The Elsea brothers, Stuart and Dan, serve as co-presidents of the Real Estate One Family of Companies, the largest real estate company in Michigan and ranked Top 10 in the nation. The company was founded by the pair’s grandfather in 1929 in Detroit as Elsea Realty & Investment Co. The Real Estate One Family of Companies includes four brokerages: Real Estate One, Max Broock REALTORS®, Johnstone & Johnstone and Charles Reinhart Company.
“We skipped the whole CEO, COO, chairmen stuff,” says Dan of his partnership with his brother. Stuart and Dan currently lead more than 2,200 sales associates and 300 employees across 70 offices throughout the state.
“There will be more change in the next five years than the last 50 combined, so you need to manage your current model as a way of embracing change, using it as a transition to the next step–not in defense of the status quo.”