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Real estate franchiser announces growth expectations

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Keller Williams Realty Inc., one of the top real estate franchisers in North America, today announced a restructuring in its executive team, and plans to grow its agent pool about 46 percent in 2006. The company had a net gain of about 1,700 new sales associates each month this year, according to the announcement, and has plans to expand from about 56,000 associates to 82,000 next year. Mark Willis, Keller Williams president, added the role of CEO on Dec. 1, and former CEO Mo Anderson now serves as the company's vice chairman. The company also announced that four tenured administrators have joined the international staff: Mary Tennant as chief operations officer; Charles Cannon, executive vice president; David Osborn, CORE Services president; and Dianna Kokoszka, vice president of "Mega Achievement Productivity Systems." Keller Williams' CORE services division seeks to provide a "one-stop shopping" experience for real estate consumers – from mortgage lenders to insurance provid...