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Revealed: Real estate's Top Producers of 2023 and the brokerage they call home

The 2024 Awards of Excellence - Briggs Freeman Sotheby's International RealtyEach Friday, Russ Anderson, the president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty writes about luxury, trends, business and more in the advertising pages of the Mansion section of The Wall Street Journal. Below is his letter of February 16, 2024.




I am surrounded by excellence.

Every day, I see what the agents of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty do for their clients — and each other. Guide the deal. Remove the obstacles. Calm the nerves.

It is remarkable. And, in 2023, with challenges such as too-few homes available and a stock market that once again rode like a roller coaster, they propelled the brokerage through its 10th consecutive year of multibillion-dollar sales.

They are the best of the best. And now that 2023’s numbers are crunched — it takes some time in our industry — I am excited to reveal who is at the top of the top:

Our top residential team, companywide, is once again the Faisal Halum Group, based in our Turtle Creek office, made up of Faisal Halum, Bill Churchill, Noora Bass and Kathleen Hutchinson. Our top ranch-and-land team, companywide, is once again the Burgher-Ray Ranch Group, with David Burgher, Harlan Ray, Clay Bebee, Connor Hunt, Davis Walker and Barbara Kurilecz. Our top individual, companywide, is Rachel Finkbohner, also in our Turtle Creek office.

In our Fort Worth office: Top team: The Raleigh Green Real Estate Group (Raleigh Green, Megan Green, Stefany Nau). Top individual: Ben Frederick.

For our Lakewood office: Top team: Vawter Clark Group (Brooke Vawter, Jason Clark). Top individual: Becky Oliver.

At our North office, in Plano: Top team: Winchester Steitle Group (Patti Winchester, Maureen Steitle, Amy Miller, Cami Rodriguez). Top individual: Laura Crowl.

For our Southlake office: Top team: Hacker Property Group (Eric Hacker, Quin Masters). Top individual: Kim Bedwell.

In our Ranch and Land Division, the top individual is James Sammons III.

There are many more awards — including for mentorship and philanthropy — and I want you to come see them all at briggsfreeman.com/top. Behind those awards, too, are hard-working assistants, staffers and brokerage leaders — not to mention the finest clients in the world.

Thank you, everyone. We love achieving excellence, together.


Russ Anderson

President and CEO

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty


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