Realogy has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for Diversity. The recognition spotlights 500 companies across two dozen industries that demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
To create the ranking, Forbes and market research company Statista anonymously surveyed more than 60,000 employees working for organizations with at least 1,000 people. The study considered a variety of diversity dimensions, including gender, ethnicity, age, LGBTQ+ and disability, as well as an index of objective and publicly available KPIs, such as percentage of women among top executives and the board of directors—an area in which Realogy stands out.
“This honor is really a testament to Realogy’s employees—both the outstanding talent we have in our company and the great environment they’ve created,” says Ryan Schneider, Realogy’s chief executive officer and president. “Diversity is core to the success of our business, as well as to the success of our affiliated agents and franchisees, so it is critically important that we lead by example and show all employees, affiliated agents, owners and customers that we welcome, respect and value them.”
“We take great pride in being recognized for our commitment to diversity and for fostering a culture of inclusion,” says Sunita Holzer, chief human resources officer, Realogy. “An inclusive environment helps us attract and promote the best people, deliver innovation and, ultimately, grow our business by better serving the needs of our diverse employees, affiliated agents, owners and the market. This is evidenced by our predominantly female employee base and significant number of diverse women in leadership roles.”
“This recognition is a testament to CENTURY 21 brokers and managers who create an open environment and culture that is reflective and as diverse as the markets and communities they serve,” says Michael Miedler, president and CEO, Century 21 Real Estate LLC. “We are a stronger organization because of our relentless sales professionals who lead by example when delivering personalized experiences to all homebuyers and sellers from all walks of life.”
“We are honored and humbled to be recognized,” says Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker. “Our inclusion only grows our commitment to move more quickly, more thoughtfully and more definitively to advance not only Coldwell Banker, but an entire industry in our global pursuit of not simply equality but opportunity in housing, in agency, in brokerage and in entrepreneurship.”
Realogy cultivates a workplace of inclusion and respect through a holistic approach that focuses on people, market and industry framework, partnerships and suppliers. Examples and accolades include:
- First residential real estate company to endorse the Equality Act and fully support H.R. 1447 amending the Fair Housing Act to include LGBTQ+ as protected classes
- Certified as a Great Place to Work for the last two consecutive years
- Honored repeatedly for gender diversity on the Board of Directors by Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) and the Women’s Forum of New York
- Offering transgender health benefits to employees and their partners
- Strong support for and involvement in real estate associations that promote diversity and inclusion, including the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP), National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
- Highest ranked residential real estate company on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index
- Realogy Diversity & Inclusion Council and Employee Resource Groups that drive diversity and inclusion programs across the enterprise
Read more about the company’s approach to diversity and inclusion in Realogy’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report.
For more information, please visit www.realogy.com.