Phil Soper is President & CEO of Royal LePage and Bridgemarq Real Estate Services. With over 21,000 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 $146 billion dollars in 2021.
In the 2023 comprehensive ranking of industry leadership in North America, the Swanepoel Power 200, Soper was again, for the tenth consecutive year, named the most influential leader in Canadian real estate and 10th 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 Marketing magazine 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 the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, Canada’s largest charity focused on eliminating domestic violence and supporting the women and children who fall victim to it; United Way and Toronto SickKids Hospital campaign leadership; and Toronto Metropolitan University’s Ted Rogers School of Management. Toronto Met awarded Phil the inaugural G. Raymond Chang Outstanding Volunteer Award in 2017. He is a former governor of the University of Alberta, and a Board member for The Realty Alliance and the Bridgemarq Real Estate Services Foundation.
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 daughters.