Realty Executives International Announces Addition to Senior Leadership Team

Realty Executives' COO, Glen Melton, Extends a Warm Welcome to Rick Hudson as the New Director of Real Estate Franchise Development

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Realty Executives International today announced the appointment of Rick Hudson to the senior management team as the new Director of Franchise Development for the international franchisor. In his new role, Hudson will be responsible for developing new national and international franchise relationships and affiliations, as well as working with the company's regional developers to facilitate mergers and acquisitions of non-affiliated companies.

"Adding Rick Hudson to our team aligns perfectly with our goal of effectively growing our worldwide network of real estate professionals with new, high quality franchisees," said Glenn Melton, chief operating officer at Realty Executives International. "His experience and values are a great match for our company."

For more than 20 years, Hudson has held numerous sales positions with companies ranging from real estate franchisors to internet marketing and technology firms. Most recently, he was director of franchise sales with Realogy Corporation (formerly Cendant), during which time he achieved sales performance averaging 144% over quota and was named as one of the company's Regional Franchise Salespersons of the Year. He was responsible for the sale of more than 40 new franchises within the ERA real estate brand, resulting in new sales volume of more than $1 billion for the company. Hudson resides in Foothill Ranch, California, with his wife and children.

Realty Executives International, the nation's first 100-percent commission company, has been perfecting its business model for more than 42 years and is one of the fastest-growing real estate franchises in the United States. The privately held firm has franchisees in 14 countries, including the United States, Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Australia, Costa Rica, France, Israel, Belize, Greece, Panama, Nicaragua and Colombia. Publications like Entrepreneur, Success and Inc. magazines have regularly ranked Realty Executives International, Inc. as a leader based on franchise growth, management stability and financial soundness. For additional company and franchise information visit


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