People on the Move
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People on the Move at Windermere, T3 Sixty, NAHREP, Cape Fear Realtors 

Windermere appoints sales director for California; T3 Sixty promotes tech leaders; NAHREP names 2024 president; Janet Kane now CEO at Cape Fear Realtors.

March 19, 2024
5 minutes

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, or stepped away from, roles that influence the residential real estate landscape. 

Windermere appoints new California sales director

Pacific Northwest brokerage powerhouse Windermere Real Estate has announced Dennis Haley as the firm's new regional sales director for California. Haley will oversee Windermere's franchise operations and growth strategy throughout the state.

Dennis Haley, California Regional Sales Director, Windermere.
Dennis Haley, California Regional Sales Director, Windermere.

Prior to joining Windermere, Haley spent eight years as director of sales for TrendGraphix, a real estate market intelligence platform and CRM provider. He also has a background in title & escrow services and has worked as a licensed real estate agent.

Haley said he was looking forward to returning to the brokerage business, and Windermere was a "great fit" due to its company culture. "I wanted to find a company that is growing and whose growth I could help accelerate," he added. 

Said Windermere Chief Operating Officer Brooks Burton of Haley's appointment: "Having worked directly with Dennis while he was at TrendGraphix, we saw firsthand his deep knowledge of the real estate industry and his passion for serving his clients, two things that are critical to the role he's taking on for Windermere."

T3 Sixty promotes tech leaders

Leading real estate management consultancy T3 Sixty has announced the promotion of two senior leaders, a move that follows two additional senior-level appointments earlier in the quarter.

Michael Phelan is now senior vice president of technology consulting, and Travis Saxton is executive vice president of enterprise solutions.

Travis Saxton, EVP of enterprise solutions; Michael Phelan, SVP of technology consulting; T3 Sixty.
Travis Saxton, EVP of enterprise solutions; Michael Phelan, SVP of technology consulting; T3 Sixty.

Phelan joined T3 Sixty two years ago as VP of marketing and technology, having previously spent nearly two decades in executive leadership roles at North Carolina brokerage Beverly-Hanks & Associates.

"Michael's wealth of experience and deep understanding of the intersection between marketing and technology bring invaluable insights to our team," said T3 Sixty President and CEO Jack Miller, who also noted that Phelan "will be instrumental in driving the continued growth and success of our technology consulting division."

Saxton has been with T3 Sixty for more than six years and will lead the development of enterprise client solutions. Prior to joining the consultancy, he was VP of technology at RealTrends and has 20 years of experience in real estate technology and marketing.

"Travis' depth of expertise and strategic vision make him the ideal leader to spearhead our enterprise solutions initiative," said Miller. "With Travis at the helm, we are confident in our ability to deliver unparalleled value and support to our enterprise-level clients."

Cynthia Nowak, VP of communications; Dawn Sroka, VP of event operations; T3 Sixty.
Cynthia Nowak, VP of communications; Dawn Sroka, VP of event operations; T3 Sixty.

It's been a busy Q1 for hiring and promotions at T3 Sixty. In January, the company announced the appointment of Cynthia Nowak as vice president of communications and Dawn Sroka as vice president of event operations.

Nowak has an extensive background in marketing and communications with previous roles at eXp, Redfin, Zillow and Tom Ferry. 

Prior to joining T3 Sixty, Sroka spent much of her career at Keller Williams International, where she served as Gary Keller's book tour manager and a member of the Family Reunion event team.

(Note: T3 Sixty and Real Estate News share a founder, Stefan Swanepoel.)

NAHREP installs 2024 president, president-elect

The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals has appointed Nora Aguirre as its new president. 

Nora Aguirre, NAHREP 2024 President.
Nora Aguirre, NAHREP 2024 President.

Aguirre is CEO of The Aguirre Team with Nevada-based Century 21 Americana. Her real estate career spans nearly two decades and includes numerous accolades, including recognition as a NAHREP Top 250 Latino agent and one of the Women's Council of Realtors 25 most influential women in real estate.

Additionally, her team has been ranked as the No. 1 Century 21 team in Nevada for four consecutive years.

Aguirre is known for her public service, from serving in the National Guard to mentoring new agents, with the goal of promoting equity and representation. 

Other Century 21-affiliated agents appointed to NAHREP leadership roles include Oralia Herrera, broker/owner of Century 21 TK Realty in Illinois, who was named president-elect; as well as Peggy Pratt with Century 21 North East and Eva Angelina Romero with Century 21 Capital Properties, who were both named to the NAHREP board of directors.

"For more than 20 years, the Century 21 brand has been proud to work alongside NAHREP in its mission to advance sustainable homeownership for the Hispanic community," said Michael Miedler, Century 21 president and CEO. "We are so proud to see these C21 trailblazers take on their new leadership roles as they continue to deliver the dream of homeownership to Hispanic families across the country."

Cape Fear Realtors appoints new CEO

Cape Fear Realtors, a 3,000-member association on North Carolina's southern coast, has named Janet Kane as CEO. Kane is a familiar face to the organization, having served as interim CEO since January.

Janet Kane, CEO, Cape Fear Realtors.
Janet Kane, CEO, Cape Fear Realtors.

Kane brings more than three decades of association management experience to Cape Fear. She was most recently CEO at the Dallas-area MetroTex Association of Realtors, where she served for five years. Previously, Kane was CEO at Mesa, Arizona-based SouthEast Valley Regional Association of Realtors, and she began her executive career as chief operating officer at Washington Association of Realtors in Olympia, Washington.

Cape Fear 2024 President Amanda Parmer said Kane's "exceptional skills and visionary leadership are poised to elevate our team to new heights," adding that "with her proven track record, we are confident that her strategic insights and innovative approach will fortify our position in the industry, empower the growth of our leadership, and encourage collaboration within our community."

Kane also expressed enthusiasm for her appointment: "In my short time here, I've already witnessed the progressive ideas and goals of the leadership and volunteers, as well as the incredible talents of our professional staff team. I look forward to working side by side with our volunteers and staff team as we find new and innovative ways to ensure Cape Fear Realtors continues its history of providing excellent service and value to our members and the community."

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