People on the Move
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People on the move: Promotions and appointments in January 

The latest moves: Anne Colvin joins Christie's, Dan Troup re-elected to RESO board, Justin Messer promoted to CEO at Prosperity.

January 14, 2023
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Editor's note: As an industry with millions of agents and over 100,000 brokerage companies, new leaders rise to the top every day. Here we highlight executives and other notable leaders who've recently taken on roles that influence the residential real estate landscape. 

Luxury real estate veteran Anne Colvin joins Christie's

Anne Colvin has joined Christie's International Real Estate as vice president of affiliate services.

Anne Colvin, Christie's International Real Estate.

In the newly created role, Colvin will manage strategy, planning and delivery of Christie's International Real Estate's services offerings, which includes technology, marketing, coaching and training. She will also work with Christie's International Real Estate, its affiliates and Christie's auction house.

Prior to joining Christie's International Real Estate, Colvin was director of partnerships for Luxury Presence, a digital marketing agency that serves top-producing brokerage firms and agents. Previously, she spent 11 years in a variety of roles, including director of operations and director of member services, at Luxury Portfolio International, a global network of luxury real estate firms. 

"Right now, we are focused on delivering more services and resources than ever before, so having someone like Anne, who has deep industry relationships and experience and understands the inner workings of independent brokerages, is incredible for our affiliates and our brand," said Chris Lim, president of Christie's International Real Estate.

RE/MAX's Dan Troup named to 2023 RESO board of directors

Dan Troup has been appointed to the Real Estate Standards Organization 2023 Board of Directors.

Dan Troup, RE/MAX.

Troup, who is the director of data operations and strategy at RE/MAX, was first elected to the RESO board in 2018 and has served since 2019.

Troup is joined on the Board by other representatives from real estate brokerages, MLSs and Realtor associations. He also serves as the chair of the RESO Certification Analytics Subgroup.

"It is truly an honor to join the RESO Board of Directors for another term," said Troup. "RE/MAX has a complementary vision to RESO in that both organizations have high standards for real estate professionals, helping to ensure that the real estate transaction is both efficient and transparent for all parties involved."

The Real Estate Standards Organization is an independent, nonprofit standards body that creates efficiencies for all participants in real estate transactions.

Justin Messer tapped as CEO of Prosperity Mortgage

Justin Messer, Prosperity Home Mortgage.

Justin Messer was recently named president and CEO of Prosperity Mortgage, which is a subsidiary of HomeServices of America.

In a Jan. 11 post on Twitter, HomeServices Chairman Gino Blefari announced Messer's promotion, along with Tim Wilson being named chairman of Prosperity.

Messer was most recently Prosperity's Chief Operating Officer and has been with the company since 2011. Wilson served as the company's CEO from 2008 until the end of 2022.

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