WAV Group Founders Named to 2015 Swanepoel Power 200

Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund Make List of the Most Powerful People in Real Estate

Arroyo Grande, California, UNITED STATES

ARROYO GRANDE, Calif., Jan. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marilyn Wilson and Victor Lund, founders of the WAV Group, a leading real estate business and communications consulting firm, have been selected for the Swanepoel Power 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2015, ranked among the Top 10 Thought Leaders on the list.

The "Thought Leaders" category, which includes top economists, coaches, consultants, and media executives, lists Wilson and Lund in the 8th position. The list, which features a total of five categories, includes the principal executives of the world's largest real estate franchise companies including Realogy, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Keller Williams Realty, RE/MAX, and Coldwell Banker. It is considered the most comprehensive analysis of real estate industry leadership.

"While we are deeply honored to be included with industry giants," said Wilson, "as consultants, the WAV Group has never believed that we represent 'Power' in real estate. We are providing support to a number of important industry initiatives helping to create positive waves of change. We do this by leveraging our unique perspective developed from our work across the full spectrum of real estate with leading MLSs, Associations, technology firms and enterprise brokerages."

Researched and published under the guidance of respected trends analyst and best-selling author, Stefan Swanepoel, the Swanepoel Power 200 bases its rankings on factors such as an individual's tenure in the real estate business, the office he or she holds, the decision-making and financial power of the company, and how much significance the company has in the industry, among other criteria. WAV Group founders are ranked at 150.

"When you review the list of 200," said Lund, "you quickly come to realize that we work in the best industry in business as real estate is filled with amazingly bright and remarkable leaders. Being included is incredibly humbling."

About the Swanepoel Power 200

The Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) is the most comprehensive list of influential CEOs, Thought Leaders and Senior Executives in the residential real estate brokerage business. Respected trends analyst and New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over 25 books, Stefan Swanepoel, brings new insight to the multifaceted real estate industry. For the first time, a meticulous analysis now ranks all leaders including franchise executives, real estate brokers, speakers, authors, educators, economists, technologists, media executives and social media networkers.

About the WAV Group

The WAV Group is a leading consulting firm for the real estate industry. It is in the industry's leading research firm revealing emerging consumer trends and industry perspectives that help every company compete more effectively. WAV Group principals are called on regularly to help design and drive key decisions and initiatives for leading firms to help take them to the new level of success and relevance. Serving many of the largest and most successful Brokerages, Multiple Listing Services (MLS), Associations and real estate technology firms for more than 15 years, WAV Group has been credited with helping to create explosive growth and meaningful new directions for their clients. The firm's diverse collection of global industry experience allows it to cross-fertilize ideas and bring best of breed solutions to its clients. More information is available at www.wavgroup.com.

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