|Traded as||NYSE: RLGY|
|Headquarters||175 Park Avenue
Madison, New Jersey, USA
|Area served||United States|
|Key people||Richard A. Smith (Chairman, CEO)
Anthony E. Hull, MBA (CFO, Treasurer)
|Products||Real estate services|
|Revenue||US$ 4.672 billion (2012)|
|Operating income||US$ -563 million (2012)|
|Net income||US$ -543 million (2012)|
|Total assets||US$ 7.445 billion (2012)|
|Total equity||US$ 1.519 billion (2012)|
Realogy (pronounced "rēl′ ə jē", as in "real" estate) (NYSE: RLGY) is an American publicly owned company that provides real estate and relocation services. It owns and franchises several of the industry's leading real estate brands and brokerages. Along with its relocation services, it also provides title and settlement services.
Realogy was created as a result of an October 24, 2005 announcement by Cendant that it had decided to split into four separate companies, citing a necessity to diversify in appealing to stockholders and in an attempt to increase the value of the post-split up company. These four categories include "Real Estate, Travel Distribution, Hospitality and Vehicle Rental Companies."
On July 31, 2006, the separation was completed, and Realogy became a self-operating company. Subsequently, the Cendant name has been completely retired.
On December 18, 2006, Realogy announced it had accepted a $8.5 billion buyout offer from private equity group Apollo Management. The transaction closed on April 10, 2007.
Today, Realogy has a diversified business model that includes real estate franchising, brokerage, relocation and title services. Realogy's world-renowned 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 13,800 offices with 241,000 sales associates doing business in 103 countries and territories around the world. In 2011, Realogy earned $4.1 billion in revenue.
Realogy is led by Chairman, CEO & President Richard A. Smith, who is a prominent figure in the housing industry. Smith was appointed to the Bipartisan Policy Center's newly formed Housing Commission in December 2011. Smith also was named among SmartMoney magazine's "Power 30: The World’s Most Influential Players," in October 2011. However, Smith was previously implicated in a revenue round-tripping scandal involving AOL Time Warner in 2001, through his role as an executive at Cendent. In the case, several websites including Homestore.com were alleged to have swapped advertising space with AOL in a scheme to artificially inflate revenue. Homestore was subsequently forced to restate its revenue to correct for these transactions. Investors should be aware of this historical context, particularly in light of the extensive online advertising relationships that Realogy today maintains with housing websites such as Zillow and Trulia.
Realogy's former headquarters was located in Parsippany, New Jersey, before April 2013, when the company moved its corporate headquarters to a new facility at 175 Park Avenue in Madison, New Jersey.
Realogy Business Units
- Cartus Corporation
- Title Resource Group www.trgc.com
- Realogy Franchise Group
- NRT (the following are NRT-owned)
- Coldwell Banker
- Coldwell Banker Commercial
- ERA Real Estate
- Sotheby's International Realty
- Corcoran (Corcoran Group Real Estate)
- Citi Habitats New York
- The Sunshine Group, Ltd.
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