Three MoxiWorks Leaders Named 2021 RISMedia Real Estate Newsmakers

York Baur, Georgia Perez and Maddie Heye join exclusive group of industry leaders who have made newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry

SEATTLE, Wa. -- (Feb. 1, 2021) MoxiWorks, the leading real estate technology platform, is pleased to announce that MoxiWorks CEO, York Baur, VP Business Development & Product Evangelism, Georgia Perez, and Director of Marketing, Maddie Heye, have all been selected as a RISMedia 2021 Real Estate Newsmaker—a dynamic group of key influencers making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect the consumers and communities they serve.

RISMedia, the leader in U.S. real estate news and information services, announced its nearly 300, 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers on Feb. 1, in both an online directory on and in the February issue of its flagship publication, Real Estate magazine.

RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers were nominated in 2020 by RISMedia readers and editors and are showcased in the following categories: Influencers, Trailblazers, Futurists, Achievers, Crusaders, Inspirations, Luminaries and Trendsetters.

York Baur MoxiWorks CEO Headshot
York Baur, MoxiWorks CEO

For the third consecutive year York Baur has been named a RISMedia Real Estate Newsmaker. This year Baur has been named in the Influencers category for years of having a leading voice in the industry and especially while navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic, sharing his inspiring philosophy to be productive, supportive and optimistic. He is constantly looking for ways to improve the industry to move forward, stronger than before. In 2020 Baur was awarded the Achievers category and in 2019 was among the Trailblazers.

“I've been fortunate to be at the helm of an incredible team of people who have helped to build an incredible network of customers that is now an ongoing force in our industry, " said York Baur.

Georgia Perez MoxiWorks VP Business Development Headshot
Georgia Perez, MoxiWorks VP Business Development & Product Evangelism

Georgia Perez joins Baur in the Influencers category for her impact on the industry. Perez helped her team rise up and become the go-to resource for others with new and creative ideas, creating lasting and important relationships. This is Perez's second consecutive year being named a Real Estate Newsmaker. In 2020 Perez was among the leaders named as an Inspiration.

"I felt more connected to people throughout the real estate industry in 2020 than I ever have before. We came together as a community,” said Georgia Perez.

Maddie Heye MoxiWorks Director of Marketing Headshot
Maddie Heye, MoxiWorks Director of Marketing

Maddie Heye was named a 2021 Trendsetter for her work as a leader as her team responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Heye led the MoxiWorks marketing team by making sure MoxiWorks remained a positive and productive resource for the industry. Heye's team even published Grit Unlocked, a book with contributions from 26 leaders in real estate, despite a drastic budget cut.

"This year has proven that when we face challenges, leaders in this industry are quick to share, learn from each other and innovate to progress the industry," said Maddie Heye.

"Every year, we're amazed by the incredible ingenuity and success of members in the real estate community, ranging from the glass ceilings being shattered by industry leaders, to the creativity and innovation being implemented at a record pace, and all the way to the wonderful charitable work being accomplished across the nation," said John Featherston, CEO, president and publisher of RISMedia. "This year, more than ever, we are proud to recognize the hard work, dedication and determination of real estate's finest professionals—the 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers—who went above and beyond in 2020 even amid a turbulent time for the industry, and the world, facing the challenges head-on and without fear. Help us in celebrating their hard-earned recognition."

In January 2019, RISMedia announced its first industrywide Newsmakers Showcase, with more than 230 individuals honored. The 2020 Real Estate Newsmakers included 300 honorees and their achievements can be viewed in the 2020 Newsmakers Gallery.

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About MoxiWorks

MoxiWorks is a comprehensive open platform system for large residential real estate brokerages that serves over 260 brokerages and 340,000 agents nationwide that account for more than 13% of the transactions in the U.S. MoxiWorks’ customer retention over the past seven years stands proudly at 96%. Their integrated tools are centered on sphere methodology that increases agents’ repeat and referral business by 54%, while lowering overall technology, training, and support costs for the brokerage. The open platform known as the MoxiCloud has tools from more than 50 partners that integrate to create unique brokerage solutions. Find more information at

About RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers
RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers is designed to recognize those individuals making headlines as a result of their newsworthy contributions to the residential real estate industry, and their efforts to positively affect real estate professionals and the consumers and communities they serve. RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers were chosen based on nominations received through an online nomination process on, and by nominations from RISMedia’s in-house editorial team and other industry sources. Nominations for RISMedia’s Real Estate Newsmakers are collected on an ongoing basis throughout the course of the year. There is no fee to nominate a Newsmaker or be recognized/featured as a Newsmaker. Due to deadline and production criteria, RISMedia’s 2021 Real Estate Newsmakers Online Directory may not currently be in its final format. Please check back for ongoing updates.

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