Real Estate Leaders Among Glassdoor’s Top CEO List

June 20, 2019

The leadership behind several brokerages and real estate–related firms were among those that landed on this year’s prestigious CEOs list by Glassdoor, a global job and recruiting site. Glassdoor announced the winners of its annual Employees’ Choice Awards this week, recognizing the top CEOs in 2019 from about 900,000 submitted employee reviews.

The rankings are based on employees’ input. They voluntarily provide anonymous feedback, completing a company review about their CEOs leadership, along with insights into their job, work environment, and employment over the past year.

Among Glassdoor’s top 100 CEOs in the U.S. (with companies that boast 1,000 or more employees), the real estate CEOs that made the list include:

#17 Marc Benioff and Keith Block with Salesforce

#25 Corey Schiller & Asher Raphael with Power Home Remodeling

#27 Daniel Springer with DocuSign

#33 Anant Yardi with Yardi Systems

#39 Robert E. Sulentic with CBRE

#63 Robert Reffkin with Compass


Among Glassdoor’s top 50 CEOS at small and medium companies (firms with fewer than 1,000 employees), housing industry CEOs that made the list include:

#6 Brett Finkelstein with CF Real Estate

#20 Chuck Leitner with Berkshire

#46 Mark Bloom, Scott McClellan, and Jeremy Coburn with NetWorth Realty

#48 Glenn Sanford with eXp Realty

“It’s an honor to recognize incredible leaders who, from their employees’ perspectives, exemplify exceptional vision, trust, and communication,” says Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor president and COO. “Glassdoor’s Top CEOs award continues to be more competitive every year, and I congratulate each leader on their achievement. … More and more, we’re seeing top CEOs make decisions to shape the culture of their organizations to help recruit and retain quality talent, which has a direct correlation to fueling business success.”

Overall, Glassdoor’s top 10 CEOs in the U.S. across multiple industries this year are:

  1. VMware’s Pat Gelsinger
  2. HEB’s Charles C. Butt
  3. In-N-Out Burger’s Lynsi Snyder
  4. T-Mobile’s John Legere
  5. Adobe’s Shantanu Narayen
  6. Microsoft’s Satya Nadella
  7. McKinsey & Company’s Kevin Sneader
  8. LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner
  9. Intuitive Surgical’s Gary S. Guthart
  10. Best Buy’s Hubert Joly