New York MLS CEO Jim Speer Named to Swanepoel Power 200

West Babylon, NY – Jim Speer, CEO of the New York MLS, has been named to the 2019 Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) list. The SP200 is the definitive ranking of the residential real estate industry’s 200 most powerful and influential leaders, as of December 31, 2018.

Speer served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island (MLSLI) prior to being named as the Chief Executive Officer of the newly formed regional New York MLS, consisting of the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island and the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. Jim was a key player in the formation of this 40,000-member Multiple Listing Service, which positions itself as one of the top five MLSs in the country.

Over the course of thirty years in the real estate industry, Jim was instrumental in the development of, one of the first MLS consumer-facing websites, which to this day remains one of the most successful. An expert in industry technology, Jim created the products and services division at MLSLI that promotes innovative tools to support member’s business success.

“It comes as no surprise that Jim Speer has been named to the Swanepoel Power 200 list. Jim operates with integrity and innovation, and with these values I am confident that he will lead the New York MLS, LLC to be the most trusted source for real estate professionals in the New York Metropolitan area.” said Leah Caro, Chairperson of the Board of Managers of the New York MLS, LLC.

This is the sixth edition of the SP200, which is published by the real estate research and management consulting firmT3 Sixty each January. The SP200 team invests more than 400 hours analyzing hundreds of bios, annual reports and transaction and sales volume data of industry CEOs, executives, and leaders to build each year’s list. The list is based on contributions to the real estate industry, personal influence and decision-making.

The complete SP200 list can be found here.