Brian Donnellan

Bright MLS

In an era that some believe is a turning point in organized real estate, president and CEO Brian Donnellan has continued to lead Bright MLS with passion and integrity. With a strong focus on the broker/client/MLS relationship, he ensures that the MLS maintains its position as a vital foundation in the industry.

In 2023, Donnellan led the launch of Nestfully—a joint venture between BrightMLS and CRMLS—giving consumers the opportunity to search for listings in Florida, as well as the country’s most sought after housing markets, including Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Colorado and California. Combined, Nestfully’s five MLSs have more than 343,000 agent and brokerage subscribers.

 “Making the MLS tool indispensable for Bright’s 100,000+ subscribers, and continuing to meet their needs during a shifting market is rewarding, week in and week out for everyone at Bright,” says Donnellan. “The scale of Bright allows us to take leadership roles on behalf of the industry, a role we embrace. Our new ventures, REdistribute and Nestfully, allow us to do just that.”

Brian Donnellan
President & CEO

Bright MLS

The 2023 Real Estate Newsmakers are brought to you by

Gold Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors

Tip of the Day

Money-Saving Tip: Stop Paying Referral Fees provides millions of free leads to agents and billions in value back to agents. Stop giving away your commissions and paying referral fees! Update your agent profile on Learn more.

Business Tip of the Day provided by