Our Leadership

Alex Charfen

"The success of leaders can only be judged by those they lead."
-Alex Charfen

Alex Charfen has been a real estate trainer, professional coach, author, keynote speaker, and television and radio personality for more than a decade. Alex assumed leadership of STAR POWER Systems in December 2009, becoming the organization's chief executive officer.

Co-founder of the Distressed Property Institute, LLC, Alex has made a career out of helping agents grow their businesses by learning to cope with shifting markets and better serving their clients. Since the Institute's inception in January 2008, tens of thousands of real estate professionals have attended his education courses and achieved the Certified Distressed Property Expert® (CDPE) designation, making it the fastest-growing designation in real estate industry history.

Alex's success comes from his unique perspective on the real estate market, having personally counseled thousands of agents, brokers and homeowners across the country. His programs emphasize seeking out the best solution for each individual client by fostering open communications among all parties.

Alex has been a featured speaker for numerous industry organizations, including: RE/MAX Coaching Hall of Fame; Keller Williams; the Women's Council of REALTORS®; Number 1 Expert; The RedEX; Tour Factory; and the Council of Residential Specialists (CRS).

Alex Charfen and his wife Cadey live in Austin, Texas, with their daughters Reagan and Kennedy.

Howard Brinton

Vision, driven by knowledge and taken to action, makes extraordinary sales professionals.
-Howard Brinton

Founder of STAR POWER Systems, Howard Brinton is one of the best-loved and most-recognized personalities within the real estate industry. His gregarious and engaging teaching style has reached thousands of real estate professionals across brokerages and geographic regions.

In 1989, Howard began a series of audiotape interviews with top-producing brokers and agents around the country. Those initial dialogues quickly evolved into STAR POWER. Since its inception, Howard has conducted more than 18,000 hours of research and one-on-one interviews with more than 300 leading producers.

Having been an agent and broker for 17 years, closing 470 transactions his peak year, Howard understands the challenges and demands of real estate. In addition, he has sought to improve the quality of life for real estate professionals through his work as National President of the Council of Residential Specialists, and as mentor to highly successful REALTORS®.

Howard's personal mission statement is "to deepen learning, foster creativity and growth, while living in integrity and joy."

In 2009, Howard passed the blazing torch of STAR POWER leadership to his close friend and collaborator Alex Charfen