CHICAGO – October 16, 2018 – Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has named Billy Ekofo and Jennifer Harding, CRP, to its Member Services team as Vice Presidents, Business Solutions.
In this role, Ekofo and Harding will serve as business consultants for a defined group of LeadingRE member brokerages, focusing on understanding each company’s unique objectives and helping them be more successful through the utilization of LeadingRE’s extensive programs and services. They will also offer expertise on the trends impacting the real estate industry to help members continuously strengthen their value proposition, deliver a superior customer experience and ensure sales associates succeed at the highest levels.
Shortly after completing his MBA at The College of William & Mary, Ekofo began his career in real estate as a sales associate, eventually managing a real estate firm’s lead generation department. He later worked at Inman News as Director of Event Content, before returning to his former company to focus on office development and growth in key markets in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.
A licensed broker, Harding joined the industry as a sales associate and later advanced to the role of Vice President, Relocation, where she managed business development activities for a prominent independent brokerage. She holds the Certified Relocation Professional designation from Worldwide ERC® and is active in numerous industry groups, including serving as President Elect for the Building Industry Association.
“We are thrilled to welcome Billy and Jennifer to our team. Both bring exceptional industry experience and business acumen, while sharing our belief that strong relationships are at the foundation of our success,” said LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma.