ERA Real Estate inks new COO for franchise business

Madison-based ERA Real Estate, a residential real estate franchisor, announced Monday it has named Dave Collins the new chief operating officer of ERA Franchise Systems LLC.

Dave Collins is a strong leader within ERA who emulates everything our brand is about,” Simon Chen, CEO and president of ERA Real Estate, said. “His love and passion for the brand is unmatched.  He understands our core values and how to incorporate them into practical business applications that set our brokers and agents up for success.”

Collins, who has more than 30 years of broker experience, was previously senior vice president of broker services at the company.

“I am ecstatic to take on this role,” Collins said. “Simon is bringing great ideas to the table to really propel us ahead of the industry curve.  As COO, my aim is to complement his vision with a laser-focus on execution, so our brokers and agents can remain among the most successful in the business. I’ve been in this business a long time and have seen tremendous change.  But this team, brand and network continue to think differently every day and that makes it a really exciting place to be.  At the end of the day, our success is about the people, our brokers, agents and team, so I want to ensure they are thriving.”