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Biography PhotoAlexander E. Perriello
President and Chief Executive Officer
Realogy Franchise Group


Alexander E. Perriello, III, is president and chief executive officer of the Realogy Franchise Group, the largest franchisor of residential and commercial real estate brokerage offices in the world. In this role in which he has served since 2004, Perriello oversees the Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and ZipRealty® real estate brands, which combined have approximately 13,600 franchised offices and more than 257,200 brokers and independent sales associates doing business in 110 countries and territories worldwide. Additionally, Perriello is responsible for the Franchise Group’s shared support services, including domestic and international franchise sales, administration, finance, business development, information technology, learning and human resources.

With more than 35 years in the real estate industry, Perriello is widely recognized as a real estate industry leader and keen observer in the areas of policy and market trends. He serves on the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) as a member of the Executive Committee. In addition, he chaired the NAR 2010 Strategic Planning Committee and has been a member of its Large Firm Advisory Council since 2005. In each of the past three years, Perriello has ranked among the top six industry leaders in the Swanepoel 200, an annual list of the most powerful people in real estate.

Perriello previously served as president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation from 1997 to 2004. He began his career as a sales associate and worked in almost every facet of the real estate business. After joining Coldwell Banker in 1983, Perriello held management positions in product development, real estate services, marketing and operations. Perriello played an integral role in the restructuring and development of Coldwell Banker following its 1996 acquisition and relocation to from California to New Jersey by Realogy’s predecessor company.

With an eye toward the future of residential real estate, Perriello led the effort to create the Realogy FWD Innovation Summit in 2014. This annual invitation-only event is designed to find and attract the best new technology products and services for Realogy’s affiliated franchise networks and company-owned residential real estate brokerages.

Perriello is a frequent speaker and panelist at major real estate industry events, as well as conferences hosted by diverse organizations including the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA) and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). In 2014, he was named the AREAA Person of the Year for his commitment to the organization's goals of sustainable homeownership for the Asian American community. In 2015, Perriello was named to the Easter Seals Foundation Board of Trustees.

In his spare time, Perriello recently completed his first novel, “Jacob’s War,” a compelling Revolutionary War tale set in New Jersey. Perriello intends to donate all profits from the sale of the book to the Easter Seals Dixon Center for Military and Veteran Services. He also co-authored the 2010 book, “Ten Traits for Top Performers – A Real Estate Professional’s Guide to a Winning Career.”

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