Kipp Cooper, KCRAR and Heartland MLS CEO, was named on the 2024 Swanepoel Power 200 list, published earlier this week. This annual list “ranks the most powerful leaders in the residential real estate brokerage industry,” according to its website. Cooper ranked #26 in Organized Real Estate and ranked #162 among North America’s real estate professionals, including founders and executives from brokerages, franchises, associations and technology companies.
Cooper has been leading KCRAR and Heartland MLS since 2015, when he came to Kansas City from his CEO position at the Huntsville Area Association of REALTORS® in Alabama. Since then, he has worked with the Boards of Directors to lead the company through numerous initiatives, including the launch of REALTORS® Rock the Block, the UMKC REALTOR® Leadership Academy, MLS Grid and numerous technology benefits for members. Between KCRAR and Heartland MLS, he has overseen eight mergers and acquisitions that have increased the geographic jurisdiction of KCRAR to 46 counties in Missouri and Kansas.
T3 Sixty, creator of the Swanepoel Power 200 list, states on its website that ranks are determined “by each leader’s power within the industry — how much capital could they access or leverage themselves, their ownership stake, if any, in the companies they lead, the size and importance of the companies they lead, their place in their company’s org chart, their personal influence within the industry, the size and production of the companies they lead. All of these factors are considered when ranking leaders, and, as such, the exercise requires a ton of analysis and, unavoidably, some subjectivity.”
“Our association is very proud of our CEO, Kipp Cooper, for being named on the Swanepoel Power 200,” said Cindy Cunningham, 2024 KCRAR President. “We are fortunate to have such an accomplished leader as CEO.”