At IRES, we are simultaneously delighted and saddened to announce that our visionary leader and role model, Lauren Hansen, will be retiring at the end of January. While we are ecstatic about what the future holds for our organization — Lauren’s vision, hard work and determination have set us up for continued success — it’s never easy saying goodbye to a role model, a friend and a true industry pioneer.
Over the past four-plus decades, Lauren has worn numerous hats, demonstrating her unique ability to innovate and inspire in the face of a constantly changing real estate industry, an ever-evolving economic climate and rapid technological advancement. Serving as the only CEO in IRES’ history, she spearheaded the development of the IRES MLS data base and has been on the cutting edge of real estate in Colorado ever since. Whether adding new features to the platform or helping others advance their own knowledge, expertise and skills, Lauren’s accomplishments and overall impact on the industry will be felt for decades to come.
Lauren’s exit marks the end of an era for IRES, and she will be greatly missed. We want to wish her the best as she embarks on her next journey in life, and we hope you’ll help us do that. We invite everyone who has worked with Lauren to share in this celebration by offering thanks and extending well wishes, funny stories and remembrances as she prepares for her next chapter in life.
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- Lauren will serve as CEO until December 31, 2021
- MARIS CEO Jeff Bosch to become IRES MLS’s next CEO
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