Rick was appointed president and chief executive officer of Century 21 Real Estate in February 2010. In his role, he leads the world's largest residential real estate sales organization of approximately 7,700 independently owned and operated franchised brokerage offices and more than 121,000 sales associates in 72 countries and territories worldwide. Rick has served in franchise senior executive roles since 2006, and prior to that he was a franchise owner of a Realogy brand.
Prior to his current post, Rick served in a dual capacity as chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and as president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates.
With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, he is a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and earned the SIOR, Executive Management Specialist designation in 2009. Previously, he was the founding principal and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Capitol Realty Services. Before establishing Coldwell Banker Commercial Capitol Realty Services in 2003, Rick spent nine years as managing director of CB Richard Ellis and three years with Insignia/ESGas executive vice president. During his tenure with CBRE, he received several national awards.
Rick currently serves on the international board of directors for Easter Seals. He is also active in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and a number of other local and national charities. He is an honors graduate of National Louis University in Chicago.