|Richard A. Smith|
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Realogy Holdings Corp.
Richard A. Smith is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising with company-owned real estate brokerage operations as well as relocation, title and settlement services. In 2016, he was named the Most Powerful Person in Residential Real Estate for the third consecutive year according to the Swanepoel Power 200 report. Under Smith’s leadership, Realogy has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute in each of the past five years. In 2012, the Company completed one of the largest initial public offerings of the year, and in 2014 it acquired ZipRealty Inc. to leverage its innovative technology platform across Realogy’s franchise brands and company-owned brokerage operations in the United States.
In his leadership role, Smith oversees Realogy’s four complementary businesses:
Smith has led the Company’s business operations for the past 19 years. He was named as Realogy’s chief executive officer in November 2007 in addition to his previous role as vice chairman and president. He was appointed chairman of the Realogy Board of Directors in March 2012. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of the Real Estate Services Division of Cendant Corporation from 1996 to 2006, when the Division was spun off to create Realogy.