First Year-Long Leadership Development Program Completes Seventh Cohort, Paving the Way for a Growing Group of Brokerage Professionals and Aspiring Executives
MADISON, N.J., April 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — realology (NYSE: RLGY) today celebrated the seventh class of Ascend: The Executive Leadership ExperienceSM (‘To go up’). The cohort includes 45 aspiring real estate leaders, including professionals representing each of Realogy’s six real estate brokerage brands and, for the first time, participants from its service businesses, including Realogy Title Group and Cartus.
Ascend is a one-of-a-kind real estate program designed to provide emerging leaders with the skills and tools to shape the future of the industry. Participants have a unique opportunity to embark on a rigorous 46-week educational journey, with a variety of courses taught by renowned industry pioneers, to hone their personal and professional leadership acumen.
Realogy offers the program to its brand-affiliated realtor owners, senior members of large multi-office franchisees, and high performers in its service businesses, helping companies identify future leaders and potential management successors. . Since its launch in 2015, Ascend has now graduated over 230 participants, approximately 45% of whom have since become owners of their own business.
“As ambassadors for our industry, we recognize the need for a collective focus on identifying and developing the potential of the diverse generation of emerging leaders who will shape the future of real estate,” mentioned Sue YannacconePresident and CEO, Realogy Franchise Group. “Ascend has developed a proven approach to equipping our most ambitious professionals with the tools to not only run a profitable business, but to maintain a corporate culture of excellence and fairness. I am immensely proud of the Ascend graduates of this year, and I can’t wait to see how they put their learnings into practice in the years to come.”
Ascend offers intensive learning experiences that prepare participants to become successful business and brokerage leaders by challenging them to grow in three key areas identified in the program’s mission statement: Leading Self. Lead others. Leading Organizations.® This year, the company will also launch ACCELERATE, Powered by Ascend, offering a tailored professional development program for Realogy’s Inclusive Ownership Program, an initiative that provides financial assistance and guidance to a variety of brokers looking to s to affiliate with a Realogy brand.
“Ascend’s expanded program and impact is a testament to our participants’ genuine commitment to bettering their businesses and our industry as a whole,” said mike goodRealogy Executive Champion for Ascend. “It is comforting to know that Realogy, along with many of its affiliated brokerages, is in safe hands as this new contingent of leaders helps us navigate this rapidly changing real estate landscape.”
Comments from Ascend 2022 graduates:
“I can’t say enough about our wonderful faculty, the amazing content, the camaraderie you feel with your classmates, and all the special connections along the way. I feel honored and proud to have gone through Ascend and I I’m grateful that Realogy has this program.” – Kim Powell, Coldwell Banker Realty, Lafayette, California
“It has given me more confidence to lead my peers – it has also allowed me to be more patient when it comes to problem solving. I am able to identify social styles with colleagues and agents and I can effectively target my response in a way that they hear and receive what I say.” – Kim PennyLegacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, Durango, CO
“It wasn’t just about identifying strengths and weaknesses; it was about how to use what I learned and how to apply it. Ascend provided so much information, advice and tools to move forward with intention and purpose and I’m a more effective leader for my team and my business.” – Lynn StillmanRealogy Title Group – Title Resources, Dallas, TX
“Ascend has helped me work on data-driven strategies, giving me the tools to identify the results these strategies can bring and how to execute them effectively.” – Tania MooreWilkinson & Associates ERA Powered, Charlotte, North Carolina
For more information about Ascend, please visit www.realology.com/ascend.
Realology Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) takes the real estate industry to the next level. As the leading and most integrated provider of residential real estate services in the United States encompassing franchising, brokerage, relocation, titles and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture, Realogy has supported approximately 1.4 million real estate transactions in 2020. The company’s diverse brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better homes and gardens® Real estate, 21ST CENTURY®, Banker Coldwell®, Coldwell Commercial Banker®, corcoran®, TIME®and Sotheby’s International Realty®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, high-quality lead generation programs, and best-in-class learning and support services, Realogy powers the productivity of its approximately 196,600 independent sales agents in United States and approximately 140,800 independent sales agents in 117 other countries. countries and territories, helping them build stronger businesses and better serve today’s consumers. Recognized for ten consecutive years as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Realogy has also been named a Great Place to Work four years in a row, named one of LinkedIn’s Top Companies of 2021 in the United States, and honored on the Forbes list of the best companies in the world. Employers 2021.
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