About Chad Roffers

Chad Roffers is an entrepreneur who has overseen the successful sale of more than $1 billion in real estate worldwide. As the Managing Director and Chairman of international luxury real estate company Concierge Auctions, Roffers draws on his background in online advertising, negotiation and real estate sales to manage the selection and marketing of auction properties spanning the globe.

After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in political science, Roffers served as the director of business development at US WEST, while simultaneously pursuing his MBA at the University of Denver. During this time, he honed his skills as a negotiator for high-stakes partnerships and investments with leading companies including AOL Time Warner, Palm Computing, Inc., AT&T and Yahoo!

From there, Roffers joined then start-up company AdAuction.com as Vice President of Business Development. The company was supported by $88 million of venture capital, which Roffers helped use to test and study a multitude of diverse online auction formats. AdAuction.com revolutionized the sale of advertising by using a dynamic online auction platform to connect buyers and sellers of online and offline media.

In order to fully understand the residential real estate business on a transactional level, Roffers joined Michael Saunders & Company, a Florida-based luxury real estate brokerage, where he was named Rookie of the Year in 2002. After learning the business and producing volume that ranked him inside the top 10 percent of realtors nationwide, Roffers decided to merge his experience in closing high-value transactions and utilizing emerging technology by co-founding SKY Sotheby’s International Realty in 2004.

Roffers served as president of SKY’s operations in Sarasota, FL, and Minneapolis, MN. He led the movement of turning residential real estate auctions into a mainstream choice for high-net-worth sellers in need of a time-efficient and targeted sales campaign. For the first time, high-net-worth sellers could market and sell real estate in a decisively innovative and effective manner, garnering the best value.

Following a series of successful auctions, including numerous record-breaking sales, Roffers developed a growing audience. In less than three years, SKY grew into a 50-person operation that realized $500 million in sales through both the innovative auction process and traditional brokerage format.

In 2008, Roffers joined Concierge Auctions, which has become the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm globally, selling more than $1 billion in properties to date. It now does business in over 32 states and 14 countries.

2016 saw Concierge Auctions listed on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. Inclusion is based on several factors, including net revenue as measured over a three-year period.

After a life-changing trip to build homes in Nicaragua with the Giveback Homes organization, Roffers and Concierge Auctions started their Key for Key™ giving program. This program, launched in 2017, recognizes the need for all companies to give back to their communities and the world, and pledges to build one new home for a deserving family for each home sold.

Roffers is a member of the National Auctioneers Association. He has been quoted in the media on his insight into the luxury real estate market in top-tier publications, including Barron’s and The New York Times.