Real Makes Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Real made its debut on the Inc. 5000 list today, placed at number 444 overall and 14 in the real estate industry. The Inc. 5000 list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies based on percentage of revenue growth over three years.

Real is a national, digital real estate brokerage. Founded in 2014, the New York, NY-based company provides over 1,000 real estate agents in 20 states with an online platform for growing their independent contractor businesses. Rather than seeking to disrupt agents, Real helps agents to execute with greater agility to help customers, who are using agents more, not less, when finding their next home. 

“Making the Inc. 5000 is an honor and validation of Real’s approach to real estate industry innovation,” says Tamir Poleg, Real co-founder and CEO. “Real’s position is to align with, not replace, agents to provide a better consumer experience, and that’s what is driving our growth. ” 

Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows high growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved a three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”