IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 // PRNewswire // -- Realty ONE Group, Inc., continues its transformation from regional leader to dominant national player by hiring a Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer, both new positions in this fast growing and successful real estate company.
"These significant hires are further proof of our intention to apply our proven model to select franchises in key regions and across the country, and to strongly position ourselves for our imminent emergence as a public company," said CEO and founder Kuba Jewgieniew.
Realty ONE Group's new COO, Matt Emerson, has nearly 20 years of field, operational and management experience in the real estate industry. Most recently, he was chief communications officer for First Team Real Estate, and previously at Prudential California Realty with their management team.
"Matt's hands-on approach means that there are no aspects of the business he doesn't know- from branch operations to the boardroom," Jewgieniew said. "His ability to connect to sales associates, employees and clients in an honest and caring way - with their goals in mind - has proven to be one of his greatest strengths and has driven successful outcomes for all parties involved."
Emerson's other areas of expertise include strategic planning, marketing, advertising, training, technology systems and affiliated services. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Emerson held leadership positions for Disney, which is widely acclaimed for its customer-centric culture. His experience there dovetails perfectly with Realty ONE Group's unwavering focus on agent and customer excellence.
The firm's second significant hire is Cosmin Dumitrescu as Chief Technology Officer. With more than 15 years of experience in IT leadership roles with Experian, Corelogic, and McAfee in Silicon Valley, Dumitrescu will apply his vast experience to Realty ONE Group's strategy for technology platforms, infrastructure and partnerships.
"Realty ONE Group is known for its advanced proprietary software that provides its agents simple, yet powerful, technology to manage their transactions and business more efficiently. Cosmin has a proven track record in the IT world and will provide solid project development and management in the overall IT infrastructure of the company," Jewgieniew said.
Realty ONE continues to expand at a rapid pace and has secured additional space in high-profile office buildings.
Its new Orange County corporate office at the prestigious 8105 Irvine Center Drive #1150, Irvine, opens on September 17, 2012. The office provides Realty ONE Group's leadership with sumptuous surroundings that reflect the firm's commitment to excellence in all aspects.
On the same day, Realty ONE Group will debut its new 17,000 square-foot Southwest office at 8363 W. Sunset Road, Suite 100, in Las Vegas. This state-of-the-art, high-tech, Class A facility is like the Orange County space in that it is a testament to the firm's focus on its agents and their desire to work in comfortable, modern space close to home.
"Whether in our company-owned offices, or through the non-conventional franchise model we are pioneering, we will continue to invest in the amenities that help us attract the best agents and support them with a culture of ethics and professionalism. From our compensation package, to the access we provide to training and educational materials, we listen to our agents' needs and we take action," Jewgieniew says.
Last month, Realty ONE Group launched a non-conventional "unfranchise" opportunity, where it will allow business-minded franchisees to utilize its successful business model with zero royalty or percentage fees for only $1 – just one aspect of its continued growth.
For the fourth consecutive year, Realty ONE Group, has been named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. With 4,000 agents, Realty ONE Group is on track to close more than 20,000 transactions, totaling more than $4 billion in sales this year, compared with 16,000 transactions and $2.7 billion in sales last year.
Realty ONE Group, Inc., is a debt-free, full-service real estate brokerage firm with more than 4,000 associates, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with offices in Nevada, Arizona and California. It focuses on providing ethical, professional and results-oriented services to property owners and prospective real estate buyers. Since its inception in 2005, the company has grown to become the largest real estate brokerage in Nevada and the fastest-growing real estate company in Arizona and California.
For more information, visit www.RealtyOneGroup.com.
SOURCE Realty ONE Group