| Apr 23, 2015
Jacksonville, Fla. –April 23, 2015 – Watson Realty Corp.’s global real estate network Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE) has been ranked 64th among the Top 125 learning and development programs across all industries throughout the world by Training Magazine, the premier learning industry publication. Through its affiliation with LeadingRE, Watson Realty Corp. provides this award-winning program to its sales associates to support their professional growth.
This is the first year LeadingRE received the award in recognition of its robust in-person and online training programs for its affiliate real estate firms and their 120,000 associates in over 52 countries, including its professional development platform LeadingRE Institute program, which includes nearly 300 proprietary online courses.
Recipients of the Top 125 award represent all industries and have demonstrated commitment to employee training and development that resulted in the achievement of key corporate strategic goals. The Top 125 ranking is determined by assessing a range of factors, including financial investment in professional development, the scope of development programs and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.
Hundreds of companies apply annually to be recognized in the Top 125. To qualify, companies complete a detailed application, which is scored both quantitatively by an outside research and statistical data company and qualitatively by Training magazine editors and Top 10 Hall of Fame representatives.
“We are thrilled to be one of only 27 organizations – and the only real estate network – to be recognized in this prestigious ranking for the first time,” said Cecelia Chott, executive director of Institute content services. “As we continue to build resources that include online courses, webinars, state-of-the-art conferences, seminars and peer review groups, we strive to create the most timely, relevant, 24/7 content in the real estate industry, with the goal of significantly elevating performance in our business.”
Introduced just five years ago, LeadingRE’s rising-star Institute program ranked higher than many large, global corporations and was fourth among the seven real estate organizations achieving Top 125 status, with other programs having been in place for decades. One of LeadingRE’s unique offerings is the option for member real estate firms to offer sales associates a customized learning portal branded to the brokerage, allowing agents and staff to access not only all of LeadingRE’s original content, but also the unique, market-specific courses and resources of the network’s affiliate brokerages.
“As the real estate consumer becomes increasingly sophisticated, the need for real estate professionals to serve as trusted advisors with unsurpassed competence and advocacy is more critical than ever. Our constantly-evolving learning programs equip our member brokers, agents and staff with the information they need to be responsive to shifts in demographics, technology and the economy,” comments LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O’Connor.
Watson Realty Corp. is the northeast Florida representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. LeadingRE provides its affiliates with an extensive range of brokerage services, which include lead generation, cross-market referrals, branding support, luxury marketing, online exposure, technology systems, and industry-leading professional development.
About Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com) is the largest network of top independent local and regional brand-name brokerage firms in the residential sector of real estate. The 500+ firms affiliated with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® are represented by 3,500 offices and 120,000 associates in 50 countries worldwide.
About Training Magazine
Training is a 51-year-old professional development magazine written for training, human resources and business management professionals in all industries that advocate training and workforce development as a business tool. Training also produces world-class conferences, expositions, and digital products that focus on job-related, employer-sponsored training and education in the working world. Training is published by Lakewood Media Group.