MADISON, N.J., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A class of 38 future business leaders took their next step toward success with their graduation on Jan. 26 from Ascend: The Executive Leadership ExperienceSM. This intensive 46-week program is offered exclusively to Realogy Holdings Corp. brand-affiliated real estate brokerage owners to prepare the next generation of leadership to guide their businesses in the future.
This year’s Ascend graduates, affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, ERA®, and Sotheby’s International Realty®, represent diverse market areas and company sizes from the United States and Canada. They join the 41 graduates of last year’s inaugural program in the Ascend Alumni Network, which offers structured events and continued opportunities to network.
"The most important thing that a successful business owner can do is prepare for the next generation of leadership through succession planning. Ascend provides an invaluable learning experience featuring instruction from some of the top experts and successful business leaders in our industry."
– Alex Perriello, CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group
"Our Ascend graduates deserve praise for completing this program that will help them grow personally and professionally, while preparing them to lead their businesses to future success."
– Mike Good, Realogy’s executive champion of the Ascend program
Feedback from 2017 Ascend Graduates:
"Having the opportunity to evaluate our personal strengths and the strengths of others in our organizations has been very helpful. The Ascend program has empowered me to take more ownership of the direction I’d like to see and help our organization go."
– Jeff Taylor, ERA Key Realty Services, Whitinsville, Massachusetts.
"Ascend has boosted my confidence beyond where I believe it would have been in 5-10 years from now. The program has helped us set systems and goals that are clear and attainable. It transforms you on a personal and professional level, and the connections you make are invaluable."
– Nicole Rideout, Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, Boston.
"My agents have noticed considerable positive changes in my leadership and I believe my grasp of personality concepts, social styles, conflict management has helped me tremendously in situational leadership. With my Ascend knowledge, I feel empowered and confident that I can make my company successful for years to come."
– Kelvin Chang, Coldwell Banker Dynasty, Temple City, California.
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.
About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy’s franchise system members operate approximately 13,650 offices with more than 268,000 independent sales associates conducting business in 111 countries and territories around the world. NRT LLC, Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy’s brands and also provides related residential real estate services. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services and ZapLabsSM, its innovation and technology development subsidiary. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.