extended Stay America. 

Greene Realty Group joins Sotheby’s International Realty network

The 40-agent brokerage will now operate as Olympic Sotheby’s International Realty.

New Home Co. expands into Pacific Northwest

California-based homebuilder New Home Co. is expanding further into the Pacific Northwest with the opening of a new Washington division.

PulteGroup hires COO 

The hire follows the December 2022 firing of the homebuilder’s senior vice president for field operations, who had been tapped to become COO on Jan. 1. 

Coldwell Banker Bain appoints new principal managing broker for Southwest Washington

“My goal is to continue Coldwell Banker Bain’s legacy in the Southwest Washington market,” Principal Managing Broker Jamie Girvin said in a press release.

Vashon Island brokers team up with The Madrona Group for John L. Scott office acquisition

Leslie Ferriel and Heidi Grimsley of John L. Scott have teamed up with Jason Fox and Joe Kiser of The Madrona Group as the new owners of the John L. Scott Vashon Island office.

The Madrona Group acquires two Seattle-area John L. Scott brokerages

The Madrona Group acquired John L. Scott brokerages in Bothell and Mukilteo, bringing its Seattle-area office count to four.

RE/MAX Metro | Eastside under new ownership

Local brokerage RE/MAX Metro | Eastside is now owned by brokers Lyndal Balliet and Bonnie Beddall.

Robyn + Rachel Group rejoins Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

Kimura Hsu and Schindler’s return to RSIR comes after a year-long stint at Compass.

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.

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