Brooklyn, New York
Anthony Lolli rose from humble beginnings to become the founder and CEO of Rapid Realty—New York’s largest apartment rental brokerage. In addition, he is a successful real estate investor and developer, with a portfolio of more than a dozen mixed-use and multifamily properties throughout prime areas of Brooklyn.
In 2009, Rapid Realty became the nation's first rental-based real estate franchise. Under Anthony's leadership, Rapid Realty grew from one location to sixty in just three years. In 2012, Rapid Realty was named one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. Magazine, as well as one of New York City’s Best Firms to Work For by The Real Deal. In 2013, they were awarded the Franchisee Satisfaction Award by the Franchise Business Review. Today, Rapid Realty is expanding to new cities across the nation.
Anthony also founded Express Real Estate School in Brooklyn, which to date has helped over 40,000 people launch their real estate careers.
In Spring, 2013, Rapid Realty grabbed the world’s attention after CBS News reported that over forty of Anthony’s agents had decided to get tattoos of the company logo (the number is now over fifty). In the space of just a few weeks, Anthony appeared in over 2,000 media outlets around the globe (including The Today Show, Time, and The Wall Street Journal) as everyone wanted a quote from the man who could inspire his agents to literally wear their dedication on their sleeves.
Outside of the tattoo phenomenon, Anthony is a frequent guest on Fox Business, and his unique insights have been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, Crain's New York, and numerous real estate publications, including The Real Deal, where he was called “the ultimate entrepreneur and the poster child for franchising.”
Anthony is also deeply committed to giving back. He has worked with numerous charitable organizations, such as the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity, as well as a multitude of local organizations aimed at improving the lives of New Yorkers in need. He was recently recognized by the magazine Diversity Agenda for creating opportunities and promoting business ownership among women and minorities