Three inspirational women executives from Anywhere recognized for their outstanding leadership and industry contributions
MADISON, N.J. (October 16, 2023) — Anywhere Real Estate Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), a global leader in residential real estate services, today announced three senior executives - Sue Yannaccone, president and CEO of Anywhere Brands and Anywhere Advisors, Kamini Lane, president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Realty, and Sherry Chris, executive advisor for Anywhere Brands - were recognized on the prestigious HousingWire 2023 Vanguards list. These top female leaders were awarded for their significant real estate industry accomplishments and inspirational leadership.
In its ninth year, the award recognized 100 real estate professionals of all backgrounds that were carefully chosen by the HousingWire Selection Committee for their vital contributions and dynamic ways they are changing the industry while powering through challenges in the market.
“Congratulations to Sue, Kamini, and Sherry for this well-deserved recognition from HousingWire,” said Ryan Schneider, Anywhere president and chief executive officer. “I am incredibly honored to work alongside these influential leaders who are propelling our business forward, making a lasting mark on our industry, and leading into the future as we move real estate to what’s next.”
More background on the honorees from Anywhere:
· As one of the most prominent voices and leaders of the real estate industry, Sue Yannaccone assumed leadership of Anywhere Brands in 2020 and expanded her role to include Anywhere Advisors in 2023. She continues to drive growth for the company’s owned brokerage and franchise operations across the country, spanning all six of its brands: Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Corcoran®, ERA® and Sotheby’s International Realty®. She is also one of the industry’s leading advocates for women and diverse professionals, having founded What Moves Her® and driven the continued growth of the Anywhere Inclusive Ownership Program, which provides start-up assistance for underrepresented entrepreneurs.
· Kamini Lane was named president and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Realty in March 2023 after previously serving as brokerage president for Sotheby’s International Realty. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Coldwell Banker company-owned brokerage’s 55,000 agent network, with a passion for innovative technology, a strong service culture, and expanding the dream of homeownership to more people throughout the world.
· Sherry Chris is a trailblazing and well-known influencer in the industry. Having made the decision to retire in May 2023 after nearly two decades of brand leadership and more than 40 years in the real estate industry, she was appointed as executive advisor for Anywhere Brands. During her time as president and chief executive officer of Anywhere Expansion Brands, which included Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate and ERA, she made impactful relationships and built the businesses to better suit the next generation of consumers.
“The Vanguards award spotlights exceptional c-suite leaders in the housing sector — individuals
who continually drive innovation and adapt resiliently in the face of economic challenges,” said
Clayton Collins, Chief Executive Officer of HousingWire Media. “This year's honorees have demonstrated a razor-sharp commitment to their organization's objectives, astutely identifying and capitalizing on
opportunities as they arise, steadfastly refusing to accept the ordinary.”
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, Anywhere includes franchise, brokerage, relocation, and title and settlement businesses, as well as mortgage and title insurance underwriter joint ventures, 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 190,800 independent sales agents in the U.S. and approximately 141,400 independent sales agents in 117 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, honored on the Forbes list of World’s Best Employers three years in a row, named one of America's Most Innovative Companies 2023 by Fortune, and featured on the inaugural TIME World’s Best Companies list.