Andy Rapatton

Andy Rapattoni In Memoram

by THE WAV GROUP on April 9, 2015

It is with great sorrow that Rapattoni Corporation announces that Andy Rapattoni died April 8, 2015, at age 75 at Los Robles Hospital in Thousand Oaks, California, after complications following lower back surgery. Andy Rapattoni, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Rapattoni Corporation, a national software firm located in Simi Valley, California, became an industry icon in the world of organized real estate in the 45 years he headed the company. In 1970, Andy and his wife, Niki, founded Rapattoni Corporation to provide cutting-edge technologies to the real estate industry. Beginning with just the two of them in Westwood, California, near UCLA, the company currently employs over 100 employees and services Realtors® throughout the country. Rapattoni Corporation has continued to provide software products and services to customers throughout the United States for 45 years. Its Rapattoni MLS software is used by more than 200,000 real estate professionals, and its association management software customers represent more than 80% of the nation’s Realtors®. Mr. Rapattoni has received recognition for his contributions to the industry and for being a visionary. In 2009, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders by Inman News, one of the leading sources of independent real estate news and information in the United States. Joining Andy on this list were Craig Newmark (founder of and Ben Bernanke (Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board). In 2010, he was selected as the Chaffey High School Alumni Tiger of the Year for his contributions and achievements, and gave the baccalaureate address to the graduating seniors. Andy was also named one of the “200 most powerful people in residential real estate” for 2013 and 2014 by Swanepoel Power 200 (SP200), a research service that analyzes over 1,000 industry leaders in residential real estate every year. Andrea (Andy) Rapattoni was born in 1939 and grew up in Ontario, California. He met Niki Brown in high school in 1956; they became sweethearts and married in 1960. He attended Chaffey College, Los Angeles City College, California State University LA, and UCLA, where he majored in engineering and minored in business. Mr. Rapattoni began working in the real estate industry in 1965 as a commercial real estate broker. In 1968, he joined Realtron Corporation of Detroit, Michigan, the first computerized real estate multiple listing service vendor in the world. Outside of work, Andy and Niki engaged in many […]