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Side Taps Industry Leader Katie Kossev as Managing Broker for Texas

Kossev will support the growth of Side’s innovative brokerage-as-a-service model throughout Texas


Houston, Texas (August 22, 2023) — Side, the only real estate brokerage platform that helps top agents create and grow their own boutique companies, today announced that Katie Kossev has joined the company as managing broker of Texas. Kossev will support and guide Side partners as the company continues to grow its unique brokerage-as-a-service model throughout Texas.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Side community and get to work with so many extraordinary real estate professionals throughout Texas,” said Kossev. “Helping agents navigate the route to independence is a passion of mine, so being part of Side — a company that has systematically removed so many barriers that keep agents from venturing out on their own — is incredibly exciting to me.”

Kossev brings to the role over 23 years of experience in residential real estate, 15 of which were focused specifically on brokerage management. She has held esteemed positions that include vice president and managing broker at a Houston brokerage firm and director at the Houston Association of REALTORS®.

Most recently, Kossev has served as CEO and co-owner, along with her husband Veso Kossev, of The Kossev Group, a business consulting firm that specializes in helping real estate professionals grow their businesses through coaching and navigate going out on their own. A highly sought-after keynote speaker, Kossev is well-known for her ongoing work as moderator and emcee for Inman Connect, one of the leading annual events for the residential real estate industry.

“We’re thrilled that Katie is joining our mission as managing broker of Texas,” said Guy Gal, co-founder and CEO at Side. “She brings not only deep industry experience but a talent for bringing people together, which will serve the needs of our amazing and growing community in Texas.”

Unlike a traditional brokerage brand, Side is a brokerage platform that makes it possible for experienced real estate professionals to go independent without having to operate a brokerage. Since its launch in 2017, Side has grown to power over 575 market-leading boutique companies, 50% of which are woman-owned and over 30% of which are minority-owned. In 2022, the average agent at a Side partner company closed five times more transactions than the average REALTOR®.



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Side is the industry’s only real estate brokerage platform, empowering the very best agents, teams and indie brokers to create and grow their own companies — without the time, cost or risk of operating a brokerage. Unlike consumer-facing brokerage brands, Side works behind the scenes to provide our partners with time-saving technology and premier support services. This way, they’re free to focus on what matters most: serving their clients and communities. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.

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