Joe Horning

President | Shorewest REALTORS®

Along with my brother, John P. Horning, I am a 3rd generation family member to lead Shorewest Realtors, Wisconsin’s Largest Home Seller ™. This includes the Shorewest Family of Companies – Shorewest Realtors, Heritage Title Services, Wisconsin Mortgage Corporation, Shorewest Insurance, Shorewest Real Estate Institute, and MyDwelling.

I attended St. Joseph school in Wauwatosa and Marquette University High School. By my sophomore year I spent the summer months as a courier for Wauwatosa Realty (Shorewest Realtors was previously known as) delivering files and providing maintenance at all the office locations. After graduating from Marquette University in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration, I began working full-time. Soon after I founded and managed the Information Technology Department. After several years, I took over the role of Vice President and eventually was named President in 2002, taking the role my father, John E. Horning, had held. Under our leadership, the company has grown to 1000 sales professionals, 250 staff members and 25 locations throughout Wisconsin.

Throughout my career, I have been involved in various organizations within real estate. I currently serve as the Past-Chairman of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, President of Metro MLS, Chairman of MARKT, Board of Managers for Upstream, Board Member Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors, NAR – MLS Consolidation Resources Work Group, CMLS – Strategic Advisory Group, Wisconsin Homeowners Alliance Board Member and Board Member of Wisconsin Real Estate Exchange. I was the Chairman of the MLS Policy Forum for the National Association of Realtors, Chairman of The Realty Alliance and an Honorary Board member for LISC in Milwaukee.

Outside of the industry, I am currently on the Board of Directors of Marquette University High School and Chairman of the MUHS Alumni Board. Previously, I served six years on the Pewaukee Village Board and four years on the CDBG Board in Waukesha County.