Phil Soper is President & CEO of Royal LePage and Brookfield Real Estate Services, Inc. With close to 20,000 agents in its Royal LePage, Royal LePage Commercial, Johnston & Daniel, Via Capitale and Proprio Direct businesses it is the largest real estate brokerage firm in Canada, with property sales of $100 billion dollars in 2017.
In the 2018 comprehensive ranking of industry leadership in North America, the Swanepoel 200, Soper was again named the most influential leader in Canadian real estate and 14th worldwide. In 2016, he became the first Canadian to receive the Real Estate Leadership Award at the U.S. National Realtor Expo as “an industry visionary who embraces innovation and blazes new paths. Real Estate Marketingmagazine declared him one the 25 most important leaders of the past 25 years, and he has been honoured as “CEO of the Year” by the Canadian Public Relations Society, a first for a real estate industry executive in the long history of the award.
Soper’s community involvement includes United Way and Toronto Sickkids Hospital campaign leadership, and directorships on the boards of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, and Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Business. Ryerson
awarded Phil the inaugural G.Raymond Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2017. He is a former governor of the University of Alberta.
Prior to his real estate career, Phil Soper was an executive with technology giant IBM where he held national and global leadership roles in professional services and technology sales. He is a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Business, and the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey Executive Program.
Phil is married to Toronto lawyer Melanie Yach. They have four university aged daughters.