PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Realogy Corporation, a leading provider of real estate and relocation services, today announced that Richard A. Smith, its president and CEO, will participate as a speaker at a housing policy conference entitled ″New Solutions for America's Housing Crisis.″ The event will take place beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C., and is hosted by the Progressive Policy Institute and e21. A live streaming webcast will be available via the progressivepolicy.org website.
Featuring some of the nation's best thinkers and leaders on housing policy, the purpose of the event is to elevate housing as a critical piece of the national debate on the economic recovery and to highlight innovative proposals for stabilizing the housing market and, with it, the broader economy.
Smith is speaking on a panel at 10:30 a.m. EDT entitled ″Jumpstarting the Housing Market - Innovative Solutions.″ Other speakers at the event include, but are not limited to: Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA); Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-CA); David Stevens, President and CEO, Mortgage Bankers Association; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; Ron Phipps, President, National Association of Realtors®; Stan Humphries, Chief Economist, Zillow; and Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute, along with a distinguished group of moderators from the media, including Don Lee, The Los Angeles Times; Jim Tankersley, National Journal; and David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.
The Progressive Policy Institute is an independent research institution that seeks to define and promote a new progressive politics in the 21st century. Through research, policy analysis and dialogue, PPI challenges the status quo and advocates for radical policy solutions. e21 is dedicated to economic research and innovative public policy solutions for the 21st century based on the principles of free enterprise, fiscal discipline, and individual freedom.
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 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 system members operate approximately 14,400 offices with 256,000 sales associates doing business in 100 countries and territories around the world. Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., Realogy is owned by affiliates of Apollo Management, L.P., a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading global alternative asset manager.