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Realogy Hosts EXPLORE Real Estate Broker Conference in Boston on May 25 with Speakers from Leading Local Universities and Franchise Affiliates

BOSTON and MADISON, N.J., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, will host the Realogy EXPLORE Conference, which brings together thought leaders from the worlds of academia and business to discuss new trends reshaping the residential real estate industry.

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EXPLORE  is open to real estate brokers and agents from Boston's surrounding areas and will be held on Wednesday, May 25, from 9 a.m. - 1:30 pm. at the Boston Marriott Newton Hotel, 2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Mass.,  with complimentary lunch and parking available. Advance registration is required at this website: https://ExploreSeriesBoston2016.EventBrite.Com.

"We are proud that our EXPLORE Conference has attracted such high caliber market experts from MIT, Boston University and Northeastern University to educate attendees about their findings and perspectives that affect our industry," said Alex Perriello, president and chief executive officer, Realogy Franchise Group. "This conference is a strategic opportunity for brokers who want to learn what's in store for the future and prepare their businesses to be ready to embrace change."

The conference, themed, "Future Focus: Next Gen, New Trends and Technology Reshaping the Real Estate Industry," includes the following speakers from among the area's academic institutions who will discuss global urbanization trends and the impact of demographic and generational shifts:

  • Steve Weikal, Head of Industry Relations, MIT Center for Real Estate
  • Jonathan Keefe, Program Director, Real Estate Studies, Boston University Center for Professional Education
  • Barry Bluestone, Trustee Professor of Political Economy, Northeastern University, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs

From the business sector, the keynote speaker will be Matthew Ferrara, renowned real estate trainer and coach, who will explore the future of real estate trends with the speakers and guests. The impact of technology on the real estate industry will be presented by Karlton Utter, senior director of learning and development, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC.  The conference will also feature the following business presenters from Realogy franchise affiliates in the Greater Boston area discussing trends involving the impact of millennials on real estate:  

  • Nicole Rideout, Director of Relocation and Referrals, Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
  • Jeff Taylor, Sales Manager, ERA Key Realty Services Inc.
  • Karen Shanahan Garrett, Realtor, Director of Business Operations, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Shanahan Group

Realogy's promotional partners for this Explore Conference includes the National Association of Real Estate Brokers, National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, Asian Real Estate Association of America -- Boston, and Massachusetts Association of Realtors.

About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 13,600 offices with more than 257,200 independent sales associates conducting business in 110 countries and territories around the world.  NRT LLC, Realogy's company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy's brands and also provides related residential real estate services. The Company also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, and Title Resource Group, a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services.  Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

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