Susan Yannaccone Promoted to President & Chief Executive Officer
Of ERA Real Estate
ERA Real Estate, a global
franchising leader, today announced the promotion of Susan Yannaccone to
president and CEO of ERA Franchise Systems LLC, effective September 1,
2016. Yannaccone, who currently serves as ERA’s chief operating officer,
brings two decades of experience in real estate franchising and sales
and is widely respected in the industry.
“Sue Yannaccone is a
dynamic real estate leader who has distinguished herself since joining
ERA Real Estate,” said Alex Perriello, president and CEO of the Realogy
Franchise Group, the parent company of ERA. “Her strategic thinking
capabilities, strong business acumen and outstanding relationship skills
will be tremendous assets in this role. The time has come for Sue to
take the next step forward in her career, and I couldn’t be more pleased
and supportive. The leadership succession plan we have executed also
speaks to the management talent we have assembled within the Realogy
Charlie Young, who has served as ERA Real
Estate’s president and CEO since 2009, is leaving to take a new senior
leadership role within the Realogy Franchise Group, also effective
September 1, 2016.
“I am honored to be appointed to lead the ERA
Real Estate brand network, and I look forward to continuing to build
upon ERA’s unique ‘family’ culture and the value proposition we provide
to our affiliated brokers and agents as well as homebuyers and sellers
around the world,” said Yannaccone. “Our strategic direction is clear.
We are charting a course for growth with innovation as the cornerstone
of our plan.”
Since joining ERA Real Estate in July 2015,
Yannaccone has helped move the organization forward with her laser-focus
on growth and innovation. Earlier this year, ERA reached a significant
industry milestone by being the first real estate franchise to connect
its entire network on the innovative Zap® technology
platform, developed by another Realogy subsidiary, ZapLabs. By
connecting thousands of ERA-affiliated brokers and agent websites into a
seamless, integrated network that is relevant to search engines both
nationally and locally, ERA has created a unique, competitive
positioning for its network.
Yannaccone also has been
instrumental in creating an enhanced service model that has increased
broker satisfaction with the ERA brand, and she has fostered an internal
culture of transparency, collaboration, execution and accountability.
With a focus on franchisee engagement, satisfaction and growth,
Yannaccone has overseen the addition of a number of newly affiliated
companies, notably in Houston, Beverly Hills and the Greater Boston
markets, as well as several strategic mergers and acquisitions for
existing ERA brokers in Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio.
to joining ERA, Yannaccone served in a number of senior executive
leadership roles at competing national and international real estate
franchise brands with responsibilities ranging from network servicing to
operations. She began her career in commercial real estate sales before
moving into residential real estate.
Recently, Yannaccone earned recognition as a 2016 Woman Worth Watching by the Profiles in DiversityJournal, and in 2015 was named as a Woman of Influence by Housing Wire. She is a graduate of Clemson University, with a bachelor’s degree in financial management.
About ERA Real Estate ERA Real Estate is an innovative franchising
leader in the residential real estate industry with nearly 45 years of
experience in developing consumer-oriented products and services. The
ERA network includes approximately 37,000 affiliated brokers and sales
associates and approximately 2,350 offices throughout the United States
and 33 countries and territories. Each office is independently owned and
operated. ERA Real Estate is a subsidiary of Realogy Holdings Corp.
(NYSE: RLGY), a global provider of real estate services. ERA Real Estate
information is available at: ERA.com.