Considered one of the most influential news sources on the real estate economy in the country, HousingWire focuses on all aspects of housing news including lending, investments, services and real estate operations. For the “Women of Influence” issue, HousingWire readers submitted nearly 200 nominees, 30 of which were recognized with the prestigious honor.
HousingWire selected Korte because of her long list of achievements at the company, including her rise from administrative assistant to President and CEO and her contributions to the company’s growth in key markets. The company’s ranking as the most prestigious real estate company according to a survey conducted by The Luxury Institute as well as its regular appearances in The Wall Street Journal’s annual rankings of the country’s top agents by sales volume all occurred under Korte’s leadership.
Korte was also recognized for helping to launch the company’s corporate responsibility program, through which agents can make closing donations to Conservation International in order to help protect endangered forest and ocean environments around the world. The company has so far helped to protect over 27,000 acres of forest and over 400 square miles of ocean.
“Kathryn Korte is very deserving of this recognition,” said Bruce Zipf, president and CEO of NRT LLC, a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation that operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices including Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. “She is a sophisticated professional of the highest caliber, possessing deep knowledge of all of the markets she oversees as well as a passion for real estate. She has a strong record of working hard to help her associates achieve success.”
HousingWire said that nominees included lenders, mortgage service providers, housing analysts and technology experts, with their experiences ranging from housing policy contributions to running large nonprofit organizations.
About Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.
Sotheby’s International Realty was founded in 1976 as a real estate service for discerning clients of Sotheby’s auction house and represents fine properties at a range of price points. Today, Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. operates brokerage offices in key metropolitan and resort markets, including Manhattan; the Hamptons; Greenwich, Conn.; Cape Cod; Palm Beach, Fla.; Los Angeles; Beverly Hills; Brentwood; Pasadena; Santa Barbara; San Francisco; Sonoma; Monterey Peninsula; and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc. (www.sothebyshomes.com) is part of NRT LLC, the nation’s largest residential real estate brokerage company, and a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty® network, which currently has more than 12,100 sales associates located in approximately 620 offices in 45 countries and territories worldwide. NRT, a subsidiary of Realogy, operates Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage offices.
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