MADISON, N.J., April 25, 2023 – Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), a global leader in residential real estate services (formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp.), today announced its inclusion on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity 2023 list. Anywhere has appeared four times on the list, which is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.
"Anywhere is deeply committed to serving and uplifting all communities of people, and I am proud that we continue to be recognized as a Best Employer for Diversity by Forbes," said Tanya Reu-Narvaez, Anywhere Chief People Officer. "This recognition honors our incredible employees, who have thoughtfully cultivated a people-first culture of inclusion and authenticity, empowering everyone to learn, grow, and innovate to build a better industry and help propel our future towards progress for all."
Fostering an Employee Culture of Inclusion
Anywhere has long prided itself as a leader in employee diversity, with a focus on attracting, hiring, developing, and promoting diverse talent and creating an internal culture that is inclusive, ethical, collaborative, and rewarding. As a remote-first company, Anywhere has the ability to attract and retain a broad scope of top talent with a vast array of experiences, perspectives, and expertise. Anywhere embraces diverse leadership representation, with its executive management committee made up of 50% women leaders, as well as unique development opportunities for future leaders like Real Career Connections, a mentorship program designed to develop employees of color based on their career aspirations.
Additionally, employees have opportunities to participate in events focused on understanding and advocacy, including a “Week of Understanding” in 2023 highlighting the power of human connection and the importance of creating a workplace where everyone feels like they belong. Anywhere also offers eight Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which promote an inclusive culture with a focus on career development, education, and networking. In 2022, Anywhere ERGs held more than 160 events with nearly 8,200 attendees across the company.
“Anywhere has the courage to allow us to explore topics that are socially relevant and to publicly take a stand for what is so important in the LGBTQ+ Community. We get to educate through awareness, give a voice for those who haven’t yet found theirs, and provide a safe space for everyone to express themselves, while celebrating the difference diversity, equity and inclusion makes. Our jobs are more than just what we do, it’s now more about who we are,” said Tommie Wehrle, Learning Specialist for Coldwell Banker Affiliates and REALPRIDE ERG Leadership Advisor.
Empowering Everyone to Own Their Future
Anywhere is also committed to leading change within the real estate industry with hopes of building a fair future for all. Through a robust and ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy, Anywhere harnesses the power of real estate to help entrepreneurs build their legacies and support home buyers and sellers to build wealth so all communities can develop and thrive. As an industry leader, Anywhere proudly offers various programs and resources that help champion diversity and move the industry to what’s next including:
• Inclusive Ownership Program – a first-of-its-kind franchise ownership initiative designed to support the growth and productivity of entrepreneurs from diverse populations.
• What Moves Her - a trailblazing campaign open to all Anywhere brands that supports the growth of women in real estate through education and networking.
• CENTURY 21 Empowering Latinas - a national initiative that enables Latinas to obtain their real estate license through financial stipends and receive ongoing mentorship along with real, hands-on experience to prepare them for success in the real estate industry.
• Anywhere Diversity and Inclusion Networks – externally focused, market-based membership networks that meet regularly to engage and recruit diverse agents.
Anywhere also supports key industry organizations such as, the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB), the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), The LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, and WomanUp!
In 2022, Anywhere continued its commitment to fair housing with its updated Fair Housing eLearning Course, mandatory to all Anywhere employees and expanded access to the training across its external industry partners.
Read more about Anywhere and its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in its 2022 CSR Report. For more information, please visit anywhere.re and follow Anywhere on social media by visiting its LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
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About Anywhere Real Estate Inc.
Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS) is moving the real estate industry to what’s next. A leader of integrated residential real estate services in the U.S., Anywhere includes franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses as well as a mortgage joint venture, supporting approximately 1.2 million home transactions in 2022. 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®. Using innovative technology, data and marketing products, high-quality lead generation programs, and best-in-class learning and support services, Anywhere fuels the productivity of its approximately 195,000 independent sales agents in the U.S. and approximately 142,400 independent sales agents in 118 other countries and territories, helping them build stronger businesses and best serve today’s consumers. Recognized for twelve consecutive years as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Anywhere has also been designated a Great Place to Work five years in a row, named one of LinkedIn’s 2022 Top Companies in the U.S., and honored on the Forbes list of World’s Best Employers 2022.