DENVER, CO – Peter Niederman, Chief Executive Officer of Kentwood Real Estate, has been recognized as one of the 200 most powerful people in residential real estate for 2014/15 by the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), an annual list of the most powerful real estate leaders in North America. The SP200 is regarded as the most comprehensive list of influential CEOs, thought leaders and senior executives ever assembled in the residential real estate brokerage business.
The SP200 list stands as a milestone analysis of the multidisciplinary real estate industry and is released in a 52-page printed version and online at www.sp200.com. According to Stefan Swanepoel, Editor-in-Chief of the SP200, the list showcases the drivers in the industry…the ones making the biggest difference.
“Leadership is about enabling and empowering your team,” said Swanepoel online. “The SP200 is not a popularity contest…no pay-to-play, no old boys club, and no favors for friends.”
The rankings are based on multiple criteria that include the individual’s personal influence, his/her tenure in the industry, the office he or she holds, and the decision-making power of said office. Other criteria include the financial resources of the company or organization, the company’s contribution to the industry, the company’s geographic reach, and his/her recent activities, growth, and potential.
Niederman purchased Kentwood Real Estate in 2007 and spearheaded the company’s growth to its current status as one of the top producing real estate companies in the country. Prior to the Kentwood purchase, Niederman served as the Rocky Mountain Region’s Regional Vice President of Sales for Richmond American Homes, one of the nation’s largest home builders. He also served as Regional Vice President of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from 1998 to 2005. Prior to the sale of Moore and Company Realtors in 1998, Niederman was the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Niederman was born in Chicago and graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in architecture. He has held several positions with the Denver Board of Realtors, serving as president in 1996 and as a director for six years. Niederman has also been a director of the Colorado Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, Stewart Title Guaranty Company, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has garnered numerous prestigious awards during his distinguished career recognizing service to the community, the advancement of technology in the real estate industry, corporate innovation, and professional accomplishments.
Kentwood Real Estate has been voted one of the “Top Workplaces” in metro Denver the past two years by the Denver Business Journal as one of the region’s fastest growing private companies. The company surpassed $2 billion in closed sales volume in 2013 and 2014, ranking it the second highest volume real estate brokerage in metro Denver and the 46th largest in the nation.
About Kentwood Real Estate
Kentwood Real Estate is dedicated to building on its legacy of being “Colorado’s Premier Real Estate Company” through the highest producing, most knowledgeable, caring and experienced brokers in the country who offer the highest quality customer service experience. Kentwood Real Estate is an innovator known for unparalleled marketing strategies and superior Internet technology that places its clients in the best possible position. The company’s brokers each averaged more than $12 million in sales volume annually, which is ranked number one nationwide by the National Association of Realtors and REAL Trends.
Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood Real Estate-DTC, Kentwood Real Estate-Cherry Creek, and Kentwood City Properties in downtown Denver. For more information, visit Kentwood Real Estate online at www.DenverRealEstate.com.