Realogy is expanding a broad recruitment drive beyond the New Jersey-based company and into the tech and marketing sectors in a bid to fill a half-dozen high-level executive roles across its portfolio of real estate brands.
The company signaled a new wave of openings this week, including C-suite positions at NRT, Realogy Franchise Group, Title Resource Group, Coldwell Banker Texas, Coldwell Banker Carolinas and parent company Realogy Holdings Corp., a spokesperson confirmed with Inman.
The positions are:
- Chief marketing officer for NRT and Realogy Franchise Group
- Chief financial officer for Title Resource Group
- President for Coldwell Banker Texas
- Regional vice president for Coldwell Banker Carolinas
- Vice president of external communications for Realogy Holdings Corp.
“We are relentlessly focused on talent to help us accelerate growth and be the change-agents required to greatly impact an industry in transition,” NRT CEO Ryan Gorman, one of Realogy’s new leaders, said in a statement.
“We are seeking highly focused, passionate individuals who want to shape the future of the largest real estate franchisor in the world with the most reputable and recognized industry brands in our portfolio and operate in every segment of the industry. This is an exciting time for Realogy and for real estate.”
Under the leadership of new CEO Ryan Schneider, the real estate franchisor has aggressively sought to fill high-level vacancies while reshuffling other long-time executives.
In January, Schneider installed a new chief technology officer, David Gordon of BMO Financial, while making at least six other executive changes in the first quarter of 2018. The shifts come as the 12-year-old, 12,000-employee company strives to become a bigger player in technology.
Unlike some of the earlier executive changes, many of the latest unfilled positions are newly created instead of the result of internal upheaval. The CMO role for NRT and Realogy Franchise Group is a new role, as are the roles for president of Coldwell Banker Texas and vice president of external communications.
Realogy is expanding its scope around corporate communication and working on leveraging its scale in marketing, NRT spokesperson Roni Boyles said.
The opening for a chief financial officer for Title Resource Group was made available by an internal promotion, she said.
“Restructuring and key promotions have created several opportunities in some of the most influential leadership positions within the housing industry,” Boyles added. “It is a time of change, and Schneider is very interested in getting broader perspectives and making key hires from outside of our companies and [the] real estate industry.”