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Realogy

Realogy Holdings Corp.
Public
Traded as NYSE: RLGY
Industry Real estate
Founded 2006
Headquarters 175 Park Avenue
Madison, New Jersey, USA
Area served
United States
Key people
Richard A. Smith (Chairman, CEO)
Anthony E. Hull, MBA (CFO, Treasurer)
Products Real estate services
Revenue US$ 5.289 billion (2013)[1]
US$ 175 million (2013)[1]
US$ 438 million (2013)[1]
Total assets US$ 7.326 billion (2013)[1]
Total equity US$ 2.031 billion (2013)[1]
Owner Apollo Global Management
Number of employees
10,800 (2012)[1]
Website .com.realogywww

Realogy (pronounced "rēl′ ə jē", as in "real" estate) (NYSE: RLGY) is an American publicly owned company that provides real estate and relocation services. It owns and franchises several real estate brands and brokerages. It also provides relocation, title and settlement services.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Realogy Business Units 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Realogy was created as a result of an October 24, 2005 announcement by Cendant that it had decided to split into four separate companies, citing a necessity to diversify in appealing to stockholders and in an attempt to increase the value of the post-split up company. These four categories include "Real Estate, Travel Distribution, Hospitality and Vehicle Rental Companies."[2]

On July 31, 2006, the separation was completed, and Realogy became a self-operating company.[2] Subsequently, the Cendant name has been completely retired.

On December 18, 2006, Realogy announced it had accepted a $8.5 billion buyout offer from private equity group Apollo Management. The transaction closed on April 10, 2007.[3]

On October 10, 2012, Realogy became a publicly owned company. In its initial public offering (IPO), the company sold 40 million shares at $27 each, raising $1.08 billion (US).[4]

Realogy's business units include Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Century 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, The Corcoran Group, ERA, Sotheby's International Realty, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 13,600 offices with 247,000 sales associates doing business in 104 countries and territories around the world. In 2013, Realogy earned $5.3 billion in revenue.[5]

Realogy is led by Chairman, CEO & President Richard A. Smith. Smith was appointed to the Bipartisan Policy Center's newly formed Housing Commission in December 2011.[6] Smith also was named among SmartMoney magazine's "Power 30: The World’s Most Influential Players," in October 2011.[7] In January 2014, he was named the Most Powerful Person in Residential Real Estate Brokerage according to the inaugural Swanepoel Power 200 rankings.[8]

Realogy's former headquarters was located in Parsippany, New Jersey, before April 2013, when the company moved its corporate headquarters to a new facility at 175 Park Avenue in Madison, New Jersey.[9]

In March 2014, Realogy was recognized as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, the third consecutive year in which it has received this honor.[10]

On July 15, 2014, Realogy acquired California based ZipRealty for approximately $166 million, in order to improve the technology related aspects of real estate. [11]

Realogy Business Units

Cartus Corporation

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2013 Form 10-K, Realogy Holdings Corp.". Realogy Holdings Corp. (via the  
  2. ^ a b "Cendant". Cendant. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2007-06-04. 
  3. ^ "Apollo Management, L.P. Completes Acquisition Of Realogy Corporation". Realogy. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Realogy Raises $1.08 Billion, Pricing IPO at Top End of Range". Bloomberg. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Realogy Reports Financial Results for First Quarter 2014". Realogy. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Realogy CEO Richard A. Smith Appointed to Bipartisan Policy Center's Newly Formed Housing Commission". Realogy. 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  7. ^ "Power 30: The World's Most Influential Players". Smart Money. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ "'"Realogy's Richard A. Smith Named 'the Most Powerful Person in Residential Real Estate Brokerage for 2013. Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  9. ^ "Timeline Photos". Facebook. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Realogy Named Among World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for Third Consecutive Year". Press Release. Retrieved 2014-03-30. 
  11. ^ http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=198414&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1947690

External links

  • Realogy Holdings Corp. Website
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