President and Co-Founder
In 1980, alongside his business partner Frank Polzler, Chairman and Co-Founder, Schneider acquired the Eastern Canadian rights to RE/MAX, establishing both the brand and their head office in Mississauga, where it currently resides. In the following years he and his partner continued to acquire the rights to multiple regions throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Walter was born and raised in Toronto, the product of Austrian immigrants who came to Canada. He and his wife Maria have been married for 33 years and they reside in Toronto. They have 3 children, Shelby, Conrad and Simon. Shelby is a fellow RE/MAX’er, serving as Vice President of Corporate Synergy for INTEGRA’s North American operations and Simon is a Business Growth Director for the Ontario-Atlantic Canada region. Walter is very active in numerous sports, but his favorite past time is playing hockey in a recreational hockey league. Although he has traveled the world, Schneider says his favorite place is the family cottage in Muskoka, Ontario.