Mississauga, ON (Grassroots Newswire) September 04, 2012 – EXIT Realty Corp. International today announced that Tami Bonnell has been named CEO.
Bonnell, who has been President of EXIT Realty’s US Organization since 2001, is a thirty-year veteran of the real estate industry and was instrumental in building three major brands. Among her many achievements, she was recognized by real estate trend-watcher, Stefan Swanepoel, as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Real Estate. In addition to her responsibilities at EXIT Realty she is a wife, mother of three, grandmother of three and a martial artist, coach, judge and referee.
Bonnell’s appointment is part of a corporate restructuring that includes other promotions to key positions including the naming of Steve Morris as Founder and Chairman; Erika Gileo, formerly Senior Vice President of Operations and Stevie™ Award Winner as Executive of the Year – Real Estate at the 2011 International Business Awards as Chief Operating Officer; Sharron Richardson, formerly Manager of Franchise Support as Vice President of Broker Services and Derek Stephenson, formerly Assistant Manager, Franchise Support as Manager of Franchise Support.
“This restructuring will help facilitate the vast growth we’re anticipating at EXIT Realty over the next few years,” said Morris. “We’re very excited about the future of EXIT and look forward to achieving our target of 3,600 franchises sold, open and productive with 100,000 sales associates who love the company.”
Founded in Canada in 1996, EXIT Realty is a proven real estate business model that has to-date, paid out more than $235 million in single-level residuals to its associates. Taking the U.S. by storm starting in 1999, EXIT Realty was named as one of the Top 10 Trendsetters of 2007 by the Swanepoel Trends report, and Steve Morris was named one of REALTOR® Magazine’s 25 Most Influential Thought Leaders. In 2010, EXIT Realty was awarded a Distinguished Honoree Medal by the Stevies™ International Business Awards™ in the category of Most Innovative Company in North America. A portion of every transaction fee collected by EXIT International is applied to its charitable fund and to-date, $2 million has been pledged to Habitat for Humanity in both Canada and the U.S. Please visit www.exitrealty.com for more information.
Senior VP Corporate Communications
EXIT Realty Corp. International