February 09, 2010 // Franchising.com // PARSIPPANY, N.J. -- Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, recently had three of its companies receive accolades at the Training 2010 Conference & Expo in San Diego. Specifically, Cartus Corporation, Century 21 Real Estate LLC and Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC each were ranked among the Top 125 companies by Training magazine, the training industry's premier publication.
Training magazine sponsored its 33rd annual competition that evaluates organizational learning programs and judges companies on elements such as internal best practices, demonstrable results, innovation and evaluation procedures.
"Our prominent placement with three companies among the Training Top 125 ranking underscores the emphasis we place on the professional development of our employees and affiliated sales professionals whose dedication carries through in their service to customers and their communities," said Richard A. Smith, president and CEO, Realogy Corporation. "We are very proud of this distinction that Training magazine has bestowed on Cartus, CENTURY 21® and Coldwell Banker."
For the ninth consecutive year, Cartus Corporation was named to this prestigious ranking, improving its position to No. 51, up from No. 90 since first appearing on this list. Headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Cartus is a leading global provider of employee relocation services. Among the initiatives recognized by Training magazine are Cartus' "Leaders Leading Leaders" program providing continuing leadership skill development opportunity for managers; the work of its Continuing Education Steering Committee, which ensures that training is aligned to employee skill and knowledge gaps; and, the company's employee-driven career development focus, which helps employees map their own career development strategies with the aid of a variety of tools readily available on the company's intranet site.
Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, was ranked No. 84 this year and has been in the Training Top 125 in seven of the last nine years. The company was praised for its strong commitment to delivering world-class training tied directly to production results for sales professionals affiliated with its real estate franchise organization, among numerous other achievements in professional development. The CENTURY 21 training organization received high honors for its agent training, skills-based training, tracking of activities and productivity, and management training that incorporates best business and real estate practices.
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, a leader in the industry in residential and commercial real estate, appeared again on this year's Training Top 125 list. Coldwell Banker's learning department, which supports both the Coldwell Banker® and Coldwell Banker Commercial® real estate franchise systems, was recognized for its diverse set of training programs geared for agents and managers, the completion rate of its learners in 2009, its deployment of human capital analytics that determine the true business impact for each program, as well as its blended delivery that includes virtual, traditional and self-paced classes in addition to informal learning and podcasts.
Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, has a diversified business model that includes real estate franchising, brokerage, relocation and title services. Realogy's world-renowned brands and 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 systems have approximately 14,500 offices and 268,000 sales associates doing business in 93 countries and territories around the world. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., Realogy (www.realogy.com) is owned by affiliates of Apollo Management, L.P., a leading private equity and capital markets investor.