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Horning Appointed to Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Board

CHICAGO (8/2/10) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® has named Joe Horning to its board of directors. Horning is president of Shorewest Realtors, the largest real estate company in Wisconsin, based in Milwaukee.

Horning is the third generation of Hornings – along with his brother, John – to guide the company, which was established in 1946 as Wauwatosa Realty and is now 25 offices and 1,000 associates strong. Today, the Shorewest family of companies includes Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation, Heritage Title Services, Shorewest Real Estate Institute and Shorewest Insurance Associates, plus Home Closing, Marketing, Information Technology, Home Services, Career Development and Relocation Center divisions.

Horning earned a B.S. degree in business administration from Marquette University and has held several roles in the family business since joining it in 1991, including establishing and operating its Information Systems division

His numerous business and civic activities include being the current Chairman of The Realty Alliance, Vice President of Metro MLS in Milwaukee and a steering committee member of the Wisconsin Internet Real Estate Exchange. Joe has been a past Village Trustee in Pewaukee and member of the Community Development Block Grant Board for Waukesha County. He is also on the Alumni Association Board of Directors for Marquette University High School and is a member of YPO Wisconsin. In 2005 Joe was recognized in the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 under 40 list of rising business executives.

“Joe and his company are long-time contributors to LeadingRE, providing him with important insights into our business strategy and opportunities. His impressive leadership experience in a market-leading company which is among the largest in the country will also be instrumental in helping us continue to provide value for our brokerage affiliates,” comments Pam O’Connor, president/CEO of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®

Horning joins a distinguished LeadingRE board of directors that includes Chairman Harold Crye (Crye-Leike, Inc., Memphis, TN); Vice Chairman William Watson, Jr. (Watson Realty Corp., Jacksonville, FL); Secretary Stephen Baird (Baird & Warner, Chicago, IL); Treasurer Robert Sibcy (Sibcy-Cline Realtors, Cincinnati, OH); Dan Elsea (Real Estate One, Inc., Southfield, MI); Michael Patrick Lyon (Lyon Real Estate; Sacramento, CA); Ron Peltier (HomeServices of America, Inc. Minneapolis, MN); Patrick C. Riley (Allen Tate Company, NC); Michael T. Robinson (Weichert Realtors, Morris Plains, NJ); and Michael Saunders (Michael Saunders & Company Sarasota, FL.


About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® ( is a global real estate network comprised of nearly 600 of the best-known local and regional real estate firms. With more than 5,000 offices and 150,000 sales associates in the United States and 30 countries abroad, LeadingRE affiliates were involved in nearly one million transactions totaling $250 billion in value in 2009, 27% more than its closest national network competitor. Six of the United States’ top 10 real estate firms are LeadingRE affiliates, and its members hold the Number One position in more of the top markets in the United States than any other network, representing a powerful force in American real estate.

Robin LaSure / Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® / 312.424.0436 /

Robin LaSure
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Chicago, IL 60601

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