Tei is the Chief Operating Officer of NextHome, Inc. He’s responsible for overseeing corporate operations and the creation and implementation of new technologies that give NextHome, Inc. and its franchisees the edge they need to stay ahead of their competition. He has been in the franchise business since 2008, originally joining Realty World Northern California & Nevada as Chief Technology Officer. There he led the establishment and oversight of an in-house team of software engineers, web designers, and IT administrators. Tei directed strategic technology initiatives, infrastructure and application roadmaps for three years before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2011, where he took on all operating aspects of the company. In May 2014, he and his business partner finalized the funding of their newest venture, NextHome, Inc., and purchased the Master License Agreement to Realty World Northern California & Northern Nevada, which was later acquired by Realty World, International.
Prior to joining Realty World, Tei co-founded VREO, Inc. There, as Chief Technology Officer and eventually CEO, Tei led the strategic planning of all operations including infrastructure and application development, and overall direction of strategic technology initiatives. He was responsible for the design of DeepGreen Financial’s fully-automated client generation and loan processing platform which handled over $800,000,000 in volume, and the launch of the original Realty World enterprise platform, which won the 2004 Inman Innovator Award for best real estate brokerage application.
Tei has been recognized as a prominent leader in the residential real estate brokerage industry, being placed on the Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200) Watchlist for 2020. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Tei studied engineering before transitioning into business at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.