BusinessWeek has named Dave Liniger, RE/MAX International Chairman and Co-Founder, among the 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate. The list appeared in the March 23 edition of the magazine.
Leaders from various industries such as government, lending, insurance, investment, construction and real estate, made the list. Liniger is included with heavy hitters such as U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, FHA Commissioner Dave Stevens and others.
Liniger was among just two leaders from real estate brokerages who were featured on the list (the other was the Realogy CEO). Liniger was lauded for encouraging more than 10,000 RE/MAX agents to earn the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designation in 2009. He also played an integral role in lobbying government leaders to create legislative policies aimed specifically at extending the Homebuyer Tax Credit and streamlining Short Sales.