DALLAS/FORT WORTH, TX – Jim Fite, president and chief executive officer of CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, was listed among the most powerful business leaders in Dallas/Fort Worth in D CEO Magazine’s Dallas 500 2020 edition.
As stated by D CEO, Dallas 500 is a special edition that celebrates the most influential business leaders in North Texas. Now in its fifth year, the 2020 results are based off a year-long initiative by the editors of D CEO, who base selections on extensive contacts in local business circles and hundreds of interviews.
The special edition provides insight and a personal look into those CEOs named among the best of the best in 53 prominent industries, including real estate. Fite joins the list with some of Dallas’ most recognizable names such as Mark Cuban, Jerry Jones and Rose Perot Jr. Fite said he is honored to represent not only his company, but the real estate industry as a whole.
“I am humbled by this recognition and to represent such a large and booming industry in Dallas/ Fort Worth,” Fite said. “My goal has always been to continue building upon my father’s legacy in real estate. We are grateful to have served the Dallas/Fort Worth market for over 80 years and do so by giving back to our staff, real estate professionals, community and clients.”
Jim Fite joined the real estate industry at 18-years old, becoming the youngest real estate agent in Texas’ history, with his interest stemming from his father and founder of the company, Judge B. Fite. Jim has held the real estate certifications of Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS).
Jim has received past recognition as Realtor of the Year by the Dallas Association of Realtors. The company he leads was recently named as a Top Place to Work by the Dallas Morning News in 2019 and a Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal in 2019, two awards the company has now received multiple years running. Other Judge Fite family of companies include Designated Title, Judge Fite Insurance, Connections Network, C21 Judge Fite Property Management, and the Judge Fite Charitable Foundation.
CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company, founded in 1937, operates 25+ offices in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex with more than 900 associates and staff closing close to 7,000 units with $1.65 billion in volume in 2018. Jim Fite, chief executive officer and president, and Jan Fite Miller, executive vice president, along with Eric Fite, chief operating officer and Ashley Conlon, general sales manager along with their leadership team oversee the company operations. CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company is a turn-key real estate brokerage specializing in residential, commercial, recreational, farm and ranch and luxury properties. CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company also offers mortgage, insurance, title, leasing, property management, relocation, investment and commercial real estate services. To learn more, visit century21judgefite.com.
In 2018, the company recently received the #2 ranking in the large category as a Top 100 Places to Work award by the Dallas Morning News and was recognized as the #2 Best Place to Work by Dallas Business Journal in 2019 as the only residential real estate company making the list. The Dallas Morning News also awarded the company with overall Best Training in the metroplex.
CENTURY 21® Real Estate Corporation is the largest real estate sales organization in the world with 8,000 independently owned and operated offices and more than 118,000 independent sales professionals in 80 countries and territories worldwide. CENTURY 21 Real Estate LLC is a subsidiary of Realogy Corporation. CENTURY 21 Judge Fite Company is the #1 in Texas and #4 CENTURY 21® in the U.S. in closed units in addition to #6 CENTURY 21® in gross closed commissions.