What a way to end women’s history month, SPIRE Group Inc. is thrilled to announce that Co-Founder Bianka Yankov has taken over the reins as the CEO. A great leader can inspire and motivate a great team.
Bianka Yankov has been SPIRE’s leading force for the firm and industry. Bianka has over a decade of New York City real estate experience and is eager to move SPIRE into the future. Bianka has already assembled a team of advisors and mapped out her vision to take the company to the next level.
Kevin Kurland, who founded Spire in 2011 along with Bianka has nothing but encouraging things to say, “Thank you Bianka for being such a great partner and leader.”
Upon hearing the news our veteran agents have been quick to praise the new CEO.
“I am very happy and proud of Bianka What an accomplishment. I look forward to working with her for many years to come.” - SPIRE Agent George Fesser
“I am over the moon that Bianka is our new CEO, no one deserves it more.I have an absolute trust she will drive this company in the right direction, and I am all the more glad for it she is at the helm. Looking forward to creating more business for this company.” - SPIRE Agent Michael Lau
“Congrats Bianka! I wish you the best of luck in taking on SPIRE all on your own. You'll do great things.” - SPIRE Agent Nicole Rodriguez
SPIRE launched in 2011 with less than 20 agents doing a few hundred deals a year, and has since grown to an army of 150 closing thousands of deals a year.
The industry has also praised SPIRE. The firm has been recognized as one of the fastest-rising real estate firms in NYC. Featured in The Real Deal as a Top Mid-Sized Brokerage Firm and one of The Best Brokerage Firms to Work For in NYC in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Yankov boasts “We’ve submitted our 2016 numbers and are confident we'll be selected again.”
Kevin has shifted into a new role for which he feels empowered, as an agent in the company he help start. “Kevin has been a great mentor to me for over 12 years!” Bianka boasted of her former business partner, adding that she is excited that Kevin will remain a part of the SPIRE team and will continue to advise her and support the team.