Leading Real Estate Companies of the World Ranks #1 in Training Magazine’s Prestigious Top 125


– Ranking recognizes the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. –


CHICAGO – (February 16, 2018) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) was ranked #1 on the 2018 Training Top 125, which recognizes the organizations with the most successful learning and development programs in the world. The only real estate network named to this year’s Top 125, LeadingRE’s first-place position reflects the company’s rapid rise in the elite ranking, placing 3rd in 2017, 9th in 2016 and 64th in 2015.

LeadingRE, a select global community of over 565 independent real estate firms spanning six continents, earned the distinction based on its commitment to delivering best-in-class training and development for its member brokerages, as well as its corporate employees. A key component of LeadingRE’s learning programs is Institute, a robust online learning platform that currently boasts 350 online courses with new classes each month, including certifications for sales, service, leadership, marketing and relocation, as well as an extensive resource library for managers and agents.

The MAESTRO Leadership Program is another offering that played an integral part in LeadingRE’s #1 ranking, recognized for its high performance results and life- and career-changing impact for participants. The only program of its kind in the industry, MAESTRO empowers select leaders by focusing on the three pillars of great office leadership, with interactive workshops, a behavioral assessment tailored for real estate sales managers, numerous pre- and post-workshop assignments, webinars, accountability partner pairings, and ongoing communication and motivation.

Other popular options in LeadingRE’s robust menu include courses centered on the company’s landmark Consumer Insights research, the Career Gold workshop for training professionals, CEO Exchange Groups and numerous conferences held around the world for its broad membership. A new offering for 2018 is the LeadingRE Agent Accelerator, powered by Ninja Selling, a training process designed to accelerate sales associate performance and help owners and managers deliver powerful sales meetings.

“Giving our member brokerages world-class training on the most timely, relevant topics in digestible, accessible formats is a top priority for us, so we are incredibly proud of this recognition,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor. “Our brokerages and sales associates enthusiastically embrace these opportunities, continuously raising the bar on their own performance, expertise and professionalism.”

Heading the company’s learning initiatives are Vice President of Performance Development Dan Nelson and Executive Director of Institute Content Cecelia Chott, as well as Chief Learning Officer Mike Staver. Institute Deans Matthew Ferrara, Dan Elzer and Debbie Maier and other thought leaders from the industry and beyond regularly contribute content on a full array of topics.

Now in its 18th year, the Training Top 125 ranking is based on myriad benchmarking statistics and determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including innovation and financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives. Other companies ranking in the Top 125 include ADP, Assurant, Best Buy, BNSF Railway Co., CVS Health, Dollar General, Edward Jones, Mohawk Industries, New York Community Bancorp, Sonic Automotive and Western Union.

To see all winners of the 2018 Top 125, visit trainingmag.com/training-magazine-ranks-2018-training-top-125-organizations. To learn more about Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, visit LeadingRE.com.