Rob Sibcy Named Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®


CHICAGO, IL – March 6, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Robert N. Sibcy, president of Sibcy Cline, Realtors has been elected to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, a global network of 500+ market-leading real estate firms representing more home sales than any other real estate network.

Mr. Sibcy has been at the helm of Sibcy Cline, Realtors since 1969, when he assumed the corporate leadership role at the age of 25. Now the largest real estate brokerage in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio; Northern Kentucky; and Southeastern Indiana, the company has 22 offices and more than 1,200 sales associates, selling over $1.72 billion of real estate in the past year.

“I am honored to serve this network and work alongside the finest brokers in this business for the mutual benefit of all of our members,” Sibcy said. “I look forward to continuing the good work of former Chairman Bill Watson to create programs that help our affiliates retain a competitive edge in their local markets and collectively as a network.”

Other officers include Vice Chairman Patrick C. Riley (Allen Tate Company, Charlotte, NC); Secretary Joe Horning (Shorewest Realtors, Milwaukee, WI); and Treasurer Dan Elsea (Real Estate One, Detroit, MI).

“Rob Sibcy has been contributing in other roles since the inception of our organization in 1997,” comments LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor, “so we know his many strengths and believe he is the ideal leader for this position as we all look forward to a very robust year for housing and for our network.”

Additional members of the distinguished board of directors are immediate past Chairman William Watson, Jr. (Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville, FL); Harold Crye (Crye-Leike, Nashville, TN); Jeffrey Detwiler (Long & Foster, Chantilly, VA); Howard W. (Hoby) Hanna IV (Howard Hanna, OH); Christopher Meyers (Houlihan Lawrence, Rye, NY); Ronald Peltier (HomeServices of America, Inc. Minneapolis, MN); Michael T. Robinson (Weichert Realtors, Morris Plains, NJ); andMichael Saunders(Michael Saunders& Company, Sarasota, FL. Retiring from the board after nine years of service is Stephen Baird of Baird & Warner in Chicago, IL.

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