RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

APR 2018

Real Estate magazine is the industry's leading source for real estate news and information since 1980. Published monthly by RISMedia, Real Estate magazine offers timely and relevant real estate news to the industry's top brokers and agents.

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Create for the Human {Executive Appointments} RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. has announced Adam Contos as CEO, with Co-Founder David Lini- ger transitioning to non- executive chairman. Contos has acted as co-CEO alongside Liniger since May 2017. Liniger will contin- ue to serve on the RE/MAX Holdings Board of Directors. Contos joined RE/MAX in 2004, and became re- gion vice president in 2005. In other company news, RE/MAX President Geoff Lewis is retiring , the company recently announced. RE/MAX Region Execu- tive Vice Presidents Josh Bolgren and Kevin Northrup are continu- ing in their roles. Lewis will remain on as a senior advisor until June 30. Lewis joined RE/MAX World Headquarters in 2004 as senior vice president, gen- eral counsel and became senior vice president and chief legal officer the following year. He was promoted to executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer in 2013, and was named president in 2015. Realogy Holdings Corp. recently announced several senior execu- tive moves within NRT, its company- owned brokerage operations, and Re- alogy Franchise Group, its residential real es- tate franchising busi- ness, including Sue Yannaccone's appoint- ment as regional executive vice pres- ident at NRT. She will be responsible for NRT's Coldwell Banker brokerage operations in the Eastern Seaboard and Midwest regions, and will also oversee NRT's national commercial real estate brokerage support team. Simon Chen was promoted to president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems. He previously served as the brand's chief oper- ating officer and was responsible for supporting ERA's growth goals. Fred Schmidt , who has served as president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affili- ates, has announced his plans to re- tire on June 1, 2018, after a 15-year career with Realogy. Realtor.com® has appoint- ed Michelle Meyers vice president, Cus- tomer Success, a new position designed to in- crease value to the compa- ny's agent and broker customers. The customer care team supports the range of services for real estate pro- fessionals offered by realtor.com®. The customer support team also as- sists agents and brokers in growing their business as they leverage the tools and information available on realtor.com®. In other company news, realtor.com® has added leaders in product de- velopment and user-experience de- sign to its team: Deepak Thakral , senior vice president of Product De- velopment; and Steve Grove , vice president of User Experi- ence Design. Thakral is responsible for leading the professional expe- rience for agents and brokers on realtor.com®, encompassing listing search results and display features; advertising, branding and lead generation; pro- files for agents, brokers and teams; as well as dashboard management. Grove leads the realtor.com® user experience design team, working to connect consumers with real estate professionals by creating a cohesive, cross-device experience spanning the full home lifecycle. RE For more executive happenings, please visit www.rismedia.com.

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