Hilary Saunders, co-founder and chief broker officer at Side, has dedicated her career to helping clients achieve the dream of homeownership. Alongside Guy Gal and Ed Wu, Saunders revolutionized the real estate landscape to actualize on this potential with the creation of Side, the groundbreaking brokerage-as-a-service platform. Since then, Saunders has made her mark as one of the top powerhouse female executives leading the real estate industry, helping top producers across various markets to build up their businesses and optimize on their unique success stories.
Notably this year, her leadership and initiatives at Side, including launching the “Own It” podcast, offering actionable insights and inspirations from noteworthy “rebels in real estate,” and spearheading a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) council, demonstrate her commitment to driving positive change and elevating the industry as a whole.
With this DEI initiative, Saunders took an unconventional approach by letting Side partner agents shape the DEI Council’s direction. This highlighted her inclusive leadership style, setting a new standard for promoting diversity and fairness in real estate. Her focus on Side’s growth and commitment to industry-wide improvement paint her as a trailblazer reshaping real estate brokerages for the future.
“I am honored and humbled to be able to provide the platform and support for other like minded entrepreneurs to build their businesses to best serve their buyer and seller clients that will ultimately make generational wealth more available to those who are underserved, make the minority community better served and provided equal access to becoming home owners rather than renters,” says Saunders.