Business Week announced their picks for the top 50 most powerful people and companies in Real Estate todayDave Liniger from RE/MAX and Richard Smith CEO of Realogy andVicki Cox Golder, current president of the National Association of REALTORS are among the list for this year. They are in powerful company with Barack Obama, Barney Frank, Ted Turner and many other noteworthy government and private sector officials.

I find it somewhat disappointing that there were only two residential brokerages mentioned while there were several homebuilders mentioned and countless others in sectors around the industry.  I would have loved to have seen at least one of the Multiple Listing Services like MRIS or SoCalMLS mentioned as well, but of course I’m biased!