Charlie Young

President and CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate

Overall Rank: 20
Category: Corporate Execs
Category Rank: 10

In September 2016 Young became president and CEO of Coldwell Banker Real Estate, which has approximately 90,000 agents in 3,000 offices in 49 countries around the world. He came to Coldwell Banker from sister Realogy brand ERA Franchise Systems, where he served as CEO for seven years. During Young’s seven-year tenure with ERA, the brand grew commission income by 43 percent.

Before joining ERA in 2009, the 20-year industry vet served as a senior vice president and chief operating officer for Coldwell Banker. In that position, he helped Coldwell Banker become the first national full-service real estate brand to utilize streaming video online and apply downloadable widget technology for the brand’s “Personal Retriever” search service. Previously, Young served as a vice president for then Cendant Mortgage (now PHH Mortgage) and held executive positions at Frequency Marketing Inc., Foote, Cone & Belding Direct, Bell Atlantic (Verizon) Directory Services and the New Jersey Nets. Young graduated from Emory University in 1987.