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Keller Williams listed as one of Fortune’s Most Innovative Companies 2023

by Apr 6, 2023Keller Williams News

Keller Williams (KW) the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count, has been recognised across the pond as one of America’s Most Innovative Companies for 2023.

The list, compiled by Fortune, ranks 300 companies who are transforming their industries, from the inside out. To compile the list, Fortune partnered with market research and data company Statista and assessed each company against three pillars: product innovation, process innovation, and innovation culture. KW ranked at number 92 out of the 300 companies. Other companies named in the list included Apple, IBM, and Salesforce.

“Our inclusion on Fortune’s most innovative company ranking is testament to how we do things differently from our competitors.” said Ben Taylor, Chief Executive of Keller Williams UK. “Not only do we offer customers an exceptional service, we also place power in the hands of our agents through significant investment in technology and education.”

As part of Labs, the innovation hub of KW launched in 2022, the company partners with real estate agents and teams to release software integrations and CRM features aimed at increasing productivity and eliminating pain points with lead generation, marketing and workflow capabilities. Launched in the United States, the UK arm of the business are now utilising the Labs approach also.

“At Keller Williams we’re dedicated to progress – especially when it comes to the industry. If there’s a better way of doing things, you can be sure we’ll discover it,” Ben continues. “I firmly believe it’s this ethos that sets our agents apart.”

This isn’t the first time that Keller Williams has been recognised for its innovation. In 2022, Franchise Business Review also ranked KW ‘Most Innovative Franchise’.

This latest accolade is just further recognition of a business that’s determined to disrupt the real estate industry – for the good of its people. To view the full rankings, go to



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Notes to the Editor 

Keller Williams is the world’s largest real estate franchise by agent count and has more than 1,100 offices and 191,000 agents based in 50 countries across the globe. Since 1983, the company has cultivated an agent-centric, technology-driven and education-based culture that rewards agents as stakeholders.

Keller Williams launched in the UK under the leadership of Ben Taylor, a real estate professional of over thirty years’ experience in 2017. KWUK operates as a master franchise partner of the US based Keller Williams who have now successfully launched in over fifty-two countries worldwide, the premise of the business is simple – to provide coaching and technology to business owners thereby allowing them to follow Keller William’s proven systems to become a ‘millionaire real estate agent’. 

KWUK, like all KW master franchisees, is made up of localised regional franchisees known as Operating Principals whose role is to build a team of support functions which empower individuals to become self-employed business owners and realise their entrepreneurial ambitions with the support and reassurance of a proven business model and systems. Within the UK 31% of the total agents are women, with a further 36% of associates being female as well – and within the top twenty agents across the UK women are also making up over 30% of the statistics.