Auction.com CEO Named Finalist for EY Entrepreneur of the Year
- May 28, 2014
Irvine, Calif.—Jeff Frieden, chief executive officer and co-founder of Auction.com, is a finalist for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2014 in the Orange County Region.
Under Frieden’s leadership, Aucton.com has sold $20 billion in real estate assets since 2010 and is now valued at $1.2 billion. A recent $50 million investment by Google Capital is expected to further solidify the company’s leadership in online real estate sales.
Now in its 28th year, the EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Along with co-founder Rob Friedman, Frieden started the company on the belief that bringing buyers and sellers together using an easy, transparent platform yields the true value of any real estate asset. Now with 900 employees, Auction.com has achieved success in the sale of all real estate types, including luxury homes, multi-story Class A office buildings, shopping centers and high-value portfolios throughout the United States.
Frieden joins a group of finalists selected from nearly 80 nominations. The winners will be announced at a June 4 gala at the St. Regis Resort in Dana Point.