Director of Talent Acquisition and Management

PORTLAND, OREGON (April 27, 2018) — Xperience Real Estate, one of the fastest growing agent expansion teams in the United States, has hired Holly Priestner as its first Director of Talent and Engagement. Priestner will lead talent acquisition and branding, partner engagement, and talent development consulting for real estate teams joining the Keller Williams-affiliated Xperience Real Estate. Based out of Austin, she will also serve as Xperience Real Estate’s Regional Director for Central/West Texas.

Priestner joins Xperience from the corporate headquarters team at Keller Williams Realty International, where she served as Vice President of the world’s largest real estate franchise. She previously held leadership roles as Head of People and Director of Talent Acquisition. Among her achievements, Priestner developed the award-winning corporate recruiting brand LifeAtKWRI and personally recruited key leadership hires, including Chief Innovation Officer Josh Team. Priestner is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas Tech University and has an MBA from the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.

“As Mega Agent Expansion teams have succeeded in new markets, we’ve seen a transition from teams growing through the acquisition of individual agents to growing through mergers with high-performing teams,” Xperience CEO Chris Suarez said. “We’re committed to providing our partner teams with the best hiring and talent solutions in the industry. We’re enhancing that value proposition through Holly’s unique skills, insights, and passion for helping people to achieve their career and life goals.”Suarez has expanded his business into 25 cities across 10 states, generating millions of dollars in annual revenue while building a strong culture through coachingconsultingcollaborating, and commitment. In addition to leading Xperience Real Estate, Suarez teaches the KW MAPS Coaching program 

Build Your Business to Expand. He believes Priestner’s new role with Xperience will serve as a model for top Keller Williams expansion teams.

“As Gary Keller says, ‘If you are a business owner and you see your life achieving the maximum potential, you need Empire Builders in your life,’ Suarez said. “Holly’s an Empire Builder who is perfectly aligned with our values. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome her to the team and look forward to not only creating new opportunities for Xperience partners but also developing best talent practices for all Keller Williams expansion teams.”

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