CHICAGO – (February 6, 2017) – Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) was ranked third on Training Magazine’s prestigious “Top 125,” which recognizes companies with the most successful learning and development programs in the world, rising rapidly from its ninth place ranking in 2016 and 64th in 2015.
The award was presented in recognition of LeadingRE’s comprehensive development programs, which include the Institute 24/7 online learning platform for real estate sales associates, managers and staff; specialized programs like the MAESTRO Leadership Certification; and numerous custom-audience conferences and events held in the U.S. and around the world.
Other companies ranking in the Top 125 include Best Buy, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Western Union Company, Paychex, Edward Jones, Mastercard, CarMax, Mohawk Industries and Shaw Industries, Inc. LeadingRE was one of only two residential brokerage companies recognized.
“As an organization, the value we place on learning cannot be overstated, so achieving this ranking in just a few years of participating is incredibly gratifying,” said LeadingRE President and CEO Pam O’Connor. “Each year we develop new programs that raise the standard of excellence for our 550+ brokerage firms and their 128,000 sales associates, as well as our own corporate team in Chicago, London, Singapore and field offices around the world.”
LeadingRE’s learning programs are led by Vice President of Talent Development Barbara Wichman and Executive Director of Institute Content Cecelia Chott, as well as Chief Learning Officer Mike Staver.
Now in its 17th year, the Training Top 125 is the only report that ranks companies unsurpassed in harnessing human capital. The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in learning and development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.
LeadingRE will host its premier professional development event, Conference Week, February 27 – March 5 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, which is expected to draw 2,500 industry professionals.