Walter J. Schneider
President and Co-Founder
Walter Schneider is President and Co-founder of the RE/MAX INTEGRA Group of Companies.
In 1980, alongside his business partner Frank Polzler, Chairman and Co-Founder, Schneider acquired the Eastern Canadian rights to RE/MAX, establishing both the brand and their head office in Mississauga, where it currently resides. In the following years he and his partner continued to acquire the rights to multiple regions throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Today Walter and Frank own and operate the RE/MAX brand in 36 countries worldwide, with approximately 2,450 operating offices and an agent count of more than 29,000, which equates to nearly 1/3 of the entire RE/MAX network. Over his 34 years with the company, Walter has received nearly every RE/MAX award offered, including Regional Owner of the Year, Region of the Year, Distinguished Service Award and is a member of the elite Leadership Circle. In addition he has been named CEO of the year by the Financial Post, received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Award for his work with the Canadian Forces, and most recently the T. Wilson Award from his alma mater, University of Toronto, which recognizes outstanding achievement by alumni in business and charitable work.
Schneider also plays a very active role in the community, sitting on 3 diverse boards, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Team Up Foundation, Canada’s Walk of Fame Foundation and most recently The David Foster Foundation. Walter is very active in numerous sports but his favorite past time is playing hockey in a recreational beer league.
Walter was born and raised in Toronto, the product of Austrian immigrants who came to Canada after WWII. He and his wife Maria have been married 27 years and they reside in Toronto. They have 3 children, Shelby, Conrad and Simon. Shelby and Simon are also active within the RE/MAX INTEGRA organization, serving as Vice President of Strategic Development & Partnerships and Franchise Sales Associate respectively.
Although he has traveled the world, Schneider says his favorite place is the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario.