“It’s been a huge year for our regions outside of North America,” Keller Williams CEO Chris Heller said at the company's annual Family Reunion gathering in Orlando. “The number of market centers has more than doubled and our associate count has more than tripled.”
Heller welcomed more than 300 guests from two dozen countries, including the newest additions to the Keller Williams family, KW Espana and KW Costa Rica.
Keller Williams started expanding beyond North America in 2012, and has awarded regions covering dozens of countries, including Dubai, Indonesia, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the UK and Vietnam. The company recently became the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count and is on its way to becoming the worldwide leader in closed transactions and sales volume.
During the State of the Company presentation, Heller highlighted several major achievements from the past year. “At Mega Camp, we introduced KW Portugal," he said. "They were already one of the largest and most successful real estate offices in all of Europe … and they’ve gotten even bigger since joining our family. In just five months of operations, they’ve increased their associate count from 70 to 120. And they’re in the process of launching six new market centers, which will grow their agent count above 300!”
KW Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has launched eight market centers and grown to 230 agents in the past year. And the KW Southern Africa team increased their agent count to more than 400. “Our worldwide regions are growing strong,” Heller said.
KW Espana will be led by Leonardo Cromstedt. “What attracted us to Keller Williams is the company’s culture,” Cromstedt said. “We are honored to promote and represent Keller Williams in Spain because the company’s values perfectly match our personal values. The Keller Williams models and systems are designed to help agents develop their careers with the most advanced real estate training, coaching at the highest level and leading-edge technology – all of which are orchestrated to achieve maximum productivity. Keller Williams offices are true centers of training and coaching to serve agents who want to be the best in their local market.”
Allen Lungo will lead the first Keller Williams region in Central America. “Over the past six years, I’ve talked with hundreds of Keller Williams agents and all of them have said it is the best company with which they have ever worked and they could never imagine leaving it,” Lungo said. “I am convinced it is the right choice for me, our real estate company and Costa Rica.”
“We are constantly looking for the right business leaders to share the Keller Williams mission, vision and culture around the world,” Heller said. “We are excited by the opportunity to work with Allen, Leonardo and their talented teams to help real estate professionals in Costa Rica and Spain grow their business and serve clients at the very highest level.”
For more information about KW Espana, click here.
To learn more about the KW Costa Rica leadership team, click here.