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Jeff Kennedy Promoted to LeadingRE Vice President, Sales/Partnerships

CHICAGO – (10/19/21) – Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) recently promoted Jeff Kennedy to Vice President, Sales/Partnerships. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company’s preferred vendor program, Solutions Group. In addition, he manages the sales/marketing of other key network programs and event sponsorships.

Kennedy joined LeadingRE in 2011, most recently serving as Director, Sales and Business Development. He began in the real estate industry in 1998, having a successful career in the mortgage sector, owning his own mortgage company and ultimately managing a team of 40 loan officers. Additional experience includes leading sales for a national training company and a client feedback platform.

“Jeff has had incredible success since joining our company ten years ago, helping us achieve dramatic growth in our Solutions Group program. He has an eye for identifying technologies and other products that support the success of our member companies and a real talent for generating engagement among our various constituencies,” said Jessica Edgerton, Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Counsel.

Kennedy attended Queens University of Charlotte and has earned a sales certification from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management. As a motivational speaker and a participant Leadership Charlotte Class XXXI, he has addressed the topic of economic empowerment and equality.  He is based in Charlotte, N.C. and can be reached at


About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Chicago-based Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ( is a global network of top independent real estate firms, with 550 companies and 150,000 sales associates in 70 countries. In 2020, network members participated in over 1.1 million global transactions. LeadingRE supports its members with powerful connections to other market leaders and access to innovative, performance-driven programs. Its online learning platform, LeadingRE Institute, was named to Training magazine’s Top 10 Hall of Fame. LeadingRE is also active in commercial real estate, with 200 firms in 15 countries specializing in the commercial arena.