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NEW YORK — Yes, the leaders of Realogy Corp.’s major real estate brands — Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty — do sometimes sit down for lunch together at corporate headquarters in Parsippany, N.J.

"We each have our separate wing in the building on campus. We meet in the cafeteria, we have lunch together," said Sherry Chris, president and CEO for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC. Though they may share the same parent company, office complex and lunch table, "we don’t share our innermost secrets," she added.

Chris, joined on stage today at the Real Estate Connect conference by other top Realogy brand executives, noted that she learned of a new Sotheby’s International Realty acquisition in Chicago by reading the public press release.