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Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience

Succession Planning

Ascend is a leadership-specific program powered by Realogy for current and future broker/owners who seek a smooth and profitable business succession process.

This intensive 46-week executive education program is offered exclusively to Realogy brand-affiliated real estate brokerage owners to prepare the next generation of leadership to guide their businesses in the future.

Ascend features intense learning experiences that prepare participants to become successful future brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas identified in the program's mission statement: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations.®

The challenging Ascend curriculum combines onsite classroom sessions at Realogy's headquarters location with online learning modules and culminates with individual case study presentations. The program engages Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from all Realogy brands.


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The most important thing that a successful business owner can do is prepare for the next generation of leadership through succession planning.

Ascend provides an invaluable learning experience featuring instruction from some of the top experts and successful business leaders in our industry.

John Peyton
President & CEO
Realogy Franchise Group

Our Ascend graduates deserve praise for completing this program that will help them grow personally and professionally, while preparing them to lead their businesses to future success.

Mike Good
Executive Champion
Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience

Feedback from Ascend participants

My effectiveness as a leader is stronger, and we now evaluate our metrics weekly.

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Mark McDonough
BHGRE David Winans & Associates
Dallas, Texas

The insights gained directly contributed to a successful transition when I purchased my company.

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Michael Knight
Century 21 Desert Rock
Hesperia, California

The financial lessons enabled me to create clear goals for 1, 3, and 5 years out.

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Deborah Hauser
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

I've learned a great deal from the course content, but the real bonus has been from the peer interaction.

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Matt Baker
NRT — Coldwell Banker Burnet
Minneapolis, Minnesota

I value my experience at Ascend so far much more than my entire college experience.

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Quincy Smith
ERA Matt Fischer Realtor
Yuma, Arizona

I feel empowered and confident that I can make my company successful for years to come.

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Kelvin Chang
Coldwell Banker Dynasty
Temple City, California