Ron Peltier, 68, is chairman and chief executive officer of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and the nation’s second-largest residential real estate brokerage firm. With his keen insight and experience in virtually all aspects of the residential real estate industry, Peltier has helped build HomeServices into a national presence, expanding the company to provide integrated real estate services including mortgage, title and escrow services and homeowners insurance, among other home related services.
Peltier began his career in 1977 after joining Edina Realty. He held numerous executive positions within the company, eventually advancing to president and chief executive officer in 1992. In 1998, Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company, a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, purchased Edina and Iowa Realty. Peltier was then appointed chairman of HomeServices of America, Inc. in 2008.
A promoter of goodwill and innovation in the real estate community, Peltier has been widely recognized within the real estate and local business community. In 2004, he was honored with RISMedia's first annual Homeownership Person of the Year award and ranked first on REALTOR® Magazine's list of the real estate industry's top 25 most influential people. He is a founder and member of the Realty Alliance and a member of the Board of Directors for National Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. He has ranked in Inman’s Top 100 list every year since 2009 and was named the second Most Powerful Person in Real Estate in the 2016 Swanepoel Power 200 list. In 2013, Ron was inaugurated into the MN Business Hall of Fame.
A native of St. Paul, Peltier earned his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and holds a master’s in business from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. In 2010, St. Thomas honored Peltier with its Distinguished Alumnus award, recognizing his leadership and service to the university, the community and the real estate industry.