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Prior to his current post, Davidson served in a dual capacity as chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC and as president and chief operating officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates. In this role, Davidson was responsible for overseeing the Coldwell Banker residential franchise operations on a global basis after having led the brand’s commercial operations since May 2006. Specifically, he was responsible for directing the operations, field services, education and mortgage services programs across this global residential real estate network.
With more than 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, Davidson is a licensed real estate broker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia and earned the SIOR, Executive Management Specialist designation in 2009. Previously, Davidson was the founding principal and chief executive officer of Coldwell Banker Commercial Capitol Realty Services, an independently owned and operated company in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan market.
Before establishing Coldwell Banker Commercial Capitol Realty Services in 2003, Davidson spent nine years as managing director of CB Richard Ellis in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan market and three years with Insignia/ESG as executive vice president. During his tenure with CBRE, Davidson received several national awards, including Manager of the Year in 1994 and 1996, and the J. Frank Mahoney and James Didion Chairman’s Leadership Award for Real Estate Excellence in 1997, 1998 and 2000.
Davidson currently serves on the international board of directors for Easter Seals. He is also active in Big Brothers/Big Sisters and a number of other local and national charities.
He is an honors graduate of National Louis University in Chicago.
Greg Sexton was named Chief Operating Officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC in January 2013.
Sexton, formerly held the post of senior vice president - CENTURY 21 field services, a role he assumed in 2010. As COO, he leads field services, strategic development and measurement, international operations, and System learning.
Sexton has spent over a decade with CENTURY 21 Real Estate's parent company, Realogy Group LLC. Earlier in his career, he served in a number of roles for Realogy Corporation (formerly Cendant Corporation), including franchise sales director and regional vice president, where he was responsible for the sale of real estate franchises and supported the growth of existing franchisees through the merger and acquisition of unaffiliated real estate companies.
Sexton received numerous awards in his leadership roles at Realogy, including The Chairman's Award for Franchise Sales in 2001 and 2002 and, Regional Vice President of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University.
In her role as Chief Marketing Officer for Century 21 Real Estate LLC, Bev Thorne leads the planning and execution of the domestic marketing strategies in support of market share growth for the largest real estate franchise organization in the world. She is responsible for leading the strategy development and program execution of all consumer, broker and agent marketing programs. These efforts include: brand strategy and execution, direct marketing, national advertising, localized marketing and coop advertising, interactive marketing and technology, agent and broker marketing, targeted market promotions and marketing, sales support, public relations, media relations, internal communications and all promotional activities. She oversees the optimization of a National Advertising Fund with the overall goals to increase preference for the brand, to generate qualified customer leads, and to grow market share.
Thorne earned her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has worked extensively in the areas of consumer marketing, strategic branding and event marketing management over her twenty-plus year career. She has a wealth of experience working with organizations modeled like the CENTURY 21 System. Most recently she was with JPMorgan Chase & Company where she served as senior vice president, customer marketing for the Home Finance business unit. Prior to that, Thorne worked at AT&T for nearly two decades in a series of increasingly senior roles, planning and executing marketing and communications strategies nationwide. She was instrumental in key telecommunications initiatives that spanned from the launch of cellular service to AT&T's return to the local service market. Her experiences at AT&T included product management, sales management and targeted market management. She and her husband are raising three children on a tree farm in Central New Jersey.
Mark Foreman leads strategic growth and industry relations, leveraging 23 years of experience as a Broker Owner and a REALTOR®. Prior to joining CENTURY 21 International Headquarters in 2010, Forman and his wife owned Cornerstone Capital Mortgage & Real Estate Services, Inc., in Fairfield Connecticut.
Foreman has held numerous leadership positions within the industry. At the national level, Foreman served as Vice President and Liaison to Committees for the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. NAR, The Voice for Real Estate®, is America's largest trade association, representing over a million REALTORS®, involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries. He also served on NAR's Housing Needs committee in 2005 and its Member Policy and Board Jurisdiction committees from 2005 to 2007. He was co-leader of NAR's joint work with Habitat for Humanity's Global Village Program, which built affordable homes in Mobile, Ala., in 2007. In 2006, Foreman was president of the Connecticut Association of REALTORS®. He served as its treasurer from 2002 to 2004. Foreman was a member of CAR's strategic planning committee in 2003 and 2007. He was named "REALTOR® of the Year" by his state peers in 2005.
At the local level, Foreman was president of the Greater Bridgeport Board of REALTORS® from 2001 to 2002. Active in the community, Foreman served as vice president of the board of Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport from 2000 to 2007, and on the board of The Polka Dot Playhouse in Bridgeport. He also was a member of U.S. Representative Christopher Shays' (R-Conn.) affordable housing task force in 2006, as well as the Town of Fairfield's affordable housing committee in 2007. Mark received his bachelor's in economics and political science from Yale University in 1987, where he was also a member of the varsity football team. He currently resides in Connecticut with his wife, Wende, and two daughters.