Two members of the Long & Foster leadership team have been named to the 2018 Swanepoel Power 200. The list recognizes those in the real estate industry who are considered the most powerful and influential. Included in the list are Jeffrey S. Detwiler, president and CEO of The Long & Foster Companies, and Cindy Ariosa, senior vice president and regional manager of Long & Foster Real Estate’s Baltimore, western Maryland and Eastern Shore region. The Long & Foster Companies is the parent company to Long & Foster Real Estate, the nation’s No. 1 independent real estate brand by sales volume.
Detwiler was named No. 31 on this year’s list, and Ariosa was named No. 139 on the list, which includes 200 influential CEOs, top executives and other leaders in the residential real estate industry. The list was created by Stefan Swanepoel and Rob Hahn.
“Those named to the Swanepoel list are innovative leaders in the real estate industry, and there are many worthy experts and professionals included,” Detwiler said. “Our goals at Long & Foster have always been honesty, integrity and innovation, and we are proud to have been named to the Swanepoel Power 200 list again.”
“This fourth annual Swanepoel Power 200 list highlights many of the top real estate industry professionals in the country,” Ariosa said. “Being named to a list that includes so many of our distinguished peers and contemporaries is an honor.”
The rankings are based on a number of criteria including an individual’s personal influence, their tenure in the industry, the office they hold and the decision-making power of that office. Their company’s financial status, size and significance within the industry, as well as its geographic reach, are also considered in the process. Additionally, the individual’s future contributions to the industry are part of the evaluation criteria.