International real estate group, Harcourts is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Forde in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Harcourts New South Wales following the decision of current CEO, Sadhana Smiles to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer for Harcourts Victoria.
Mr Forde was born into a real estate family, and was formerly a business development executive and group auctioneer for one of Australia’s leading industry networks.
During his career, Mr Forde has played a key management role within real estate businesses and has been on a number of real estate industry committees and boards, sharing his vision for long term growth within the industry.
Mr Forde is a proven expert in the areas of organisational and strategic development, project management, team development, and leadership.
He has also been instrumental in developing a number of industry groups for the next generation of real estate practitioners and looks forward to bringing this experience into his new role with Harcourts.
In his role with Harcourts New South Wales, Mr Forde will be responsible for driving internal growth through the development of the group’s existing business by coaching and mentoring its business owners as well as recruiting new talent and offices within the state.
Bryan Thomson, Head of Real Estate Operations for Harcourts Australasia, was thrilled to officially announce Mr Forde’s appointment earlier this month.
“Rob has enjoyed a highly successful real estate career to date and comes to Harcourts with an enviable reputation as one of the industry’s finest.
“I’m confident that Rob’s involvement will lead to truly outstanding growth and success for the Harcourts group in New South Wales,” Mr Thomson said.