Houwzer's Mike Maher Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Award Finalist

Posted on Aug 24, 2020

For the third year in a row, Houwzer’s Co-Founder and CEO Mike Maher has been named a finalist of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Award for the Greater Philadelphia region. This award recognizes visionary leaders, like Maher, who have successfully disrupted and innovated their industries. We’re excited to see Maher recognized for the very attributes that have helped Houwzer grow and thrive!

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award has recognized inspiring business leaders from around the world for over three decades. As the world’s most prestigious award for entrepreneurs, it has been at the forefront of identifying game-changing business leaders. Past award recipients include Starbucks Corporation’s Howard Schultz, and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn.

“The EY EoY award is the one award that matters to entrepreneurs. It’s a nod to the hard work that goes into building an enduring business, and it’s great affirmation that you’re doing something right,” says Maher. “As most entrepreneurs know, it takes a village to build something special, and the real recognition goes to all of the employees at Houwzer who relentlessly believe in our mission to change the real estate industry for good.”

To be named a finalist, entrepreneurs must excel in financial performance, innovation, overcoming adversity, talent management, societal impact and a commitment to building a values-based company. These finalists have created new product categories and successfully innovated traditional industries.  

Maher’s leadership has propelled Houwzer to grow quickly, amass top talent, and launch in several key markets – all while staying true to the guiding principle of changing the real estate industry for good. After securing $9.5 million in Series A funding earlier this year, the company was able to launch title insurance services, continue to enhance its technology platform, and expand into Baltimore and Orlando – even while adjusting to a pandemic. 

Given the type of leaders this program identifies and celebrates, Mike’s selection as a finalist is truly an honor. It also makes sense. Houwzer has earned a reputation for excellence thanks to Maher’s laser-like focus on providing clients with the best experience, while maintaining high standards of social and environmental responsibility. Houwzer is the first brokerage to become a certified B Corporation, which holds its members to rigorous standards of social, environmental, and community responsibility. 

His mission with Houwzer goes beyond simply “disrupting” a billion dollar, traditional industry that has long been stuck in the past. Houwzer has earned a reputation as a trusted brokerage that is re-imagining every step of the home buying and selling process, earning it an average rating of 4.9 stars after over 900 reviews on various platforms.

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