December 7th, 2010

Exciting Appointments Announced for Harcourts USA

Posted in: International, USA

Late last month, international real estate group, Harcourts officially launched in the USA through a joint venture with California group, Altera Real Estate.

As part of the joint venture’s launch in the US, several new and exciting appointments have been announced to head up the group’s American operations.

Aaron Hodson, former International Franchise Development Manager of Harcourts International, has been appointed as Harcourts USA Chief Executive Officer. In his new position, Mr Hodson will oversee the growth and development of the Harcourts brand in America, as well as manage the day-to-day operations of the business.

Real estate industry veteran and co-founder of Altera Real Estate, Gary Thomas has been appointed as Chairman of the Harcourts USA joint venture. Since starting his real estate career in 1976, Mr Thomas has become one of the most successful and highly regarded real estate professionals in America.

Joint co-founders of Altera Real Estate, Dennis and Colleen Badagliacco have been announced as partners in the group’s US joint venture. The Badagliacco’s established their first real estate firm in 1980 in California and have since become one of the most dynamic real estate duos in the state.

Leading American real estate professional, Rick De Luca was also announced as a partner and shareholder in the Harcourts / Altera joint venture. Throughout his 35 year career, Mr De Luca has been a highly successful sales consultant, manager, and coach and trainer.

Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green is thrilled to announce these appointments and is confident that this team will lead to success for the joint venture.

“I believe we have assembled an exceptional team to head up our US operations and am confident that their level of combined industry experience and knowledge will serve us very well as a group,” said Mr Green.

“This is an exciting time for our organisation and I’m thrilled for such exceptional talent to be involved in our US operations.”

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