Swanepoel Top 20 Real estate research firm, The Swanepoel T3 Group, released their Swanepoel Power 200 last week, an annual ranking of the 200 most powerful people in real estate. The report focuses on "CEOs and other C-level executives that hold a senior position with a national franchise, referral network, or other collective group." Ron Peltier, Chairman and CEO of HomeServices of America, Inc., made it to the top of the rankings this year, coming in as number two of Swanepoel's Top Corporate Executives in Real Estate.

Peltier was first appointed Chairman in 2008, after 30 years in the real estate industry. Peltier has long been recognized as an innovator by the real estate industry, ranking consistently on Inman's Top 100 list and REALTOR Magazine's Top 25 Most Influential People in Real Estate. Under Peltier's leadership, HomeServices of America has grown steadily each year. According to The Swanepoel T3 Group, HomeServices has 70,000 Agents and generates a whopping 550,000 transactions per year. In 2015 alone, HomeServices added multiple companies, "the largest of which was First Weber in Wisconsin, with...$2.5 billion in sales in 2014."

Peltier's ranking on The Swanepoel Power 200 confirms Berkshire Hathaway is off to a great start in 2016!

See the full list of 200 executives here.