Anywhere Real Estate Shuffles Leadership Deck at Coldwell Banker
Real Estate In-Depth | December 7, 2022
MADISON, NJ— Anywhere Real Estate Inc., formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp., announced on Dec. 6 a number of executive leadership changes, including the departure of M. Ryan Gorman as CEO of Coldwell Banker.
Anywhere, which operates a portfolio of real estate brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Corcoran, ERA, and Sotheby’s International Realty, stated that Gorman will be moving into a strategic advisory role with the company. Sue Yannaccone, Anywhere Brands President and Chief Executive Officer, will expand her role to also oversee the Coldwell Banker brand.
The company also announced that Don Casey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Anywhere Integrated Services, who oversees title and settlement services, insurance, and mortgage and underwriter joint-ventures, will expand his role to include the Cartus relocation business. Katrina Helmkamp, Cartus President and Chief Executive Officer, has announced her decision to retire at the end of the year. Cartus Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Eric Barnes, has been appointed interim Cartus President and Chief Executive Officer, reporting to Casey.
Both Yannaccone and Casey report to Ryan Schneider, Anywhere President and Chief Executive Officer, and serve on the company’s Executive Committee.
“Don and Sue are exceptional leaders with deep expertise running multiple successful scaled businesses,” said Schneider. “We believe having a singular leader for our core real estate brokerage business and likewise, for the real estate transaction services we provide, will help Anywhere move even faster, create more value for our customers, and ultimately, deliver a better experience for both affiliated agents and consumers.”
“Cartus and Coldwell Banker are both in strong, industry-leading positions,” continued Schneider. “I am grateful for Katrina’s and Ryan’s leadership, including driving growth of their respective businesses, simplifying operations, and innovating with new products, technology, and marketing to support affiliated agents, franchise owners, and mobility clients. We wish them both well as they move to what’s next.”
Yannaccone, a longtime real estate leader, joined Anywhere in 2015 and has held several executive leadership positions across the company’s franchise and owned brokerage operations. In November 2020, she was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Anywhere Brands (formerly known as Realogy Franchise Group LLC), which includes Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Corcoran, ERA, and Sotheby’s International Realty. Prior to joining Anywhere, Yannaccone served in senior roles within residential real estate organizations.
Casey, a residential real estate veteran, has held leadership roles with Anywhere for more than 30 years, including as Chief Executive Officer of Anywhere Integrated Services (formerly known as Realogy Title Group LLC) since 2002. He is a skilled real estate services operator with extensive experience in title, escrow, and settlement services, and serves on the Boards of Guaranteed Rate Affinity, the company’s mortgage joint-venture, and Title Resources Group underwriter joint-venture.
Gorman served as Coldwell Banker CEO since Jan. 2020 and president and CEO of NRT since January 2018. Gorman previously served as NRT’s chief strategy and operating officer and its senior vice president of strategic operations. Earlier in his Realogy career, Gorman was corporate senior vice president and head of strategic development, and led acquisitions across the title insurance, relocation, and technology areas of the firm.
Anywhere Real Estate Inc. includes franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture, supporting approximately 1.5 million home transactions in 2021. The diverse Anywhere brand portfolio includes some of the most recognized names in real estate: Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Coldwell Banker, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Corcoran, ERA, and Sotheby’s International Realty. Anywhere has approximately 198,900 independent sales agents in the U.S. and about 142,500 independent sales agents in 118 other countries and territories.