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Biography PhotoSherry A. Chris
President and Chief Executive Officer
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC
Biography PhotoSherry A. Chris
President and Chief Executive Officer
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC


Sherry Chris is the president and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. Her appointment followed Realogy’s announcement that it was launching a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand after entering into a 50-year agreement with Meredith Corporation to license the Better Homes and Gardens® name and launch a new and dynamic global residential real estate brand.

Chris has more than 30 years of real estate experience, including, significant senior management p... 

Biography PhotoRick Davidson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Biography PhotoRick Davidson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Century 21 Real Estate LLC


Rick Davidson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Century 21 Real Estate LLC a wholly owned subsidiary of Realogy Corporation (NYSE: RLGY) in February 2010. In his role, Davidson leads the world’s largest real estate franchise organization of approximately 7,300 independently owned and operated offices and more than 110,000 independent sales professionals in 77 countries and territories worldwide.

In 2013-2017 Davidson was recognized in the Swanepoel Power 200 l... 

Biography PhotoElisabeth W. Gehringer
Senior Vice President,
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Realogy Holdings Corp.
Biography PhotoElisabeth W. Gehringer
Senior Vice President,
Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer
Realogy Holdings Corp.


Elisabeth Gehringer serves as senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer for Realogy, a role she has held since 2006. In this capacity, she works closely with the Audit Committee of the Realogy Board of Directors. Under Gehringer’s leadership as chief ethics and compliance officer, Realogy was recognized by Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® in 2017 for the sixth consecutive year.

Previously, Gehringer served in a dual role as gene... 

Biography PhotoFred Schmidt
President & Chief Operating Officer
Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates LLC
Biography PhotoFred Schmidt
President & Chief Operating Officer
Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates LLC


Fred Schmidt was appointed president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates LLC in February 2010. Schmidt is a veteran commercial real estate professional with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and held posts with Realogy and Coldwell Banker Commercial for seven years prior to this promotion. In his current role, Schmidt leads this growing franchise system that has 180 pure commercial real estate offices and approximately 2,000 commercial real est... 

Biography PhotoPhilip  A. White, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Biography PhotoPhilip  A. White, Jr.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC


Philip A. White, Jr., a 36-year industry veteran, was named president and chief executive officer of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in February 2013, responsible for the network’s strategic growth as a leading provider of luxury residential real estate services.

White formerly served as president and chief operating officer, overseeing the global brand’s operations, business growth, servicing platform, membership sales process and relationship with the Sotheby’s Auction ... 

Biography PhotoJamie Wilson
President & Chief Executive Officer
ZapLabs LLC
Biography PhotoJamie Wilson
President & Chief Executive Officer
ZapLabs LLC


Jamie Wilson is president and chief executive officer of ZapLabs LLC, the innovation and technology hub for Realogy and the driving force behind inventive technology for brokers and agents affiliated with Realogy’s world-renowned real estate brands. ZapLabs was formed in June 2016 after previously operating as the ZipRealty technology development group. In 2017, he was named to the Swanepoel 200, an annual list of the most powerful people in real estate.

Wilson was promoted to presi... 

Biography PhotoSusan Yannaccone
President and Chief Executive Officer
ERA Franchise Systems LLC
Biography PhotoSusan Yannaccone
President and Chief Executive Officer
ERA Franchise Systems LLC


An 18-year industry veteran with impressive leadership experience in franchise management and real estate brokerage operations, Sue Yannaccone joined ERA Real Estate in July 2015 as Chief Operating Officer and assumed the role of President and CEO in September 2016.

Drawing on her extensive career in real estate and the momentum of a revitalized and growing brand, Yannaccone is focused on bringing the organization to the next level, with strategic focus on growth, customer service and... 
Biography PhotoCharlie Young
President and Chief Executive Officer
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC
Biography PhotoCharlie Young
President and Chief Executive Officer
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC


Charlie Young returned to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC in September 2016 when he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Coldwell Banker®, the original Silicon Valley real estate startup founded in 1906, has approximately 88,000 agents in 3,000 offices in 49 countries around the world.

Young first joined the Coldwell Banker brand in 2004 after an extensive career in business management, field operations, marketing and real estate operations. Initially, he served ... 

Biography PhotoMichael R. Good
Chairman Emeritus
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC
Biography PhotoMichael R. Good
Chairman Emeritus
Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC


Michael R. Good assumed the role of chairman emeritus on February 1, 2013. In this role, he worked with Realogy Franchise Group leadership to develop and implement Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience, which was designed to promote effective executive succession planning and the development of future owner/leaders of Realogy franchises.

Good served as the first chief executive officer of the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand from February 2004 to February 2013. During hi... 

Biography PhotoAlexander E. Perriello
Chairman Emeritus
Realogy Franchise Group
Biography PhotoAlexander E. Perriello
Chairman Emeritus
Realogy Franchise Group


Alexander E. Perriello, III, is Chairman Emeritus for the Realogy Franchise Group, where he serves in a senior advisory role.

Perriello previously served as president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group from 2004 to 2017. During this time, he was responsible for leading the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty® real estate brands, as well as ZapLabs LLC, Realo... 

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