MADISON, N.J., Jan. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — A class of 39 future real estate brokerage leaders graduated yesterday from Ascend: The Executive Leadership ExperienceSM, a leadership-specific program powered by Realogy (NYSE: RLGY) for current and future broker/owners who seek a smooth and profitable business succession process.
Ascend is an intensive 46-week program offered exclusively to Realogy brand-affiliated real estate brokerage owners to prepare the next generation of leadership to guide their businesses and to provide a foundation for the continued success of their agents.
This year’s Ascend graduates, affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and Coldwell Banker Commercial® represent diverse market areas and company sizes from the United States and Canada. This third cohort of graduates joins the first two graduating classes in the Ascend Alumni Network, which offers structured events and continued opportunities to network.
Ascend features intense learning experiences that prepare participants to become successful future brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas identified in the program’s mission statement: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations.® The challenging Ascend curriculum combines onsite classroom sessions at Realogy’s headquarters location with online learning modules and culminates with individual case study presentations. The program engages Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from all Realogy brands.
"Ascend offers a unique learning experience where participants hear from leading industry experts and successful business leaders, while at the same time networking with peers. This program provides leadership successors with the business skills necessary to develop the confidence required to successfully lead organizations in the future."
– John Peyton, CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group
"Congratulations to our Ascend graduates, who now make up a group of more than 115 alumni who have grown personally and professionally as a result of this exceptional leadership program."
– Mike Good, Realogy’s executive champion of the Ascend program
Feedback from 2018 Ascend Graduates:
"It is an honor to be able to attend such an incredible program. I heard someone describe it as a mini-MBA, but I think it is even better than that because the course work correlates to real estate companies, not just business in general. Almost everything I learned I can use to build my business."
– Morgan Smith, Russell Post Sotheby’s International Realty, Key Largo, Florida
"Ascend has taken me from a manager of situations to a manager of a business. The focus has shifted from keeping my head above water to getting my feet on solid ground. I have learned how to better use the talented people around me to be more productive, which allows me to concentrate on the activities that build the business."
– Arthur Maxwell, Coldwell Banker Vanguard, REALTORS, Springfield, Missouri
"There is a greater importance to look at my company in a deeper way, to identify those areas that need improvement and then putting my arms around those issues and solving them. I am now more effective because I am able to prioritize those issues most important, or focus on those activities that are instrumental in running a successful business."
– Victoria Aguilar, Nelson Shelton Real Estate ERA Powered, Beverly Hills, California
About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a leading provider of residential real estate services that is focused on empowering independent sales agents to best serve today’s consumers. Realogy delivers its services through its well-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® as well as NRT, Cartus, Title Resource Group and ZapLabs, an in-house innovation and technology development lab. Realogy’s fully integrated business model includes brokerage, franchising, relocation, mortgage and, title and settlement services. Realogy provides independent sales agents access to leading technology, best-in-class marketing and learning programs, and support services to help them become more productive and build stronger businesses. Realogy’s affiliated brokerages operate around the world with approximately 192,600 independent sales agents in the United States and approximately 94,000 independent sales agents in more than 100 other countries and territories. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.