It was August 15, 2018 when Inc. Magazine published its list of the Top 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the US. Keep in mind that there are almost 30,000,000 companies competing for this honor and making it onto this list is no small feat.
But shortly thereafter,Welfont received the #20 ranking on Entrepreneur magazine’s list of the Top 360 Entrepreneurial Companies.
All of this success makes it tempting to let up on the gas, but CEO Shawn Marcell doesn’t like that idea. Instead, he wants to keep pushing forward.
Read on to learn more about what makes Welfont so unique and why these awards are just the beginning.
Shawn Marcell – The CEO of Welfont
Welfont CEO, Shawn Marcell, joined the company in2016 as a Senior Acquisition Agent. In just a few short years, he was promoted to Regional Vice President, and shortly thereafter he was made the company’s CEO, a role he still holds today. Recently, Mr. Marcell was named by Inc. Magazine as an All-Star Entrepreneur for helping lead Welfont to the fastest-growing real estate brokerage and services business in Inc. 5000 history.
As CEO, Marcell has helped Welfont become an industry leader in the commercial real estate space. Most of this success comes from his decision to cater specifically to the real estate needs of the nonprofit world.
This decision proved to be an easy one for Marcell because it was grounded in his experience. He and his wife, Nichole, have run a nonprofit organization in Romania for the past two decades, and this has given him a unique perspective on how to deal with client’s in the nonprofit world.
Welfont’s Guiding Principle According to Shawn Marcell
On top of being ranked as 2018’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage company by Inc. 5000, Welfont did it by growing four times more quickly than any previous winner.
So, then, what helps separate Welfont? Marcell believes it’s not only their unique client base—nonprofits—but also the company’s relationship philosophy when dealing with clients, which it gets in part from its CEO, Shawn Marcell.
In speaking with him, Marcell shared stories of when he first started in real estate and the importance of focusing on the little things that not only help to stand out but also gets results in today’s busy marketplace. Doing the little things well helps to strengthen the relationship with clients.
These stories come from Marcell’s philosophy that in order to be successful and see results, one must go that extra mile in order to cultivate that relationship and this philosophy has become the guiding principle of Welfont today. Marcell believes this has played a major role in bringing Welfont to where it is today and as a result, the organization is better positioned for continued success.
It’s also helped Welfont build up a positive reputation. Clients see that they are dealing with an organization that collaborates with all parties involved, operates with integrity and goes that extra mile, making for a stronger relationship.
According to Marcell, Welfont is undoubtedly the company to watch out for in the near future. With its rapid growth and unique approach, the ‘sky is the limit’ for them.