Executives of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty announced today the appointment of Joe Galindo as Vice President of Operations within the expanding global brokerage network. Galindo will provide direct management over the company’s Eastside branch offices in Kirkland and Issaquah, which comprise of 80+ brokers and employees, while also offering company wide operational support as the fast-growing firm expands throughout central Puget Sound.

“We are very fortunate to welcome Joe to our growing team of industry professionals,” said Dean Jones, President and CEO of RSIR. “As our company has expanded so has the need for his proven operational leadership.”

Offering more than 25 years in real estate experience, Galindo has earned the respect of the local real estate community having operated as a successful broker, a franchise owner and a branch manager. In addition to providing regional Eastside branch management from the flagship Kirkland offices, Galindo will also participate in a committee for strategic growth alongside Jennifer Johnsen, Vice President of Brand Development, who joined RSIR earlier this year.

“I’m excited to join Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty,” said Galindo. “For many years I have witnessed the evolution of RSIR locally and that of the Brand worldwide. Now I’m in a position to help resource this growth from within, applying my passions and my talents in building better brokers and attracting new talent to the team.”

Consistently ranked by the Puget Sound Business Journal among the top ten largest real estate firms in Washington, RSIR has distinguished itself as a market leader in new construction project marketing and continues to grow its robust resale division generating among the highest average production on a per agent basis. According to Trendgraphix research, RSIR has surpassed its direct peer group with leading annual growth rates of unit sales and gross home sale dollar volumes, expanding 16-percent and 45-percent, respectively. The company is entrusted with many of Washington’s most valuable property listings but proudly serves all property types and price points.

“Together we are building the next generation real estate company,” added Galindo.