Free webinar | September 13: How to Build a Billion Dollar Business

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Although COVID-19 shut down the entire housing market in early 2020, it came back in full swing with feverish demand a few months later; American homes sold faster and at higher prices than ever that year. Our next installment of Leadership Lessons features one of the real estate industry’s most recognizable names who have shaken up the traditional brokerage firm: Glenn Kelman, CEO of Seattle-based real estate firm Redfin (NASDAQ: RDFN).

Kelman’s hybrid business model, which uses both innovative technology and human expertise – he oversees more than 5,000 real estate agents across the country and a team of data scientists and economists – has saved clients more than $1 billion in commissions since its launch in 2006. the company’s stock has quintupled during the pandemic, generating $1.7 billion in revenue in 2021, a 2.6x increase from 2015 Serving more than 100 markets in the United States and Canada, it has 53 million average monthly users on the website and app.

Series host Jason Nazar will speak with Kelman about his experience leading the company five years after its IPO, in addition to the toughest leadership lessons he learned during his longer career. 25 years old. Discussion topics include:

  • Disrupting a traditional industry
  • Build a Billion Dollar Company
  • Real estate market trends
  • List a company on the stock market
  • How to be “The Great Uplifter”
  • The Most Valuable Trait of a CEO
  • Identify your weaknesses and overcome them

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About the speaker:

Glenn Kelman has been CEO of Redfin since 2005. Prior to joining Redfin, he was co-founder of Plumtree Software, a publicly traded company backed by Sequoia that created the enterprise portal software market. During his seven years at Plumtree, he at various times led engineering, marketing, product management and business development; he was also responsible for fundraising and general operations in the early days of Plumtree. Prior to founding Plumtree, he was an early employee of Stanford Technology Group, a Sequoia-backed startup acquired by IBM. Glenn grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley.

Jason Nazar is co-founder/CEO of Comparably, a leading employee culture review site. A serial entrepreneur, investor and advisor, he was previously co-founder/CEO of Docstoc (acquired by Intuit). Jason was named one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Most Admired CEOs and named the City of Los Angeles’ first Entrepreneur-in-Residence in 2016. The Los Angeles native earned his BA from UC Santa Barbara and his JD and his MBA from Pepperdine University.

Christy J. Olson