Congratulations to Mike Pappas, the newly elected President of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Through his leadership, his organization is, by far, one of the most progressive and successful brokerages in America. With his leadership, I am confident that LeadingRE will continue to provide valuable strategic support, training and networking, coupled with the profitability generated from one of the most powerful referral networks in America today.


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CHICAGO (June 11, 2021) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) announced today that Michael Pappas of The Keyes Family of Companies has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the board of directors. The board provides strategic guidance for LeadingRE®, a global network of 550 market-leading real estate firms in 70 countries.

Mr. Pappas is the President & CEO of The Keyes Family of Companies, a South Florida based real estate company with multiple real estate brands, over 50 branches, 3,500 plus Associates and affiliates that include Capital Partners Mortgage, Home Partners Title, Keyes Insurance, and Keyes Property Management. With sales and services in excess of $8.3 billion annually, the company is one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States.

Mr. Pappas graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University, where he majored in Business and Spanish. He joined Keyes as a Sales Associate in 1980 and held a variety of positions, including General Sales Manager, until taking over as President in 1992.

Mr. Pappas has been the recipient of numerous awards and designations, including the YPO Legacy Award and “Real Estate Up and Comer of the Year” by Price Waterhouse and “Best Real Estate Deal of the Year” by South Florida Magazine. The past three years, he was named in the National Top 200 Most Powerful People in Real Estate by Swanepoel Power 200.

“I am honored to serve such a powerful network of caring, progressive leaders, whose organizations are fully engaged in their 550 communities around the globe,” Mr. Pappas said.

LeadingRE President/CEO Paul Boomsma comments, “Mike is incredibly respected in the industry, in our network and in the communities served by his companies. He brings a visionary outlook and a true passion for excellence in real estate. We are very fortunate to have him serve in this capacity, and I look forward to working with him to support the continued success of our members and our network.”

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About The Keyes Family of Companies
Independently-owned and operated since 1926, The Keyes Company is a leader in the real estate industry. Keyes completed a merger with Illustrated Properties in July 2016. Following the merger, The Keyes Family of Companies has over 50 offices, more than 3,500 Associates and $8.3 billion in annual real estate sales and services. Keyes’ offices are distributed throughout six counties – Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, and Volusia. Keyes expands our Associates’ reach globally as a Founding Member and Shareholder of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. The Keyes Company offers a suite of resources to cover whatever needs arise while buying or selling a home. Mortgage, title, insurance and property management needs can all be managed in-house, allowing Keyes to close deals with speed and efficiency while giving clients valuable access to the professionals responsible for the specific service lines.

About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is a selective global community of the highest quality independent residential real estate companies, with 550 companies and 150,000 sales associates in 70 countries. Network members generate over 1.3 million transactions annually. LeadingRE exists to make its members better by connecting them to opportunities and people around the globe, supporting them with an international referral network, professional development programs, unique events and connections to people and opportunities worldwide.