President of Brokerage
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Kamini Rangappan Lane serves as President of Brokerage and is an integral part of the brand’s senior leadership team, responsible for leading sales at Sotheby's International Realty company-owned brokerages. Here, she oversees 51 offices located in key luxury markets that support more than 2,300 affiliated agents responsible for $27.1B in annual sales volume in 2021. Lane plays a key role in developing national strategic plans to maintain and grow the brand’s strong luxury presence, working to establish and lead a strategy for local market positioning and long-term growth, driving accountability in the areas of recruitment, retention, and profit.
Previously, Lane served as the President of the West for Compass, Inc., a technology powered real estate company. She oversaw an organization of over 10,000 staff and independent contractors, led all agent-facing operations for the West Region, and was a named officer of the company through the IPO.
Prior to Compass, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of Tradesy, a marketplace for designer fashion, and oversaw marketing, branding, public relations, Tradesy for Business and Tradesy Closet Concierge.
Lane brings over a decade of experience in marketing, communications, and operations, as well as a deep understanding of the luxury consumer. Through her years in the marketing and advertising agency world, first as a strategist at Interbrand, the world’s leading brand strategy agency, and then running strategy and business leadership at Rapp, a global digital marketing agency, Lane developed deep and broad marketing, branding, and communications expertise. Prior to that, she ran the Men’s and Women’s Accessories category at eBay.com, where she developed a love for luxury markets, and an equal love for designer handbags. She also has extensive experience in the restaurant space, having consulted on launch strategies, branding, and marketing for numerous fine dining establishments through her work with From Scratch Hospitality.
Lane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She was named one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Los Angeles by the LA Business Journal in 2020 and 2021, and was one of HousingWire’s Top 100 Most Influential Women in Real Estate in 2021.