Executive changes at Anywhere Real Estate signify acceleration of rebranded company’s strategy

Madison-based Anywhere Real Estate Inc. — formerly known as Realogy Holdings Corp. — announced a series of executive leadership changes intended to accelerate the company’s strategic priority to further integrate and simplify the homebuying and -selling experience, according to a Tuesday announcement.

Sue Yannaccone, Anywhere Brands’ CEO and president, who today leads the Anywhere portfolio of brands, including Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, CENTURY 21, Corcoran, ERA and Sotheby’s International Realty, will expand her role to also oversee the Coldwell Banker brand.

M. Ryan Gorman, Coldwell Banker CEO, will step down from his position and move into a strategic adviser role.

Don Casey, CEO and president of Anywhere Integrated Services, who oversees title and settlement services, insurance and mortgage and underwriter joint ventures, will expand his role to include the Cartus relocation business.

Katrina Helmkamp, Cartus CEO and president, has announced her decision to retire at the end of the year. Cartus Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Eric Barnes, has been appointed interim Cartus CEO and president, reporting to Casey.

Both Yannaccone and Casey report to Ryan Schneider, Anywhere CEO and president, and serve on the company’s Executive Committee.

“Don and Sue are exceptional leaders with deep expertise running multiple successful scaled businesses,” said Schneider. “We believe having a singular leader for our core real estate brokerage business and, likewise, for the real estate transaction services we provide, will help Anywhere move even faster, create more value for our customers and, ultimately, deliver a better experience for both affiliated agents and consumers.

“Cartus and Coldwell Banker are both in strong, industry-leading positions. I am grateful for Katrina’s and Ryan’s leadership, including driving growth of their respective businesses, simplifying operations and innovating with new products, technology and marketing to support affiliated agents, franchise owners and mobility clients. We wish them both well as they move to what’s next.”