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People on the Move: RE/MAX Results founder retires after 4-decade career 

John Collopy steps down from the multibillion-dollar franchise; Suzanne Bushard named president. Plus, new leadership at Offerpad and Move Concierge.

May 23, 2024
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Leadership changes at major RE/MAX firm

John Collopy is retiring after a 40-year career spent building RE/MAX Results into one of the country's top real estate firms and the second-largest RE/MAX franchise.

John Collopy and Suzanne Bushard, RE/MAX Results.
John Collopy and Suzanne Bushard, RE/MAX Results.

He will turn his attention to personal projects, working on his third book and devoting more time to The Results Foundation, a nonprofit that partners with local housing and community organizations across Minnesota and Wisconsin.

This significant shift in leadership also includes the promotion of Suzanne Bushard — Collopy's daughter — to the new role of president of RE/MAX Results.

"Please join me in expressing our profound gratitude to John for his remarkable contributions and in congratulating Suzanne for her new role. We are excited about the future of Results Companies and confident in our continued growth and success," Brenda Tushaus, CEO of RE/MAX Results, said in a statement.

Bushard has been the general manager of Results Title and will continue to oversee operations there while taking on new duties.

"Suzanne has been a part of our affiliate company for nearly 15 years, demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment," Tushaus said. "As John's daughter, she will continue John's legacy and propel Results Companies forward."

RE/MAX Results was the No. 2 RE/MAX franchise and ranked No. 28 among all brokerages in 2022, according to T3 Sixty's 2023 Real Estate Almanac, with more than $7.4 billion in sales volume that year.

Offerpad brings on former Turner Broadcasting exec as CFO

Peter Knag, a longtime media and finance leader, is stepping into the role of chief financial officer at Offerpad as the company seeks new paths to growth. It is the struggling iBuyer's second CFO in less than a year.

Peter Knag, CFO, Offerpad.
Peter Knag, CFO, Offerpad.

Peter Knag most recently held the role of executive vice president and CFO for Turner Broadcasting System, the parent company of CNN, TNT and TBS. He has also held key leadership roles at Time Warner and AT&T, overseeing financial strategy, reporting, risk management and other vital business areas. Knag got his start in investment banking.

"We are thrilled to welcome Peter Knag to the Offerpad team," said Brian Bair, Chairman and CEO of Offerpad. 

"His extensive background in finance and corporate development, along with his proven leadership in business operations and complex transactions makes him an invaluable addition to our executive team. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to drive growth and profitability at Offerpad."

Move Concierge adds RealPage, KW vets to leadership team

Move Concierge has hired executives from RealPage and Keller Williams Realty as it looks to boost its referral program with real estate agents. The company, which recently rebranded from Utility Concierge, connects homebuyers with utilities and other services.

Jason Lindwall, President; Sajag Patel, Chief Revenue Officer — Move Concierge.
Jason Lindwall, President; Sajag Patel, Chief Revenue Officer — Move Concierge.

Jason Lindwall, former COO with RealPage and Elm Street Technology, will focus on growth initiatives and customer experience in his new role as president of Move Concierge.

Sajag Patel has been named chief revenue officer after spending 14 years in various roles at KW. 

"We are extremely thrilled to welcome Jason and Sajag to the team," said Move Concierge founder and CEO Gabe Abshire. "Not only do they bring unmatched experience and knowledge to the table, but they are an excellent culture fit at a company that prioritizes its people."

Agents can leverage Move Concierge to provide clients with a single point of contact to set up internet, security and more with a "no-cost, white-glove service."

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